Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2 really is better than 1!!

Hi Everyone!!! Ooooh it's getting closer to turkey day!!  I have a lot of mixed feelings about Thanksgiving this year.  I'm actually having a really tough time right now dealing with and thinking about the death of my father.  He was the biggest male influence in my life, and being a woman disappointed in the relationships I've had, he became the only man I really ever trusted, believed in and loved.  Sad but true.  I am a VERY bad picker when it comes to men.  In fact I'm waiting for them to discover the "bad picker" gene and then name it after me.

For years I stood beside my dad while he carved the turkey and then I moved the carved meat onto the platter.  I stole pieces of skin and we both tested the turkey for poison.  I also remember my beautiful sister, Lisa, during Thanksgiving and how she just could not walk away from the carcass!  We would be cleaning the kitchen and putting away the leftovers and she would still be picking off the bones but complaining about how full she was lol!

So while this is a time of great sadness for me, I have not forgotten what Thanksgiving is all about--being thankful for those you do have in your life and all of what you do have.  I have a wonderful family, I have a wonderful group of friends in both the chinchilla world and the nail polish world.  I have two really cute cats--well one is a pain in the butt BUT he's still cute.  I have a roof over my head and food to eat.  I am SO thankful for all of these.

I will think of my father and my sister this week and I will cry, and I will remember the years past, but I only cry because of how much I miss them, and I only miss them because of how much I love them--to me that's not so bad.

BUT onto the nails!!!  Last night I pulled out my Sphere by Pretty & Polished and decided to pair it with a franken I made ages ago!  I put some spectraflair into a bottle of Hard Candy Beetle and it had a really cool result.  Sometimes holo sometimes purple glass flecky.

I named it Shadowdance.  It's pretty cool, it just looks more holo in the bottle.

Sphere is one of the first polishes I bought from Pretty & Polished, it's a truly gorgeous blued!!! I don't know if Chelsea is still selling it, if not then I consider myself super lucky to have it!

This is also my first time using this design--so a couple of untrieds here--untried franken I made and untried plate design!!
The image is BM 201

I think this turned out pretty cool!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!!


  1. I love it. It's one of those ones where it's hard to tell which was the original colour and which was the stamping colour. I hope Thanksgiving goes okay for you.

    1. Thanks Robyn, I hope things will go okay too, we'll definitely be eating well that's for sure!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey I'm going to wear it on it's own one of these days!