Long time no blog!
I kind of fell off the blogging bandwagon at Christmas when all the week before Christmas planning got too much (and I broke a nail). Then came a holiday, a few birthdays, including mine and our first ever kids party, a new computer, some more bad nail breaks and more recently a few new additions to the family.
The biggest hold up to my blogging was the new computer. I upgrade my computer every few years but this time it's a whole new machine not just an upgrade. We started the build in August and it's still not finished. Installing and registering all my software again has been a pain and I still can't find all my original installation disks/files :( I've now got the computer to the point where I can get photos off the camera and run them through photoshop and lightroom but the photo card reader is sticking half out the front of the computer because when we put it in correctly it loses power and I have 4 hard drives sitting on my desk which wont fit in this machine. One will be swapped with a smaller drive and the other 3 I need to copy across somehow. I already have 5 hard disks installed, about 7.5TB.
So now I have a huge backlog of photos to get off the camera and sort through for blogging. So many beautiful polishes to share!
I think I'll start with 2 manis per post until I catch up, a current manicure and one from the backlog.
This month I'm going to be painting my nails blue for Autism Awareness Month.
For the 1st of April I wore this.
Nail Pattern Boldness - Bigger on the Inside with an accent nail of Loki's Lacquer - Allons-y. I thought they worked well together both in appearance and for the names/Doctor Who theme.
Allons-y is a brighter blue and it's jam packed with glitter in blue, brown, black and gold holo. The glitter is dense enough it can been worn without underwear but I layered it over Bigger on the Inside to get a darker blue edge. It's absolutely gorgeous and has an almost foil like shine.
Llarowe and Loki's Lacquer is available from Etsy but is currently closed for a short while. If you want to catch the store when they reopen you can follow on facebook for updates.
If you'd like to join in and paint your nails blue for Autism Awareness check out the Facebook 'Paint It Blue' group here or upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #bluenailsforautism
Last weekend I wore this for Easter.
Eggcentric Bunny from 365 Days of Color with an accent nail of British Paints Splice of Life.
www.365daysofcolorpolishes.com Easter Mystery Bags. I was lucky enough to get both of the special polishes in my bag as well as some amazingly scented cuticle oil and cuticle balm. The oil scent I got is Easter Garden and it reminds me a lot of Demeter Wet Garden. I love the little rolly applicator and the oil soaks right in.
Oh and those new additions to the family I mentioned... here are my new boys, Spock (black and damn hard to photograph) and Data (ginger). Both RSPCA rescues.