Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hi Everyone!!!  The weekend is coming up and I'm looking forward to it.  It's my little sister's birthday on Sunday so family and friends are headed up to Milwaukee for a comedy show.  We haven't gone in awhile and we are all really looking forward to it.

Meanwhile back at home I'm still trying to get things set up the way I want them in the apartment and I'm still on the hunt for the perfect coffee table and end table.  I mean who knew I would be this picky???? Certainly not me!  But yes the struggle is real trying to find ones I like.

Today I just have some simple FUN stamping with Mundo Holland Blue over Pahlish's Empress Chabi.  
Sometimes all you need is simple
I think these colors really compliment each other don't you?
Thanks for stopping by!!! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spring Cleaning way late!

Hi Everyone

I got yelled at the other day for having way too many pictures on my laptop so I've been going through my albums and I'm actually finding some mani's I did that I never posted!  Sort of crazy hey???  I actually ran across this one the other day and I remember thinking of it as a failure as it didn't look like the picture I was trying to recreate.  

Looking at it today I honestly do not see a failure here!  What do you think?
I did this the end of November in 2014 yes over a year old!  I know this is a saran wrap base with reds, pinks and whites and the some FUN stamping
This would actually be a really lovely mani for Valentine's Day don't you think?
I think one of my favorite bases after a gradient is a saran wrap base!
This is the picture I was trying to recreate.  It's cute isn't it?
Here it is with the mani
What do you think close or not really??

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New & Improved--Sharpies!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  Holy cow not sure where everyone else is but here in Wisconsin it is cold!!!  This morning I shrugged off the help my son offered in brushing off and scraping off my car and was like "oh I'm sure it's not bad I'll just do it myself" IT WAS BAD!  Not so much the brushing and scraping just the bitter cold.  I think we were in denial with all the warm weather we've had.

Since my mani station STILL is not set up I had to do something quick, easy, and sitting in the recliner.  And yes I did this sharpie mani just like that.  I sat in the recliner in front of the TV watching my beloved Joe Kenda on Homicide Hunter and that was that.  This is such an easy yet really lovely nail art look.  There is so much you can do with sharpies too and this is just one of them.  All I do for this type of base is put sharpies over a light color nail polish base and then squiggle squiggle squiggle until you have a few lines and colors on. Then I just dab a brush, a thin brush, into rubbing alcohol and I swirl it around.  That's it!  

Check out this gorgeous base I came up with all in the comfort of my recliner with the best damn homicide detective to walk this Earth! (Take that Olivia Benson!!!)
I'm still not thrilled with my light set up here but for now it's going to have to do.  Tomorrow I might try to get a picture for you guys of what it looks like now when I'm trying to take a picture of my nails LOL!  It's pretty hilarious
I'm really loving this colors together--how about you?
Has anyone been able to tell my pinkie is super short?  I'm trying to fake everyone out so hopefully I've been successful and you can't tell right away
Of course this would be a kick ass base to stamp over with BUT new for me is NOT stamping so I'm trying to do a few of those mani's this week.

How bout our first day yesterday??!! Pretty cool stuff by everyone and omg wait until you see the stuff from today!  As usual my fellow DD members just blew me away!


Monday, January 11, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does New & Improved--Blobbicure!

Hi Everyone! Long time no see!  The short condensed version of my story is I had to move in November and we did it during a huge snowstorm! While the move is great and I'm now so much closer to work and really loving my new apartment and new city, I lost 2 of my sweet chinchillas in the move.  The stress of the move was too much for my Abigail and Herman and they died the day after we got here :(  To make it even sadder a month later my old man Leonard crossed the bridge.  So my once hopping herd of 10 is now down to 4. Very sad for me.

If that wasn't bad enough a month ago I got into a car accident! Yep my first accident ever and my lovely paid for car was totaled.  Good news is I'm okay, better news is no one at all was hurt.  Even better news I upgraded from a pretty small but sporty 2005 Dodge Neon to a 2013 Nissan Sentra.  I was pretty nervous car shopping as I've never had to do it without my dad at my side.  Thankfully my brother in law came with me and seriously it was only the 2nd care I looked at and drove home in.  

I worked my long hours again in December as I went back to the bakery to help them during their mail order season.  Moving just before Thanksgiving and then starting 90 hours a week all of December meant not too much unpacking got done LOL.  Truth be told my manicure area is still not set up.  

But this week is new and improved for the Digit-al Dozen and I didn't want to miss out even if I can't promise anything spectacular.  We've got some new gals in with us too so even more reason to get my rear in gear and get something on my ding dang nails!

I'm trying to live with what it is me shorties and it's not easy LOL!  My boss was SO sweet for Christmas he got me nail polish!  Yup he got me a little OPI mani set so I decided to pull a couple of these babies out and do a pretty new to me technique with them The Blobbicure.  I sort of like it, I don't love it but as a technique it's easy and it looks different than dotting.

This is OPI's Malaga Wine with blobs of Tickle My France-y on it
So the other thing about moving is not having the same over the stove light to take all my pics with either!  I'm going to have to play around with things here until I find best lighting

Or I might finally have to cave in and set up a light box!
Do you see how short my nails are??!! That's what moving and winter weather will do to you UG
I always feel like I have snausage fingers with short nails LOL!
So yes here it is my first post in a long time and it's not real earth shattering but it's something and it definitely means I'm back in the game!

Speaking of the game we've got some lovely new gals in the Digit-al Dozen!  Please make sure you check out everyone's link today so you can visit them!