I had to cut my fingernails down to nubbins =( My left hand (the "photogenic" one!!) index fingernail broke in half!! Right smack horizontally in the middle =(( I tried to fix it with Orly Nail Rescue, and the glue/powder is holding, but my nail took on a frankenstein-y look... I tried to file it down to normal shape but didn't want to cause even more damage to the break. Oh well... I'll look like a retard for a week, it's ok.
Finally, I give up on perfection. No matter how much I try to push back my cuticles and moisturize them, and this and that, I will never achieve nail perfection like Marta of ChitChat Nails, Stephanie of Imperfectly Painted, or I guess 99% of bloggers out there. I gotta face the truth: I work with my hands and I wash them A LOT. And use alcohol (the rubbing kind, not the drinking one haha) A LOT. And wear rubber gloves A LOT. All of this not very cuticle friendly. I must be rubbing Burt's Bees on my fingers at least 5 times a day and although my cuticles do look better, they will never be 100% free of dryness and hangnails. So I say to hell with it!! Camera close-ups make everything look a lot uglier anyway! All those damn imperfections that one cannot see with their naked eye!
So I won't be stressing about it anymore. I hope you guys understand and will try to look beyond it!!! Because I have a TON of nail polish swatches still coming!!! Please don't unfollow me!! =))
This is the end of my rant... and on to actual polish =)
For tomorrow's color I chose OPI Thanks a WindMillion, part of the 2012 Holland Collection. It's a dusty minty green with perfect, perfect formula. I almost forgot what a joy it is to apply OPI polishes, especially with their awesome wide brush. It took 2 self-leveling coats to achieve opacity. I love it!!! Reminds me of all the greenery that seems to have appeared on trees overnight! aaah... I love spring!!!
oh, and I gave it a shot at stamping again. Nothing special as usual, but I used China Glaze High Def for this, and the plate # RA-102. The stamp is of a bird, which reminds me of all kinds of birds that I saw on my last vacation in Costa Rica. I collect coffee mugs from wherever I go on vacation, so at the bottom you see a shot with my newest addition!!
Hope you like it:
|see that Frankenstein?? LOL|
|see all that bubbling (from my Seche Vite topcoat, not from the polish) and the blackish speck? They're not visible to the naked eye... stupid macro closeups =)|
Do you have this polish yet? What do you think of it?
Thanks so much for reading!!!