Monday, September 28, 2015


My weekend was filled with dogs. I had Razzie from Friday morning until late yesterday afternoon. My friend Laura brought Seven over on Friday night and on Saturday so she could play with her brother. Watching the two of them play for hours is too fun.

It also gives Tinlee a bit of a break from being bothered non-stop, too. I will say, though, that Razzie isn't as pesty as he was before. It's like he grew up all of a sudden. He still has the adorable habit of just randomly climbing halfway onto my lap to kiss me, which I just love. He is just the smoochiest of all the puppies, I think. And he is quite the bed hog. Luckily Kev was gone so it didn't matter so much. He waits for me to get in bed and then makes sure he is slammed up against me for the entire night. He is also kind enough to not wake me up before 8 a.m., unlike Seven who thinks 6:30-7:00 is get-up time when she sleeps over.

Tinlee was oddly sad when Razzie left yesterday. She kept standing by the truck looking sad before they pulled out of the driveway, and she didn't want to come inside after they left. She  just kept looking down the driveway as if they were going to come back. Then she pouted inside for about an hour. I actually felt a little bad for her. Maybe she appreciates him more now that he isn't so pesty with her. Of course, she's also in heat so maybe she just liked the male company, however pointless. LOL

Here's one I did last week. I just took it off last night because I had to do a soak off and reapplication of my nails. They'd been on since the 1st or 2nd. I'd knocked them around Wednesday night while cleaning, so several of them were hanging on by a thread. My right index was hanging on by less than that. I'm lucky Razzie didn't end up with that one as a snack.
China Glaze Fade into Hue, Sinful Colors Mesmerize, Dana10 stamp
This one actually leaned more purple than the picture shows. The base is China Glaze Fade into Hue, and I stamped over that with Sinful Colors Mesmerize. The design is from the Dana10 stamping plate.

After I finished it and took pictures, it was then that I really noticed that I didn't get the design placed very well on that index or ring finger. I don't know that I would have bothered to remove it and try again, but it was annoying to look at. Other than that flaw, I liked this one.

I often wonder how some people always seem to have perfect stamping every time. Are they just that much better than me, or do they re-do stuff and just don't admit it? 

It's just like when I see when somebody says they can do a stamped mani, start to finish, in a half hour. How?? I can't even do two coats of polish, topcoat and cleanup in a half hour. I can easily stamp all ten fingers in 5-10 minutes, but I still have to do my base, topcoat, stamp, topcoat and clean up my cuticles afterwards.

I've been stamping for probably three years now. I guess this is as good as I'm going to get, which makes me super envious of all of those other perfect people.


  1. I can't get them perfect either, as you know... but one of my biggest pet peeves is the good (sometimes great) manis and the person who is showing them complains about them... :( I wish I could do half as good as their worst ones.... or apologizing for "bad" pictures when in reality, no one really notices until it's pointed out to them... Makes me feel that if my mani is not absolutely PERFECT then I had better not even take a picture, because then for SURE it will be a bad picture, too... :(

    1. We are always our own worst critics, though. You know that. At least tell me you can see the blank areas I'm talking about on this one. LOL
      I don't even care if someone comments about something wrong on any of mine. Well, except for things like a person on Pinterest telling me to lay off the self-tanning lotion (which I've never even used) or saying my nails are too long. Shit like that offends me much more than someone hating my mani.

    2. And FYI, I think the ones you've posted look awesome!! Don't you find stamping is getting easier as you go?

  2. I am JUST seeing this... and yes, stamping is getting easier, with a better stamper and finally getting the stamping polish... and I agree totally that we are our own worst critics... but honestly I have to LOOK after you tell me when things aren't right because I NEVER see the flaws that you describe! haha They are all just perfect! <3

    And self tanning lotion... and too long of nails... Ack, what do they know! haha Jealous of you is all! <3

    1. Not perfect, but I love that some people think so. When you stamp, I think yours look perfect, too. Actually, if I think about it, the only thing I tend to notice when wandering Pinterest is if they don't bother with any cleanup.

      And yes, self-tanning lotion. Ridiculous, right? I told that person that I've never used that in my life, and then I told her I thought she was rude. I'll never understand why so many people don't get the "if you don't have anything nice to say" rule.