Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween Nails!

Thank everyone for your well wishes! I am now feeling human again and my guy and I are going out for his Halloween birthday tonight. If I had to get food poisoning, I’m at least glad it’s all over by … Continue reading

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Shakin’ My Tiny Fist At The Universe

OK, now I’m really beginning to wonder if something’s gone cosmically awry. It’s been quite a week, but I’m getting over my disappointment over the less-than-spectacular show results and moving on (thanks to everyone for your encouraging and lovely comments!). … Continue reading

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Totally Bummed

I’m trying to get myself out of the dark mood I’ve been in over the last few days. I was trying not to admit to myself what a total bust my show was! I put hundreds of dollars and hours … Continue reading

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Design Festa Update

I’m rather sorry to report that the Design Festa did not turn out as well as I hoped. It just wasn’t a nail crowd at all, plus attendance was really bad due to crummy weather. I did sell a few … Continue reading

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Brown Brocade nails are a mess, my house is a mess, and I’m actually dreaming about nail polish.  Here’s a franken from a while back, since my nails are in no condition to be shown to the world right now! With the polish removal … Continue reading

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Nail Explosion

One weekend left until Design Festa! Pretty much every available surface in my house is covered in drying nails.  I found a rhinestone in my soup, and I had a plastic nail stuck in my hair a few days ago … Continue reading

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Sparkly Sumac

Here’s a good fall color, though it’s hard to pull off with my white hands. This is what happens when you mix red and green together- you get auburnish brown. This is 1/2 Essie Jelly Apple, a neutral red jelly, … Continue reading

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Orange Spider

Here’s a nicer Halloween mani! This is Essie Lifesaver, a sheer and frustrating mid-tone orange shimmer, with some burnt orange craft microglitter. The Essie is crummy as a regular polish- four coats and I still had visible nail line- but … Continue reading

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Halloween Frankenfail

Not every franken turns out as well as I’d like…here’s an example of a lumpy fail. Some pigments do not behave as expected. This one looked like a purplish brown. It’s Fyrinnae…I forgot the name, I’ll update it later, but … Continue reading

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This one is more Christmas-like than I had intended, but it’s a fun and sparkly color. I’ve been disappointed with the forest greens that are almost black, like OPI’s Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow. I do love deep green, but not … Continue reading

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