Friday, January 17, 2014

Mexican Nails

Hey Everyone!! It is finally Friday which is my friend. I have a throat infection which is not my friend. I will probably make this one short because I really just want to go relax on the couch. Last night I had dinner at a Mexican Restaurant with my PE teacher who now teaches my son PE. Crazy huh? I babysat her kids who are now 21 and 18 and now she is teaching my 15 year old. It is crazy. Since I wanted to be festive for the event I went with a Mexican theme on the nail art.

I used several colors for this mani. All of them were Essie except the black I used for stamping. To start off I used two coats of Marshmallow for the base. I then sponged Shorty Pants, Orange it's Obvious, Shake Your $$ Maker and an unlabeled mini red polish on as background.

I used black polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-H24 from the holiday plate set for the stamping. I stamped the maracas and the chili pepper design and made stamping decals for the sombreros. 

I used Shorty Pants and Orange, it's Obvious to fill in the decals. I actually had green sombreros on my thumb but I didn't get a picture of those.

I thought it was a pretty festive mani but the base was a little darker than I had thought and I wasn't able to use the cactus image so that was a bummer. I will have to use that one another time.

I still have this mani on today since I got home too late to change my mani last night. I still love it. Nice and festive.

I doubt I will be going to Mexico anytime soon but I am going to have to find a reason to do Mexican nails again.

I was surprised I had enough Essie colors to pull this one off. I had taken a blue out as well but it didn't make it's way into the mani.

Ew, I just remembered I am supposed to gargle with salt water. yuck.

That's all for now :)


  1. I love that your mani was themed for your dinner!

    1. lol thanks I wasn't sure if it was cool or dorky that I matched it to our dinner lol


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