Thursday, November 21, 2013

Before & After: Ocean Rainstorm


I've been saving this post for our first rainstorm, and we have finally had it. I had a wonderful time curling up in my blanket and reading--well, for a few minutes until it lulled me to sleep, lol.

The reason I was so tired is that I have been doing National Novel Writing Month (see the badge on the sidebar), a challenge for aspiring writers to come together and support each other in writing a novel. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days...and I finished my words yesterday!! I still have more to write to finish the first draft of my novel, but I'm almost there and I'm very proud of having accomplished the words goal!

Anyway, you came here for nails, not writing, lol. For my base for this manicure, I used 365 Days Of Color Vagabond, a neutral crelly with cobalt blue hexes:

365 Days Of Color Vagabond

When I put this polish on, the combination of colors in it reminded me of one of my favorite memories. I was staying at the beach a long time ago on vacation, and they day we got to the beach, the sky suddenly filled with clouds and it started to storm. It was like a great dark blanket had suddenly hung over the sky, and the raindrops made little circles on the surface of the ocean. It was one of the most beautiful sites I've seen, even if it wasn't what you think of a typical beach moment.

To capture that look, I created falling rain over the polish with Orly In The Navy:

The funny thing about this manicure is I did it several months ago (as you can probably tell by the length of the nails), before the waterfall manis got in my mind, I always think of this mani when I see those, and they will always be 'rainfall' manis instead of 'waterfall' manis to me. So if I slip and call them that, you know why. :)

I hope you like it, and I hope you're having a wonderful week. :)

Hugs and love,


  1. I don't like the polish that much, but I love the nailart you've done.

  2. What a lovely memory & nails to match! Me likey!

  3. I love this (not the rain, though);it's really beautiful.
    That was always really interesting to me, how good ideas can pop up independently of each other in different places.. would you still call this a rainfall mani if you'd do it in different colours? :)
    Now I'm all confused, lol, not sure what to call it.

    And congrats on achieving your NaNo goal!! :)

    1. Thank you for the congrats! Honestly, now I'd call it a waterfall mani regardless because that's how it's known now, but my mind tends to have little hiccups now and then, lol. I personally don't think it looks like either rainfall or waterfall when it's in multiple colors, you know what I mean?

    2. You're right; that name seems kinda random now (colourful water? Sure, why not :)), but it is what it is now.. still very pretty. AND - actually something I too can do, lol! (seriously, I'm hopeless with nail art!)

    3. Psh, I don't believe it, not for a second. I think you need to release your inner nail art diva onto the world!! :P <3

  4. This looks gorgeous! I love the 365 days of color polish, the bright blue glitters in the nude color are beautiful :)

    1. Thank you! I agree, I love the contrast in the polish. It wouldn't work nearly as well if the blue wasn't so pretty and didn't stand out so nicely. :)


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