Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Surgery :(

well, its the first day after my gallbladder surgery (ouchieeee)... and as i lay here in my big ol' comfy bed in my favorite hello kitty & marilyn monroe pjs, being doted on by the sweetest boyfriend ever, i decided it'd be the perfect time to post some more nail pictures! maybe ill post one a day (seeing as how im off for one whole week.. and nail-withdrawl is kicking in already haha)

i had my surgery yesterday, and yesterday i wasn't feeling too bad.. today's a different story. my poor tummy is so sore, but hey, its nothing compared to having those nasty gallbladder attacks. even though it wasn't major surgery i was still really nervous. all of the nurses and my surgeon were super nice, so that helped calm my nerves quite a bit :) my friends and family are so sweet, too. they've been checking up on me all day 

enough about me.. on to the nails :) ive been really neglecting my blog lately and i havent been meaning to. i was dealing with my silly gallbladder and the month of december was insanely busy.. i have been updating my instagram almost daily with different nail pictures but for those who dont follow my instagram, im going to be posting a picture a day for the next week of some of my favorite sets that ive done lately :)

i love, love, love this set. my client came in and told me she wanted leopard print, bows and to incorporate the color red.. so i just went with it and this was the result :) the pinkies are meant to look as if they have fishnet over them, i applied small red rhinestones to the middle of each bow and then alternated between medium and small black rhinestones on the index fingers to separate the gold and red (i think the black rhinestones kind of tied everything together)

i love when clients come in and give me free reign on their nails. sometimes ill ask if they have any colors in mind, or if they're opposed to any colors in particular and then i just do whatever comes to mind. that is why i love my job. the freedom of creativity, i get to create a custom piece of artwork on each client every-single-day. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

nail trend: almond nails

its weird how nail trends hit different places at different times. i've yet to see anyone here wearing duck feet nails thank goodness (sorry!) and i havent seen too many stiletto's either. But one trend i have noticed: Almond nails. this shape is so flattering on many natural nail shapes and is making a comeback.. i think it may even be starting to shed its 'granny nails' stereotype. I do have one question, though: would you sport this classy shape? maybe wear it with a twist of nail art? or nude and natural?

i loved the way almond nails looked on everyone else, so i decided to take the plunge and stray from my comfort zone of classic square or natural nails with gel polish. girlfriend, was i ever pleasantly surprised! i found this shape to be so easy to wear - and i even wore them long! i felt so feminine but still edgy because i added my own twist of modern nail art. i've even inspired some of my clients to switch over to the softer side and rock a set of almonds.

my next set? im thinking: pink, polkadots and bows;

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy New Year!

so, i may be a little late.. but, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

let me start off by saying its been wayyyy too long. December was an insanely busy month with family, friends and work which left little time for me, between finishing my days and dragging my butt to bed, to write any posts :(  i can't really complain though. december was a month filled with family and friends, rich in love and laughter - AND SOME REALLY AWESOME NAILS! everyone is over the winter nails now, but i thought i should post some of my favorites from this past holiday season:

these were my christmas/NYE nails! i gave almond nails another shot and i really loved them. i wanted something festive without using red and green *those just aren't my kind of colours* so i chose for a nice contrast of champagne gold and black. also, are we loving my little holiday sweater ring finger?! that had to be my favorite nail of the whole set :)

candy cane nails are always cute for the holidays!

i was told my client wanted red, green and silver.. so i just went with it! these were so darn sparkly in person! she's decided to let me do what i'd like on her nails more often :)

another version of the holiday sweater nail. i wish i could wear this style all year 'round haha

Santa, baby... 

even though i pushed my blog to the side last month, i managed to stay on top of my Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube Channel. and im so excited to say: i now have 60 likes on my Facebook, 62 YouTube Subscribers and 309 Instagram followers! im hoping to make a new nail video soon.. its been over a month and i'd really like to get another one up before the end of January :) 

wishing everyone a beautiful 2013 filled with love and laughter;