Worker V: 2.6 Plastic Fantastic

Oh, hey! It’s me again!

Worker V has been a busy girl, but you know what gets me through the day, the traffic, the travel, the deadlines, and the endless fatigue? When I look in the mirror and a quirky and unexpected accessory—like this plastic necklace I bought in Oz—winks back at me. Even if I’m pretending it’s Marni in my head (and it ain’t), it puts a smile on my face.

I’ll admit that in my businessy busyness, I’ve been super slack about dragging the Canon out for some shots. But one morning before I dashed off to work, this glorious sun beckoned to me from the backyard, and it did not disappoint. The flare and my sunbeam spear are totally au naturale. It’s not a whip, Antoine, but I think it will do…

Vest: Witchery • Shirt: Ann Taylor • Skirt: Ann Taylor • Boots: Gucci • Necklace: Jigsaw • Watch: Michael Kors

You can see a hint of my mani in the shot above, but it was so fun, I had to include a close-up. I was inspired by Kristina’s Half Moon Mani Tutorial, which makes creating fancy schmancy nails a cinch. I did Essie Red Nouveau over Essie Shifting Power…

Have you ever tried a DIY half-moon manicure?


  1. Caitlin Ni Chathain says

    Looking HOT Vahni! The luminous spear is out of this world. And I have always wanted to have a half-moon manicure, always. Soo gonna try one this weekend.

  2. says

    That bit of light is amazing, I can’t belive it’s natural! My nails are fially long enough for painting again, so i may just try this tutorial. I can have pretty nails for Christmas hopefully, I love the necklace by the way!

    Happy Christmas to you!

  3. says

    Ha! Your sunshine spear is amazing. And so is that necklace! Love the look. Half-moon manis are my favorite, and so easy to do. It makes me feel like I’ve added a teensy bit of Dita von Teese to my look.

  4. says

    WOow so maybe not a concrete whip BUT above all a metaphorical ( § so delightfully surreal) gift from the sun, likely to honor your “GLAMazonittude” V (“Wink from an Expert ès Sexy / Glam forecasts”) !!! This mesmerizing scenery certainly was dedicated to be immortalized , AND I can’t help BUT vote FOR this cocktail jet black mane § bloody lipstick I (shyly) must add Dear …
    à Bientôt, Antoine
    Vertiginoso’s latest post: "La douceur du pastel"My Profile

  5. says

    Such a lovely necklace Vahni; it’s definitely smile inducing! The sun is shining beautifully, and I am glad it beckoned you out to share with us again. I haven’t tried to do the half moon mani once, and it was an epic fail. I think I may try it again soon though :-).
    Rocquelle’s latest post: SMILEMy Profile

  6. says

    I’ve done a half moon with just red and loved it but I notice that my nails are weaker with color polish even over a clear nail hardener and they’re super strong with just the clear polish on. So I haven’t done this in a while but it sure is pretty! :)

    ~Retro Natural

  7. says

    GIRRLLLL…that necklace is amazing…Marni or NOT, it is such a fun statement piece! Love it!
    And you know I love that furry furry vest…so chic.
    The photos are gorgeous:)

  8. says

    I’m barely skilled at painting one tone on my nails, let alone two of them, so I’ll save that for the professionals. Speaking of, though, I want to do a tri-tone French tip: Orange tip, light blue base, navy blue accent. It’s for a summery outfit/tribute to Gulf Oil. It’ll be awesome!

    And speaking of awesome… I love your magic light wand! :D Your vest and necklace are pretty cool, too.
    Cameron’s latest post: Alexandria’s Genesis: Meet the Creator Behind the FallacyMy Profile

  9. says

    Hey Vahni! I love these pictures – that’s beautiful how the sun did that in the 2nd one. We miss you. I was glad to see an update on your blog. It’s so hard to find the time to keep up with my own, but the motivation you instilled hasn’t gone away yet!

    I wish I could get an awesome manicure like that. Playing piano keeps me from letting my nails grow past the skin on my fingertips. Any manicure ideas for girls like me who keep their nails short and stubby?

    (BTW is that a plugin that lets people add their twitter account in your comments? Which one is it, if you don’t mind me asking?)
    Selwa Lukoskie’s latest post: Follow My Blog on Bloglovin’My Profile

    • says

      Hey, Selwa, thanks doll! So glad to hear the motivation continues. May it do so well into 2012 and beyond!

      RE: the manicure…short and polished in a pale pink or nude works. And you can still throw some glitter on top! Go for it!

      And that is a plugin I’m using…I think it’s Twitterlink Comments. I’ve got a few in there, but I think that’s it. If not, let me know and I can double check.

  10. says

    I’ve been missing you V. I haven’t tried Kristina’s tutorial yet…but its going to involve swipeing those paper protector thingys (I believe that is the technical term) from my mother’s home office. Since they aren’t anywhere in my home…and I can’t justify buying them for a mani. Anyway yours looks fab!
    KatyK’s latest post: How the Glitz Stole ChristmasMy Profile

  11. says

    Love the necklace and the nails!! I didn’t inherit the polish your nail gene. Matter of fact, my only success thus far with nails (self or professional) was this summer when I tried the soak off nail polish. Blessings to all of you that have the skills for DIY projects like this.

  12. says

    Always good to see you in a wee bit of fur. That necklace is gorge, love the simplicity… great shot, looks like a riding crop!
    Love the half moon look and the dual colours you can play with.

    Lady, sending you early Christmas wishes and sparkles! I’ll be working through the festive days! Hope Santa’s gonna spoil you rotten!

    A Brit Greek’s latest post: Beautifully Wrapped 2011: It’s Good to GiveMy Profile

  13. says

    Vahni, what more can I say?? I am DYING over this necklace with the vest!! Where do you find ‘Witchery’ pieces? I don’t think I’ve heard of that brand before… I SO envy your wardrobe!! Clothing swap someday?? haha. Also, that manicure is really cool. I’ve seen people do it some other ways but it never looked this good!

  14. says

    Hello – I discovered your blog thanks to Miss Papelicos – very interesting. Love your outfits & long hair – I also have long hair – do you have any posts about hairstyle ideas on the blog?

  15. says

    So many comments, thank you all! I’m about halfway through getting out to see all of you. I promise to finish before the end of the year!

  16. says

    Omg, it looks like you’re holding a light saber in the 2nd pic (woah that sounded super nerdy, but I’ve just been watching the Big Bang Theory…hahaha). The necklace totally reminded me of Marni also- funny you say that. I’ve been oogling their pieces on Gilt, but they’re still a bit too expensive.
    Kara’s latest post: Color BlockingMy Profile


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge