Hey Everyone!!! Hope everyone is safe and well. Things look a little crazy out there. I am very happy it is Friday! Would you believe that my nails are almost naked right now? It is crazy. I did a quick clear gel mani so technically they aren't naked but there is no color unless you count a couple pieces of stray glitter that live in my structure gel and maneuvered their way onto a couple of nails without being seen.
I intended on painting them in the car before work but instead I spent a good 20 minutes in the aisle of Target analyzing the difference between a Moleskine notebook and the cheaper brand notebook. I have it in my head that my swatch cards are too bulky and I want to do a swatchbook so I can bring it with me more easily. I just can't bring myself to spend that much on a Moleskine notebook that has some organizational hurdles that I am not sure I can handle. I had finally decided on the cheaper version for $7.49 vs the real deal for $12.00 but by the time I checked out I chickened out and left both behind. Can you tell I am pretty darn indecisive? I won't even get into the battle in my head over swatch sticks that I have been having for the past two weeks. Every so often I have this whole debate about organization and swatching and omg it is crazy.
Just cause I was babbling about it these are my swatch books right now. Yup, both of them, which is why I don't carry them with me when I am out usually and why I bought two polishes yesterday that I already own. That is partially Sinful Colors fault too though because they use trickery and put old polishes in new displays to make you think you are getting new polishes. I had a feeling I had them but decided to buy them anyway which was a dumb move. Ah well I returned them bright and early this morning!
Ok, shall we get to my mani now? This is another blue mani for Autism Awareness month.
China Glaze Hanging in the Balance from their Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection. I used white polish and Mash plate Mash-29 for the stamping. I forgot to take a picture of the plate.
Hanging in the Balance is a gorgeous bright blue creme that applies wonderfully and looks amazing. I love blues and this one is simply gorgeous. Even df liked this mani and he hardly ever comments on my nails unprompted.
I loved the mani before I did the stamping but loved it even more when I put the flowers on there. I don't know what it was about this mani but I kept looking at it and really really loved it.
I even wore it extra days because I liked it so much. It isn't even sparkly and glittery but it is really really pretty.
At first glace I remember not being really interested in the collection but one by one they won me over and most of them ended up coming home with me. There are still a couple that I am deciding on but they will probably end up finding their way home with me eventually too.
That's all for now :)