Hi there lovey! I hope your world is treating you right today.
Can I take you with me to the beach today?
I did these nails a few weeks ago. I wanted to do them again and photograph them at the beach, so if you are up for it, lets go!
It was 100 degrees at my house, but 73 at the coast. I love the beach. I can't seem to express it enough, in words or on my nails.
This was my first trip to the beach where I got my toes in the sand here at our new home in Sonoma county. The sand is so soooooft and warm today! This is the softest sand I have ever felt! It is delightful to our toes!
I cannot get enough of staring at the waves! I read in the paper that whales are now being sighted two miles from here off the coast. I am longing to see a whale! This is another dream which I will try to make come true soon.
Dream it! Do it! is my motto now!
I am glad you are here at the beach today with me so I can show you this manicure- Again! I am so happy about such a small thing!
This is my formula for happiness = find joy in small things every day!
Thanks for coming with me. You have made me happier than you know!
I used some awesome polishes for this one! I used a slightly different mixture for this wave action. This fits my theme, because as you know, the beach is different every single day.
I used Sally Girl coconut scented mini for the background. My fingernails smell like coconut suntan lotion. All day! Even the next day! Great formula, good dry time, shiny finish with three coats for full coverage.
I used LA Colors in Treasure Island and another LA Colors jelly-like color in medium teal cream. Treasure Island is amazeballs, blue and teal glitter. It is shown swatched over Jordana Boy Oh Boy in the previous sets of waves linked here.
OPI Happy Anniversary replaced Kleancolor Metallic White for the foam and spray this time. This worked great, the smaller particles of glass fleck were better to work with for the fine detail. I have yet to swatch Happy Anniversary by itself, and haven't worn it for two+ years. I will save that for my anniversary next year. I also used a teal striper for shading the waves.
I used the brushes from the bottles only.
More non polish pics follow, for those that are interested in exploring a bit more around here.
Walking down to the beach, it does not look dangerous. But it is.
The Hawaiians say never to turn your back on the ocean. A big wave can suddenly come up and carry you away!
This is my nail polish enabler, nailtiger! Aka my husband, xarmy.
What a great smile he has!
I care about sports because of him.
His favorite baseball team, the Oakland A's are in the playoffs as of today!
Go A's!! They are showing what it means to be a team and pull together in adversity this year.
If they won, it would be very exciting indeed to us both.
Surfers are here too, enjoying the fantastic weather! I love watching them, do you? My next camera needs much better zoom!
I captured some of the fall colors for you on the way to the beach.
People call these tall yellow trees "liquid amber". Our neighbor has some and they were so brilliant last year.
Those vineyards on the hill are yellowing.
Street light colors, green red and yellow.
I liked the purple flowered tree.
I want to visit there again soon.
Thank you for joining me.
I want to welcome and thank all my new and old members, including the awesome members of the worldwide facebook group The Beauty Blogazons who have welcomed me to the group and visited and joined me here. The more I know about you the more I am loving this group. Thank you to each of you who took a moment of your time to welcome me.
You didn't have to say hi,
but you did,
but you did,
but you did,
and I thank you.
(Does anyone else remember the ZZ Top song with those lyrics?)
Yes, I am silly.
I am very happy indeed to meet each of you lovely and wonderful people, whom I am excited to learn more about and from! Thank you.
Hugs and flowers to you the whole day through