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On Friday night I was invited to be a part of a really awesome customer/client appreciation event for a major Company here in London, Ontario. The theme was “A Roadtrip to Vegas” and the event was so well organized that I literally felt the “Vegas” all around me. There were many ‘stations/stops’ that addeded to the Vegas-feel (including Elvis, Showgirls, Magic show, Acrobat performances, massages, food and drink stations by various vendors, glitter tattoos and ME! I was hired to do nail art for the guests I know! Super awesome right!?
I have a genuine passion for nail art and I enjoy painting other people’s nails as much as my own (I love seeing what combinations people come up with). I was proud to inspire a few Lovely Ladies to try the ‘accent nail’ look. But before this incredible experience, I suffered some nail-painting stage fright. I swear, I brainstormed for days (literally) and then painted and repainted my nails a few times (okay, MULTIPLE times). I’m normally not as antsy as this when it comes to painting my nails, but I wanted something edgy looking, something ‘sophisticated’, and I knew I wanted to play with Nails Inc Baker Street (which Karen made me WANT/NEED).
I ended up settling for something that has become so typical for me; I fear you will think I’ve gotten boring (a one trick pony). I honestly and truly over-thought things to the point where I had to rely on my go-to or I would have to sport nekkid nails due to lack of time… lol
Okay, first things first! Nails Inc Baker Street is the most vibrant and AWESOME blue that I own. Perfectly opaque in two easy coats. Karen, I blame you and THANK YOU for making me need this shade! Following the suggestions on Instagram and Twitter I added one coat of Fantasy Fire over Baker Street. For the accent nails I painted two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and added Baker Street and Soulstice Spa Venice using the saran-wrap technique (shocker!!!). I dabbed on some SOPI Only Gold For Me glitter and stamped using Cult Nails Nevermore (which is the black used on my ring finger also) and Konad m72.
Overall, though a typical look for ME, it was a great HIT with the Ladies who attended the event! It was great to paint nails, chat polish and meet a number of wonderful Ladies… my booth wasn’t all that popular with the men I honestly loved how excited the Ladies got when seeing the ‘stamping in action’ and how creative they ventured to be. Did I mention I had my own sign!?!?!?
And I saved the BEST for last
Right after the event I went to visit my sister and brother-in-law to meet my new little nephew, only a few hours old!!!! Benjamin is THE cutest little guy EVER, and as fun as the event was, meeting him and holding him was the highlight of my night! (this is baby number two for my sister and her husband and their older son Jakub was sooo excited to be a big brother)
Here is an iPhone photo that I would like to share with you
(isn’t he sooo sweet!?!)
Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!
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Anything exciting from this weekend that you would like to share with me?
Are you bored of my same old same old manicure look?
Do you own Baker Street? Do you love it as much as I do?
THANK YOU FOR READING!