Hello! I am perpetually impressed by babies’ determination and grit. Today, I served Baby ACD spaghetti for lunch and didn’t even bother offering her utensils. I assumed she would go at it with her hands. Not only did she ask for a fork, she refused to use her hands at all, despite the fact that she was having a difficult time feeding herself and that she wanted much, much bigger bites than she was managing. She asked me for help a couple of times (“Mama, hap me”, she’s able to say now!), but I was only allowed to go as far as loading up her fork. I’ve never quite seen a tiny individual at such close quarters for an extended period of time before this – I used to visit my niece back at home, but never lived under the same roof – and time and again, I am inspired by Baby ACD to push just a little harder and to keep at it! Proud mama moment over.
The prompt for the #clairestelle8challenge today is star sign. I’m a Sagittarius (my birthday is coming up real soon!) and I decided to go with a partially brown mani in an effort to push myself outside my comfort zone. [I do not wear brown, almost ever!]
The blue nails are two coats of MDJ Creations Michaelangelo, a pale turquoise blue with gold, bronze and silver flakies and some holographic sparkle. The brown nails are two coats of Taking On Toronto by Tonic Polish, a chocolate brown with gold shimmer, multichrome flakies and holographic sparkle.
I stamped the index and pinkie fingers with an image from Drk Nails XL-B, Moyra Brown stamping polish and Born Pretty blue stamping polish, BP-WT02 (Blueberry Macaron). I used the same blue stamping polish and an image from Moyra Orientalist (20) on the middle finger. The image on the ring finger is reverse-stamped from the same Moyra plate and filled in with a bunch of different polishes.
I fell in love with this blue polish when I saw swatches after it released. Being in Canada, I don’t usually order from brands based in the US simply because shipping can really add up at the end of the day. Imagine my joy when I found this at a destash this year! A couple of years late, but nail polish practically has an indefinite shelf life, right? I’m glad I found it because it is every bit as pretty as I’d hoped.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a magnetic mani. Let me know what you think of this mani and whether you believe people’s personalities are predetermined by their zodiac signs. I’ll be straight with you: I do, and it is the subject of many an argument with Mr ACD!