Under My Umbrella-ella-ella

Imagine lounging comfortably on your couch innocently watching reruns of Season 1 of Grey's Anatomy, when all of the sudden—the cable goes out!? CRASH! BOOM! CRACK! FLASH! What? Where did that come from?! Five minutes ago there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Yeah well, welcome to monsoon season in India. I swear to god there is a switch somewhere 'upstairs' that someone flicks to change the weather here. It goes from pleasant weather to booming thunder that you can feel in your guts and lightning that looks like strobe lights–shall we call it strobe lightning?!

I know, I know. Another weather-related nail design, but Reader Rita said I HAD to do it since I mentioned it, and who am I to be a tease?! This design makes me smile when I see it, and I'm glad that I did it!

What's the weather look like where you live?

I used:

White: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Red: China Glaze Hey Sailor
Red Shadow: CND Bloodline
Red Highlight: China Glaze Hey Sailor + Zoya Arizona
Yellow: American Apparel Manila
Yellow Shadow: Zoya Arizona
Yellow Highlight: American Apparel Manila + Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Blue: MAC Breezy
Blue Shadow: Cult Nails Time Traveler
Blue Highlight: American Apparel American Denim + Cult Nails Time Traveler
Green: CND Green Scene
Green Shadow: CND Green Scene + Cult Nails Time Traveler
Green Highlight: CND Green Scene + Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Dark Brown: China Glaze Mahogany Magic
Tan: Essie Brooch the Subject + American Apparel Manila
Light Blue: American Apparel American Denim
Topcoat: Seche Vite topcoat
Basecoat: Seche Vite basecoat

Who else finds it ironic that I took a picture of these nails on a sunny day? (I swear it was a crazy storm last night!)


  1. Ahh!! Absolutely love this!! If I had these on my nails, I'd be smiling too!! So colourful and fun!

    Weather is feeling much cooler than before which I am grateful for! There are more rainy days, but I'm not complaining! I prefer cooler weathers than hot ones ;P

  2. These are great - must make the weather just a little more bearable! It's actually been rather sunny here today, and in typical British fashion I was very excited about it this morning, but now I'm really quite fed up of being too hot.

  3. So pretty! And thats a heck of a lot of polishes you used! I love that one finger is different, super creative x x x

  4. These are brilliant! I absolutely love them!

  5. I am in LOVE with these. Added to my to-do list, you keep making it longer and longer! ;) x

  6. I just want to say. YOUR SHADING. Ugh jealous. That is all.

  7. this is gorgeous! totally trying this when i have time!! xx

  8. It's always sunny and 80ºF in my neck of the woods... and then hurricane season happens and its dark for a week and about 100ºF, yuck.
    Beautiful nail design. I love the weather inspired designs you've been doing!

  9. Oh, YAY! How cute!
    I swear I used to have a multicolored umbrella like that when I was a kid- except the colors were transparent. (it was a "bubble" umbrella- the kind that came down over your head and shoulders...) I LOVE the accent nail!
    The only thing bad about this mani is that now I have that song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" as an earworm- and the weather here has been nicer in the past two days than it has been all summer!

  10. Oh, and Thank You for doing the last weather mani and not keeping us in suspense!

  11. Gorgeous desing!
    Love the rain drops. We are huge fans of your work!

  12. Wow these are so cool!! Defiantly going to have to give them a try!!!

  13. This is the CUTEST THING EVER <333 Definitely going to try these when the weather starts getting gloomy!

  14. Aw, what a cute design! I am SO doing something like this one day!

  15. I love this ones, they're very colorful.
    Where I live is a little bit cooler than a month before and at night I have to sleep with a blanket over the sheet... At least it's not raining a lot XD

  16. These are amazing! Can't believe how many colours you used on one mani! At least all that rain gives you a good excuse to stay indoors and paint your nails ;)

  17. I love these! Do you have a tutorial video for this one?

  18. Now that it's raining here, I think I have to try these!


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