Thursday, July 28, 2011

"me" time...

i value the importance of spending time with myself, and i'm not afraid to say it!  as much as i love being a wife and a mom, it is one of the things that i learned to indulge in from time to time to create balance in my life.  it is as important as date nights with my mister, and dates with my kiddos too!

i miss painting on canvas, spending hours layering paints.  unfortunately, time is often taken up by more important things (see photo above).  so yesterday, i decided to do some nail art for fun!   i found this tutorial from michelle of the laquer files.  i don't wear animal prints, so i decided to dress my nails with it!  plus the added bonus of painting, but my nails as the canvas!!! the best reason:  it was quick!

so here are my leopard pattern inspired nails in turquoise, lime green, and black / dark teal: 

here are the colors i used:

dark teal - ski teal we drop, OPI
turquoise - ocean love potion, sephora by OPI
lime green - gargantuan green grape, OPI
black - black onyx, OPI (no photo)

i used black polish instead of the dark teal to make the pattern pop against the lime green.  you can use the dark teal for a more subtle look!

life gets quite hectic sometimes, what do you do for yourself?

have a great week!
xo, carla


cb said...

yes i agree, everyone needs me time! it is so important so that you don't loose yourself.

you did an excellent job on your nails, holy cow!


jozen said...

you are so right! it's so important for moms and wives to take time for themselves.

I love to read... add a cup of tea and I'm in heaven!

ricebabies said...

That is some crazy work you did. I'm speechless.

Elisse said...

Love your nails! They look fab!

Sandy a la Mode said...

awwww i love fun nails!! but don't usually have a lot of time to do them. :(

Ivy Black said...

You are so right! It#s essential. I'm having some extended me time at the moment and loving it!