August 2nd, 2014
Happy Saturday and hello August. Where has this summer gone? We have been having absolutely gorgegous weather here in Iowa. We have had the air off and the windows open all week. I could really get used to a humid free summer, knock on wood.
The manicure I am going to share with you today I did early last week; in fact I just took it off yesterday. At first I wasn’t going to share it on this blog because I didn’t love my results. I didn’t love the polish, the stamping or the pictures I took. I realize now that it may have been my current mood. I have gotten a lot of feedback from friends and family that it will just take some time for me to get back into the groove of normal. I realize am still real early in the grieving process. My mind literally races trying to process the flood of all these emotions.
But in the past in this nail diary I share both the good and the bad.
When picking on my color I wanted cheerful and happy. My nails usually depict my mood or a time in my life. But this time I wanted use a color on my nails to life my spirits.
Zoya Binx from the summer 2014 Bubbly collection is a perfect color for happy, even the name sounds happy. Binx is an orchid purple with a gold shimmery finish packed full of holo glitter bits. It is a jelly polish so you will definitely need two or three coats for full coverage. I wore Binx on its own for a day; it is a really lovely color. The next day I added some stamping. I layered a heart image from Pueen buffet plate 55. The colors I used to layer were Sinful Colors dark purple Let’s Talk and China Glaze neon teal Turned up Turquiose. I thought the layering of the stamp would make my nails look abstract and unique. I did like how Binx peeked out in-between the abstract hearts. In the end I did add a matte top coat, I thought this would help me to love my creation but not so much, although it did help the image stand out a little more.
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Stay tuned for the next installment of the diary of a nail polish addict.