Thursday, April 2, 2015


Today it actually is spring. It didn't start out very well because it was rainy, but by the afternoon the sun came out and it was almost 60 degrees at my house. I don't know if the dampness was getting to me or what, but I spent almost the entire day just freezing. I just could not warm up even with the thermostat cranked up to 73. Once the sun started to lower and stream in through my patio door, I finally got warm.

I was hoping this warm day meant even warmer temps throughout the next week, but the ten day forecast has us back to mild winter-type weather. Lamesville. I'm itching to put my hummingbird feeders up, but I'm still about two months too soon. As soon as I get spring fever, I also get hummingbird fever. Let's face it; I just want sunny, 80 degree weather. Every day. I simply should not live here.

Sunday night while we were watching the finale of Walking Dead, I did this mani.
China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener, Sinful Colors Endless Blue, Ali Express AP 20 stamp
I always feel bad when I make Kev pause the tv while I run off to pick nail polishes, so I just went with two that were still sitting out. The base is China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener, and I stamped with Sinful Colors Endless Blue, both of which were used in yesterday's post. The lacy floral design is from the Ali Express AP 20 stamping plate.

I liked the idea of using the blue over the green, but I wish I had used a different blue. If we weren't so involved in the show, I would have gone and grabbed some different ones to try, but I decided to just go with what I started even though I was a bit disappointed that the blue wasn't as bold as I wanted.

It was well-liked enough to actually do both hands and wear it to work, though. My eyes were drawn to it a lot because that green is bright! I might not be doing any kind of actual Easter mani, but I'm sure using a lot of bright spring colors this past week. 

I might have to switch it up soon and do one that's dark and gloomy lest people think I'm perky or something. I don't want anybody getting the wrong idea since we know that is simply not the case.

Perky is definitely not my middle name.


  1. Great mani! Expecially the colours, so spring like ;) I'm the same, once I get cold I need a lot to be warm again... How are these aliexpress plates? Are they any good? I've been meaning to try some, but was always afraid that they are really bad...
    xoxo, Nyx

    1. Thanks, Nyx! I hate when the cold gets into my bones. The two things I hate most in life are rain and being cold.
      I've been very pleased with all of the plates I got from Ali Express. I know sometimes people say they might have a design on a plate that isn't etched well, but I haven't found that to be true with any of mine. Since they are so cheap, I figured it was worth taking a chance and am glad I did.

  2. First of all, love the nails simply put bomb. Secondly, I can totally relate to your weather trails. I was born in Cali but was raised in NY. When I got grown I moved my ass back to LA!