It's My Birthday!!!

Hi everyone!!  So today's my birthday!!  I'm so excited, not only that it's my birthday, but I get to stay home and do nothing.  As with every year, I requested today off to have time to myself.

I have met some awesome people in this nail polish world.  Not only through blogging, but also on twitter.  Last week, Susan, one of the sweetest people I know, did a birthday post (our birthdays are about a week apart) and mentioned my birthday.  Several girls who I regularly chat with became aware of this information and sent me things in the mail.  How sweet are they?


A card and two polishes (SH Blizzard Blue and SC Green Ocean) from Crystal.  I think Crystal knew when my birthday was already.

A card chocolate, candy and Barry M Rasberry from Joanne.  Joanne even threw in a little trinket for my daughter, so sweet.

A very sweet card from Saira.
I also have some others on the way.  I'm so overwhelmed by the thought of these girls.  I'm really glad that I've met them and so many others that I'm starting to know.  We really have a great community of people.

Now, for my nails, I wracked my brain for days about what I would do for my birthday mani.  I'm not great with nail art and I couldn't come up with any fun ideas.  So instead, I'll just share a NOTD from this weekend.  I decided to layer Essie Shine of the Times over Fingerpaints Blank Canvas Cream.  I wanted a neutral look with a bang.  I used OPI Natural Nail Base Coat as a base and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.


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Whoo!! Those were a lot of pics, but I couldn't choose.  I really liked this one a lot and didn't want to take it off.

What do you guys think of this combo?


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55 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! I didn't know it was you birthday today. I hope your day is filled with joy and a lot of presents from your loved ones! It's great that you have the day off. My birthday is on a national holiday and I couldn't imagine working or going to school on that day.

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    1. Thanks Mihaela!! Yeah, I always have to request the day unless it falls on the weekend. Good for you!

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  2. happy birthday Marisa! You should have said sooner, and I could've sent your package out to you! Belated birthday present it is then ^.^

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    1. Thanks hon!! Yes, it'll be a great belated present ;0).

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARISA!! <3 Have a great one!!

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  4. Happy birthday again! I love the birthday manicure :)

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    1. Thanks so much Liane ;0). Glad you like it!

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  5. I love Shine of the Times! Happy Birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have an awesome day!

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  7. Happy birthday! This is an amazing mani! Love how it looks in the light :)

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  8. Happy Birthday, Marisa!!!! I'm so sorry I didn't know! Wishing you tons of happiness (and cake!) today :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda!! It's fine that you didn't know. I never said anything ;0). We'll see if there's cake later.

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  9. Happy Birthday again Marisa! I hope your day is going great, and love your birthday mani :) x

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  10. Happy Happy Birthday Marisa!!!! Enjoy your day off, relaxing, and having some personal time girl! Us Pisces gotta have time to chill, decompress, & enjoy alone time ;) Sorry I didn't know it earlier or I could've sent you something! :( ....and btw love ur birthday mani, love that Essie!

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    1. No worries hon!! Thanks for the birthday wishes my fellow pisces ;0).

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  11. Happy birthday! I hope you're having an awesome time :)

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  12. Yaaay happy birthday! Hope you had/are having a great day girl!

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  13. Happy birthday! What a perfect mani for your birthday :)

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  14. Happy Birthday glad you like the stuff, hope you enjoy the chocolate ,it's yummy I bought my mum one and pinched a tiny bit. This shade by Essie is gorgeous and is now on my wish list you are bad for my purse missy , enjoy your day :)

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    1. LOL @ you taking some of your mom's chocolate ;0). Thanks again Joanne!! Oh, and sorry to add to your spending.

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  15. Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day! :D

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  16. Happy birthday!! I hope you're having a good day so far. It looks like you've gotten some great things already! I love your mani too. It's subtle but has some spark to it.

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    1. Thanks Melissa!!! Yes, I definitely got some goodies ;0). Glad you like the mani!

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  17. Have a wonderful birthday, MariJo! Hope that you're having a fun time! :)

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  18. Aweeeee that was soooooo sweet.... Happy Birthday Marisa! I hope you are having a relaxing day and your mani is super cute

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    1. Thanks Iris!!! Glad you like the mani ;0)

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a lovely, restful day today! Aww it's so sweet to hear about others you meet through these social networks :D

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    1. Thanks so much Traci!!! Yes, I've met some awesome ladies. Including you Traci ;0).

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  20. Happy birthday! So many wonderful goodies, I can't wait to see them all! I love your birthday mani, it's so glowy.

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  21. Happy happy birthday! Hope you had a great one!

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    1. Thanks so much hon! It was relaxing ;0).

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  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pisces sister :D love the mani, too!

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  23. happy birthday! I hope it was fantastic!

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  24. Happy Birthday lovely! Glad you had a good day, did you get mine & Bridgets little pressie?? Love this combo, you are the queen of combining polishes I think! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Esther!! Haven't gotten anything yet, but I'll let you know ;0).

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  25. I'm a day late....but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you had a fabulous day and enjoyed your day off. :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! It was relaxing. Just the way I like it ;0).

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  26. Happy Belated Bday! Your gift is in the mail :) Hope you had a great one Doll! Gorgeous mani BTW!

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    1. Awww.. Thanks Nory! It was good.

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