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I’m starting to feel like a broken record, but can you believe it’s time for another Paint All The Nails monthly prompt?! The months are starting to fly by us – 2016 is already half-way done – and the August prompt is Paint All The Nails presents Color Block. For this manicure, I wanted to do an old-school nail art motif in a fun new way. I remember doing a diagonal color-block like this with tape when I was just starting out with nail art and I was so proud of it. I’ve recreated it here, with some stamping, a variety of different metallic finishes, and a matte top coat. Let’s take a look…
I don’t diet. I know myself and know my body, and the second that I start depriving myself, I want to rebel against every rule I have set. I did a 12-day detox once that ended by lunchtime on day six; Bob caught me eating a peanut butter sandwich which broke the no gluten and no processed food rules! To combat this rebellious streak, I have started implanting a few simple changes in my diet and just thinking more about what I’m giving my body – and I’m starting to see changes!
Like I said in my nail art post last week, even though the fall vibes are starting to creep closer, it is definitely still summertime. I wanted to do another manicure to reflect that, and when I saw this manicure on Manicurator, I knew I had to recreate it – with my own twist! I absolutely adore the OPI Retro Summer Collection, so they are the stars of the show here.
If you’ve been to casualcontrast.com more than once or follow me on any social media outlet, then you are probably aware that my rescue dog, Bob, is the center of the universe around here. My husband and I adopted him from a local rescue, Second Chance for Animals, in January 2014 and our lives have never been the same since. I’ve written about Bob’s rescue story before, but I’ll hit the high points again.
Bob was picked up as a stray by the Stark County Dog Warden on February 8, 2013 and given the name Roy. On March 15, 2013, Second Chance for Animals pulled him from the Dog Warden and placed him in foster care. He was there until January 11, 2014 when he came to live with us. We were told that he had “selective hearing” and wasn’t good on a leash. He hadn’t had a lot of exposure while in foster care because he was too wild at events and I think he was even adopted out once and then returned. But, his foster family had loved him and called him Bobby.