A bit about me! Yay! I'm 53, married with 2 grown daughters and 3 grandkids. I'm sure I'll mention more about them as I go forward with this new venture. I work full-time as a legal secretary and live in a very small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Exciting so far, right?
For as long as I can remember, I've had a fascination with long, gorgeous nails. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with whatever gene that is that provides them. My natural nails are crap, and that's putting it mildly. For years I did the store-bought full glue on nails. I went to salons and got gels for a bit. My last salon did fiberglass nails, which I really liked. So when I went, I checked out what products were being used and watched intently to see how they were done. Once I felt confident, I went on my beloved eBay and found all of her professional products and learned to do them myself. These I did with much success for quite a few years. I never, ever polished my nails. They were just french white. Always. I didn't really own any nail polish, but I had one random Essie that I had won, "Carry On", and for some odd reason last April I decided I would try it. In my head I had decided long ago that I couldn't wear dark polish. I threw that polish on and after staring at it for a day, I actually kind of loved it! Then oddly enough, out of the blue my daughter called that same night and said I just "had" to get the China Glaze Hunger Games collection. What? Me? Buy nail polish?? What a strange concept! I had bought all 12 before the end of the night and waited impatiently for them to arrive from Sally Beauty.
I will finish this little story in my next post. This story is wayyyy too long to put as my very first entry. In the meantime, I will post one of my most recent water marbles, a little pastel I did for spring, which we are still waiting for up here in the U.P.
For this I used OPI My Vampire is Buff (best neutral EVA) along with Orly Gumdrop, Barielle Peach Popsicle, CG Pink-Ie Promise, QRS Cruiser, SC Candy Coated. I love how this one turned out. The marble is a bit more subtle.
And that's that! My first entry. I hope you'll wander back over here to see what's next!