How is everyone feeling today? I have been moving at what feels like the pace of a sloth and trying to not feel guilty about taking it easy. We had Thanksgiving dinner just the two of us, but we still made quite a bit of food plus I decided we needed some dessert and baked a vanilla cake with homemade icing using one of the Jenny Can Cooks recipes and it turned out very yummy! I didn’t have time to prepare my Halloween nails so I ended up painting AFTER dinner at midnight. Not ideal, but because I had today off as well, I figured I could afford to stay up and sleep in. I “slept in” until 9am because the guilt of not being all that productive yesterday jolted me awake. Also, as an adult, I find it very hard to sleep in past 9am. Even without an alarm, my body just wants to get up so I look forward to being 80 years old and puttering around at 6am!
As soon as I saw the new Cadillacquer Halloween collection, I stalked Nailstuff.ca until it came out and then placed my order last week! My order literally just arrived on Friday so I was itching to try out the polishes I ordered and I am sure they will all be as fantastic as the one I am wearing today – Crepuscle! Crepuscle refers to that time of darkness when the sun has just set which I think is the perfect name for this jelly polish as it goes from grey-blue when warm to black when cold. The bright yellow gold hex glitter also makes for a great representation of stars in the sky.
The transition phase is always my favourite as you get this natural French manicure if you have long nails! I was going to leave the manicure as is until today when I remembered seeing a technique on Instagram of using a thermal polish to mask a hidden design that was only revealed when the nails were at a certain temperature. Using some graveyard themed nail vinyls from WhatsUp Nails, I painted on some tombstones in black polish on just the tips of my nails. The design is only visible when my hands are warm which is pretty cool! Here is a video of the “reveal” in water if you would like to see it live!
Happy Monday everyone and be sure to check out Renee and Trysh’s blogs for their Halloween Manicures this week!
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