Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I ♥ My Sailor

I won a giveaway on Scandalously Polished that was 4 mini bottles from the China Glaze Anchor's Away collection. The ones she gave me were:
(She also gave me Ahoy! (pink opaque glitter) but I haven't used it yet.)
Hey Sailor is a classic red creme. It's very bright and a primary true red. I liked it! If you don't already have a perfect red creme, this is a good one to go with.
First Mate is the perfect Navy blue. Not only is it true to the color it's supposed to be, it's a very pretty blue! It isn't too dark like some can be. It's another classic creme, like Hey Sailor, but this one is more unique. CG couldn't have gotten the shade more spot on.
Ice Cap is a really fun semi-translucent glitter. The base is clear, but kind of milky, so it does show up. That is what I used for the stripes in my mani. I think they show up really well even though the color is translucent, which means it's less translucent than it seems at first! It has a pretty serious amount of microglitter that flashes white, silver, green, and gold. The picture of my anchor nail to the left really shows how the glitter can flash quite brilliantly.

I freehanded the stripes and designs, then used my white Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen to make the red pop a bit more. This was kind of an afterthought, but I thought it turned out well.

My boyfriend Jeremy is a Navy Sailor and he deployed about a month ago. This is my first military boyfriend, military experience, and first time going through a deployment. Valentine's Day was the first big holiday to pass after my hunny left home. It was very hard, but also exciting to try and figure out a new way to make this work. I sent him a care package decorated and filled with love (he sent me one too), and did my Valentine's Day nails in honor of him.
I my Sailor


  1. Soooooo adorable! I love all your freehand decorations. I can't freehand to save my life lol. First Mate is really calling me now .. hhmmm

  2. I just love that blue! I don't even like blue lol. But I love this one!

  3. I love your mani!

    Do you already know when you will be seeing your boyfriend again?

  4. Thanks!!
    I do know the day he's supposed to be back give or take a couple days since they always change things. He's expected home late this summer, hopefully before I start school.

  5. You did a fabulous job on this and wow, looks like fate had a hand in your winning that particular giveaway. PERFECT colors and names for you. Congrats!

  6. I know! I entered in the two or three Anchor's Away giveaways I could find and desperately wanted to win one. I love the grays and Below Deck I think it is in that collection too, but these are definitely PERFECT considering my sailor :D. I was giddy about this mani for days. I thought it was the cutest thing ever!


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