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Nails Nails Nails

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

Confetti Glitter

Copper Micro French Tips + Dotted Accent Nail

Aqua + Glitter Accent Nail

Subtle Pearl + Copper Plaid

Ombre Ingredients {+ Breakfast}

Pink Ombre + Ring Pops!

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

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Nude + Gold Polka Dots

Black & White Checkered French Tips + Gold Glitter

Ballet Pink  + Silver Glitter Accent Nails

Metallic Foil Purple + Silver + Black Scalloped Tips

                            Technique via

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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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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