Sunday, May 12, 2013

DRAWING A BLANK MARBLE

Oh Em Gee.....where did everybody go??  I'm losing viewers like crazy!! I was already feeling guilty because I missed posting yesterday; then I look and see that the last few days have been weird. I had 189 views the other day, and only 48 in the last 2 days? Saddy-pants is me. :(

I really do feel guilty for not posting. I know that's redonk, but my personality is rather addictive so once I start something, I kind of pressure myself if I don't do it all the time. I also feel bad if I don't do my nails. I do try to give myself a break, usually on Friday nights simply because I know I'm not going anywhere on Saturday. Then I ponder for two days what I'm going to do next.

Marbles are good on weekends because I have lots of time to fight with them. This one I struggled with at first. I had to go through 4 different greens before I could get one to spread in the water. By the time I figured that out, I had to keep redoing a couple of them. SO frustrating!! I ended up staying up until 5:00 a.m. because of course I started it way too late, and I only finished the left hand. (anybody else detecting a sleeping pattern here?)

I also couldn't decide if I even wanted to do the right hand because I wasn't sure I liked it and knew I wouldn't know until after I showered to get rid of some of the random little stains on my fingers. Got up this morning at 9:30 and decided I would finish it. For whatever reason, the right hand went like a damn breeze. Ugh. You just never know with a water marble. Finicky little effers.

Also yesterday I was playing on Instagram and decided to post that  pic of the Emmy manicure in yesterday's post. I'm pretty tickled because it actually got a like from the New Girl's official Instagram account! While I realize it doesn't mean much in the long run, I was pretty tickled by it. That was my highlight of yesterday. :)

For the life of me, I can't remember what the "pattern" of this marble is called....drawing a complete, blond moment, old age setting in, brain fart. What the hell is it??? Seriously. It's driving me cray-cray so please post a note if you know what it is. lol
Odd color choices for me. I spent a lot of time wandering the interwebs just trying to find some color combos that would be a bit different than I normally do. I do like it enough to keep it until tomorrow night, especially since I aged 10 years while doing it.

I slapped on a quick basecoat of Sinful Colors white. Ya' know, I use it all the time but never look at the name of it. And I'm not getting off my ass to go look right now, either. 

Next up I dropped in Orly Rock-On Red, China Glaze Sky High-Top for the blue, Square Hue's Flower Power for the green and Sinful Colors Tempest for my poiple. 

Right now I'm kind of regretting that I didn't do a tutorial for this one.  Criminy, there's a sentence I never thought I'd write. I'm scaring myself.

Well, I'm off to hunt down my mother because at some point I do need to go over there today and I can't seem to find her. I imagine she's off with my dang sister or brother somewhere. So annoying! She should be sitting home waiting for my call, right? Sheesh.

Happy Mother's Day to those of you with children, either real or fur-covered!!  Hope your day is wonderful!! 

16 comments:

  1. What a cute manicure! Its a great marble design.

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    1. Wow, you are a loyal reader and commenter, Lisa. I really appreciate you!! Thank you!

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  2. My mom had the audacity to run off to the coast with my dad for the weekend. Like, seriously?! Isn't she supposed to like, keep me amused today or something? So I'm hanging around waiting for my DH to get off work so we can go hang with his mom and gma, lol. Your marble is totally gorgeous and I love the offbeat-ness of the red and chartreuse. Lastly... Think nothing of losing viewers over a weekend, particularly this weekend, you know what I mean? So don't feel saddy-pants because we're all experiencing the same fluctuations, relatively speaking :) Best of luck on the mother hunt :D

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    1. I think I may have to adopt you for such a great comment. :)
      Thanks!!

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  3. Diane, this is sensational! As a newbie, you must do a tute on this, otherwise I cannot copy and pretend to be you. I haven't stopped reading you, just didn't comment every time as sometimes I'm weird and don't want to converse, any which way. This really is neat, but I do need the tute. otherwise I may stop reading ... ha ha!

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    1. I honestly wish I had done a tute, and I don't even like doing
      tutorials. I feel awkward. I'm glad you're reading and you
      certainly aren't expected to comment everytime. I'm the same
      way about conversing. I like to be alone, not talking to or
      seeing anybody.

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  4. I don't know what the pattern is called, but "Awesome" and "Amazing" come to my mind. Views go up and down, you can never tell which posts are going to get tons of views. As your photos get seen when doing Google searches, more people will find your blog.

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    1. Thanks, James. I don't think my stuff is showing up on Google at this point.
      Maybe eventually!

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  5. These pinwheels (I shall just call them that) are fantastic! And don't mind about the whole viewers thin - just enjoy the ride. Look at me, first time here on your blog and loving it! :D It's a fantastic mani and I do know what you mean about starting a mani way too late and going to bed at insane hours. BUT you go with the feeling of mission accomplished ;)

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  6. I was going to call them pinwheels but thought maybe I was crazy. lol
    I'm so glad you're here and hope you come back! :)

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  7. Multi coloured Humbug?! I still haven't tried marbling, the one time I set everything up for it only one of my polishes would spread in the water:( Thx for the stamping tip, I'm now sporting a new fave mani that turned out good! http://pinterest.com/pin/173318285632472853/

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    1. Oh, that stamped mani turned out awesome!!! Love it!!

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  8. I would call them pinwheels also...they sure like them! And you 'totes' should have done a tutorial, for the rest of us boneheads to follow!! Love the colors! xo

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    1. Thanks, biotch!! I actually agree that I should have done a tutorial. Oh, well.

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  9. I don't know what they are called, but I like your mani ;)

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