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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pastel Tie Dyed Tribal

They're calling for snow again.  It was 73F yesterday and today it's 35F and supposed to snow 4-6 inches overnight. Then by next Friday? Back in the 70s.  It's like Mother Nature whiplash.  I'm so over it.  It's almost Spring by the calendar, but I'm still waiting for it.  I just hope they are wrong about the snow totals, that the storm goes more north and that I can get to work tomorrow.  It was two weeks ago that I couldn't get to work because of the snow and it's like deja vu all over again.

Instead of doing a sacrifice to the Gods, I thought if I did a pastel mani, that maybe Spring would come and stay.  So far, not yet.

My hairdresser asked me if I wanted to do a photo shoot for her.  Since my hair is a crazy red, it would show how fab she is doing color.  This was supposed to happen two years ago but never did.  We may have to do something drastic-maybe a new cut-even though I'm trying desperately to grow it out, or some funky color that will get me in trouble at work like my pink stripes did.

All I know is I will have to go in for a color touchup two weeks after my full hair dye session so it's fresh and bright and there will be a makeup person, professional photographer and obviously my hair dresser will do my hair.  I have never had these type of pictures done before.  I'm hoping they will come out good, although I usually don't photograph well.

It would be nice to have a decent picture of myself for posterity.  Don't you think?

Anywho, onto the pastel happy mani.  Here is the silly bottle shot.

This is the entire set of pastels by Lime Crime.  Peaches & Cream, Milky Way, Once in a Blue Mousse, Pastelchio, Lavendairy, Crema de Limon and Parfait Day.

I started with Milky Way.

Next, using the distressed technique I used last time, I used all the rest of the colors to create a tie dye base,

I could have stopped here. As this is a very cool mani all on its own.  Instead I took my new brushes and added tribalness.  Here are the results.

Pretty cool eh?  I actually really like this one!  Got a lot of compliments on it.

Here is a picture of my new brushes.

They look huge here but believe me, they are teeny tiny brushes.  I've been having fun playing with them.  I can't stop doing tribals and different designs with them!

Are you ready for Spring too?

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?