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Bundle Monster Mulberry Surprise/Berry Fizz Gel Polish

Hi everyone! I guess it’s been a while since I’ve posted, oops. I’ve been super super busy with work and life in general and I haven’t had time to do my nails much (actually at all haha). Not much has changed in the last couple months. I still have my dog Sophie and last month I rescued a three month old puppy I named Cooper (he’s four months old now and doing pretty good). He knows sit and I’ve started teaching him to lay down. He’s getting the hang of those, but house training is taking a while – mostly my fault though, but we’re working on it. Everything else is going pretty good. Here are some pictures of Cooper!

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Now for the nails! I apologize in advance for the quality of my nails/the pictures – I’m a bit out of practice haha. I recently got a gel nail polish kit/supplies so I’ve been experimenting with those. I used the Gelish Foundation, two coats of Bundle Monster Color – Mulberry Surprise (cured in between coats) then I used Chevron Nail Vinyls and Bundle Monster Color – Berry Fizz, I then applied two coats of Gelish Top it Off. Both Mulberry Surprise and Berry Fizz are color-changing polishes, so pictures of both the cold and warm colors are below. (the cold pictures are on top and the warm pictures are on the bottom). Thanks for reading, I’m not sure when I’ll be posting again, but I plan on keeping up with blogging (at least occasionally).

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Dots and Puppies

Hello everyone! I’m really happy to say that Roxie had her puppies on Monday night/ Tuesday Morning! She had 9 puppies total: 2 blue girls, 3 blue boys, 3 grey girls, and 1 grey boy (5 girls and 2 boys). She did a good job, it was her 3rd litter after all. After the 8th puppy was born, we didn’t think that there were any more so we took quick showers and rested. Then, four hours after the last puppy  we went to check on the dogs and found that Roxie had a 9th puppy all by herself. We all rushed to help clean him up and tie off his umbilical cord and he was all good. Renee (Roxie’s owner) caught the puppies; I was in charge of cleaning up/rubbing vigorously, tying the umbilical cord off, and clearing the nose and airways if needed; my sister was in charge of taking notes, helping me tie off the umbilical cords (holding the legs out of the way), weighing the puppies, and choosing the collar colors for each puppy. Roxie is a great mama and all puppies are doing well! Here’s a picture of 8 of the puppies (when this picture was taken, the 9th puppy wasn’t born yet).


I had the base color of these nails on when I was helping whelp puppies, so excuse the slight wear. I started with a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. I then applied two coats of OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook. I then applied two coats of Lucky 13 Lacqer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?. I finished that off with a coat of Orly In a Snap. I had that much on when I was helping whelp puppies, and added dots with China Glaze – Dance Baby when I got home after a much-needed nap (I woke up at 6am on Monday and was up until 8:15am on Tuesday). I topped that with a coat of Orly In a Snap. That’s it from me today, I’m going to be watching puppies today though, so if you want to see more pictures of puppies check out my Instagram. Thanks for reading, I’ll be back on Friday with more nails!

Blue with Pink Dots

Blue with Pink Dots Glowing

Puppy Watch Nails

Hey everyone! I’m doing a little better since Wednesday. My dentist appointment went well, still no cavities and my gums look good. My sister and I didn’t have puppy watch on Wednesday, but yesterday we were with Roxie (the mama dog) all day and we spent the night. As of 11:06pm, on June 20, no puppies yet. If she doesn’t have puppies on Thursday night, hopefully she’ll have them sometime today. Tomorrow and Sunday I’m babysitting practically all day so hopefully Roxie has her puppies before I have to leave to get some rest before babysitting. And then for at least the next 3 weeks my either my sister, just me, or both of us will be watching the puppies on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I’m really excited! I just love puppies and dogs so much! Because puppies have been on my brain, they are also on my nails. Well, paw prints at least.

Today’s inspiration for my nails was puppies. I used a light pink and a light blue for the babies and white paw prints because they’re puppies. I started with a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. The pink is China Glaze – Dance Baby and the blue is China Glaze – For Audrey. I freehanded the paw prints using China Glaze – White on White. I topped it off with Orly In a Snap top coat. That’s it from me today. I’ll be back on Monday, hopefully with news of puppies haha. Have a great weekend!

