Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Nails

I'M BACK! Finally!!! Two whole weeks of unpainted nails has been the worst. My nail still looks bruised but it was definitely healed enough to paint, just in time for Thanksgiving! Note to self: pay attention when closing the car door so this NEVER happens again.

Today I brought back my turkey friend, which my students love. I started with a base of Essie Urban Jungle - 3 coats. The glitter accent is my favorite fall glitter, Julep Autumn. To make the turkey I just used a really tiny detail brush. And a lot of patience haha. The eyes are a tad streaky due to me not waiting long enough for top coat, but I think he's still pretty cute!

Have a great week! I'll have a nice short week at school.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? The fiancé and I went apple picking with our families on Sunday and had perfect weather for it. Unfortunately my clumsy self accidentally slammed my finger in the car door and with my luck it was obviously on my swatch hand. Ready for something crazy and gross? If not skip this part! I developed a hematoma and performed a little home surgery on it by (carefully!) making a hole in my nail with a sterilized needle to drain the blood and relieve the pressure/pain. So glad I decided to do it because while I definitely still have pain it's not unbearably throbbing. Story time over!

Today I'm sharing my mani from Sunday, clearly before my incident haha. I went with one of my favorite fall shades, Essie Cashmere Bathrobe. I love this glossy gray with a hint of shimmer. I used Julep May, a pale copper chrome, as my accent nail.

Sadly this will probably be my only post for the week since I can't paint my nails until my wound heals waaaaahh. Here's to hoping for a quick recovery!