Monday, August 2, 2010

What Happened?

To my weekend?!  Friday seems like a distant memory.  Saturday is a little hazy.  Sunday was too busy to count as a weekend.  It was a busy, stressful, fun weekend for me and the family.  It was back-to-work-Monday, but the MIL is sick and the hubs couldn't miss work so I get to stay home with the boys.  It's not even 10 and we've had breakfast (ham and eggs courtesy of the hubs), walked to the park, played a little, walked back home, and played out back while Nate had an Otterpop and Mason threw his ball in the kiddie pool.  Now Mason is down for his morning nap and Nate is (quietly) watching TV.  I better get this post in while I have a moment.

This weekend I did a bright mani because I'd been stuck in dark mode the last couple times.  Between the Vampire challenge and black, white & color splash challenge, I was over the darks.  To counteract those dark colors, I had to go with something BRIGHT!  Thursday night I painted my nails and that stayed on til Sunday morning.

Zoya Trinity.  This reminds me of the 80s!  Bright pink with purple sheen.  This is one of my favorites.  I threw this one in with my second Zoya exchange at the last minute and I'm glad I did.  This color is described as a lighter shade of bright hot fuchsia pink with strong blue-violet duochrome shimmer. Extremely eye-catching, a pink shade that's sure to mesmerize.  I think this is the perfect Summer pink.

And to add to the fun, I decided to do a cheery pedi.  Pardon the toe pictures - while I don't think I have the ugliest feet in the world, I definitely don't think I have cute toes.


Zoya Lianne.  I picked up this pretty summery orange with my first Zoya exchange order.  This color is described as a juicy medium tangerine fused with fine gold shimmer. A cheerful and stylish way to accent any outfit.  I'm on the hunt for the perfect orange/coral for my toes.  While this isn't quite it, I still like it.  I don't see myself using it for a mani, but I do like it for my pedi.  I wasn't happy with just plain polish, so I grabbed my trusty dotting tool and striping brush and did 3 little flowers on both big toes.  Cute!  If I do say so myself. :)

One more picture for the heck of it.  While the hubs was out doing something (and the boys must've been otherwise occupied), I played around with Photoshop.  I love that program but it overwhelms me because there's so much you can do with it.  And it doesn't help that I know *just* enough to frustrate the heck out of myself!!


Well, Nate wants me to watch Action-maniacs (Animaniacs), so I better get to it before he throws a fit!  Coming up this week: recipes for a main dish and a dessert, the first installment of Workout Wednesday and another challenge mani (though I don't know what the theme is yet).  Have a magnificent Monday, dear readers!

Descriptions of Zoya Trinity and Lianne were per the Zoya website.

10 comments:

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

I love the pedi. I need a dotting tool and soon. :) I do the same thing when I get stuck in a rut with colors I come out with a totally WOW and different polish to wear and change my attitude and break the cycle of whatever I was stuck in.

Polish Hoarder said...

Wow! That Zoya is bright! Reminds me of "Kiki". Sorry my challenges were so gloomy! I didn't even realize! But this week shall be colorful!!.. Photoshop can be very overwhelming. I used it in high school, throughout 4 years of college, and now 3 years later I STILL don't know all of it! :) Online tutorials really help, by the way!

Megan Harmeyer said...

@ LW - I wasn't really *stuck*, I just needed some bright!

@ PH - I love all your challenged - I just chose to make them darker. I am not complaining, by any means. This week's challenge calls for bright colors!

AggiePigeon said...

You're pedi is just precious and I love the photo where you made the Zoya color and your hand black and white, gorgeous! This weeks' challenge should be nice and colorful though! ;-)

Linda Gilli said...

Love the toes! Awesome picture created with photoshop!

Jess Craig said...

i especially love the toes.

Donna said...

That Pink is awesome, love it!!!

shortmama said...

Love that pink! My oldest would love that color too!

Myya said...

Love the toes!!! I need to get myself one of those dotting tools or whatever it is called. I think I'd have more luck getting flowers to stay on my girls toes that way then with those darn transfer sticker thingys.

BLIX said...

Wow! Thank pink polish reminds me of Morgana's Azalea Blue lipstick. Which is awesome!