Friday, April 30, 2010

It Only Takes a Spark-le to Start a Fire!


So yeah, yesterday was one of those days that you wish never happened, started, etc. I was one of the 'lucky' people at my company who lost their job yesterday. Sweet, huh?! (if anyone knows of any available awesome jobs in the Vegas area, please let me know!! :-D) I'm trying to look at it as a blessing, there are a ton of roads I could take at this point... I could work at night, and go back to school to get a culinary degree, I could get another graphic job, I could get a bartending or cocktail job, I could work at the casinos... the possibilities are pretty endless. I'm going to turn this situation on it's ass. :-D For today's nails I really wanted to do something fun and sparkly, so I used the new Nubar Sparkles polishes I bought at the International Beauty Show to do an ombre. :) These polishes officially kick ass, I can't stop looking at my hands, they're SO sparkly. I even ended up doing a matching pedicure!! :)



I used 3 coats of Nubar Petunia Sparkle, with Nubar Violet Sparkle sponged on the tip half of the nail. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to smooth out the glitter coats. :)

So... what should my next endeavor be?

55 comments:

  1. Love! And, this is something I can do (;

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  2. Gorgeous - I think that's a look I'm going to have to try.

    Bummer about the job :( But you've totally got the right attitude, something will turn up, it may come completely out of the blue and be totally unexpected and that would be awesome! Life has a way of taking us round corners that lead to great things!

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  3. Really sorry to hear about the job, you're amazing and will find something even better though. Your nails are kick ass! Keep sparkling darling!

    http://thepaleandpallorprincess.blogspot.com/

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  4. That's a super color combo. I love it. Good luck with your job search. This blog may help!

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  5. great attitude about losing your job. .. but have you ever considered becoming a nail technician?? think you'd be great at it!

    but before the great job search/new direction takes place, don't forget to give yourself some time off! (and cash in on some employment insurance benefits :)

    awesome NOTD as always!

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  6. Sorry to hear about the job. That sucks, but there's always something better in the wings...you've definitely got the right attitude as Selina said.
    You're obviously creative and have follow through of your commitments, you're definitely a commodity that another company will snatch up!
    If culinary school is calling your name, do what you need to do to GET THERE!
    Best of everything to you.

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  7. Sorry about your job! Unemployment sucks. You have a great attitude about it, though. Good luck finding something new!

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  8. Great attitude. :) Yeah, think of all the possibilities! This might be an awesome turn of events, in the end.

    You nails are so pretty! Bet that'll be fun to take off tomorrow. haha. A few hours and hand cramps later . . .

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  9. Way to stay positive and love the nails!

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  10. this is gorgeous! i don't think i've ever commented before, but this is just awesome. i've never bought any nubar polish before AND i've never attempted any sponging, but this makes me want to try both!

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  11. Wow, I'm so sorry about your job.
    I'm sure you'll find a direction to go in soon, with your positive attitude.

    At least while you're figuring it out, your nails are looking FIERCE.

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  12. Best of luck on the job hunt! Sparkly nails always makes me feel better too (just staring at the pretty shiny-ness), and this is a GORGEOUS color combo!

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  13. Cuttest!!!
    And best of luck on the job hunt hon!
    I'm looking for a new career as well.
    Tough! But bring it, cuz we're ready!

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  14. Can you please post the pedicure too :)

    Sorry to hear about the job... Way to stay optimistic though

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  15. You'll find something, you have such a great attitude, you can do anything you set your mind to :)

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  16. Im sure whatever you do you'll be great at it, your positive attitude could teach us all a lesson! Good Luck :) Oh and your nails are soo amazing, your new job should be something where you can release that creativity :)

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  17. love these nails! I'm usually not a fan of super super sparkly, but the color combination is pretty fantastic! Sorry about your job, there have been layoffs at my work also...sucky. Hopefully this opens a variety of new doors for you!

    http://polish-aholic.blogspot.com/

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  18. Such a shame to hear about your job :-( Fingers crossed your dream job is just around the corner! (p.s the nails look great!) x

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  19. Sorry you lost your job, but you definitely have the right attitude! It's a really cool opportunity to do something new :D Good luck.

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  20. You have so many talents lady, you should be out cherry picking whatever makes you the happiest. Whatever you choose you will do well at I'm sure.

    And nice nails!

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  21. Sorry to hear about your job. You have a good attitude and I know you will find something better :) Love the purples, beautiful mani!! :)

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  22. really pretty nails. i'm so sorry about your job ='( but, i think you should go back to school and get the culinary degree then you could work in a casino. just an idea. hope you get an awesome job really soon! ^-^

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  23. Wow, I'm sorry about the job thing. I'm in shock.But you'll find another one, better then the other.
    Your nails are FANTASTIC, I loved it.

    Good Luck
    :* take care

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  24. So beautiful!!!!
    I loved it!!!!
    Congrats for your art!!!

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  25. Sorry to hear about your job. That is a huge bummer, but you will find something else. :) Hopefully sooner than later, too!

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  26. I'm sorry about your job, but I believe you will get a new job soon - and it'll be thousand times better than last. ^^
    That nails are awesome! I'm in love with your nail art! =D

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  27. So sorry about your job! But you're right, this is a great opportunity - your world is wide open now! You have no reason *not* to do something awesome/crazy that you've always thought about but never done because you were tied to a job.

