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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Black, White and Red Tribal

This next mani is inspired by two different manis I saw on Instagram. The awesome Pshiiit and So Nailicious.

I fell asleep dreaming of the color combination I was going to use.  Do you ever do that?  Dream of manis? I do sometimes.  Trust me, it's not like it happens all the time.

I had to give my lung cancer speech at work this last week.  I don't know what it is about public speaking, but damn do I freak out every time.  I mean, I know my sh*t and can talk about lung cancer all day long with coworkers or patients, but get me in front of thirty people and I lose all composure.

The last time I had done this speech, I read verbatim from the slides I had created.  Wow that was bad. This time I decided to wing it.  I thought that would fix everything.  Nope.  I can say I didn't suck as bad as I did the last time, but it was far from perfect.  The second I got in front of the people, my hands started shaking, my voice lost all confidence to it and my mouth went dry as a bone.  The last time I gave this speech, I forgot to have water with me and man was that bad to have cotton mouth with no water. I was smarter about that this time.  I had juice and water.  My 45 minute presentation was over in 30.  Yeah.  Afterwards, they told me I was good, but talked too fast.  This also happens when I get nervous.

I was telling the MD I was working with after and he told me they give people beta blockers to stop that reaction of the shakes and dry mouth etc. Beta blockers are usually for blood pressure and heart stuff. Nope not taking that just for a speech. I joked to him that I'll just take a big dose of valium and it'll be all good!

At least this is only twice a year for the new nurses.  I actually thought about volunteering to do other topics. WTF is my problem????  Luckily, there aren't any others ones that I can do.

Do you get like this during public speaking?  And no, please don't tell me to picture them naked.  Not gonna help!

Here's the silly bottle shot for today.

This is Essie Blanc, Orly Liquid Vinyl and Chick Wild Rooster.

I started with skittles.

Next I did a combination of tape and freehand to finish this off.  I am VERY proud of these results.  The damn topcoat smeared it, but I think if I switch to Seche it'll fix that issue.  Here it is.

What do you guys think? Yes this took a very long time so I was pissed when it got smeared.  Pshiiit actually commented on my IG account saying she liked it!  That was pretty cool to me.

Definitely trying to do more exciting things!  Hope you are liking it!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?