Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summer Closeout

Good day!  I had yesterday off because of home schedule issues, but I'm back in the swing of things today.  Sorta.  Nate is home with a fever and the hubs is home with him and my doc is out this afternoon, so it looks like I'll have some free time to myself today.  I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to squeeze in some skating, but it's supposed to rain, so I don't know if that's gonna happen.  I went to the track yesterday morning, but it was covered in puddles and since skate bearings and water don't mix very well, I had to call it off.  Cross your fingers I'm not met with this scene again today...


Anyway...a while back, I decided to try some nail art that I'd seen all over the place.  This time, though, I was inspired by Nail Nerd's Watermelon Nails.  If you've never heard of Nail Nerd, I highly recommend you check her out.  The girl's got serious skillz and she does a LOT of nail art.  I mean a LOT!  And now, since it's almost the end of Summer (September 23rd), I figured I'd better share this with you before it's too late!

Cute, right?  I used Confetti Cherries Jubilee as the base color then free-handed the tips with ChG Watermelon Rind (coincidence?) and did the little seeds with Zoya Raven using a small dotting tool.

I liked this one though I think I should've picked a base pink that was a little lighter and less bold. 

As for ChG Watermelon Rind, it's a gorgeous green glass fleck polish that would look great on it's own, but it was perfect for this mani. 

Thanks to Nail Nerd for the inspiration!  Check her out HERE if you didn't earlier in the post. 

Cross your fingers for no rain today...I really am itching to get out to skate a bit today.  Have a great rest of the day!


Nail Nerd said...

Ohmigosh those look so great! Totally love the colors you picked, those are some yummy strawberries you got there. Hope Nate feels better soon!

Stray Stitches said...

I love this mani! You selected the right color because who wants a pink watermelon.
Sure hope Nate is feeling better by the time you get home. Hopefully you will get some skating in and the rain will wait until later.

Sandra said...

Super awesome nails. :)

Emmy said...

Cute cute! Love it. Where you able to skate?

SilhouetteScreams said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuute ^__^