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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 2 December 13, 2011

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“On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Two turtle doves.” Well again with the birds, but at least these are prettier.

Lets spice up Shawn instead – like I mentioned yesterday I’d do some looks that have a simple change up to make them fresh looking. For Shawn I added some Wet ‘n Wild red glitter. I got the polish in a holiday set from Rite Aid so it doesn’t have a name, but any old red glitter in clear base polish would work. Again I covered it all up with some more Seche Vite.

Cute right? Its a little glitzy but not too much.

Now here is a special treat – it’s my house all gussied up for the holidays (just like my nails!)

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12 Days of Christmas -Nails – Day 1 December 12, 2011

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“On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…A partirdge in a pear tree.” Hmmm, not sure what a partridge would do for me, its just a bird – I mean its sorta cute in a way – it looks like a pheasant. I do know what I would do with Zoya Shawn though!

I’d paint my nails for my first day of Christmas!!!

Here he is – in all his glory – risking making my husband upset since I’m wearing another man!

I added a coat of seche vite on top. Keep in mind I am awfully hard on my nails – so when I say this lasted a full day with no chipping or edge wear that is an amazing feat – it should last nearly a week on a normal person.

 I thought this color would be festive and yet still subdued.

Most of my nails for this season will show the same polish two days in a row – the first day one way and then altered the next day to extend wear or add a simple change-up (like you will see tomorrow).

It was a great kickoff to the holiday season.

What did you do to kick off the holiday season?

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Feeling Blue October 26, 2011

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Well, I’m not feeling Sad (blue), I’m feeling the color blue – and white. After my horrific broken nail I wanted to cheer myself up – how did I do that? Eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies? no. Watch a corny movie? no. Go buy nail polish? yep! I really had been looking for an excuse to go buy a white crackle – so I used my misery. Please excuse the stubby nails, as I said this was the result of a tragedy. Please be kind I am not the normal “boo hoo I broke my nail” person – this one ripped into the nail plate and started bleeding. It looked horrible so I had to cover it up.  I decided on blue to go with my new white crackle polish. I had some Mezmerised by Essie that looked to be a good base for Jessie’s Girl Confetti (which shows up better in the second photo). Then I applied the SallyHansen white crackle overcoat. It made for a cute manicure.

 

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Resurrected mani October 8, 2011

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My pink manicure I did for yesterday started chipping (I’m so hard on my nails) but I knew I wasn’t going to have time to do a fresh mani. My solution was to throw some crackle over it. Solved!

The colors used were Essie – Miami nice and Sally Hansen – vintage violet crackle. Came out ok, don’t you think?

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Nails for a cure October 7, 2011

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Every Friday this month I will be doing my nails in a color or scheme related to Breast Cancer Awareness.

As you may know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you are at a grocery store and there is a choice between the normal packaging and pink packaging – grab the pink because during this month those special products typically have some amount of the profit donated to one of the breast cancer charities.

If you want a quick easy way to donate money click this link. I’ve got my two favorite charities here (this is also my bridal registry – I just want donations to breast cancer research). I am NOT a pink person, but for my mom, and

survivors like her I will wear pink – even on my nails.

And here they are! These are a lovely magenta that has a tiny bit of a blue tint depending on the angle. I don’t recall the color’s name but I will replace this sentence once I find out.

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Oil Slick Nails September 23, 2011

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Today I just bring you something pretty. I call it “Oil Slick Nails” I started with a CND base coat of Tough then three thin coats of Borghese polish in B365 Euro Green which is a gorgeous dark olive color. I then topped it with two coats of Kleancolor 236 Chunky Holo Black and a coat of Seche Vite. Even on my nubbs of nails it is so pretty I just want to stare at my hands all day! 

Its really hard to show all the facets of this color so there are TONS of photos if you click MORE.

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Born pretty plate review August 28, 2011

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20110828-224237.jpg I am by no means a professional nail artist, nor am I even “good” but I am playing and learning. Today was the Boeing Classic golf tournament and I was a volunteer. Our uniform was a dark sky blue so I used my Essie polish and did French tips with matte and gloss but by the time I got home the matte had turned to a satin finish. I decided to try one of my stamps from the borne pretty store. I thought that the argyle would look awesome in white over the blue. As you can see the results were neat. I am still not great at stamping, but at least you can tell that it is argyle (the ring finger is silver crackle).

The born pretty plate is supposedly a clone of the Konad plate. The etching is good and complete and has full size patterns. The argyle pattern is very pretty and nicely sophisticated. It is not very expensive and I would highly recommend getting them if you are interested in stamping.

 

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