Monday, June 20, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

Good morning, Kitschies!  I'm baaaaack.  I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to visit the fam in Cali.  We made the trip in almost record time on Saturday.  It was a very uneventful trip (which is a good thing) and we even took a little break in Flagstaff, AZ for a quick sandwich break!  We got home safe and sound and we spent Father's Day getting caught up on laundry and various chores around the house.  The hubs didn't have much of a Father's Day since we spent the week away.  He was lucky (and appreciative) to get a 6-pack of beer and a good flashlight.  It's the little things.  LOL

You'll get a post full of highlights from the trip, but I haven't had time to sort through all the pics, so today I'm sharing one of my favorite manis from the last couple months.  I don't remember exactly when I wore this, but I can tell you it was probably in May.

I saw this nail art on Lacquerized once upon a time, but when I went back to use it for reference, I couldn't find the image to save my life.  Oh, and BTW, I hate that Lacquerized is no longer posting.  She was the best, in my opinion.  Does anybody know where she went?  Or why she went?  Anyway...I started off with 3 coats of OPI The Show Must Go On, a gorgeous magenta glass-flecked sorta duochrome.  Then I grabbed my black striping polish and drew on the butterfly wing.  I finished it off with various dots using OPI Alpine Snow and a medium dotting tool.

Oops!  This one is a little blurry, but you can see the purple-ish shimmer that shows up in TSMGO.  So sparkly.  So pretty.

Outdoors, indirect light.  You can really see the golden shimmer in this pic.  I love this polish because it changes depending on the light.  It's not quite as awesome as her sister MAC polish, but I'm not about to drop that much money when I can spend less than $10 on a polish that's close enough to me to be a dupe. 

One more pic for good measure.  This is one of my favorite OPI polishes.  You give me raspberry/magenta and add some shimmer and you've pretty much got me hooked!!

Well, it's back to the grind for me.  It's been pretty busy today at the clinic, but not insane busy like it can be.  The boys were pretty happy to get back to daycare today - they're probably going to be exhausted when I pick them up tonight!  I hope you survive the rest of your Monday.

11 comments:

Alice @ NailsbyAlice said...

I like this nail art..maybe I should try to do it :)

Stray Stitches said...

This is one of the most beautiful manis I have seen!

We had such a wonderful time with you all here! Sure wish you didn't live so far away!!

nail crazy said...

awesome, i love it :-D
i see everyone wears this mani, i should try it too, probably ;-)

Kimberly said...

Those shades are HOT! Love the butterfly look.

I hope your 'in' box wasn't too full. Maybe someone actually took care of stuff for you and you don't have to wade through it. :)

SilhouetteScreams said...

A butterfly wing?! Awesome! Love the orangey yellow flash of the base colour too.

Lorene (just Lu) said...

GORgeous. Completely gorgeous. There are no other words!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Glad you had a great time and even more glad you are back. LOVE this mani and would have never thought to do it over a red base. VERY COOL!

Tropical Mind said...

Beyond awesome!!! I so wanna try this. You did an amazing job!

Michelle said...

I really miss Lacquerized too! I've also searched her blog for the same picture in the past and never found it. I could be completely wrong, but I don't think it was ever posted on her blog. I think the picture was only posted on The Lacquer Files for a contest. (http://www.thelacquerfiles.com/2010/04/nail-art-contest-let-voting-begin.html) When I searched for the picture last year, that was the only place I found it, but just like you I thought I had seen it on her blog! :)

Tempera said...

I remember this design you did a great job recreating it.

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

Ooh, your nails are looking quite a bit longer! Love the butterfly.