Hey friends! Last night I knew I wanted to paint my nails but I didn't know what colors I wanted to use or what design I wanted to do. I was also grouchy so the more time I spent looking around and thinking about what to do the grumpier I got and the less I even wanted to paint my nails! BOO how stupid is that. So finally I stomped into my office and just started pulling polishes off my racks and slamming them onto my desk. I mean, not literally slamming, but you get the idea. The whole "irritable small child who has too many toys and becomes overwhelmed with them and thus a little angry at them" bit.
Anyway, I ended up with probably 25 polishes on my desk. The only thing I knew was that for the base I wanted to use Essie - Sand Tropez. I almost shelved it in favor of OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? because I figured the OPI would have a better formula (since I feel like most of my light-colored Essies are notoriously streaky and thin) and by that time my mental state was such that if I had to do more than 2 coats of my base color I probably would have lost my shit.
The only thing I had a picture of in my mind was the design on my thumb nail, so I picked up my favorite polish of the bunch (Orly - Beach Cruiser, the hot pink) and started there. Then I just started randomly picking polishes from the collection in front of me and went to town. After the thumb nail I had no real plans, so I just started painting whatever patterns popped into my mind until I was happy with the way each nail looked. I think this "unplanned nail art" game is a lot more fun and turns out a lot nicer when you use a shit ton of different colors. In my humble opinion.
To be totally honest with you guys I could probably list each polish I used just by looking at these pictures even though I don't have them in front of me right now. And by probably I mean definitely. I could definitely do that because I am a really big weirdo. But since I ended up using 15 (I counted) I am not going to do that. HOWEVER, to make up for it, if anyone wants to know any specific color I used just ask and I will be happy to tell you.
And here is my right hand! I made a valiant effort at carrying the patterns over, but since I spent so long on my left hand and also since I love glitter I decided that three nails on my right hand was enough, and that she deserved some sparkliness to make up for that.
Okay, so there you have it! Also, in case anyone was concerned, by the end of this manicure I was in a significantly better mood. My boyfriend Nathan asked me if I felt better and I was all, "Yeah, how'd you know? How're you so smart? How you know me so well?" and he was all, "It's something you love doing, I figured it'd make you feel better." Smart boyfriend.