Monday, February 17, 2014

Mani Monday - Eternal Love

Are you sick of the lovey dove mani's already? I so was not planning on doing another one, and this one may or may not qualify, but I'll let you decide.

I have had this Shany Plate 210 for at least a year now. It has Chinese Characters on it. Since I am not familiar with the Chinese language, I had no clue what any of these characters meant. I did a Google search and compared the symbols on my plate to what I found online. After consulting several websites, I came up with Eternal Love for my design.

Ironically Coco saw my mani and said "Mom do you have Chinese Characters on your nails?" I responded "yeah, can you guess what they say?" I was totally kidding, but she looked and said "I don't know, but it's something about love." Huh? How did she know that?! She said because she looked up the character for love and draws it all time on herself as a tattoo. Aaahhh now I see. LOL. I am still impressed.

Oh and I changed my nail shape! I was going to go with my favorite stiletto shape, but opted to keep the tips square. In person they are so square, but the photo seems to soften the look a bit. I am really digging this look. It's different, but hey I'll either go to the full stiletto or bring them back to nubs, so I'll enjoy them for now. Someone said this shape is called Squaletto. I don't like that name, so we need to think of something better. :)

I chose Ignite and Lethal for this mani. In hindsight, I should have either used Tempest for the stamping or Nevermore for the base coat. Next time. 

On a side note, it's President's Day today. Which typically means amazing deals at stores. (How that happened I'll never know, but I'm not one to argue a great deal!) I love going to the outlet's every year on President's Day weekend and usually make out like a bandit. Not so much this year. I found 2 pairs of jeans from Express for $14 each, which is a great deal for their jeans, but that was really all I found that met the want and need category. But hey, that makes my wallet happy.

This morning my daughters made me wake up early to go to the beach and watch the sun rise. While I would have enjoyed an extra day to try to sleep in, since my goal this weekend was to sleep in one day and I haven't been able to do it. But I am so glad we went. Although now that we are home, they all went back to bed and I am wide awake and about to go to the office to pack orders so their ready for the post office first thing when they re-open tomorrow morning.

If you're off today, I hope you have a great day off and do something relaxing or fun! 


  1. love the new nail shape. i'd call that "tapered square" but i'm no expert.
    love the beach pics even more, tho! ;)

  2. This shape is growing on me! But if you're going to changing it anyway, I'd say you should definitely go back to stellettos! :) xx