Yes, you read that right...today is my birthday! I am (drumroll please!)...45 today! I'm not as fussed about turning 45 as I thought I'd be. LOL One thing about getting older is you gain perspective on life & learn when to pick your battles & when to let go. I really enjoy hanging out in Twitterland & the things some of my polish pals get their knickers in a twist over just make me chuckle cuz I can remember getting upset over similar things at their age. Trust me when I say that many of these hot emotional issues will seem silly down da road & most will be forgotten no matter how important they seem today.
Life happens! On to da show:
Yep! A hair pic...where are da nails? Hold your horses, I'll get to them. This is my new do. I did some serious bleaching of da old dyed areas as well as root touch ups in my bangs, sides & nape plus I added new aqua over da old aqua that was fading. (I did da aqua the last week of September so I'm not complaining! lol) Tho it doesn't show in da pic, there are random areas of pale coppery apricot where the bleach lightened to a yellow blond rather than the white blond down the length of my hair, but I like da shifting contrast with the bright pink. With the colors of my hair in mind, I picked da following polishes for my birthday nails:
Da Birthday line up: It's a Sally Hansen Chrome fest featuring Bronze Chrome, Carnelian Chrome, Royal Purple Chrome, Pink Sapphire & Aqua Chrome. If you've been here before, you gotta know I love me some SH Chromes!!! They've been off da shelves for 10+ years now, but you can still buy many of them at Cassie Cosmetics on eBay and Amazon. They have an awesome selection of Vintage nail polish, most at below the price they last sold at in stores! Da customer service is fabulous & da shipping is FAST, like 24 hours out da door headed your way kind of fast.
My swatching hand is back! My pinky nubbin has finally grown back enough to not be so shy about posing. Poor baby cracked below the nail line da Sunday before New Year's & broke free 2 weeks later. Starting with my pinky ~ Bronze, ring ~ Carnelian, middle ~ Royal Purple, index ~ Pink Sapphire, & thumb ~ Aqua. While pretty much all chrome/metallic/foil polishes with this satiny finish are a streaky hot mess to deal with...these aren't so much. It's why I love them so! When I do it right I get a nearly air brushed look when the polish dries. Tonight wasn't one of those occasions. lol I've had 3 SU! events in da last 3 weeks & I'm a tired Inky. I did a decent enough job & moved on to da nail art:
Ta Da! Starting with pinky again ~ a double line French tip using Carnelian & Aqua, ring ~ double dots using Royal Purple & Bronze, middle ~ skinny stripes using Carnelian & Pink Sapphire, index ~ a gradient using Pink Sapphire, Royal Purple & Aqua, thumb ~ chevrons using Bronze, Carnelian & Royal Purple. For tools I used my short striper, skinny striper, large & small ball dotting tool.
It's Nicole's ( Young Wild and Polished ) fault I'm now addicted to Kitchen Sink Manicures! I blame her & she'll just have to suck it up, put her big girl panties on & go rule the universe like the Emperess Queen of Polish she is! <3 font="">3>
Thanks for stopping by & check back tonight for a surprise!