Friday, August 12, 2011

Vacation Nails-Part Four!

It's hard to believe I've been back to work almost two weeks and am still posting pix from my vacation! Here's another mani inspired by some nature related shots when I was away.

Here's mani in progress: Started with skittles. Colours starting from thumb and clockwise are Essie Splash of Grenadine, OPI Osaka-To-Me-Orange, China Glaze Entourage, OPI DC Cherry Blossom and Essie Shelter Island. All two coats.

Then stamped to match the pix below from my holidays as my inspiration. Image plates used were fauxnad's T39, T41, T44, T20, H30 and B03 with a variety of Konad special polishes.

Lastly added a few dots using the colours of the mani (blue is Essie Shelter Island and the orange is OPI Osaka-To-Me-Orange) and white (used Konad special white for dots).

The two nails I liked the most were the thumb and index...I think I may do another mani with just the images and colours from these two nails....another mani, another day! I think the purple and orange are kinda cool together!

These are the pix that inspired the mani:

I just realized when I posted these pix that the above pix has a bee on the flower on the left. Never noticed it before now or my skittles may have included yellow with bees!

We spent a few evenings fishing off the dock...if the mosquitoes weren't too bad, that is. This was one of the fish caught...and later released.

As we were fishing, some ducks swam right up to the dock! We decided to feed them our worms, which put an end to our fishing that night!

One night when I was scanning the waters edge to take pix of fish by the shoreline, all of a sudden this massive thing was seen in the water. You would have thought I seen Jaws as it seemed so huge and out of place and I was all excited about literally was a foot from the shoreline and then went right under the dock where I was standing. It turned out to be a beaver...a little bit down the river, it finally surfaced.

Blue jay at the feeder at the cottage. The birds and chipmunks were entertaining to watch as we relaxed on the deck when we weren't out sight seeing or shopping.

I hope I'm not boring you terribly with my vacation pix! I can fully understand what was interesting for me may not appeal to everyone...especially when there's nothing too exciting in these pix!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Ahh nice pics! Reminds of my cottage. Also nice catch with the fish!!
    Love the purple and orange combination!

  2. Super fun mani! So great that you included all the photos you did--I love to "peek behind the curtain" like that. :)

  3. love the base colours so pretty :)

    shel xx

  4. I love this one, and I agree with you - your thumb and index fingers are my favorites. It looks like you had a lovely vacation.

  5. Amazing -- the nails AND the vacation (so jealous)! The color combos and dots all work so well together, yay happy fingernails :)

  6. Loving your nails! Your IP collection is just incredible! If you've got time, drop by my blog, you have some awards waiting!

  7. Wow... this place looks beautiful. I really want to explore Canadian nature, I think it will feel like a home away from home.


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