Clean

Good “old fashioned”, “classic” French manicure on the scene. 

Can never go wrong with this. 

gelish – “Sheek White” & “Little Princess”

  

  

 

My nails feel kinda happy right now. I’m going to try to keep them that way. Lol

  

   

Stars and…..

Well I didn’t make any stripes…. But this is my Independence Day design. 😁

  
Have a great 4th of July!!!

   
 
ibd Just Gel “Burning Flame” & “Blue Haven” w/ white acrylic paint star


(And my toes 😁)

 

{Sinful Colors – “Ruby Ruby”  & OPI – “Unfor-Greta-bly Blue”

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