Fairy Mermaid

Last night I finally had enough down time to do, photograph, and edit my nail pictures. This weekend was swamped between skiing at Keystone, hiking, getting brunch, dinner with parents and traffic. I literally had bare nails all weekend. THE HORROR!

It feels so much better to have some polished paws. Even better than that, it feels good to have a manicure, complete with filing, cuticle cream and moisturizing lotion. Delicious, moisturizing lotion. I'm not sure if I've ever told my bloggers this, but my new favorite lotion is Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion. It's nothing fancy, but a tiny drop of it goes a long way, and it works beautifully with their Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I just put on the cuticle cream first, then top it off with a dot of lotion the size of a pea for my whole hand. Drink it in ladies, your hands will thank you.

Today's another Pirates by OPI manicure, with a little fairy dust sprinkled over it. The teal is Mermaid Tears (OPI) and the flecks come from China Glaze's Fairy Dust. The design is from Red Angel plate 105, and the black used to stamp is Sinful Colors Black on Black.

What I'd really like to do for you guys tomorrow is a bunch of swatches of that Kleancolor set I mentioned here. I got it in the mail, and it's gorgeous!

I've never done swatches though, so I'm unclear about how long it will take and how ambitious you need to be to swatch 9 different polishes for one post. That's my goal though, so hopefully that's what we see in tomorrow's post!


  1. This is so lovely!! A very unique and pretty combination! :D

    Ooh I LOVE the Burt's Bees Mike & Honey lotion! It smells and feels so good. I actually had to throw my bottle out because it lasted so long for me since I use many different lotions. It was a shame! I should get some more, thanks for reminding me! ^-^

  2. Awesome pattern! I really ♥ this combination!

    I'm so glad I finally ordered the Red Angel-plates too!!

  3. I am digging these RA plates aren't you??? I love this design-need to try it!

  4. @Fingers They're my favorites for the price! The only bad part is deciding which to use.


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