Halloween Zombies 2017

There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.

Happy Halloween! I wanted a fun goofy concept and was drawing a blank, it’s usually the only time of year I attempt hand drawn nailart. When I saw these nail plates on Whatsupnails, it gave ideas and this is it…..more or less.

Polishes used for gradient Pure Ice Shore Bet (base) Zoya Pippa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed, Pure Ice Rumors, Essie Stylenomics, Essie Kimono-over, Anise Sea Gypsy.

Stamped With Lina Spooklicious 01 plate & Whats Up Nail A012 plate using polishes China Glaze Best Ponies Forever & OPI Silver Canvas.

I mattified it OPI Matte Top Coat

Thanks for Reading!

-Kerri

 

 

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Halloween Stripes 2016

Hello Everyone! Yup i’m aware of the date in the title, I did this last year, I didn’t think it was much of a nailart so I didn’t post but meh let’s just call it minimalist art.

Polishes used Zoya Raven & Purity, and water decals and The Nightmare Before Christmas rhinestones are from ebay.

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

Happy Independence Day 2017

Hello Everyone! This post is long overdue, but what else is new. This was the nail art I did, I wasn’t satisfied with my hand writing from my previous nailart, so I ordered a Uber Chic Alphabet and Number nail plates. Now doesn’t this look better?

Polishes used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lemon Zest, Going Green, Heritage Red, Black On Black & A-England Excalibur Renaissance. Stamped with Uber Chic Alphabet 01 & Numbers 01

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

 

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica 2017!

Hello Everyone! Happy Emancipation Day! Whenever this time of year rolls around and i’m homesick to the extreme, and since this and Independence day fall within the same week so it’s normally a week long celebration. So i’m celebrating my way with nail art of course. See previous years mani for a mini history lesson.

Polishes used Zoya Pippa, Wyatt, Willa & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green, stamped with Plate BM-H14 using Zoya Goldie and coconut trees from plate Konad M29.

Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

 

Updates…… and Stuff

Well…..

That’s probably the last time I posted anything here lol. Sooo hello, how’ve ya’ll been? Well life got interesting the last year and a half, there’s been ups and downs and Jesus take the wheel days but everyone has survived and came out better on the other side.

But even before then I had been slowing down with posting not because I no longer loved doing my  nails but I lacked the time, the motivation and the energy (more on this one). It started feeling like work and I started this blog to be a fun hobby.

Last year my mom had an ongoing problem and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and she needed surgery and radiation therapy, there was never any doubt I was going to be there for her whichever way I could help. She’s a tough cookie but this was hard on her and for me hard to watch, I felt helpless. The good news is she is now cancer free WOOHOO!!!

Before my moms diagnosis I had found myself being tired all the time, I just told myself I need more sleep, the problem with that was I could sleep for sixteen hours, wake up and still be tired. Let me see if I can break down seven months into two paragraphs, here goes. Mom got sick and I focused on helping her, still tired but pushed it aside and kept going. Mom’s on the way to getting better and I can barely function (hid it from her she had enough to worry about), go to the doctor, did labs, results say i’m fine. Definitely didn’t feel fine, was convinced my body was trying to eject my animus.

Things got worse i’m more exhausted, I can barely walk, my body hurts, i’m falling asleep everywhere, started losing hair, menses gone nuts, blood count low, heart rate too high, doctor says no strenuous activity it’ll put too much stress on my heart and no flying (I had to fly to a conference the next month that was already paid for….just great.) Start eating iron tabs like candy, went for more extensive lab work. Flew to the conference (with restrictions and instructions from my doctor) Got a recommendation to see an endocrinologist, more labs and ultrasound, got a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Disease or Autoimmune Thyroiditis, who knew a little thing controlled so much of your bodies function. I’m medication and learning how to stay on the better side of fine, it’s a balancing act, i’m getting there.

So i’m back, there is no weekly schedule, I just want this to be fun for me again and hopefully fun for you too.

Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

 

Halloween Pumpkin Forest 2016

Hello  Everyone! Happy Halloween! This is the only time of year I attempt to hand draw my nail art concept. I Sponged on several layers of blue, gray and green as a base, but it looked a little one dimensional and nature never is. So I added a yellow and a darker green to give it some life, I also used polishes with shimmer to simulate moonlight.

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Polishes used Zoya Carey (base), Zoya Talia, Harley, Daisy, Tracie & England Dragon (Gradient). Zoya Willa, Kelly, Darcy, Arizona & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Going Green. (Landscape drawings)

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Thanks for reading!

-Kerri

 

Purple Royalty Watermarble

Hello Everyone! Purple is the color of royalty or do they say. I needed a fast watermarble so used a container that I could easily dip five fingers in and not get a mess.

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Polishes used for watermarble OPI Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!, Planks A Lot, Eiffel For This Color. OPI My Private Jet for accent nail and rhinestones from eBay.

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Thanks For Reading!

– Kerri

 

Happy Independence Day Jamaica! 2016

Hello Everyone! This was a mani I did for Jam Dung AKA Jamaica Independence Day, Inspired by the Bob Marley classic One Love, and more than ever I think we all need unity.

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Gradient using Sally Hansen White On (base), OPI I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana, Green-Wich Village. Stamp on Pueen 37 using Sally Hansen Blackout and Heritage Red.

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Flag: Sally Hansen Lemon Zest, Going Green, Black Out.
Thumb and Pinky, base color Sally Hansen Going Green, stamped on Pueen 35 with White On.

 

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Thanks For Reading!

– Kerri

“ONE LOVE, ONE HEART, LETS GET TOGETHER AND FEEL ALRIGHT”.

Happy Emancipation Day Jamaica!

Hello Everyone, While i’m not in Jamaica to celebrate but I find i’m appreciating freedom lately and what it means to be truly free. August 1, 1834 marked a special day for Africans in British colonies it was the day they received freedom from slavery.

So to start out the week long celebration with a Jamaican flag inspired ribbon like watermarble.

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Polishes used for watermarble using Sally Hansen Lemon Zest (base),Mellow Yellow, Going Green, Black Out. Stamped on Pueen plate with White On.

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Thanks for reading!

– Kerri

In Jamaica, the Emancipation Declaration was read from the steps of the Old Kings House in Spanish Town, St Catherine, the country’s capital at the time.
The bill for the abolition of slavery in the British colonies received the royal assent on August 28,1838. It stated:

Be it enacted, that all and every one of the persons who on the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, shall be holden in slavery within such British colony as aforesaid, shall, upon and from and after the said first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, become and be to all intents and purposes free and discharged from all manner of slavery, and shall be absolutely and forever manumitted.
The passage of this bill in the British Parliament in England enabled approximately 311,000 enslaved Africans in Jamaica and hundreds of thousands more across the colonies the freedom for which many of their predecessors had fought and died. However, the Africans did not receive full freedom until four years later, as all slaves over six years old were subjected to a mandatory six-year period of apprenticeship. The ex-slaves would work – without pay – for their former masters for three-quarters of the week (40 hours), in exchange for lodging, food, clothing. medical attendance and grounds on which they could grow their own provisions. They could also, if they chose, hire themselves out for additional wages during the remaining quarter of the week. With this money, an ex-slave could then buy his freedom.

Green and Ivory Petals Watermarble

Hello Everyone! This mani was done last November and forgot to post it, i’m still loving it earthy goodness.

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Mini petal pattern tutorial.

Polishes used Gradient Zoya Yara, Logan, Remy and watermarble is Zoya Charlott (base), Zoya Anais & Finger Paints Pass The Picasso (not pictured).

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Thanks for reading!

-Kerri