Thursday, April 28, 2011

Good Riddance, April!

We're almost finished with another week, Kitschies!  Has this one flown by for you, too?  This weekend brings April to a close and not a day too soon, either.  It has been such a hectic month...I'm so glad it's almost over.  I don't usually like to wish days away, but with April, I'll make an exception.

I am so far behind in posting manis.  I have 13 waiting on my flashdrive right now and that's not even including the however many I have sitting in my pending folder at home!  Soooo behind.  *sigh*  Maybe I'll do a pic spam post to get caught up.

So, today I have a water marble to share with you.  I wanted to do Spring colors and something that would work for Easter.  And while I didn't wear this for Easter, I got lots of comments that my nails looked like Easter eggs.

The colors I used were SH Complete Manicure Shrimply Devine, Tip Toe lime green and Zoya Mira with ChG Fairy Dust as a top coat to add some sparkle.  All pics are click-able to better appreciate the awesomeness that is a water marble!

I started with base coat and one coat of SH Complete Manicure in Shrimply Devine.  I did the pinkie first and the green didn't turn out very well, so I slapped on a coat of Tip Toe in a lime green color (I can't remember the name and I can't find a link for Tip Toe polish, though I've seen that it comes from Old Navy) to boost the green on the rest of the fingers and it worked. This is my left hand with flash.

This is my right hand with flash.  Man, I'm horrible at taking pics of my right hand!  And see my sad little index finger?  That's the reason I chopped all my nails off.  It's finally growing out but it was SUPER short for a while.

Left hand in sunlight.  See how the pinkie is a different green than the rest?  This is why it's important to check the opacity of your polish choices before you use them.

Indirect lighting, right hand.  Doesn't my index finger look sad?  LOL  And excuse my cuticles...they look awful in this pic.  And the paper cut on my ring finger?  It's for added patheticness.  *sigh*  Obviously I was at work when I took this pic.

Thumbs!  I really like how my left thumb turned out.  The right?  Notsomuch.

My favorites this time around are middle, ring and thumb of my left hand and middle and ring on my right hand.
Thankfully, the last two days haven't been so insanely busy.  I'm really looking forward to spending time with the hubs and the boys for a quick trip up to Taos on Saturday.  Cross your fingers the weather will be good for us.

11 comments:

jenniebee489 said...

I love the colour combination in this mani, great patterns too =) I need to practice getting them similar, mine end up looking totally random!

Emmy said...

Silly girl so hard on yourself. If I took a picture of my hands it would be uneven fingernails with no polish and maybe even some dirt under a few fingers :).

Lu said...

Gorgeous! I love water marbles.

Robyn said...

AWESOMENESS. It's very hippy kaftan, I love it!

Stray Stitches said...

Definitely Eastery - very pretty. Also reminds me flower power (from the 70's).

nail crazy said...

lovely mani, you're really good at watermarbeling :-D

Copyboy said...

Groovy Chic!!!! Love it.

Sumitha said...

This is really nice..love the combo :)

-Diana- said...

Oh wow I love this <3

maisenzasmalto said...

Wow!! Amazing marble! My index nails are the ones that easily break, too (and thumbs, always - I wish I could have them as nice as yours).

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

This is an awesome water marble!