You know, “Goooood-bye, Ru-bee Friday, who could hang a name on you?” That’s how that Rolling Stones song goes, right? (massive joke here – my Boomer parents are hardcore Stones fans, particularly my mom, and have been since they were about 16 years old. I’ve sent them off to Toronto on more than a couple of occasions to catch their shows, always with the vague fear that my mother’s head is just going to explode, simply from breathing the same air as the leathery, seemingly indestructible object of her lifelong lust, Keith Richards. Anyhow, long joke short, I’m well versed in the Stones. Also the Animals, the Kinks, the Traveling Wilburys, Bob Segar, bit of Springsteen – that’s the music I grew up with. No wonder my taste in music skews so very rock.)
Anyhow, I may have gotten the day wrong on these ruby-esque nails, but whether it’s Tuesday or Friday, I think they’re still pretty dope. I actually did this manicure last month for the nail art challenge I’ve been participating in on Instagram for the theme of gemstones. I’ve been doing gemstone and stone-type nails for a little while now, actually had a few in reserve that I could have whipped out for just such an occasion, but I decided to try a little something different with this manicure, opting for a jelly sandwich mani wherein I layered sponged-on silver and glittery red polishes between thick, glossy coats of a vibrant, ruby red jelly. It turned out to be a pretty good technique – I think these nails look like the cross-section of a cut gemstone, so pretty. I think they look particularly nice in the matte finish – gems before they’ve hit the buffer ‘n’ polisher.
And they don’t look too bad in WAY SUPER UP CLOSE MACRO MODE either. It’s always amazing the level of detail that shows up in a macro shot, huh? By the way, NEVER turn a macro lens on, say, your skin. You’ll walk away convinced that you’re desiccating on the spot. Hey, just like our leathery man, Keef! (kidding, Mom, I’m kidding – c’mon, you know Keith’s gonna outlast us all. And thank goodness – we’re going to need sweet riffs in the apocalypse.) 😉