Hey Everyone!! Happy Monday to you! I can't believe we are already midway through June. Where does the time go? I had a pretty low key weekend. Pretty much the most I accomplished was a pendant for one of df's volunteers at the kennel and I started two pair of earrings. I will of course post pictures when I have them finished. I am trying to get a good amount of stuff ready to be glued so I can do all the glue work at one time. I had planned on doing a mani yesterday but got lazy and watched movies instead. I really hate when I am forced to watch a movie that has already begun. My brother had Trouble with the Curve on the tv and as much as I tried to ignore it I got sucked in. I missed the beginning which is quite annoying. Good movie but I have a hard time associating Justin Timberlake with a baseball player. We also watched Contagion last night and I told df I never want to leave the house or breathe air in public again now. Those movies always make me paranoid.
Today I have my first jump into the textured polishes. I have a few but haven't tried them yet. I woke up wanting to do lemon nails so I reached for this one.
Milani Yellow Mark from the Texture Creme Collection.
I attempted to stamp a citrus pattern on my nails with both white and a lime green color and it failed. You can see my middle finger is stamped in some of the pictures. It was very much less obvious in person. I decided to break out my ebay fimo wheel of fruit. I used a lemon on my ring finger and a grapefruit on my index finger.
I love the grapefruit and lemon slices. They were cut pretty thin so they didn't catch on everything like I expected them too. I didn't use a top coat and they managed to stay put the entire time I had the mani on so I was impressed. I was also able to take them off and save them for future use. I actually ripped one of the lemons in half by accident but it is still usable as a lemon wedge lol
Yellow Mark is a great bright yellow. I love how vibrant it is and I love the shade.
I can't remember if I did two or three coats for this mani. I think I did two coats.
It is a little strange to apply this polish because it is textured. It gets more textured as it dries but it is still not a smooth polish when you apply it. The application isn't difficult it is just different.
The texture wasn't overly annoying but I was bothered by the edges when I wrapped my tips. I ended up going back and wrapping my tips with clear so that they were smooth. I couldn't stand the ragged edge being scratchy and catching things.
You can see a little bit of the stamping in the picture above. I was hoping the stamping would be more visible in person. I didn't think to try using a bright pink to go with the grapefruit, I might have to try that another time.
I had gotten an email from Menchies Frozen Yogurt place about their new character Mookie the cow the other day. Their spoons all have characters on them and I have one in each one so when I saw the email I HAD to go get the new spoon. I love cows and honestly it was a great excuse to go have some frozen yogurt which I am not supposed to be eating lol I had to take a picture of the spoon lol Yes, I act like I am 5 sometimes.
I really love those fimo slices. It is a simple mani but I love how cute it looked.
I took far too many pictures of this mani.
Ever since a friend of mine showed me a mani with yellow glitter I have been wanting lemon nails. This texture polish is not only an awesome lemony yellow but the texture is reminiscent of the feel of a lemon so I have finally managed to have my lemon nails.
That's all for now :)