Friday, February 21, 2014

Fancy Pants

I am starting off my weekend right.  I already went to yoga and picked up some fresh, yummy food for the weekend.  It will be another long weekend of belly dance and yoga, with the usual chores in between.  On top of belly dance class, we also have rehearsal for our upcoming performance.  I'm excited to finally be able to perform, and now all my friends and family who keep asking about what I do can see it too.

This week I wanted to use a slightly brighter color.  I'm extremely ready for summer and the warmer weather that comes with the season.

I started off with three coats of China Glaze Fancy Pants.  It is a bright blue with a red shimmer that turns the color more purple in some light.  Then I used plate Mash-49 and the Konad special polish in black to stamp on the image.  Finally, I topped it all of with Diamond Dry.

I really like this color.  It is the perfect blend of color and shimmer.  What do you think?

Until later,


Friday, February 14, 2014

Wish On A Starfish

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Today isn't anything terribly special for me, other than the fact that I took today off from work.  I am going away this weekend for a mini yoga retreat.  It is part of the yoga teacher training thing I am doing right now.

I wanted to do something specific to the holiday this week, but had a hard time figuring something out.  I had just recently picked up some of the most recent China Glaze collection, so I decided to go with the pink one.  I used three thin coats of Wish On A Starfish. The color is a bright pink with gold flecks.  I tried stamping on some heart images using the white special polish, but it didn't show up well at all.  It might have worked with black, but I really wanted to use white.  After that, I gave up on trying to do anything else.

I hope you all have a great holiday today, whatever you make of it!

Until later,


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Charmed, I'm sure

Yoga is going quite well.  I'm doing great with the memorization now, and I'm excited for the upcoming weekend.  We are going on a mini retreat so I will be able to get away from everything for a couple days.

Work has been stressful once again.  Quite frankly it is time to get out of there, but I have had no luck with any applications I have put out there.

This week, my inspiration was actually more from yoga.  The images I used remind me of some things that we have been talking about in classes.

I started off with three coats of China Glaze Charmed, I'm Sure.  After that dried I stamped on the two different images using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep and plates Mash-35, for the lotus flower, and BM-409, for the tree.  The flower had a little more to the image, but I strategically placed the polish on the plate so I could get just the flower part.

After everything dried, I used the Diamond Dry, like usual.  Unfortunately I forgot to not drag the brush across the image heavily, and it smeared the image on my little finger.  Better luck remembering next time, I suppose.

I hope you like this one as much as I do.

Until later,