Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Boredom Creates Fun

Being bored can be a dangerous thing... For me it usually just leads to talking to myself WAY too much and doing things I don't normally do... Like paint my nails. I go through phases where I paint and repaint my nails all the time and then go for months without so much as looking at my vast collection of nail polish...

J is out of town for work until Thursday - I dropped him off at the airport Sunday... While doing laundry and watching bad movies (seriously - I watched "Don't Mess With the Zohan" SO bad... But made me giggle a few times...) I decided - during a conversation with myself - that I wanted to try a new way of doing my nails that I had seen on another website... I call it newsprint nails...

Please ignore the messy paint job and where I accidentally smudged the newsprint... it was a first try....

Slightly closer - this one turned out the best... Minus my messy polish... Oops....

It was really pretty easy once I got the hang of it. Next time it will turn out better... I used Sally Hansen Quick Nail Color pen in white. I LOVE the Sally Hansen nail polish pens - super easy to use and dries really fast. Once it is dry, you dip your nail in rubbing alcohol and hold a piece of news paper firmly on it for 30 seconds. Peel it off carefully and put on some clear top coat. (I found that using a liberal amount of the top coat helped minimize the smudging...)

I slowly flipped through the whole paper while trying to decide if there was something specific that I wanted to use for the newsprint - even though you won't be able to read it... You only get little snippets and they are backwards... I went with horoscopes! It made me crack up and I loved it. I cut each one out individually and used a different sign for each nail. Next time I think I am going to cut the pieces into the shape of each nail with a tab on the top to make it easier to ensure newsprint on the whole nail...

Other than that, I have been trying to go to bed early and doing weird paranoid things that I don't do when J is home - like locking our bedroom door. And by "trying" I mean that I've been going to bed early and then laying there reading my Kindle and getting absorbed in my book until I realize that I stayed up way later than I should have... Oh well - at least I mean well... haha

Thursday will be here before I know it and J will be back home to me from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. And I can resume my normal levels of slightly less restless craziness.


  1. WAY COOL dear... a few years back I had the heart beat pattern on my nails.. LOL!!
    thinking it would be super cool on french tips too!!!!

  2. Love the nails!!! I wish I had pretty nails -- I just don't. Meh. What can you do?!

  3. I re-did them because the smudges were making me crazy. I did way better the second time - unfortunately there are still a couple smudges. Learn from MY mistake and don't leave it on your finger too long... The alcohol starts to dry and leaves behind pieces of newspaper! That's where my smudges came from this time. I am a lot happier with the second try! :-)

  4. I saw that on EPBOT, too! :) Now I'm doubly inspired!

    Visiting from SITS :)

  5. That looks like so much fun! I have never seen it before. LOVE it!

  6. Hi Visiting from SITS! Looks COOL!!! =)


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