I am currently guzzling down coffee, trying desperately to stay awake. Maybe I should just call my nurse friend and ask her to hook me up a caffeine IV, then my bladder wouldn't be holding me back! Sorry, that's probably TMI, but my brain isn't working so well today! As soon as I got off work yesterday, me and Rob hit to road to drive up to Northern Virginia to pick up our new addition to the gym, a new Leg Press!!! WOOOHOOO! This guy bought it new, used it like 6 times, then wound up having to have a spinal fusion, so he couldn't use it anymore. So that means we got a barely used, super nice leg press for a 1/4 of the price! We are super excited!
ANYWAY....now that you know why this post may be a bit nonsensical...we shall move on.
Mom wanted me to tell all of you that she really appreciates you guys making her feel so welcome and accepted! She couldn't get over how sweet you all are! I thank you as well! She's pretty awesome! She's the only woman I know that can custom build a computer from spare parts, then go whip up a delicious loaf of bread, all while making quilts or cute clothes for me! and talk about smart! If it wasn't for her knowledge and teaching ability, I wouldn't be able to do all the financial stuff I do for the company I work for! She has a genius level IQ! But enough about my fantastic Mom, you get me on that subject and I'll never shut up!
On to today's mani!
I was really excited to do this mani, but sadly it fell short on the nails.
I did this Sunday morning while Rob was changing out the ignition box on the Galaxie so we could start racing! I started this by free handing some french tips in Sinful Colors "Courtney Orange" (THANKS ELAINE!!!), this took 3 coats. I then filled in the bottom with a coat of Wet and Wild "Black Creme". I added 2 coats of China Glaze "Fortune Teller" over the Black Creme. I used the back creme first because when I tested out Fortune Teller on it's own, I thought it looked a bit brownish, due to the orange glitter in the black jelly base. Putting a coat of Black down first, really kept it looking nice and black! I also did a little trick prior to putting on my top coat. I wanted the orange glitter to pop more and be bolder, so I took a bit of felt (THANKS MOM) saturated in Acetone and very quickly and lightly brushed over the surface. This took off just a touch of the black jelly that was laying on top of the glitter and really made it pop. This will make the polish look dull and slightly cloudy, but that will go away once you add top coat!
While I really did LOVE this, it bugged me to no end that the tips looked so thick and chunky. It was mostly due to me painting them on to wide, I should have made them a little more than half this size. I also couldnt get my smile line nice and curved that day.
Sadly, this stayed on for a few hours before I just couldn't take the tips any longer. I took it off and put the base of my next planned mani, and that's when we started running practically round robin at the race, so that was abandoned!
I have a mani in mind that I will try to do tomorrow. I think tonight will involve bringing in and assembling the Leg Press and then crashing in the bed!
Oh, 1 more thing...
remember the story I told you all on Thursday about my nails getting so stained? well, here's the pic...keep in mind there is NO POLISH on my nails at all!
Can you believe that?
Why on Why does the Purple have to be so gorgeous!
Anyone have any recommendations for a good base coat that prevents staining? The one I use occasionally doesn't do much (no I wasn't wearing it here though)!
That's all I have for you today my dears! I'll have a fun mani for you tomorrow that Rob LOVED! He said it was one of his favorites!
Have a fantastic day!