    On another note - I freaking love these nails. I want them on me RIGHT NOW.

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  28. Sorry to hear you lost your job! But it is a great chance to try something new! Good luck!

    The manicure looks amazing! I love doing the faded mani!

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  29. First, LOVE the nails. So pretty and sparkly! Yay! I must try sponging, it looks so cool.
    Second, the job news is sucky, but it could really be the best thing that's ever happened! My husband just parted ways with his company, and we started our own consulting business. It's nerve wracking, but it's our ideas, and our follow through. It's ours. Whee!
    The same now applies to you! The world is yours!!!
    School is great, but I know that culinary school is super expensive, and that it's hard to pay back those loans with a restaurant career-(notorious for not paying well unless you own the joint...) perhaps you could look into jobs first, and get a hotel or casino or a fancy restaurant to hire you and pay for school FOR you. Or train you in their mold, THEN send you to school. You are already SO talented, I would think that they'd jump at the chance to snag you!
    Bartending/cocktailing/serving is a nice thing to make ends meet, but you have to keep up your other activities, or you begin to feel mentally stifled. (I have a bit of experience (20 years) in that regard...)
    Another graphic arts job could be a wonderful thing in and of itself, or a starting point for your next adventure!
    How about photographic styling, or marketing, or advertising? You seem like you might be a natural at any one of those things!
    I think that this 'perceived setback' will end up as a great opportunity for you! Go for it!
    Tell your prospective employers to read this blog! We will SO TOTALLY testify!!!!!!!

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  30. I LOVE these nails and your positive outlook! There are so many job opportunities for you to take on and explore now! Keep us posted on your (inevitable) success~!~

    http://beautyisblissblog.blogspot.com/

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  31. Very sorry about the job, my heart sank as I read your post. As always, your nails are beautiful. I will keep you in my prayers that you find something exciting and challenging very soon!

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  32. I'm really sorry about your job =(... But I believe this kind of thing happens with a purpose. Maybe there's something great coming after this! Be positive and search the best of opportunities now!
    By the way, you nails are gorgeous, as always!

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  33. I'm sorry you lost your job. These look pretty.

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  34. You know what, that job was only a temporary thing...you are meant for something greater! You have such a positive outlook, and SO MANY skills, that I know it will only be a matter of time until you find something you love. Thank you again for inspiring me to keep my head up no matter what!

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  35. Love the nail design. And I'm sure you will do wonderfully with finding a new job. With that positive attitude you will do many great things! Best of luck to you, Doll!

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  36. This mani rocks!
    I'm sorry you lost your job. I guess you could find a job that suites your lifestyle. If there are times you like to go hang out with your friends, try and find a job that has hours that allow you to have a life outside of work.

    Going back to school sounds like fun.

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  37. I'm very sorry for you. But I'm glad that you're able to look at it in an optimistic way. That's exactly what you should do, because you're so young and so very talented. I wish you find something else, nice and pleasent, that you can do for a living. And the nails are gorgeous!!! I love the colors. And, I mean, it's only a picture and they already look so sparkly!!

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  38. Damn, girl, that sucks big time. I've got my polished fingers crossed for you!

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  39. Have you thought about doing nails as a way to make money?
    This blog is pretty much a giant portfolio.
    And you obviously have the supplies.
    If I lived anywhere nearby I'd pay to have you do my nails... regularly.

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  40. Sorry to read about losing your job. I've been down that road.... it stinks! On the other hand, your nails look great!

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  41. very pretty! i'm glad you're so optimistic concerning your job. good luck!

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  42. so sorry to hear about that =,( but you have great talent. also, your getting a lot of comments today! plus, great nails my fave color is purple,pink,and black so, to me its pretty awesome!!!! good luck! 8)

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  43. Sorry about your job. Yes, it must be a blessing in disguise.

    I love purple! So, I love these nails!

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  44. I love, love, looove this!!

    I'm sorry to hear about the job, but it's good to see you be optimistic about it. You can do it! :D

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  45. Hey!
    I know it is terrible to be fired... But, you´ve got to make money out of your blog!!! I mean, you are great at this nail thing... You should start your own business or something!!!!!!!
    All the best to you,
    Julia (yeah... from Brazil)

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  46. From the photos you've posted of your cooking endeavours, I would say follow that path! You have a talent for it! Can you get paid to blog? You have lots of fans.

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  47. You know, the more I think about it, you should just get investors and start your own confectionary! Cakes, chocolates, breads- I would totally give you my hard earned cash for the yummies you create!!! I mean, I would fly to Vegas and renew my vows if I knew I could get a cake made by you to commemorate the occasion!!!!!
    (and I really like what Kasey said above!)
    Remember, YOU ROCK!
    And we all know it!

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  48. These are some of my favorite nails by you. What kind of sponge do you use? I love your blog and am so sorry to hear about the job situation. You should push for a book deal, 365 pages, one for each day of nails. I would buy that in a hot second!!!

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  49. You are so talented, and have so many options, I say go to culinary school!

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  50. Loving these! Can't wait to try!

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