Friday, October 2, 2015

NOTD: Painting my nails

(Nothing to disclose)


I'm starting a new challenge with the lovely artists in Crumpet's Nail Tarts, and today's theme is 'Hobbies'. I have several hobbies, but the one that seemed the most appropriate for nail art was, well...nail art.

I started with Colors By Llarowe Pirates of Penzance, and put it on all of my nails except for one, which I left nekkid (well, other than basecoat). Then, I did some freehand nail art of a polish bottle brush painting that last nail. My first attempt looked like this:

It came out looking pretty good, but something about it bothered me, and I couldn't put my finger on exactly what it was at first (pun not intended)...And then it hit me--nobody paints their nails from tip to cuticle!! You always brush from cuticle to tip! So, I redid it:

Yes, that's MUCH better, haha! Okay, so maybe I'm being a little picky here, but it does make me happy to have the brush painting in the proper direction. :)

Oh, and can I say how much I'm in love with Pirates of Penzance? It's the absolute true red holo I've been wanting my whole life, and it applies like a perfect dream, easy, smooth, wonderful. I'm sad that Llarowe is downsizing their shop, but extremely happy that they're still making CBL, and can only hope for more amazing beauties like this.

Happy polishing!


  1. Funny nails you got today. Totally fits with the theme. haha

  2. I can totally relate to redoing the nail to get it 'right'! I know it makes for extra time and work, but, when that happens to me, my mind is always at rest when I correct something. I know if I don't, well... there will be that little squiggle in the back of my mind and, sometimes, not even removing the entire mani will make it go away!
    That red holo - wow! I have admired it for some time now. I have several other red holos I have gotten in my search for The One, but then, I see something like this polish and think I missed one! I think there is just something gorgeous about a good red holo.

    1. Yes, yes, yes!! Sometimes I just can't enjoy it if it's not 'right', lol. And yes, I LOVE this holo. So amazing...sigh...

  3. That red is lovely! The nails are fun too.

  4. Such a great idea for the accent nail! Too cute!

  5. Such a great idea for the accent nail! Too cute!

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    1. Thank you! PS, this is my first mani with a nekkid nail, lol!


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