Alright, per usual, I haven't blogged in awhile. Things have been hectic, but pretty good - all things considered. One thing I haven't really talked about is my new hobby - nail art. I have looked at a lot of different nail blogs and have a board on Pinterest with all the interesting ones I want to try. Here are pictures of all the ones I've done so far (with some in between I didn't get pics):
|stripey and fun|
These are my first attempt at tape lines. I did candy cane striped nails for Christmas before this look, but didn't get a pic of those. Tape designs are probably my favorite because I have tape readily available.
|Hearts for Valentine's Day|
|Shamrocks (never say clovers)|
I did 2 designs for St. Patrick's Day because my husband is Irish and I wanted to celebrate. Plus, the clover ones were bugging me, so I wanted to change the look. I had to look up the Irish flag so I knew which order the colors went - even though I see a tattoo of it pretty much everyday on my husband's arm lol. We also have a flag pinned up on our ceiling, but when I sit at my desk, it's upside down, so that didn't work.
It is always a timing thing when it comes to doing holiday nail art. Paint a theme too soon and it could chip and be dull by the time the holiday comes around. Paint it too late and people might not know what theme you've done.
|It makes me look well read|
Since there aren't really any holidays coming up - according to my "office closed" list - I decided to do a design I've been wanting to try for awhile. This one is known as "newspaper nails" because you literally put newspaper print onto your nails. It was totally easy and I got a lot of compliments, so I will definitely be doing this again. I think the gray nail polish was a bit of a problem, so I need to try a different base color. Funny bit - I had the word "Google" on my thumb.
That's it for now. I have a lot of fun with it and a lot of people notice and comment on my different designs. I'm hoping to try more complex techniques, but that comes with time and practice. Right now I'm wondering what I should do for my auditions coming up in less than 2 weeks, but it's more about what will stay on for awhile and not be too distracting. I should be focusing on memorizing my music more than what my nails look like :).
Anyway - that's some of what's been going on with me. I didn't get many pictures at comic con, but I'll see what they posted on the website and add what I can to a blog about this last weekend I plan on doing.
I hope everyone is enjoying Spring :).
Thanks for checking this blog out and hopefully staying around awhile.