Good Morning Polished People!
Today is the beginning of my birthday weekend and I am hoping to go check out Fort Vancouver in Washington State. My husband has Fridays off and he said he’d go with me. It’s supposed to rain but luckily for me- I don’t melt! ;) I have this National Parks Passport (check my twitter for a pic) where you visit the parks, they have special stickers with pictures of the park on them, and then at each visitor center there is a cancellation stamp (just like a real passport) for you to stamp with the date and location. It may sound dorky to you but I LOVE it. :D I had a tiny one and upgraded last year (or the year before? Gosh, I don’t remember.) to a giant one. I drive back to Montana every year to visit my Grandma and on the way we drove through Yellowstone National Park about a billion times when I was young, we even snowmobiled through the entire park (literally through herds of buffalo) one winter. Maybe because I did that a lot as a child/teen/young adult I just really love visiting the national parks. I’ve seen Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt. Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the Redwoods in California, the Oregon Caves and plenty others that are either less well-known or are escaping my memory. It’s fun hiking and checking out the scenic areas and I just like driving through them looking for bears, etc. I mostly spot rocks that APPEAR to be bears, but whatever… it’s still fun. I totally encourage you to check out your nearest national park. This has been a public service announcement ;) Jk.
Anyway, today’s nails reminded me of True Blood. I watched the first and maybe second season of that show and liked it until they started messing with all the characters. I feel like the characters were on a certain path and then all of the sudden they just had them doing things that seemed way out of character. I found myself saying/thinking things like “___ would NEVER do that!!!” and it irritated me to the point that I stopped watching. Regardless of that fun fact, here are my nails today:
True Blood Nails:
- Base coat up.
- Apply ChG Lubu Heels to opacity (2-3 coats).
- Apply one more thick coat of Lubu Heels.
- Immediately apply a thick coat of OPI Big Apple Red to the bottom (cuticle end) half of your nail.
- Quickly use a needle or pin to smear the two colors together.
- Apply your favorite top coat to smooth out the finished product!
Here are some bonus nails that I tried that didn’t turn out as well as I’d imagined. I still liked them though in their own way. They’re very subtle so you’ll need to click to enlarge if you really want to check them out. Here they are:
These nails were done in the same way as above but I used Big Apple Red for the main color and OPI Kennebunk-Port as the 2nd color. I wanted the two reds to contrast a little more, and they were a LITTLE better in real life, but didn’t have quite the punch I wanted from them. So they got replaced with the Lubu Heels/ Big Apple Red nails. Get your business done, nails, or you get deleted!!! ;)
I hope some of you love road trips and national parks as much as I do. I don’t know what it is about them…. it’s just like you’re on vacation, discovering things and you really feel the history… it’s hard to explain but I love it. :) Also- let me know how you like my vampy (har har.. VAMP-y… True Blood… get it???) nails. Till next time, thanks for reading and Happy Polishing !!! :D