Monday, April 9, 2012


Finally, my tiny baking stars arrived! They are cute, they are gold, they are edible... and they made for a perfect Nut manicure

I love the elegant shimmer of this base coat.

Polish used:
Eyes Like Sapphires (China Glaze)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hethert (Hathor)

I've been crazy sick, which is the excuse I'm using for my can't-give-a-crap about the stray polish messiness in this photo.  That's right, this is a nail art and excuses blog!

Today's design was inspired by Hethert (Hathor)

I really don't have too much to say because I'm feeling kind of lousy, but I guess Hethert is who I want around when I'm not feeling great.  Fun fact:  I don't have my brushes with me, so I did the heart with the tine of a plastic fork.  That was annoying.

Polishes used:
Towel Boy Toy (China Glaze)
Fuschia (China Glaze)

Thursday, March 15, 2012


So the poor photography will continue for the time being, seeing as I apparently needed to order a new battery charger for my camera.


For Set, I decided to try my hand at water marbling.  Given my limited artistic skills, it felt like the best way to achieve the chaos I was going for.

Twitchy pinkie finger notwithstanding...

I'm not sure if I really achieved what I was going for, but my intention was a confusing swirl of blood, smoke and rust -- arbitrary and temporary.  I'm not good at being profound, so I'll stop making words happen.  Catch you next time!

Polishes used:
Off With Her Red! (OPI)
Gray by Gray (Sally Hansen)
Bronzed to Perfection (OPI)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I normally don't change polish quite this frequently, but the boy and I are going on a day trip to Gettysburg tomorrow, so I thought I'd do a design in honor of the Wepwawet, the Opener of the Ways.

(Apologies for phone camera again, and feel free to laugh at my failed attempts to Photoshop away stray polish on my fingers.)

I used the same shimmery black as I used for the tips yesterday.  I just got it and I love it -- the camera really can't capture the depth of the shimmer.  In this context, it made me think of the sparkly sheen of asphalt.  Maybe the road lines are a little literal, but I'm cheesy like that.

Polishes used:
Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous (OPI)
Lemon Fizz (China Glaze)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wesir (Osiris)

This is a silly blog based on a silly idea, but I figured someone else might find my silliness entertaining.

The idea:  Since I have a disturbingly large (and growing) nail polish collection as well as a love of ancient Egypt, I would start a nail blog that features manicures with an Egyptian deity theme.  I will use both the Egyptian names of the deities as well as the more commonly-known Hellenized names for clarity.  I am not a nail professional, just a nerd who likes painting her nails several times a week as a form of stress relief.

Still with me?  All right.  Apologies for this picture -- I need a new charger for my real camera, so I used my phone.  Additionally, I wasn't planning to take pictures of this at first, so there's some mess around the cuticle from my previous manicure.

This design is inspired by Wesir (Osiris).  I paired a creamy greyish green with a shimmery black.  The picture doesn't really do the green justice -- it really is a lovely, gentle color without being dull or pastel.  Overall, it's kind of a hopeful, regrowth kind of Wesir... very appropriate for this time of year.

Polishes used:
Don't Mess With OPI (OPI)
Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous (OPI)