Bye Bye Love

I love my nails… really I do.
But…. I was sitting at my desk yesterday and typing.  All of a sudden I just got an OVERWHELMING urge to just chop my nails off.

They were kinda in the way.  :-/

So, I did.  And though I might miss them, they are gone. For now. :-)

 

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  “Kiss Me On My Tulips” – OPI

 

Back to some “regular” polish.  And faster typing speed.  And productivity from not being so dainty and prissy with my hands.  LOL

At least for a little while.

 

 

classics

I felt creatively stumped the past week. I was absolutely lazy too… ended up polishing my nails three different colors.

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kinda random but they were all in the same family so it probably looked purposeful. it wasn’t.

 

and since I am not quite ready to cut my nails off yet, I couldn’t pin down any nail art that excited me enough to polish….

then. this happened.

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i can never deny the call for a french manicure. I love this look. especially at this nail length. but of course, I couldn’t be too standard. I tossed in a black tip or two in there. :-)

 

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No chip, of course.  It’s gotta last.  *fingers crossed*  :-)

Trim

Inspiration is so interesting.
I have had this photo album for over a decade and a half, I’m sure.

…front facing photo is older than that.  SMH  (OMG I AM OLD – the horror!!)

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I see it every time I am in my living room.
…..and all of a sudden, I wanted something similar on my nails.

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Base of a white no-chip polish.  I used a variety of “regular” OPI and butter London polishes for the colored “bricks”.

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I hope that this lasts on my nails for a couple of weeks – I really like all the colors.

Calico

I remember first learning about “calico” from my grandparents’ cat.

Oddly, I liked that cat….. but I no longer possess that sentiment about animals.

I don’t hate them, I guess…. but I don’t want them around me.  I don’t like animal hair… or dander.  I’m allergic.

.Calico 1

I’m more a puppy person…. but dogs stink too.  hahaha

 

Calico 2

 

….That’s some no-chip polish design action going on….  :-)

just chillin’

That is what my brain cells have been doing for the past month or so.

Xcape–Just Kickin’ It

I cut my nails off.

And while I have been enjoying the level of productivity that occurs each time I “start over” on my nail growth, I haven’t decided on any nail art that I even want on my nails right now.  It feels almost weird.

I have been seeing a lot of nude colored nails recently.  And I’m loving the clean, non-contrasting look of them all. 

I started with a little pink… gelish – “Pink Smoothie

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Then Autumn came:

ibd Just Gel – “ Fall Forward

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Now, I’m just a pretty blank canvas of gelish – “Little Princess

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just looks barely there.  Winking smile

can I get a dot dot?

ibd Just Gel – “Sand Dune”
w/dots wonderful dots
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You already know why this video is here.  LOLOLOL!

Can I Get A What What

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I got some really kind compliments on these dots.  Dots never fail to make the best impressions apparently.  :-)


It’s been a while since my last post, but I have been taking care of my nails.  I wore this beautiful red for a solid 2 weeks!!!  AND with no design….. can’t even believe that. 

gelish – “Hot Rod Red

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