I imagine that eventually I'll go into some more detail about my obsession with polish and how it came to be. But for now, I'm just going to post some pictures I have of some of my manicures that I have done in the past several months. Most of these are from 2011. You may have seen some of these pictures online at the Facebook page for My Simple Little Pleasures. Colette's blog is one of the first polish blogs I started reading and her water marble tutorials on YouTube really helped fuel the obsession I now have with nail polish. Her Facebook page for her blog is one of the few places I ever got up enough nerve to post my designs. The others are mostly Facebook pages as well, such as Zoya's Facebook page, China Glaze's Facebook page and I also have an account in the Nail Art Gallery on the NAILS Magazine web site.
So, pardon my pictures as some of them aren't the greatest quality. I really need to get a new digital camera. I currently have a Sony, which I bought back when my cat was just a kitten and she will be 9 this coming May! For a self-proclaimed gadget geek, it's pretty sad that I haven't bought a new camera in almost a decade. I'm also learning new tricks and experimenting to get better results but most of these pictures are from before I started messing with settings and lighting. Also, pardon my experimentation with my watermark. It seems like a good idea to watermark my pictures but I'm still playing around with how exactly I want it to look. Opinions and tips are welcome! These are posted in the order I did them, starting with my first water marble and then my first attempt at Konad stamping, both of which I did in May 2011.
|Crappy cell phone pic of my first ever water marble.|
|Cell phone macro (special lens attachment) of water marble.|
|Cell phone macro (special lens attachment) |
of my first ever Konad.
|Inspired by Chloe's Nails|
|My take on the candy corn manicure. Done around the|
same time as Colette's, which gave me the confidence
to try the idea as I saw it in my head.
|Inspired by My Nail Graffiti|
Well, there you have it, my first post. This whole thing will be a work in progress. I have some experience with image editing and HTML/web site design so it should be fun to get back into that a little bit. I'm sure I'll eventually try changing colors and settings, add on some tabs and some more links and all the bells and whistles. But for now, I'm satisfied with my initial entry into this brand new world.