Wednesday, February 23, 2011

OPI and Broken Nails

 Today I'm wearing a little OPI.  This is from the Burlesque Collection.  I love a good vampy polish, this is Tease-y Does It.  I swear my clean-up looks better in person.  Once I get this super-awesome camera out I see all the mistakes.  The nail polish application really isn't the real trouble here.  As you might have read before I work at an animal hospital.  This past weekend was a hell weekend.

I broke some nails.
I broke not one.  (This is my favorite nail, luckily I saved it with a little nail glue.)
Not two.
Not three.
Not four.
Not five. (This one has to stay short.  It breaks while I bowl every week.) 
Not even six.
But seven.   This one breaks my heart the most.  This is the only one where my entire length broke off.

This was a really hard weekend both mentally and talon-ly.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Milani Glitters!

I work the evening shift at the hospital which means I get off work after midnight.  That's usually when I do my grocery shopping.  Well as you may know parts of the US were slammed with an Ice Storm a couple weeks back.  I could not bring myself to attempt to bring in groceries over the ice. 

Last night was the first night in about three weeks that I've bought myself food.  I always swing by the cosmetics section when I'm at Meijer.  I'm always watching for new nail polish displays.  These past few months I've been watching the Milani display, looking for the new glitter nail polish.  Well last night I finally found them.  I don't know if you've ever been shopping at a supermarket at night but there's typically no one around.  Well I let out the biggest squeal when I set my eyes upon these beauties!!   I've had the silver polish (gorgeous) since early December, but I just couldn't find any of the other glitter polishes. 

Looking at the swatches from the other blogs out there I just couldn't imagine purchasing the red glitter or the large chunky glitters.  The gold glitter especially.  It looked too gaudy for my tastes.  Well guess what... It is the first one I've worn.

I applied one coat of China Glaze Midnight Kiss followed by one coat of Milani Gold.  I love the speckled look.  I can't wait to try it with other colors.  I think it would make a fab St. Patty's day manicure.

I started out with just one coat of the Gold on all my nails, then I started back over with a second coat.  You can see it on my pinkie.  It took it to that gaudy-land that I just can't handle.  So I left it this way and I LOVE it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 7 - Happy Valetines Day

So my original plans were to create a landscape on all my nails.  I wanted to stamp the cherub image from my image plates on my thumb and make a sky background with blue polish and clouds in the foreground.  With red Cina hearts glued on top. 

Well I was WAY too tired after my weekend.  I work all weekend at the hospital leaving me super tired Sunday nights.  I ended up sleeping 15 hours.  And only woke up 2 hours before leaving for work.  So I decided to slap on some Strobe Light glue on these pink Cina hearts instead.

Happy Valetine's Day.  Hope you enjoyed the week of V-day nails.  I'm enjoying myself here at work with the girls. :)