This mani has been in my idea que for some time. It's a tribute to Jim ...soon to be husband for the second time around, and mah babies Daddy. We are polar opposites, sharing only 2 things in common- we're both first born and we both grew up with an abusive parent.
Although we are an unlikely pair, our relationship works because we genuinely like each-other. That, and he does all the cleaning ;) .
Anyway, Jim loves a cigar now and then, and I've been collecting the cigar tins, boxes and bands from his go-to brand, Macanudo. He was tickled when I told him I was finally going to use the cigar bands in my next mani.
I love how this turned out!
Base- 2 coats Milani Dot Com
BM 20, the diagnal lines stamped at the top half of my nails
BM19, the dots- stamped at the bottom half (tips)
Stamping polish was Wet n Wild craze, Nocturnal
Cigar bands were trimmed and adhered to my nail with a good coat of Seche
Fauxnad plate H4 the leaf swag
Stamped with Sally Hansen Gold Chrome
2 coats of Seche
On another note...
Memorial weekend is the official start of summer vacations to the shore area. The restaurant I manage is on the major highway to Wildwood, Cape May...etc...meaning- the gates of Hell are about to open in my world.
Long hours, 10 mile traffic back-ups on the way to work and, Shoobies (common name for tourists going to the beach)
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