Monday, October 28, 2013

Rainbow Drip Nails

This is also a design from the late summer archives ... my return to polishing after a two-month break. Seriously. I think my nails went nude for at least seven or eight weeks.

I'm a little rusty, but I think these turned out reasonably well. It's not the greatest color combination for fall, but I always love the way that white nails look so crisp and bring out the brightness of whatever shades are layered on top.

From L to R (all OPI): Casino Royale, Did it on 'Em, Fly, Kiss me on my Tulips


Sunday, October 27, 2013

More Pink and Black Color Blocking

I finally got around to sorting some of my old photos, and realized I had never posted this from the summer. I think this just goes to show the chaos my life has been lately.

In any case, here are a few quick shots of the color block I did back in July or August. I'm pretty sure this was a tape mani, using Sinful Colors 24/7 (pink) and OPI Alpine Snow (white).

Back to Blogging

​I'm almost embarrassed to start posting again after being MIA for several months, but here I am.​ It's been an insanely busy summer and early fall, but in a good way. A promotion at work has meant longer hours and events to attend on nights and weekends, but it's been so worth it. The only drawback that I can see so far is that my poor nails have been unpolished and chipped for the larger part of the last few months. I've also been doing some traveling; in August, I visited Mexico City for the first time, and more recently I took short trips to Chicago and Vegas. In the next few months, I'm heading up to SF to visit one of my best friends, then hopefully Mammoth after Christmas.

Other big(-ish) news: An article I wrote on a San Diego-area nail salon was published this summer in NAILS Magazine. Despite working in the publishing industry for the last couple years, I still get a little thrill every time I see my name in print, especially when it's on a topic that I'm really passionate about!

They got the URL wrong (, but still cool!

​Things will be slowing down at work in another month, so I'm hoping that by my birthday, I'll be back to doing nail art (and posting) on a more regular basis. Fun fact: Wendy and I share the same birthday in November!
As I have more time, I'm also going to try to give the blog its annual design refresh and try to talk Wendy into posting something for the first time this year.