December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

While I think of this blog as an outlet for myself, it is true that I enjoy knowing that there are some folks "out there" who read it from time to time. And, I am grateful for all of you - whether you silently stalk or frequently comment. Thank you for your support!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!



Update: As I mentioned recently on Google+ & Facebook, one of my nails suffered a bad break ... so along with the holidays (and life stuff), I'm taking a little break (Hah, hah!) from posting until I'm healed up enough. In the meantime, I'm vigorously applying nail treatment and intensifying my nail & cuticle care (apparently needed in winter - oops!). When my "shorties" are presentable - I'll post again.

December 15, 2013

Snow Frosted Blue Half-Moons

In my Kolor Kave, snow is fun and happy. I don't think about the shoveling or cold, wet toes. In here, snowflakes are magnified and beautiful. So, I present: a pretty snowflake sitting on top of an icey-blue polish for my half-moon design, the 18th in the 31DC2013 challenge.

This nail design was very easy to do and required little nail-art experience. To make these, I could have easily stamped the snowflakes; instead, I tried water tattoo's for the first time. They were simple and fun. I hope you'll decide to follow along and find out how these cute nails were made and which of my favorite holiday movies these brought to life by them.

December 6, 2013

Glitter Balloons

One of the many nuggets of wisdom that I have picked up from Mr. Kimett over the years is that the right tools make the project. And, so it makes sense that using the wrong tools will aid in the project's failure. These glitter balloon nails were a product of my stubbornness in using the wrong tools when, of course, I really know better. It's just that I get so excited...and the wild artist in me takes over all brain activity, throwing careful planning right out the window.

Can you see the balloons floating up to the ceiling? Those black squiggles are supposed to be the balloons' strings...(cough, cough). I hope you join me in capturing all of the fun things about these nails, bearing with me jotting down the things to remember not to do again, and ultimately seeing if this design was worthy of the #31DC2013 challenge.

December 3, 2013

Tribal Style Beaded Design

The Masai Mara is a place forever etched in my memory from watching the movie, Out of Africa, many, many times. It is a beautiful place with breathtaking views and abundant wildlife. The Maasai tribe inhabit that area of Kenya and I found a beaded bracelet fashioned in their style to use as my inspiration for the 16th design in the #31DC2013.

While the national reservation in Kenya brings awe and wonder; my nails...well...let's say it was typical of one's first experience doing something new. Read on to see the bracelets and the details behind this nail design.

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