Ahhh...  That was a nice couple of days off.  My nails are naked at the moment and I must say I'm enjoying it a bit.  I do have a few new things I want to show off though, so I'll be back at it soon.

One of my favorite bloggers, Chalkboard Nails, did a mani like this with white and red.  It reminded me of Minnie Mouse, but I loved it. This design was inspired by Sarah.  I wore it to my husband's work Christmas party.  I started with Icing Glimmer, sponged on O.P.I. Outback Aphrodisiac, then dotted on more Glimmer until it faded back into itself.  I think the face that Glimmer is a glitter camouflaged the fading effect a little as opposed to a creme finish.  This mani didn't last long though because there was some significant shrinkage.  I don't recall any shrinkage the last time I used Glimmer though.  I want to do some experimenting and see if I can figure out a way to prevent that.  It's so frustrating when you've spent so much time on a cool design and it shrinks.  Grrr!  I loved this design and I will definitely play with it again.  Thanks for being so creative Sarah!