Monday, September 7, 2015

Magical Moving Day Unicorn Nails

 So, this whole moving thing.. It sounds like a really great idea until it's 100 degrees out and you're trying to shove your cat into a crate in the back of your car which is stuffed to overflowing with various computing equipment and house plants. And then at the hotel the cat finds the one tiny hole in the box spring cover and spends half the night bumping around under the mattress whine/growling. And then you get to the new apartment and spend the next week living in a box maze to rival the one in Maze Runner (btw, look at these awesome Maze Runner nails I did here and did you see the next movie is coming out soon?). Moving makes me rambly, I think. It also makes me really bad at blogging. I didn't plan any posts ahead so I took a few weeks off to get resettled and I should be back for good now.

The good news is I'm really enjoying my new job and living in Oregon. It's beautiful here and the weather has been perfect. I'm looking forward to the cooler winter months spent cozied up in my new office with all my nail stuff.

Now, let's talk about these nails. I needed something very magical for moving day and what better than unicorns and pastel gradients? The purple is China Glaze, Plur-ple and the pink and blue from the gradient are UV Meant To Be and Glow With the Flow (all from the Electric Nights collection). It also needed a very special sparkle nail. I used Cosmo from Zoya for this one. I can't say enough how much I love this polish! It's one of the Pixie Dust polishes and I expected it to be gritty, but it's not at all. The texture is subtle, and it packs a ton of sparkle. I did top coat it because I didn't want it snagging on anything while I was packing. One coat of top coat had it completely smooth. I also used stamping plates BM-615 and BM-406 for the unicorn and swirls. I topped off all the non-sparkly nails with China Glaze, Ghoulish Glow for a hidden surprise.

Cosmo is amazing in the sun. I'm definitely going to need a full set of these nails soon.

Surprise! Glow in the dark unicorn! I did the stamping over the glow in the dark polish and you can just see the outline of the unicorn on top. These nails were really fun and helped keep my spirits up though many long and tedious hours of packing and driving.

Here's a rare sight: the saddest unicorn nails ever. It was almost two weeks before I had time to paint again and my nails and cuticles were looking awful... except for Cosmo. That polish wore like iron! It has barely any tip wear in the wake of the utter destruction of the other nails. I'm happy to say I've been thoroughly oiled, mani bombed and polished back into shape. I'm looking forward to getting back into my routine and showing you what I've been up to all these weeks that I haven't been posting regularly.


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