Sweatery nails

I’ve been attempting to do Christmassy nails lately…but I just don’t like them! So I’ve ended up starting over several times and ending up with things that are only vaguely holiday themed.

In terms of running, it’s been a pretty good week. I got horribly sick on Tuesday (weird nausea and dizziness) and had to leave work early, but that was my normal rest day, and I felt better by the morning, so I continued my usual schedule. I haven’t been hungry though, which is weird for me, since I’m normally ravenous. I’m at 47 miles for the week,and plan on getting to 60-ish by Saturday afternoon. Marathon training is semi-officially in swing. I officially start the first week of January, but my mileage right now is way higher than I had planned so I will need to rework my rough sketch of a plan.

So earlier in the week, I did a mani somewhat inspired by sweaters. It’s in Xmas colours, and is wintery, which is the best I can do at the moment. Apparently I’m not feeling the spirit this year. I think its how I basically get to work in the dark and leave in the dark. I teach in a room without any windows. I feel like I never see the sun, and that bright, cheery nails don’t make sense based on what I see all day. These short days are terrible, and I’m grateful for my long, sunlit runs on weekends.

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What I used: Sinful Colors Rosy Red, Cinderella (the light, glittery blue) and Snow me White. Ring finger is topped with Urban Outfitters Afterhours (as I mentioned before, I LOVE this glitter! It enhances whatever its on top of, and seems to shine in a rainbow of colours.) I stamped with Moyou London’s Fashionista 15, which is distinctly sweatery. Despite actually liking this mani, I took it off pretty quickly. I just felt like the red and white weren’t really my thing. You can also see that the topcoat smeared the stamp a little (I was rushing), and that was driving me somewhat crazy. I did really like the stamp on my thumb though, and I’m thinking of doing it in black and white or black and neon some time soon.

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It’s almost the solstice, so lets hope for longer days soon!