Back for another week - wow, they are coming fast. I had originally planned for this week to do a cute manicure of the funny little guys from the animated movie "Despicable Me" - Minions.
But, I didn't feel like cute. Holidays are still hard, and the depression still sets in, though not quite as badly as Thanksgiving and Christmas. I needed something pretty and...girly, hoping that it would help lift my mood (trust me on this - cute and juvenile would have made things worse). So the little twinkie guys had to go, but they are still a possibility somewhere down the line.
While I was out shopping, I always take a walk down the cosmetic aisles - not that I need to, mind you - I just can't help but make a pass through. I wanted to pick up another bottle of the fabulous flakie I used last week, and came across the beauty I have used this week - Magic Attraction. Here is the finished product:
I had to take photos of this before I did the striping on it - check out the bling: Had to take a blurry picture to get the colors flashing off the glitter. Sorry that photos are so washed out - with flash too bright, and without too dark.
So, I used the following - all drugstore brands this week (from left to right in photo):1. Sinful: Starfish / 2. Pure Ice: Superstar! / 3. Sinful: Folly / 4. Studio M: Magic Attraction
I'm pretty happy with the final effect. Lines were free-handed - not too shabby, if I do say so myself. And it did perk me up - mission accomplished. Oh, and had to share this photo - I put this box on the futon next to me, and turned around to pick up a couple of bags of things I wanted to put in the box. When I turned back, this is what I was greeted with:
|AND her name is Maize - she fits in with the letter this week!|
If you are interested in joining, just head on over to her page, click on the ABC Challenge link under her banner, and get the info to e-mail her your request to join. This is a closed group, so you will need to get the OK to be added, but anyone & everyone is welcome. We still have half the alphabet left, so plenty of time to get in.
Please stop and take a look at all the other ladies in the challenge, and enjoy the rest of the week. Only 2 more days till the weekend starts!