Lacquer Laced

Hey all!! Today has been a somewhat lazy day, I watched a few movies, did some laundry, made homemade strawberry ice cream, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate cayenne ice cream, and chocolate cinnamon ice cream. :) Nom nom nom. One of the movies I watched was Somewhere in Time. (Sadly one of my all-time favorite movies) Terribly cheesy, but I adore it. I even have a picture of myself standing in the same spot Jane Seymour did in the movie when she and Christopher Reeves first met by the lake. :-D I also LOVED the Grand Hotel, which is where they filmed that movie. I got the chance to stay there, and it was lovely, I particularly enjoyed the dress code, which required men to be in suits and women in dresses after 5. I dunno, seems silly, but it made it feel 'special', and the 5 course dinner was pretty damn good- I had wild rabbit one night, duck, lobster bisque, you name it. :-D The Grand Hotel was the first time in my life I ever golfed as well, I was forced to participate in a scramble against my will by my then boyfriend. lol Apparently, though, I'm a natural, and on one of the holes I even came close to the longest drive- I was only 10 yards off!! :) Anyway, to the nails. I was inspired by the fashions in the movie, and thought lace would look pretty, so I painted it at the cuticle, sort of like a twist on a moonicure.

I used MAC Abalone Shell as a base, I can't stress enough how much I adore this color. :) For the lace, I used American Apparel Cotton, then topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Class tomorrow- woo!! We're finally making sourdough- and I've been 'feeding' the starter all week- it REEKS! lol (that means it'll probably taste amazing.) :-D

Me at the tree on Mackinac Island (pronounced MACK-IN-AW), when I stayed there in 2007. :-D I'm SUCH a dork.


  1. I love that movie too. The manicure is so pretty! and I'm jealous, how fun to go to the Grand Hotel.:)

  2. just amazing,
    dont have words to describe it!
    kisses from argentina

  3. My name is Sandi H and I love Somewhere in Time...LOL. Seriously, love that movie although it always makes me cry, especially since Christopher Reeve passed. And I don't even like movies, unAmerican I know.

  4. I was there when I was a kid (growing up in MI... Look! I survived!). How they got a "W" out of a "C" is SO FAR beyond me! hahahaha!

  5. cute! it almost looks like snowflakes.

  6. I want chocolate cinnamon ice cream!

  7. Your version of a lazy day is by far more productive than mine...however, these nails are gorgeous. I like how the base color has such a soft look (although it looks great on you, I don't know how it would look on a brown person such as myself). It's really pretty and feminine, I like :)

    Still sending you prayers and good vibes on the job search...keep on keepin on!

  8. Hi!

    I'm from Brazil and today I saw the nails and loved! These days I was thinking how I could do my nails with the brazilian flag.
    I loved the way you did!

    By the way... today I'm with one paint in my nails I saw in your blog.

    I'm sorry if I couldn't write everything right... I'm still learning!

    Kisses from RIO! =)

  9. Mackinac Island! I absolutely love it up there! I go up there almost every summer, but I've never gotten to stay in the Grand Hotel. One of these days...


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