Before I get into the manicure above, can I share a story? Today I woke up at 6:30 AM, got ready for work. I mean it was one of those days that everything came together, I had time to do my makeup (no train makeup!), put together an outfit, I even accessorized! I left with plenty of time, and right when I got to the train station, I thought "let me see whom I'm working with today". I pull up my schedule on my phone and... I didn't have to be at work until 1PM!!! What... the.. fuck... I was so convinced I had to be at work in the morning, I never bothered to check my schedule. I turned around and walked back home. Although it could've been worse, I could've actually taken the train into the city and found out. So lesson of the day: Check your schedule the night before.
Now onto the nails! I was inspired by one of my favorite songs, "Blue Monday" by New Order ( I also love the cover version by Orgy - oh let the search results begin!). I hadn't done a gradient mani in a while, and I usually don't do blue (I have no idea why). My pick for my sponge gradient - Essie Sweet Talker, a powder blue with a barely there teal shimmer and Chine Glaze Ride the Waves, a bright blue jelly.
I used 2 coats of Sweet Talker, let them dry and then sponged on Ride the Waves using a foam eyeshadow applicator. I like using these applicators because 1. I can buy a bag of them for pretty cheap 2. most palettes come with them and they're useless for eyeshadow and 3. it's less messy, therefore quicker clean-up. I sealed with some top coat and BAM, I was done.
Also pictured here is my latest jewelry obsession: above the knuckle rings. I can't help it, I love 'em. I have tiny hands and (I think) stumpy fingers. I love how these rings make my hands look more delicate. What do you think about these type of rings?
Have a HAPPY MONDAY (or as happy as Monday can be)! I'm glad to be back, I've missed blogging, especially interacting with all of you!
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