Monday, January 14, 2013

Mani Monday

While I know you didn't come here to learn how to paint your nails pretty or even to look at pictures of my nails painted pretty, you're here. I have no other highlights to share with you. I also know that posts will soon be more exciting. They will be filled with stories of luggage successfully making it around the world, our new digs, and awesome pictures from a brand new culture. Just consider this the boring calm before the storm.
Lately in the evenings I've been trying to enjoy being at Brandon's side instead of hiding in my sewing cave. I will have time for that and may already have projects planned for when he leaves. It's pretty hard for me to sit still and just watch TV/movies/reruns/football so when I'm not folding laundry or multi tasking with other household chores, I bust out the polish and paint. A lot. Because I love to and I can.
This is my latest favorite twist on a French manicure. For the base I used Marshmallow and then for the dotted tips I used my favorite mani trick + Good as Gold. They remind me a little of gold banded china. Fancy right?

Of course I've seen ombre nails online several places but never had the right gradient of any one color. I was looking through my collection when I realized I finally had enough to do a pink version of the ombre nails. How convenient leading up to Valentines Day.  From left to right I used Fiesta, Mod Square, Lovie Dovie, French Affair, and on my thumb not shown is Ballet Slippers.

There you have it. Sorry folks. It was this or more pictures of my dog.


  1. I just can't get over how pretty that French manicure twist is! I'll have to try it one of these days :)

  2. i LOVE your french mani twist! it looks awesome, i have got to try that. happy monday!

    1. Next time I do it, I think I'm going to do the dots closer to the tip so it looks like a scallop or do it the dots then file down my nails. So glad you love it.

  3. Both your nails and your pup are super cute! Have a fabulous week!

  4. French mani twist is great! Definitely going to have to get myself one of those stylus things! Really cute mani.

  5. Love them both!! Thanks for linking up with Mani Monday!!

    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

  6. The gold tips are so cute! :)