Good morning (if it is still morning where you are) lovely readers.  I'm struggling with things like post titles today.  Oh well.  I'm also struggling with the dry dry California weather and the dry dry dry ex-fruit packing shed we were doing the opera in...  so my cuticles have been getting terribly dry, and since I've been just a smidge nervous lately, it's been hard not to pick at them.  I doused them with Burt's Bees lemon cuticle butter last night and again this morning, and they're still looking dry.  Argh!

Anyway, ignore the questionable cuticles.


We had a couple of surprise rainy April days last week, so I painted my nails with some rain-appropriate colors.  Of course, it's already sunny again (expect holos soon!), but I had to take advantage of it while it lasted...  This manicure wore surprisingly well (for me!) and I think these pictures are from day 3 or 4.  I can tell where I missed topcoat around the edges of my nails, because that's where the polish chipped off.


I started with three (I think?) coats of Butter London Lady Muck over my usual Sinful Colors Basecoat (not pictured).  I stamped with Bundle Monster Image Plate BM212 and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep with the little peacock-eye-esque pattern.  For accent nails, I blobbed out a bit of Nicole by OPI Make U Smile (sigh, I know, Justin Bieber nail polish... I am ashamed...) and fished out individual silver sequins with a toothpick and put them in the middle of each "eye" from the stamped pattern.  I topped everything off with NYC Grand Central Station for topcoat.

I really love how this turned out.  I suppose it would be easier if I bought a little dish of loose glitter to use for applications like this rather than fishing them out of this nail polish.  Do any of you use loose glitter for your nail art?