Puppy Nails

China Glaze Pink Voltage with White Flower

Hey everyone! I really hope all of you have had a better week than I have. I was supposed to go to Las Vegas last week, but stuff happened so I didn’t end up going (pretty upset about that). And stuff just kept on happening, so my whole week kind of sucked. This week should be better because the puppies that I’ll be watching this summer are due this week! I’m really excited, I love puppies (and dogs in general), so that will be fun. Hopefully puppy snuggles will get me out of this funk I’m in. Obviously, with all the stuff that happened I didn’t have time to do my nails or write any posts, so I apologize for that, but any nails/posts that I would have done would have been terrible and full of mopey Rachel (more so than this). While I’m still not back to my normal self, I think getting back to my normal swing of things will help me feel more and more like myself. Yesterday I met with the kids I’ll be babysitting this weekend. I have a dentist appointment today, nothing important, just a cleaning. And then for the rest of the week, I’ll be on “puppy watch” with my sister. And then this weekend I’ll be babysitting all day on Saturday and most of the day on Sunday. So I have that stuff to look forward to which will hopefully make me feel more like myself.

Today’s nails are the first stamping nails I have done in a while. I started with a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. I then applied three coats of China Glaze – Pink Voltage (Neon). I used stamping plate SH05 and China Glaze – White on White for the flower. I did accent nails on my thumb and ring finger. I topped it off with a coat of Orly In a Snap Top Coat. Hope you all have a great week, I’ll be back on Friday with more nails!

Pink Voltage White Flower

Blue and White Gradient

Hey Everyone! I’m feeling a lot better today (yay!). This week went by exceptionally fast for me. I’m not really sure why though, I didn’t really do much. I had my last physical therapy session yesterday, the therapist said that she’s given me enough strengthening exercises and there’s not really a point in continuing to “drag me back every week,” so I’ll continue the exercises on my own and if I have problems while I’m home, I can call and make an appointment. Hopefully the strengthening I’ve done so far and that I will continue to do will help me be able to march as pain-free as possible.

Next week (Wednesday), I’ll be heading to Las Vegas with my boyfriend for a couple days! His 21st birthday is tomorrow (I’m exactly 6 months and 6 days older than him haha), and he’s at a family wedding this weekend so we’ll be headed there Thursday morning. Because I’ll be in Vegas, I won’t be doing my nails, so if anyone is interested in doing a guest post, feel free to contact me (rewdoesnails(at)gmail(dot)com) and we can work something out. I’ll need 2 for sure, but if more people are interested, I can arrange for that. I’ll need guest posts for Friday (6/14) and Monday (6/17), if the dates are important to you. Any skill level/style is welcome!

Today’s nails are my second attempt at a gradient/ombre manicure. I think that they turned out okay, but I still want to improve so there will definitely be more gradients in the future. I started with a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. I then applied two coats of China Glaze – White on White. I used OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook and White on White for the gradient. A tutorial for the gradient can be found here. I did a better job of clean-up on these nails (well, for me at least), but I still have room for improvement (as you can see I got a little overzealous on my middle finger). But hey, I’m a work in progress, and that’s all that matters. Have a good day! I’ll be back on Monday!

Blue and White Gradient

Blue Saran Wrap Nails

Hey everyone! I meant to get this post done earlier, but I forgot haha. My weekend was good, I relaxed and hung out in the pool (which somewhat inspired today’s nails). This week is pretty laid back for me (like every week so far), I just have physical therapy on Thursday, but other than that, no plans. It’s getting hot here, but I have a pool so I’ll be able to cool off that way. Other than that, nothing too exciting on my end of things.

Today I have another Saran Wrap Manicure. I decided to use blues because I went swimming over the weekend and was “inspired” by the reflection of the water. I started with OPI Matte Nail Envy for a base coat and I used China Glaze – Aquadelic and China Glaze – Shower Together to create the look. I used two coats of Orly In a Snap for a top coat. They didn’t exactly turn out as I envisioned them, but they were close; I might try again to get the look I had in mind. Thanks for reading! I’ll be back on Wednesday with another post.

Blue Saran Wrap

Pink Cloud Mani

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week so far, mine has okay so far. My sister is graduating from high school tonight (it’s hard to believe she’s going to be going to college next year, time flies). Other than that I have nothing else planned today. Tomorrow I have another physical therapy session for my shoulder; I’m not sure how much it’s helping, but I guess I won’t really know how much it helped until I go back to Tucson for band camp. In PT, I’m working on strengthening/stretching the muscle in my shoulder blade area so hopefully it will be able to handle more of the stress that marching band puts it through. It’s strange really, I play the smallest instrument in the band (piccolo) and my shoulder is messed up; although it’s not messed up from the weight of the piccolo, it’s messed up from the position it’s held in. I only have one more year left though so even if it still hurts, I’ll try my best to push through it as best I can.

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