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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall leaves fauxnad/Konad

Hi Kids!
I can't believe how much dust was on my nadding plates! It's been too long, but I'm back. Business has slowed down at the restaurant enough for me to exit "machine mode" and enter an artsy state of mind. Yay!

Mani is 2 coats Ruby Kisses Neon in Yellow Bikini. Plates used- Konad m66 and Bundle Monster bm04. With the exception of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Orange You Fast! and Color Club Ms Socialite all stamping polishes are frankens, and topped with 1 coat Seche. Although this is not one of my best nadded manis, I really wanted something ultra colorful, quick and easy.

Please excuse the condition of my hands. My new BP meds are making my skin peel. I slathered on a thick coat of Mango Mend over damp hands for relief. Oily-ish hands and taking pictures at my tree covered in ivy = speckley fallout and a cobweb that I could not get off.
Also, pay no attention to the nasty, dirty old cycle grip I'm using as a prop/grip in some pictures. My aging fingers are twisting. In order for me to get them straight, I have to manually adjust them and the texture of the grip helps keep them in place.
Pictures taken under cloudy skies. 





I'm still not feeling "myself"...trying to get to the bottom of some health issues and job stress is still in the red zone.
You all know about my health stuff, but I've kept work stuff to myself cause it's usually boring if one is not in the business. This time I'm going to make an exception...only because it's "juicey".
One of my super ambitious servers is doing all she can to take my job. Unfortunate for her, she actually told someone "I'll do whatever it takes to get her out and then take her place." Mistake #1. She also stalks the owner's house, riding by it up to half a dozen times a day. Mistake #2. Mistake #3, and this is the biggest, she has an attribute inherent to her personality that the owner despises in his employees- the need to dominate.

Her mother works as a secretary at my husbands job, and I hired her as a favor. She's a great server, so I don't have regrets and I don't hate her. I have to laugh...Her mother started screwing the Director in order to oust another secretary and to make $1 more an hour than the highest paid secretary.
How's that for the apple not falling far from the tree?

I have no fear about losing my job. After 3 years as manager, the owner, George,  gave me a key to the office yesterday. While it may not sound like a big deal, it is. Not being family, I am the only "outsider" person in charge at the restaurant. Even the 3rd owner, who *is* family, does not have a key.

28 comments:

makeupgirl21 said...

I can't believe what beauty you make with your supplies.  You should use this as your picture for Fall.  I so admire your skill.  Sorry about your health problems.  I have trouble with my fingers also.  I think it was from 13 years working for the Postal Service.  Holding the mail in my hand to place it in big cases.  I've got plenty of damage from that.  What a disguisting Mother and daughter act! Hard work and honesty pays off.

Morgan le Fay said...

Yikes co-workers can be a real pain.
Your boss is lucky to have you!
And i really adore your mani

Hugz from Holland

thriszha said...

wow... this is amazing.. this is the best fall mani i've ever seen..
I always wish for ur good health coz ur special to me..hugs!! :*

Robyn said...

:O! wow!

Markétka Lorencová said...

such a beautiful work :)

Gwen Wijman said...

Great fall manicure, awesome!

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Danielle said...

that is perfectly fall!

Chaosbutterfly said...

This is such a pretty mani! You really have a talent for Konad.

=-O  Omg, I was clutching my pearls through that whole story. What kind of people are these?! But you're right, that was juicy.
And congrats on getting a key to the business! That's awesome. I wish they had given you a vacation to go along with it though. 

Skulda said...

LOL!!  Your mani is awesome and your story is juicy! XD

lilynail said...

<span>NICE MANI  !!</span>

Kimberly Purcell said...

I'd tell you these are beautiful if my mouth wasn't gaping! How lovely.
Hope the stress backs off for you to get a breather.  I know how stress can kick ya in the teeth.

Tempera said...

Your Nails are fabulous. Love them! Your work place sounds like a soap. You could write an episode. Drama it's everywhere and this girl sounds young and has some issues heh.

DomesticGoddess said...

wow that looks amazing!

Paulina said...

it's gorgeous!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

First of all  WOW on the nails.  I wish you could do mine like that as they're awesome. 

SEcond..WOW on the job info. I always find life a funny thing and being a behavior specialist I am fascinated by human behavior...would love to observe your worker and her mom. lol

Third...thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. You were not a blog I quit following cuz your work is so magnificent...I just don't have the time to comment like I used to. 

AWESOME mani and person!  I loved your comment that you don't hate her and have no regrets hiring her. We are who we are and I find it much more enjoyable to view the world with eyes that see our differences and still find gooness then be all crabby about it.

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

First of all  WOW on the nails.  I wish you could do mine like that as they're awesome. 

SEcond..WOW on the job info. I always find life a funny thing and being a behavior specialist I am fascinated by human behavior...would love to observe your worker and her mom. lol

Third...thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. You were a blog I quit following by accident and I knew I had a few of them and would be adding them back as I figured out which ones. :P

AWESOME mani and person!  I loved your comment that you don't hate her and have no regrets hiring her. We are who we are and I find it much more enjoyable to view the world with eyes that see our differences and still find gooness then be all crabby about it.

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Saori said...

Wowwwww it looks like a real picture,  I am really impressed :)

Saori said...

I forgot, good luck with "Juicey" even if she will never arrive to take your place XD

Miyoki said...

Wow, you are super talented *-*
How long did it take ya?
You should be a nail artist!

Nikki said...

Wow! These are really cute! Great Job!

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Is this possible?

Artful Expression said...

<span>Your konadicures are always so creative and beautiful.  Such an inspiration.  Keep up the creativity!</span>

Stiletto said...

Gracious lady you are so talented!  This is AMAZING!!!!  LOVE it!!!

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