Tuesday, January 20, 2015


For some reason, I feel craptastic. I don't know if I have a touch of the flu or what. I won't get too graphic with the deets; let's just say homemade pizza goes down and should stay there, not come back up in the midst of eating. 

I'm still feeling a bit shaky 12 hours later, and I'd like it to go away now. I'm not sure if my stomach is going to behave or go crazy like it did last night. I did go right back to eating the pizza last night, and before I went to bed I ate a scotcheroo bar and felt okay. The whole thing is just weird. 

That was a fun read, right? lol

I had seen a gradient mani that was done by heartnat that she did in 2013. It was shared on another nail page, and I thought it was so pretty I decided to do something very similar. So I grabbed a pink and a purple that were like hers, looked through my stamping plates for a floral design, and set about doing it.
Zoya Shelby, Wet n Wild On a Trip, Konad white, MoYou Pro XL 14 stamp gradient
The pink that I used is Zoya Shelby, and my purple is Wet n Wild On a Trip. I used Konad white with my MoYou Pro XL 14 stamp.

I was happy with how it turned out. Then as I was looking at the original that she did, I took a closer look and discovered I had actually ended up using the exact same stamping design. So I guess this one is pretty much an exact copy. Sheesh.

If you haven't ever gone to her blog, you really should. She is amazing. She's one of those nail artists I strive to be like.

In a few months it will be 3 years since I got started with these nail shenanigans. Somebody on Instagram commented that she loved one of my mani's and it happened to be one from 88 weeks ago.

Yikers....it is so bad!! I will say it is nice to see how far I've come since the beginning. 

I'm so tempted to delete the entire first year of pictures, but I guess I'll suck it up and let the crappy ones stay.

Everybody has to start somewhere, I guess.


  1. Replies
    1. I always feel a smidge guilty when I copy someone, but I think I really went over the edge
      this time. lol

  2. BTW, I really hope you stop feeling craptastic soon.

  3. Hope you're feeling better!!! And I love the mani! It's all OKAY to re-create a great looking mani!!!!

  4. I do look at her blog as well. She went MIA for quite a while (I know she was super busy). She does have nice manis,
    And, no don't delete your 1st year pics. It shows your beginning and that's important. It gives me the real idea of what it is like when you begin to do this type of stuff.

    Feel better soon!!