Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Good afternoon, Kitschies!!  It's Thursday...and that means we're ONE day closer to the weekend.  WOOT!  And a good weekend it's shaping up to be!  The fam and I are planning on taking a morning hike along dormant volcanoes Saturday morning and then the bestie and I are going to check out some roller derby Saturday night!!  If we had more money, we'd crawl downtown, but seeing as we're both pretty much next to broke, we'll be lucky if we hit up Lenny's for some dessert afterward.  LOL  Either way, I don't really care because she and I haven't been out like this in a LONG time!

Anyway...I have a cute mani/pedi combo to share with you today!  I wore this back in early June and I've been itching to try it again. 

For my mani, I started with a base of Tip Toe nail polish in Lime Slush.  It's a pretty lime creme, but was a pain in the butt to work with!  It was a little on the thick side and it left some bald spots.  But after I spruced it up a bit with some flowers, it was all worth it.

For the flowers, I used SH White On for the petals and Zoya Tanzy for the centers.  There are a couple leaves thrown in there, too, and for that, I used ChG Jolly Holly.

I like how Tanzy was a little less opaque so you could see the center of the flower petals coming together.  What I don't like is my green leaves streaked a little with application of my top coat (which was probably ChG Fast Forward).

I thought this mani was really cute, but since Lime Slush was so thick, it chipped and cracked pretty fast.  No matter - it was cute while it lasted.

And I'm not one to play matchy-matchy, but I thought the little flowers would look cute as a pedi, so I grabbed my pedi tools and went to work!

This is Zoya Dannii, a gorgeous purple shimmer? duochrome? from Zoya's Intimate Spring 2011 collection.  I love so many colors from this collection, but this is and Gemma are the only beauties to have joined my stash (so far).  To be honest, I think I like how the toes came out more than I did the fingers!  I changed up the flowers *just* a little for the pedi.  Instead of using Tanzy for the center, this time I used Hard Candy Lava and green acrylic paint for the flowers. 

I *meant* to use Hard Candy Lava as the centers for my mani, too, but *somebody* (read Nate or Mason) moved the bottle and I had no choice but change oranges.  LOL

So, my question to you is this: do you match your mani and pedi?  Do you match colors or patterns?  Do you do your toes?  If you do your toes, why don't you share them with us?  I know of one, *maybe* two fellow bloggers who share their pedis.  Why are blogger so anti-pedi?

One more thing, if you have a free minute or two, please check out this post HERE to help a fellow blogger out.  Thanks!


Ice Queen said...

I do pedis. I don't match my manis and pedis. Since I wear toe polish so much longer, it doesn't make any sense to me to match them. Besides, I can wear more polish and colours all at one time, this way. :D

I am not anti-pedi. Toe pics don't bother me in the least. I just don't show my own because I am silly about my wide feet and long toes. :P

Kimberly said...

You are quite the flower child! These are cute as can be.

I voted for ya!

Ah, sounds like you and bestie have a great time planned. :)

GothamPolish said...

Hey Megan - wow, toe nail art?! That's super impressive!!! Looks great. Enjoy the weekend!!!

Stray Stitches said...

I think this may be one of my favorite mani and pedi!!!! Love them both :D
Don't do my toes - nobody sees them since they are in shoes all of the time - well, except for in bed.

rins said...

I like how this nail art turned out. Flowers will always look classy to me. :)

It has been a long time since I matched my manicure with my toes. Most of the time, I do that during a formal affair or whenever I have extra time to do my toes.

SilhouetteScreams said...

SO CUUUUUUTE. I wish I was going to roller derby and staring at dormant volcanoes!

Nail Nerd said...

Ohmigosh how adorable is that! You did beautifully, these are great. :D Feel you on the topcoat, I hate getting all proud of awesome lines and then mucking it up by streaking at the finish.

Also I am currently anti-pedi because I am recovering from a missing toenail (!!!!!) but like, generally, totally into pedicures and mixing it up.

maisenzasmalto said...

The flowers are so cute!! Really a nice nail art! I usuall don't match mani/pedi because I change nail polish on my tips every two days (I type a lot and polish wears on tips very quickly) whereas toes remain nice for a long time (usually a couple weeks). I posted a pedi picture just once, I don't like how my long toed-feet look (and didn't wore open shoes or sandals until I was 20 yrs old) :-)

AmyGrace said...

Those flowers are adorable, love the mani ánd the pedi! I really like to see a beautiful pedi every once in a while. I do my toes, but they rarely match with my manis. ^^

Oh, and I'm not anti-pedi at all, but it seems like there are a lot of people out there with a foot phobia and I don't want to scare them, lol.

KarenD said...

Super cute!

I match mani and pedi only by coincidence. I think my toes have been on my blog a couple times, but I got the idea from the nail board that feet freak a lot of people out. Maybe now that I've been at blogging a while I should stop worrying about freaking people out so much. :)

Lorene (just Lu) said...

I *love* the flowers!! Super cute.

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

Love the flowers!