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Nails Nails Nails

Here’s my recent manicure roundup courtesy of my Instagram account. ūüôā

Confetti Glitter

It's always a confetti kind of day in my book! #glitter #confetti #mani #nails

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Copper Micro French Tips + Dotted Accent Nail

Aqua + Glitter Accent Nail

Blueberry scented nails on my new snakeskin clutch. #nails #mani #scented #blueberry #vintage #thriftstore #thrifted #snakeskin

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Subtle Pearl + Copper Plaid

Nails #nailart #subtle #plaid #mani #konad #copper #champagne #showusyourtips #zoya #nailpolish

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Ombre Ingredients {+ Breakfast}

Morning tea, cookie, and nail polish. You know, the basics. #breakfast #cookie #horse #pink #nailpolish #ombre

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Pink Ombre + Ring Pops!

Ring pop power. #bachelorette #ringpops #candy #jewelry

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Nude + Gold Polka Dots

@burchgirl inspired some polka dots! #nailart #nails #polkadots #mani #nailpolish #nails #nude #gold #sparkles

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Black & White Checkered French Tips + Gold Glitter

Crazy nails. #readysetgo #mani #manicure #nailart #nails #diy #konad #glitter #blackandwhite #checkers #frenchtip #tacky

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Ballet Pink  + Silver Glitter Accent Nails

Last week's neutral and sparkly nails. #mani #nails #accentnail #silver #glitter

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Metallic Foil Purple + Silver + Black Scalloped Tips

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Festive. #nails #nailart #metallic #foil #silver #purple #black #scalloped #mani

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I still can’t believe how huge and popular nail art has gotten! Such a fun and creative outlet for me. ¬†I wonder what my Thanksgiving nails will be! Ooh . . .

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Mani Mania Part 2

Stamped and dotted

These were my graduation nails. ūüôā I didn’t put much too much thought into them, but I ended up loving them for the occasion. They seemed appropriate for beginning a fresh chapter of my life.

4th of July

These ended up looking rather Egyptian/80s

Lace print

Confettiesque

Playing around with nail art polishes

Nude dots & stripes

Another nude mani that I first painted  with gold to look dipped. . .

. . . then topped that with gold & copper glitter. Reminds me of champagne bubbles.

Fuchsia and glitter accent

Bubblegum pink & black leopard  over super foiled  silver

Black tips over shimmering hot pink

Still more to come! Wow. If you want to see more crazy nails, check out my Pinterest board Nail Fun. There are some really talented artists out there!

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Mani Mania

I’m so behind on manicure posts (like over a year. . .)! Go figure, as those are my fav entries. Let me know if you’d like to know any of the colors seen. Here’s part one of a few catch-ups to come:


I’m shocked at how popular nail art has become in this past year. It’s EVERYWHERE now! I don’t get as many double-takes on my manis anymore. Mine are tame nowadays, compared to some.¬†haha.

Ta-ta for now; more nail pics to come!

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Water Marbled Nails – 1st Attempt

Hey! So as promised, here is the documentation of my water marbled nails. I’ve known about the technique for years but have never been terribly interested in trying it. A prompt in my 365 creativity challenge said to “use only water as your medium/inspiration today”. Okay, I used nail polish too, but water was certainly entirely necessary for this “creation”. Perfect¬†occasion¬†to give it a go!

My workspace

Taking the plunge

Exciting first results

Hands done before getting cleaned up (really messy!)

Tape made the process a little bit neater

A day or two later and the cuticles are finally clean!

I love the unique patterns on each nail. Hard to pick a fav!

I got lots of comments about my thumb

Picking the color combo was my favorite part (Essie Bordeaux, China Glaze Awaken, and Zoya Penny)

This was my first time doing it, and I was happy with the results considering some of the horror stories online. I didn’t end up redoing any of the nails, so what you see it truly the first¬†attempt.

I could use some practice making the patterns, but the whole thing was easier and more fun than I was expecting! Has anyone else out there attempted water marbled manis?

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Polish: New Years

Hey guys!

Here’s a quick post with my New Years nails. I got to attend a New Year’s Eve wedding, which was quite fun! The favors were New Years tiaras for the girls and top hats for the guys, along with party horns to help ring in the new year. It was a fun night!

This is another mani I did a while back using my beloved Konad and a matte topcoat.

Au revoir, until next time!

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