Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Checkerboard Nails

Good evening, dear readers! :D

My post is a bit late today as I had a psychiatric appointment earlier.  Ugh, this day was so frustrating.
We left the apartment to go for the appointment, but I had to rush back up to the 9th floor to get my health card which I forgot.  I thought I had a ride to my appointment (that it was covered by a support program that I am on), but it turned out that I didn't.  So I had less than an hour to bus to my appointment (and it usually takes more than an hour to get there).  I had to take a cab (which was $31.00) so I didn't miss my appointment and have to pay the $75.00 cancellation fee.  Thank goodness my friend was with me.  He offered to pay the cab for me (because I have no money right now) and I'll pay him back when I get paid.

So we got to the hospital (he is a sweetheart and came with me to my appointment since I wasn't comfortable travelling alone) and it turns out that since I am a bit dyslexic, we are over an hour early for my appointment, because I copied the time down wrong.  >.

When leaving, the beautiful sunny and warm weather we had just an hour before turned all grey, windy and rainy.  Another sigh.

Thankfully my friend came with me and also bought me lunch :).  When I got back I went straight for a nap!

Okay, sorry about the rambling!  :P

This manicure is all checkerboard-y, with black non-toxic paint making the design.  As you can tell by the mistakes I didn't see until I uploaded my photos, this is a freehand design.

The wonderful gold over the black squares is Orly Luxe.  I <3 that gold! :D

I hope that everyone is having a great day!



  1. So sorry for your bad day, I hope tomorrow is much better!

    This checkered nail mani is SO cute! I love it!

  2. Sorry you had a bummer day but yay for friends! I love this design

  3. I love the detail on this pattern! I hope your day got better!

  4. I'm sorry about your day, I hope you have a better one tomorrow. Howeverrrr.. you are having an AWESOME nail day! I totally love this, I would never be able to do something like this with my left hand onto my right hand nails though. Not that coordinated.

  5. @ Nail Designs xox: Thank you so much!! :D I really appreciate it! ^-^

    @ Kaki: Thank you!! Yeah, a HUGE yay for friends!! :D

    @ Jayne: Thank you!! It did :D!

    @ ChromaCraze: Thank you very much!

    @ The Collegiate Nail: Hahha, thank you so much!! :D It just takes practice and patience! To be honest, most of my nail art I do on only one hand when I am making it for posts, because I remove it right afterwards. ^-^

  6. These are so lovely! My favorite is the glitters peeking through. Sorry about your appointment, I hate those kind of days!!

  7. love this one! love you put different colors on each box :D sorry about your day but happily you have a lovely friend :)

  8. That is a crazy day! But at least your friend was there for you.

    I love this design! Lovely and such much fun! :)

  9. @ JustSomeNailsByMJ: Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! :D!

    @ YoannitaL: Thank you so much!! I really do! ^-^

    @ Ashley: Yes, I am SO thankful for that!! :D Thank you so much!! ^-^

  10. THESE are fantastic!
    Holy crap, I love it soooo mch 0_0
    The best part is the metallic squares :D

  11. I can't believe how fabulous your freehanding is!! I don't see any mistakes. I love it! It reminds me of the tiling in some rich person's indoor pool. Lol.

  12. @ Exah: Thank you so very, very much!!! :'D!! :D

    @ Bethany Taylor: Thank you so very much!!! :'D I really like your comparison!! Thank you! :D

  13. This looks so lovely! I see no mistakes either, silly girl. :P

  14. @ Courtney Eldridge: :D You are a sweetheart! ^-^ Thank you!

  15. This is so awesome! I like these colors better than some of the brighter checkerboard type manicures I've seen. Very creative :)

  16. I've never seen a manicure like this; it looks amazing!
    Sorry your day didn't go to plan :-( Sounds like you have a great friend by your side though!

  17. Aaaaaaah! I have to try this out, it looks so stylish! How do you do it though? Do you make the coloured squares first or the black lines first? Or is that a secret? : D

  18. @ Crystal: Thank you very much!!! :D

    @ Laura: Thank you so much!! ^-^ He really is wonderful! :D

    @ Maria: YAY thank you!! :D I did a gradient on my nails with pink and gold, then did a bit of weird stamping near the bottom. Then I drew on lines and filled in every second box with black paint, then filled in some of the black boxes with Orly Luxe. :D

  19. Love this mani!! Super cute! I know I'm late, but sorry about the rough day you had. Hopefully things are much better now ;0).

  20. Sending you tons of love and well wishes from NY! I hope you get better soon and start feeling back your normal self <3

  21. I like when you ramble in your posts :) It's fun to read! lol your story made me laugh. It was like good and sad at the same time. I love your checkerboard mani! Your free hand's just always so amazing!

  22. @ MariJo: Thank you so much for your sweet words!! :D *hug!*!

    @ Amanda: Thank you so incredibly much!!! :D *hug!*

    @ drinkcitra: Hahah thank you! XD Thank you so much for your compliment!!!

  23. Wow stressful day! But your nails look awesome!

  24. @ Fingers: Thank you so very much!!! :D

    @ Nail Reflections: Thank you so muchlies!!! :D


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