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 toyed with making the solid colored nails matte, but just like this post I never got around to doing it. I think it would have made them look more like Easter candies (like Robbins Eggs which are my absolute favorite!)
I started painting the stacked up bunnies and after staring at them too long I was afraid they looked more like cats but then one of the girls at work thought they were those bunny peeps (the marshmallow candies) and I got really excited. I wasn't even going for peeps but it's so Easter!!
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!"
I like the way these nails turned out but they didn't come through in pictures very well. The photo below is a better depiction of the true color of the green.
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.
It's warming up and the snow is melting!
To put an extra pep in my step I used bright, slightly translucent colors in this cute little animals mani.
These were fun and simple to do, and I think they came together really well!
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.
Have a great weekend folks!!
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!
The end of February is upon us! I can't believe that we're already heading into the third month of 2015.
Since we only have a few hours left of this bitter cold month of romance I wanted to show you the valentines I sent out a few weeks back. I have been sending valentine's to friends of mine for the past 3 years and it's so much fun! It's so nice to have an excuse to send a little something special to all the people you love.
Last year I made these awesome garlands, which I don't think I can ever top, so this year I decided to make some heart cookies to send out to everyone. Of course (as usual) I started way to late and got way too ambitious, so no one got their treats until after the 14th, but it's the thought that counts, right?
I also got these old valentines cards from this store Foursided, they have really cute cards and random little gifts.
This was my first time using royal icing, and it's a lot harder than I thought it would be to make them look like those perfect store bought cookies.
We finally ate the last of the left over cookies the other day, so I think it's time to try again right?? Who's up for some Spring themed cookies!!?