Thursday, September 9, 2010

Evelyn Rose

I am back!  I had an amazing time visiting my sister and brother-in-law and my sweet baby niece, Evie!  She is just about the most precious little baby I have ever seen.  I am in love!

Evelyn Rose, 17 Days Old
Here I am holding her, and she is in her "My Auntie Love Me" outfit that I just had to get for her, plus I hat that I knit for her.  What a sweetie!

I miss this baby so much already.
I did find time while I was down there to do some nail play as well (in between loving up on my sweet baby and my sister having to feed her often).  I tried my best to give Christy some pampering, since as sweet as Evie is she is a bit of a handful and induces sleep deprivation.. haha.  So I gave her a manicure and a pedicure.  I will share the toes tomorrow; today we have Evelyn Rose inspired nails!

Outdoors, partial shade, no flash
Christy really wanted to use this new rose patterned Konad I had just recently purchased in honor of Evie.  And she loved this DS color - another new purchase that I hadn't used yet!  I have to say, I loved the DS - the application, the color, the dry time.. it was amazing!  I can't wait to use it on myself soon.  This is OPI DS Reserve, and I believe I used two coats (sorry, I can't quite remember, but that sounds right to me).  The Konad is plate m65, using Nicole by OPI Positive Energy, a really great silver for Konad stamping.  By this point, I have also gotten much better at Konad - I had practiced on one more mani on myself the night before (which I will share with you in a couple of days), and practiced just the right scraping pressure to get pretty results.  I think I have it mostly down now!

Indoors, artificial light, no flash
I also tried to be a bit cleaner, staying away from the cuticles as much as possible.  Still a bit messy, but better - I am getting there!  You might also notice a bit of a darker pink on the pinkie finger - we tried stamping over it but it didn't really work out, so that was the only finger that got tried on.  :)  This was a really sweet manicure, and I really liked the combo of the light pink and the silver.  And I LOVE the DS polish - I may have to get me some more of it.  Very pretty.

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  1. Omg, she is so so cute! Look at her little nose!

    It was nice of you to do your sister's nails. You really gave her a gorgeous mani.
    And I don't know if you've seen this (http://polishorperish.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-get-that-picture-perfect.html) but it should help a little with the neatness thing.

  2. She is pretty adorable, I have to agree! Glad you like the mani - Christy was really happy with it too and I think she had fun being pampered as well!

    That looks like a really helpful site, thanks! I always try to clean up a bit with just cotton rounds, but never thought to use paint brushes. Excellent idea. Thanks so much for pointing it out to me! :)

  3. ....the longest lasting manicure that I had all summer.....it still looks respectable (by my standards!) more than a week later! I give credit to the cute artist and the apparently amazing top-coat...from now on, if I go to get my nails done I will bring my own top coat, because clearly this stuff works better than whatever garbage they were using that made the polish practically vanish after 3 days.....then again, that is to their advantage, right? (they want you to come back and have a polish change!)

    Love you!!