Happy Birthday


It’s my birthday and Independence Day!  This water marble MANicure is a present from my Husband, Mr. FLBN, who actually did my nails!  Mr. FLBN, an artist & hobby painter himself, was watching a youtube video of guitars being water marbled in 80’s colors and wanted to give it a try in red, white & blue. I have the greatest husband ever! Seriously.


Cleanup took over 2 hours, you can see why!


Took a mulligan on my index finger


Color Club – French Tip

Finger Paints – Expressionist Red

China Glaze – Shower Together

Wet n Wild – Clear


Sun of a Peach


I took inspiration from the polish name for this design.  Sun of a Peach, which seemed much brighter in person, with a topcoat of flakies.  Nuclear Energy in purple with a peach on top.


China Glaze – Sun of a Peach

Sally Hansen – Petal Pusher

Zoya – Arizona, Raven

L.A. Colors – Nuclear Energy

Color Club – Almond Nude, Candy Girl, Snowflakes

Spa Ritual – Twig

Candy Crush


High score 6-3-13!  Time to clear the jelly! Based on the app Candy Crush, it’s free and addictive.  I made:  the scoreboard, glitter nail, path to the next level, magic red bean & orange candy, and that crying heart because there are no lives left, oh I don’t like him.  No, I”m purchase more lives, Heart, I’ll paint my nails while waiting! 😀

Polishes used:

Zoya: Rocky, Snow White, Raven, Jo, Arizona, Shelby

Barielle: Ballroom Dancer, Kisses & Hugs

Jessie’s Girl – Midori

Sparitual: Driftwood, Poppy

China Glaze – Matte Magic

Wet n Wild – Clear

Hit Polish – Gemtastic





I fought to get a decent shot of this mani.  It was so shiny and pretty in person but in the pictures, the flake topcoat looked more like the surface of the moon.  Anyone else encounter something like that?

Polishes used:

L.A. Colors: Shock

China Glaze: Rich & Famous

Wet n Wild: On a Trip

Seche Vite

Color Club: Snowflakes



This is loosely based on the children’s book, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. A story about a family of mallards who live in the Boston Public Garden, lucky ducks!

Polishes used:

China Glaze – Four Leaf Clover

Zoya – Pippa

Zoya – Arizona

Zoya – Raven

Seche Vite