Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pretty, Pretty Princess Nails

I made this mani for Trincess's giveaway, but I decided I could make something even more girly for that.  This looks more Princess-like to me :)

I started with two coats of Zoya Jolene (which is my current favorite pink), then used Kiss Nail Art stickers and rhinestones to make the flower design.  Then I used two different glitters - China Glaze Fairy Dust and NYC glitter - to create a gradient (which didn't photograph too well, but looks pretty cool IRL!)

Speaking of Pretty, Pretty Princess - anyone remember that game?  You put on pieces of jewelry as you moved around the game board?  My sister used to LOVE that game when we were little littles.

On a totally unrelated note, I submitted my MA thesis yesterday and had a really, really awesome day doing almost nothing (at least nothing that involved my brain).  It was great!  I went biking with my mom, did a little gardening, worked out, watched Biggest Loser (goodbye Sam, you were my favorite!), and sat at my kitchen table and stared out the window and totally spaced out for about thirty minutes.  It was really, really nice - and it was really, really needed.  It is amazing how much better I feel after just having one day to totally unwind.  Seriously, if you're feeling stressed, find a way to take a day to just do nothing.  Try not to worry about any upcoming obligations, don't think about work or school or deadlines, turn off your cell, and just chill out.  It is so rejuvenating.

Have an AWESOME day everyone!!!


jaljen said...

I'd definitely award you a prize for that mani. Lovely.

L said...

Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on turning in your thesis! You must be so relieved. Also, DUDE. I totally remember Pretty, Pretty Princess. Awesome.

Stiletto said...

Congrats on the Thesis being done!
Those nails are too cute for words!

Ayuu said...

I love it, it's soooo cute !
I really love that pink shade :)

Anne-Marie said...

Congratulations again :) Doing nothing really is awesome. Also, I miss the game Pretty Pretty Princess. That was my childhood version of doing nothing, pretty sure.

Phuong said...

looks pretty!!

Rebecca said...

Well done on submitting your MA. I quit my MA because I couldn't hack it alongside working full time and I really admire people that manage it!

I love this mani!

I also love lazing around to refresh myself. It's the best!

Brooke said...

awww, thanks jaljen!!

Thanks L!

Stephanie - YES!! Glad someone else knows PPP :) and thanks so much for the congrats - I LITERALLY breathed a sigh of relief when I submitted it :)

Thanks so much Stiletto - for the congrats and the nails! :)

Thank you Ayuu :D

Brooke said...

Thanks Anne-Marie :D And I TOTALLY agree - what an awesome connection. PPP was the child's version of my Wednesday! haha. (Nail polish is another nice, mindless grownup activity :) lol)

Thanks Phuong!!

Thank you Rebecca! I can't imagine working full-time and doing a MA. That sounds IMPOSSIBLE. I work about 25 hrs a week and I'm seriously struggling. Full-time would be HARD. I congratulate you for trying though!!

Mel said...

Love the polish, congrats on submitting the paper!!!

Tracy said...

How cute! I'm envious, I'd love nails like that!

Brooke said...

Thanks so much Mel!!!! :D yay!!!

Aww, thanks Tracy :) Glad you like the mani! oh, and the nails are fake - I wish my real nails looked like that too! haha

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