Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Merritt's Toes and Funky Fingers Anna, inspired by Frozen

I did get around to painting my new baby's toes.  I used Sinful Colors Soul Mate and a rapid dry top coat right before we went to a family event.  I painted them while she was awake and I wouldn't recommend it because there was a LOT of clean up to get them looking like this.

Next, a polish friend mentioned that there were three Funky Fingers nail polishes based off of Frozen characters so I headed over to Five Below today and bought about 10 Funky Fingers polishes including Anna.

Anna is a glitter topper in a clear base with white snowflake glitters, white hex glitters of a few sizes, white micro glitter, metallic purple hex glitters, metallic fuchsia hex glitters, and matte grey hex glitters.

I decided that my undercoat polish would be essence colour and go breakthrough a fuchsia with purple leanings.

Here is my manicure with Anna and breakthrough in full sun:

and here is my manicure with Anna and breakthrough in shade:

What do you think?

There are two other Frozen inspired polishes I'll be posting up soon so check back in a few.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Baby Time OR What I wore to Labor And Delivery

On Friday night, June 20th, I was 38 weeks and 6 days along in my pregnancy and I knew something was up.  I had had an OBGYN appointment that morning and the doctor stripped my membranes (don't ask if you don't already know--suffice to say, it helps start labor if you are ready).  It apparently worked too well because I had some strong but irregular contractions later that day  and then suspected my water had broke after dinner that I barely ate.  Since I wasn't at all sure and my husband and I both were exhausted from our week, I decided to do my nails just in case before I went to bed.  (Note:  Most medical experts say to head to the hospital if you suspect your water has broke so please do not follow by my example if you are in the same predicament).  I decided on Sinful Colors Steel My Heart with Mentality Zenith on top it.  Zenith is a glass fleck top coat with flashes of red, blue, and purple.   Perfect for a little baby girl's birth right?

My toes were already had Sinful Colors Curry Up so I was completely polished up.  It turned out to be good planning because by 4am Saturday morning, I was more certain about the whole water issues and woke up my dear husband to take me to the hospital where we tested positive for amniotic fluid.   I won't go into the details but our little Merritt Gillian was not born until the next morning, Sunday, June 22nd at 10:24am.  She was 6lbs and 14 oz of girl, 20.5 inches long, and had a full head of hair.

 As you can see, my midnight manicure paid off and was still looking great when holding my brand new baby girl.  

Here is her little face with a rare wide awake expression.  Don't you just love those cheeks!

And last, here is she and I tonight on the 4th of July after spending time with friends.  These are the moments to remember.  Her daddy and I are so in love with this sweet girl!

Can't wait to polish her sweet little toes!