Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My World is Shattered


Hey all! I know I've been kind of MIA lately, and for that, I apologize! Things have been really hectic, and my work schedule just got more and more hours. I finally got to the point where I felt like couldn't keep up with everything in the way that I wanted to, so I decided to cut back on hours at the second job... from 35-40 down to hopefully 20-25 in addition to my 40 hours at my day job. I hope that in the next couple of weeks I'll get back on a more regular posting schedule, and I appreciate y'all being patient!! :-D

Today's nail art utilizes the super kickass new polish from OPI, Shatter! For those of you dear readers that were alive and interested in cosmetics in the 90s, you'll remember the Cover Girl Crackle polishes... this one is much better. ;-D I love that the cracks happen in the direction your brushstrokes go, so you can really play with it to make cool designs (I did diagonal on my thumb, and some zig zag when I initially tried the product (not pictured).

I also used the new Nicole by OPI Liquid Metals collection in this manicure!



I used Nicole by OPI Give me the First Dance (from Justin Bieber collection), with Nicole by OPI It Starts With Me, Nicole by OPI Miss Independent, Nicole by OPI Rich In Spirit, and Nicole by OPI The Next CEO sponged over it randomly. For the crackle, I used OPI Shatter in one quick coat. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Also, check out the awesome flowers my boyfriend sent me yesterday!! :-D It was a HUGE surprise! :-P



31 comments:

  1. i want to see your bf!

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  2. I love the half- moon design with the shatter and I didn't even think about applying it in different directions. I like :)

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  3. I love the mani! And that's a very sweet gesture from your bf!

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  4. I am SO in love with the shattered nail right now!!!

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  5. Cool design. I'm going to show my age with this question, but how does the nail polish work? Do you do a base coat of one color and then top with another that cracks or something?

    And those flowers are gorgeous!

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  6. You were working 80 hours a week? Whoa! I used to work 2 jobs for 60 hours a week and thought I'd fall over. I hope you get more free time and painting time soon :)

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  7. Deathwing is such a bastard!

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  8. I miss your posts. But at least you're making the cash monnnneyyy. :)

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  9. Great polish. I never got to try a Crackle so I should definitely try the Shatter. Gorgeous flowers! Annnd, I spy an In-N-Out drink cup!!

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  10. Lillies! Perdy!! You should totally show your boy friend on here! Unless he wants to stay hidden from us nail-crazies!
    That cracked polish is insane... How does it work?!
    Thanks again for putting time out for us =D

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  11. Hmmm, don't know how long you've been dating but if he sent you such gorgeous flowers just 6 days before Valentine's Day I wonder how he'll top it on the 14th? Might he be getting ready to pop the big question?

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  12. Well its look awesome i will ask my wife to check this blog.

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  13. First of all, YAY! We LOVE to hear from you! Second, it's great that you can cut back some hours- working 75-80 hours a week will eventually eat your soul.
    Third, your flowers are gorgeous! Your bf- he's one of the good ones, for sure.
    And lastly, the fab mani- V.Cool! I've gotta get some of the crackle polish- too bad all brick and mortar stores are out of it... (pure "genius" on the part of OPI- create the market and the hype about a new product, then don't provide it...
    Uh- hello China Glaze Crackles!) *sigh*

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  14. Sorry @jshapiro but it was our anniversary. Before The Daily Nail and I could get married I'd have to buy a bigger house, just not enough room for all of the nail polish and shoes.
    You never know though, I mean, she is pretty awesome...

    The BF......

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  15. O my goodness I have not the slightest clue on how you can work that many hours. I love your mani it's super cute and edgy and your bf is such a sweetheart :) Well keep the posts coming when you can I look at this blog everyday to see if something new came up and that post with the zoya polish was super cute :)
    -hunnyakaclarice

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  16. Super cool nails! =) omg your bf sounds so sweet!!

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  17. Neat mani Liss! and to "The BF" beautiful flowers :) Have to agree with the previous posters - you sound like a sweetheart!!

    "The Mom"...

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  18. Love the shatter - have it with one of the Katy Perry polishes for my pedicure this week!
    Everyone is so right - her BF is wonderful! So is she! They bring out the best in each other! Wonderful to be around them!

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  19. LOL @ the mum and boy friend posts xD

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  20. Wow...I own this polish and i did not know that cracks happen in the direction your brushstrokes go. I have always put it on straight down and never tried anything different so thank you! My favorite is with white underneath.

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  21. i think the shatter looks amazing over bright colours and metallics, its gorgeous. :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful flowers and what a great manicure :)

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  23. I want shatter!!!! Can't find it anywhere. Think I'm gonna hold out for China Glaze, since it's more than just black. This mani looks awesome!

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  24. Dear Friend,

    I'm a seller on the internet also do love nail polishes :))) Golden Rose Company sold products at USA, I just bought the sale of patented products, www.goldenrosemalta.com and other overseas sites you will find that when you look at how high prices. All of the nail nail polishes of Golden Rose are manufactured in turkey. I have long been trying to get the sale at the best price this nail polishes :)

    I would like to ask you something, if you do not mind, these products began to announce the sale on the www.dbmstrend.com. If you help me I would be very grateful to you. Many thanks...

    Derya Beltekin

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  25. Hey! I'm from brazil.
    And i love this blog, it's amazing! (:

    I follow The Daily Nail.
    Follow me ? www.garotas-de-atitudes.blogspot.com

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  26. when i saw the title of your post, i got worried for a second!

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  27. Love this mani! Of course I am a "shatter/crackle" addict and I love looking at everything created with them.

    My favorite mani with the Shatter is with Moonpool, it is like the green "lights up" - amazing.

    I am looking forward to the China Glaze crackles as well...my order has been shipped - can't wait.

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  28. Shattered nails! I love them so much! I can't mime your techniques.

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