Frank from Sweden!!

Hello my gorgeous little starfishies!!

I am sorry for my absence but the reason is boring so onward we go :)
Today I am featuring a beautiful franken sent to me by my friend Camilla aka @bookpolish on IG. Go look her up and follow her, she has the most beautiful and “natural” nails I’ve ever seen. She made this lovely polish to send me in a swap and I won’t tell you what else she sent me because you’d die of jealousy, or come rob me. haha I’ve named the polish Katydid Dance. It has the most beautiful pink shimmer that I just couldn’t catch with my lens and that’s a shame!
20140126_171430 While sharing these I just want to say how excited I am about all of the Facebook fans I’ve gained this week through NailNation3000 and I definitely intend to keep spreading the love around after the contest is over. I am thinking of making it a weekly thing maybe on Wednesdays and call it Blog Hug Wednesdays because who doesn’t need a hug by then hmm? CYMERA_20140126_174757Also I think as soon as we have reached 1,000 here at the lagoon we should do a contest because that is a huge milestone, so contest and giveaway party time then eh?!
Notice how my ring finger nail and pinkie nail are wanting to grow to the right? And even though the cuticle pen says Obey Your Body they aren’t listening? Ugh. Maybe I will rubber band them the way people do plants LOL

20140126_180225I really like this shot I am trying to get better at macro shots and wow you see every single flaw in them don’t you? I am also getting these stubborn strips of nail that want to grow down in the groove on each side? Driving me batty as it looks like I did a shoddy job of clean up but nope my nail is just weird 😀
20140126_171804I think the polish matches really well with the little turtle on my coffee cup from Hawaii don’t you?

20140126_180031Be sure and hit me up on IG @themanicuredmermaid and especially on Blog Lovin’!

Until next time
Tail Flip!! xxoo


Nabi Green and Nubbies eeeek

Hello my little Starfish!

Today my intent was to show you Bunnies are Evil by the Aussie brand MckFresh but Holidays are a busy time and why is that? No rest for the wicked?
I was already sporting one silk wrap as a result of catching my nail on the van door, and then just a few days later, SNAP!! The silk wrap attempt on that one was a major FAIL!
Something akin to a mummy finger with polish on the nail, ugh. I picked up the clippers and murdered, I mean fixed my poor nails. So now I am sporting, well, almost nubbies!

So while I am getting through this busy weekend and waiting for the chance to pretty up these little nails with Bunnies are Evil, I will share this gorgeous Nabi green with you.

20131114_161717I had seen Nabi around but I thought surely they couldn’t be that awesome since they were so cheap. Boy was I wrong! Granted they aren’t as beautiful as a heavy linear polish but you can get some amazing rainbow out of these.

20131114_16183620131114_162329Pick one up and let me know what you think! I know I am going back for more colors!
Have a great weekend and good luck in the giveaway!

Tail flip! :)
The Manicured Mermaid
Tami xoxo