Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sad, sad couple of weeks

I normally try not to be a downer here, but I have had an awful couple of weeks, and have to spend some time away. I went on vacation three weeks ago, and planned to be away from the blog during that, but upon arriving home, a series of events occurred that made it impossible for me to even want to think about nail art.

A few days before we came back, my husband's step-father was taken to the hospital because he felt ill (he had cancer, so this happens occasionally). Three days later, my mother-in-law was involved in a terrible car accident where she was injured pretty badly and had to be life-flighted to our local trauma center. We spent the last week and a half traveling back and forth between our home, work, and the two hospitals, and trying to make sure that their three kids, 13,15, and 20, were alright. The twenty-year-old can take care of herself, but with all the strain that this was putting on her, we worried about the level of stress she was under. She is probably the most level-headed, strongest, most amazing twenty-year-old I know.

Last Saturday, my father-in-law was taken to Hospice. On Tuesday, we lost him after a sixteen-year battle with cancer. It has been a very difficult few weeks dealing with so much stress and then such a terrible loss on top of it all. I will be away for a little bit longer, but I do plan to come back. Until then, I hope you all stay safe, healthy, and happy.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Delicate Nail Art

Hello from beautiful, sunny California! I am on my second vacation in just over a month, and I'll admit, it feels a bit abnormal. Good, but abnormal. For those of you that are wondering, no, I have not experienced a financial windfall, unfortunately. I just have a lot going on lately! Anyhow, I am still trying to catch up on blogging, while struggling with my multitude of papers for my last class. Vacation is a good time to do that since I don't have work thrown in the mix.

I did these pretty lace-inspired nails a couple weeks ago, and received lots of compliments for them.I started off with a new-ish polish from essie called the more the merrier. My aunt gave  this to me because she bought the collection and didn't think she would ever wear this color. Thanks, Auntie Laura!

I used essie where's my chauffeur and Fresh Paint Dragon Lady, which is one of several polishes that I picked up from Five Below a while back, to paint the lines and detail near my cuticle. I just used a thin detail brush for that part, and then topped it off with some Seche Vite.

I'll have another post for you soon - I have vacation nails to show you! Have a great day! I'll be back in cold, gray Ohio in a few more days!