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Nails Nails Nails

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

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

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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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Nail Time!

Contrasting sparkles 

Neon lace

Shimmering Nude

Some of my first rose attempts . . . lots of practice still to do!

Played around with turning the polish into a decal of sorts. Why not match my mug of tea?

Polish is coming off tomorrow, I wonder what to plan for the next manicure!

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Mani Mani Bonani

Nail time! Here are some from months past:

Testing out new Zoya glitter in Twila over my old polish . . .

. . . And Kissy

For an Italian dinner/game night

Okay, not nail polish, but I was so stoked at how matchy matchy my lip balm was with my cotton candy ice cream! haha

Seems I really am a sucker for all things pink and glitter. 🙂

Tomorrow morning I’m seeing Avengers in IMAX 3D! Never seen an IMAX 3D before — should be an experience. Hope you have a great weekend!


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Mani Mania Part 2

Stamped and dotted

These were my graduation nails. 🙂 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


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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Nails x4

Here’s a mini nail update for the fellow nail enthusiasts out there! If you would like the names of any colors, feel free to ask in the comments!

This time I did a reverse accent nail, sans glitter. (With my favpair of earrings!)

Feathers on blue

Amazing safety cone orange with scalloped designs

Green and mermaid teal/tail half-moons

Today I have an exciting mani planned that coordinates with my 365 Creativity assignment. 🙂 Stay tuned for results next week! Hope you have an awesome weekend.


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Hey! A while back, I bought the book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal. It gives you a starting place and inspiration for creating something every day. I finally started it recently, and, though not sticking to it daily, am slowly starting to work my way through it. Here are a few of the projects I’ve done so far — the point being to challenge the mind more than ending up with a masterpiece:

Go on a 5 minute walk and create something using what’s around you, leaving it there for others to enjoy.

Happy to say that it was still there when I drove by a week later!

Create something using only paper; no glue, markers, scissors, tape, etc. I had in mind a sort of paper basket idea, so I tore up my strips and got to it.

The weaving thing wasn’t working out (couldn’t hold them together with folding), so instead I twisted the paper strips around themselves into rings. With some finesse, they managed to stay together.

Work with a collection. At first, I didn’t think I had a collection . . . Oh, duh.

Make something using a favorite animal as inspiration. Zebras aren’t my #1 fav, but I’d say they make my top three. I’d been wanting to make a weekly to-do list for awhile, so this was the perfect opportunity!

I’m only on the third page of the book, so lots more to come!

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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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