Blue abstract nails

posted on: November 9, 2012

The base: two layers of Depend’s nr. 41 allowed to dry for a few minutes. Then randomly sponged with: Blue My Mind from H&M; Manhunter, a black from H&M which oddly enough looked like a dark green; No Place Like Chrome by Essie, my favourite silver polish; and a tiny bit of the deep red Smolder by Orly. A coat of OPI’s RapiDry top coat to finish.

I’m not quite sure what to call this manicure. The nails without the red look a bit like the Earth seen from afar, don’t you think?

Also, I just wanted to explain a little about why it’s been so quiet here lately. Turns out I’m not only depressed (which isn’t so all-consuming as it used to be, so that’s good), but I’ve also got chronic fatigue syndrome. Work has been a bit crazy, which means I’ve been more tired than usual – but it’s also been fun, so more on that another time. Then yesterday my grandfather died, and I’m now back in my home town for the funeral.

I’ll get back to blogging once things calm down, and in the meantime I know that you won’t abandon me. You’re all very lovely people, after all, and that’s why I still write this blog. See you around, darlings.

  • Rachel

    Those nails are very pretty, i just may try out some sponging techniques this weekend.
    Condolences for the loss of your grandfather. It must be a very tough time for you right now. *hugs*
    And yes, I will hang around!

    • Maria

      Thank you, darling <3 I hope you got to try out the sponging thing; it always amazes me how impressive the result looks, when there’s so little effort involved.

  • Trajena

    My condolences darling. I’ve sent you an email.

    Those nails are very lovely! I don’t know if you watch the Discovery Channel, but watch this:

    It covers my sentiments about this manicure.

    • Maria

      Thank you <3

      And I completely get your thoughts about that movie vs. the manicure, they match up really well.

  • Ida

    My condolences to you and your family.

    I am sorry to hear that you have got chronic fatigue syndrome, I know what it is like, to put it that way… I hope the diagnosis was set by a specialist so it is’t a scapegoat for some other condition like B12 deficiency or borreliosis (heard lots of that recently – unfortunately for those patients who do not receive appropriate treatment).

    I am eager to hear about your work :-)

  • Maja H

    Those nails are stunning, hon <3 Can't wait to visit next weekend!

  • Jyll

    You’re more influential than you might imagine, Maria. For the first time in my life, I’m messing with my nails – as in having more than one colour on each fingernail. (And I’m no spring chick!) :D
    Right now, I have brown-bronze nails on my left hand speckled with light blue, peach and silver. Right hand is a mess – I bought the wrong dark blue (it is too green) as a base colour. But I’m having lots of fun. Let’s see what happens if I mix purple with that dark teal next, heh heh.

    • Maria

      Ooh, those nails sound lovely! I have quite a fondness for light blue and peach (though they are tricky colours for me to actually wear, so I have to use them for illustrations and such instead). I’m so happy you felt inspired, and that you’re having fun with it :D