Friday, September 6, 2013

Man, those are OLD!

Hey, I'm still alive...well, for now. Things have been crazy, but I don't really want to get into it. I hope you guys can respect that :) Just know that I'm ok and hopefully will be for a long time to come.

Ok, I've had these water decals for years. Now when I say years, I mean years. I want to say I got them around 1988. How I've kept track of them all of this time, I'll never know, but I have. And, although you can't really tell from this angle, my nails are really long. Here's where this comes together...I came across these designs in my thousands of nail things again the other day and though, hmmm, I wonder if my nails would be long enough to actually USE them. To my surprise, they totally were! So I painted a base of Essie "Bikini So Teeny" and went with the surfer girl crashing waves you see here :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Mary Ann

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ocean Floor

OMG! Can I tell you how much I love this color combo?! I had done a similar combo before, but not on my nails. Go figure! Ok, so I love to paint things in general and I had the idea to make refrigerator magnets out of the clear decorator river rock looking things. I forget what color I used for the sea green/turquoise color, but I think it was OPI "Stranger Tides", so a little more green and a little more of a murky color. Then I used OPI "Last Friday Night" which was the glitter topper from the Katy Perry collection. This is what resulted from there.
It reminds me of looking through the water to the ocean floor. Clean, calming, refreshing like being at the beach on a super calm day.

I got my monthly shipment of Square Hue polish yesterday and the June batch is inspired by SoBe drinks. There was a grey, "Lincoln Road", an orange/bright peach, "Collins Avenue", and the lovely sea green, "Ocean Drive". See here:
I had been using neon and brights lately, so I wanted to steer away from the orange for now. Also, the grey seemed a bit blah for me today, but for another day, it will be awesome. But I really liked the sea green. So I decided to recreate the magnet look with this more bright color. Again, the glitter topper was OPI "Last Friday Night" from the Katy Perry collection. Hope you like it as much as I do! Makes me want a beach and some fruity umbrella drink :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blazing Sunset

Hi guys! I wanted to try ombre nails again, but when I did, they kept being not quite right. I kept at it again, and came out with this. I don't think it came out too bad! :) I used a cheap brand, California Colors, which I got at the Dollar Tree, in yellow. I painted the whole nail with yellow and let it dry. Then I used the makeup wedge sponge ombre technique. Seriously, this technique is everywhere, so if you haven't seen it, google it :). I used 3 colors to sponge: California Nails yellow, OPI "Atomic Orange", and Sephora OPI "Pushing Your Luck". I like the way it turned out, and hope you all do too! Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Minnie Mouse Liquid Sand

Hi! I always have the decision of when to do my nails. I work afternoons and usually do my nails in the morning. Then my problem is do I shower before I do my nails, or do I wait until they are dry and then shower. I like to shower after because any residual cleaning of my cuticles or skin can easily come off. But then I run the risk of them being dry, but not all the way dry. This was my problem today. They were dry, but then after I showered, they had a few dents and then the tips wore off. WELL, I had to touch them up. I don't know which way is best, but I never seem to do it right, you know?

Anyway, this is the new OPI Minnie Mouse collection Liquid Sand color "Magazine Cover Mouse". It's a nice pink-y red color with lovely gold glitter mixed in. The picture doesn't do the color justice, but it shows the texture nicely! Have a great Friday and 3 day weekend, if you're lucky enough to have one!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Bogota Blackberry and nail catastrophe!

So, I broke a nail at work. Why? Why does this happen?! I had gotten a replacement bottle of OPI "Bogota Blackberry", which is a wonderful, yet old OPI classic. I went to have my toes done and did them in this color, so I thought, why not match fingers and toes? This is something I rarely do. So I painted them just plain. The color is so pretty, I didn't even put anything fancy on them. So then, I bend a nail and bam, tiny fracture about halfway down my length. I guess I should be happy it wasn't to the flesh! I filed them down, and left with stubbies. But because I filed them, the edges were If-fy. I did the french tip with China Glaze "Liquid Leather".  Now it looks like a brand new mani!

Monday, May 13, 2013


My parents are on vacation in Texas. In honor of that, I did a lazy manicure with Sally Hansen Salon strips. These are called Brattlesnake. Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Foot Hubris

I believe I have nice feet. I am able to shop in the kid's department because they are small. Bonus is I am able to wear obnoxious little kids shoes like this. I mean, they are hideously adorable in my opinion. My toe color is "Deviantly Daring" from China Glaze. I have been wearing a lot of neon colors on my hands lately, which are so pretty, but you can't get a true to color photograph of them at all! So, I resort to my feet. I know feet gross some people out, but I took a chance on posting mine anyway. Besides, I think they're pretty cute!