Sorry for the month long hiatus but The Man and I have moved to Protland, OR!!!
It's been a along time coming but after 10 years (11 for The Man) it was finally time to leave the Windy City for a rainy one. We are extremely excited and equally terrified of what this new adventure has in store for us.
What with packing, going away/birthday parties, job searches, a 10 day road trip, and moving into a new apartment there has been no time for blogging, but on the trip I did manage to paint my nails in a very trip appropriate theme…
Do you remember the 90's computer game Oregon Trail? You got in your covered wagon and tried to make it across the country to Oregon while shooting buffalo and watching your travel partners die of dysentery along the way. It was great!
These were so fun to paint, I used to love this game and would always play it in Elementary School.
It's the great Stu Flint's Birthday, you know what to do!
Grab a Frosty Beverage
Find a shady spot and
Do ab-so-lute-ly Nothin'!
Hit it Pop!!
Andrew (aka The Man) (aka the Love of My Life!) turned the big 3-0 on Sunday.
Last week I was feeling pretty uninspired, so I thought I'd just paint my nails a solid color and be on my way.
I chose a translucent pink and after a few days of no-art nails an idea from a few years ago popped in my head. Knives!!
Two years ago for Thanksgiving I painted turkeys on my nails (both cooked and alive) with a little knife on the pinky nail. After posting them to Facebook my friend Dana commented that I should paint all knives and I've been meaning to do it ever since.
Of course I got lazy and never completed the second hand, but I think I might have to take another stab at this design at a later date because I love these! (get it? stab? Ha!)
Ok, I know Easter was a week and a half ago, but we were visiting New York on Easter weekend, and with all the people to see and meals to eat I never got a chance to sit down and post my Easter nails. So we're all just going to have to deal with some belated bunny butts..
I woke up on Saturday morning wanting some fun spring nails and painted these.
But at least these nails are reminding me that warm days are coming, I just have to hold on a little bit longer.
So, just as I said we would in Thursday's post, we went out last weekend. And now that we've done the whole Chicago St. Paddy's Day bar crawl celebration insanity I don't think we'll ever need to do it again. To quote Roger Murtaugh "I'm [getting] too old for this shit!"
For the four fingers I did a quick gradient and then added some gold leaf specks. For the thumbs I was going for a rainbow gradient but not all the colors showed up, and then added little shamrock for some Paddy's day flair.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
To put an extra pep in my step I used bright, slightly translucent colors in this cute little animals mani.
I tried not to put too much thought into the pops of color, I planned ahead a little because I wanted some of the animals to have color spots where their noses are, but for the rest I just picked a polish and plopped a spot.
I really like how the thumbs came out, with the cat and dog together.
Our friends have convinced us to go out for St. Patty's day this year, and I'm terrified. Normally we stay in our house to avoid the drunk people who are falling into the street as early as 9am, it'll be the first time in 5 years that either of us has gone out, so wish us luck!