Beached Nails

While sitting high atop my plastic beach chair, I looked like I was trying to be the queen of this freshly built sandcastle.

Dig this mote.

Diggin’ this entryway.

Especially as I kept admiring my recently painted nails with new polish from the jolly man in the red suit.

Doesn't the ocean make everything look better?

Doesn’t the ocean make everything look better?

My manicure started out with the typical two colors in French mani style…

This is how first ended up

Booooring. So last year.

Not being satisfied, I decided to try my new black Milani nail art (which was new to me but old to everyone else, as it had a clearance sticker on the package).

Three times a charm.

Much more Miami ready mani.

One coat of base, followed by two coats of China Glaze’s Purple Panic Neon (this is a very cool matte color all on its own), and one thick silver coat of OPI’s DS Radiance for the tips. Once dry, I went back and ran a thin strip of black between the pink and silver with Milani’s Black Sketch and finished with one coat of Seche Vite top coat (best ever).

Triple threat.

Triple threat.

My mani dreams were rudely interrupted when some of the kids on the beach asked if I could help complete this sandcastle.

all play

Beautiful sand art meant for me to admire from afar.

I simply held my polished nails up and said, “Jewels, not tools.”

They got the point.


21 thoughts on “Beached Nails

  1. “Jewels not tools” – possibly the best response of 2013 – what are you going to do for the rest of the year?!
    Fab mani!
    xo reversecommuter

  2. elkeeb says:

    Super cute nails..and thanks for the new catch-phrase!

  3. REALLY cool nails! You have a very steady hand, guess you didn’t drink too many mimosas, ha ha. Where are the pics of the C boots? Hubs took me shopping at C today and I got something new, too! I’ll show you mine when you show me yours.

  4. John says:

    Oh man, those kiddies were disappointed! Nice colors. 🙂

  5. Hehe! Jewels not tools! Love it! They are too pretty to ruin!

  6. Jamie says:

    Love the nails. Gives me an idea for a manicure to try out tonight

  7. Love these nails!!! So much!

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