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Thanksgiving 2014 Mani

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hi guys! I'm back! I've been gone all week because I got sick. First I injured my right wrist, then the next day I came down with a fever and severe joint pain. As the days went on I also developed swelling in my fingers and feet plus intense muscles spasms. That was followed by an all over itchy, red, rash. At first I thought it was the flu, but as new symptoms kept appearing it became clear that I had chikungunya, which is a mosquito transmitted tropical virus that's causing an epidemic in Puerto Rico at the moment. I didn't go to the Dr, because my husband got it a few months earlier and had the exact same symptoms. There's nothing you can do about it expect treat the symptoms and wait for it to pass.

The worst thing about this virus is the joint pain and in my case, the swelling. It's very debilitating and you're basically stuck in bed all day. Now as a mom, that sounds like heaven, except it wasn't since I was in a lot of pain and with chills from the fever. Today is the first day that the swelling and pain in my hands is low enough for me to sit on the computer and type so I wanted to share the quick mani I did yesterday for Thanksgiving. There's more after the break!

Blue and Purple Gradient Nail Art

Sunday, November 16, 2014
OPI Get Your Number

Hi guys! Today I have some simple yet stunning (in my opinion) gradient nail art with a chevron accent. For this mani I used OPI Liquid Sand colors from the Mariah Carey collection, the blue is Get Your Number and the purple is Can't Let Go. I created the chevrons with nail vinyls from Glam My Mani that where sent to me for review. I have more pics including some macros/close-ups and a picture tutorial after the break!

Winter Wishes Stamping and Review

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hi guys! Today I have the last polish from Paint Shop Polish to show you. The sun finally came out and I was able to grab some good shots. This is Winter Wishes, a dark sorta silvery blue with a slight purple-ness to it, I'd accurately describe it as a dark periwinkle with scattered holographic shimmer. I've got more swatches and some winter stamping I did with Winter Wishes as my base after the break!

African Tulip Fall Floral Nail Art

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hi guys! Today I have another installment in the Colors of My Island series, where I pick something that I love about my island home of Puerto Rico and either do some nail art or feature a nail polish color that inspired me. Going with a fall floral theme, I choose to do African Tulip flowers. I have more pictures after the break!

Half Moon Glitter Nail Art

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hi guys! Today I have some half moon glitter nails that I created using french tip nail vinyls from Glam My Mani; with Pretty & Polished Life is a Bowl of Cranberries, Essie Wicked, and Noodles Nail Polish Autumn Berry. Life is a Bowl of Cranberries is a red-purple duochrome so there's lots of pics after the break!

Winter Wishes Stamping and Review

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hi guys! For today's Simple Swatch Saturday I have swatches and a review of part of Paint Shop Polish's new Winter 2014 collection. I have two of the new glitters Stuff My Stocking and Snow Mouse 2.0. I owe you a third polish, a very pretty blue, scattered holo called Winter Wishes because it's been cloudy and rainy all week so I couldn't capture it well on camera. I will hopefully have swatches and nail art with that one next week. Read on after the break for more pictures and the review!

Neon Holographic Stamping

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hi guys, lately I've been feeling...well to be honest, somewhat depressed. I hate being a Debbie Downer so I won't bring you all down with details but it's definitely impacted my blogging and nail art lately. One thing that's been happening is that I haven't had as much time to post. This whole nail art and blogging thing is a form of therapy for me, so when I can't do it as often as I'd like, I get upset. And when I get upset, I like sparkly, rainbowy, colorful nails to cheer me up, even if it's just for a moment. Since I've always seen nail art as therapy, I like to use the colors not necessarily to express my mood, but to alter it when I'm upset. So without further ado, I bring you some bright neon, holographic, stamped nails!

More pics, plus a small how to, after the break!

6 Month Blogversary & Breaking the Biting Habit Update

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hi guys! It's my 6 month blogversary! I know that's not really a milestone people celebrate but I'm still excited for it. I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like the past two weeks due to different life issues and it makes me sad. I do try to keep updating on my Instagram so make sure you're following me there since it's the easiest way to keep up with me, especially when my schedule gets real busy. To celebrate my 6 months of blogging I have a Breaking the Biting Habit update, since that is the whole point of this blog in the 1st place. The picture above shows some of the progress through the months, since June last year, to May this year when I started the blog, to this morning. There's tons more after the break!

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