Marbling

Truth be told, I haven’t even attempted a marble design on my nails….

So these Coconut Nail Art by Incoco Nail Polish Strips were perrrrrrrrrrfect. And I love them. Maybe they are making me lazy when it comes to nail design, but I still love them. 🙂

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So far these nail polish strips are neck and neck with OPI nail polish strips for my preference.  These Incoco strips are a tiny bit thicker and slightly sturdier for application than the OPI nail polish strips.  That thickness probably makes application easier for a “beginner”.  I think the OPI strips lay flatter and thinner on the nail.  They are far superior than China Glaze’s nail strips. COMPLETELY. (China Glaze has some really cute art designs though.)

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I did a white no-chip manicure under this nail design, and a no-chip top coat on top of the strips…for longer wear, of course.  And shorter “dry” time.

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Primary Colors

 
First off….. Nails gone. Lol

   

I love when my nails get to start over. I’m always the most productive then. 

I like when they grow out as well…. But one of my nails felt like it was about to break, and I wasn’t about to sit and babysit any nails…. Plus I kept accidentally scratching myself. So I cut them off. 

Then finally repolished. 

ibd Just Gel – “Lucky Red”

  

I created a decal for my ring finger design with a stamp design and added color. Primary colors. Applied over a base of a white no-chip polish. 

Fun stuff…. Will definitely do this again. 😁😁😁

   
   
 

Plaid Again

I did this before…a long time ago. —> “Color Picnic”

I love color. And since its so gloomy, I needed a little brightness.

ibd Just Gel – “Rocco

OPI – “Greenwich Village”
craftsmart acrylic paint – “Ocean Breeze”
  
  

craftsmart acrylic paint – “Ocean Breeze”, “Orange”, “Grape Taffy”, “Grey”
OPI – “Green-wich Village”, “Modern Girl”, “Pink-ing of You”, “Can’t Find My Czechbook”


Naked

 
I was inspired by this very sheer and lightly tinted “correcting” polish from Zoya. 
It looks soooo pretty and finished on people’s nails. Non-intrusive and apparently wears extremely well and nourishes the nail. 

But since I’m fully committed to being ’bout this no-chip life…

Lol.

ibd Just Gel – “Cashmere Blush”

   


You can barely tell there is polish. Best neutral look ever. 

And here are my nails before the polish:

   
  

The Dentist

I can say with fervor and honest conviction that I HATE THE DENTIST. 

As I’m writing this my whole face is throbbing in pain and all I can take right now is ibuprofen every six hours…. And it’s not helping. 

I’m not sure why I, at all, thought it was a good idea to have a root canal procedure done just before a holiday… But I was just trying to get it done. Well, it backfired. 

I’m stuck here in pain with only brief moments of mental clarity because tooth pain will wipe out consciousness, I swear. Tons of tears. And just as much anger. 

And yes this is a nail blog. 

At one of my dentists’ offices where I am being highway robbed, I’m certain…one of the dental assistants had the cutest nails ever. So I told her I was copying. 😁 I caught a glimpse of them while she was operating the 3D x-ray imaging machine that after I pay for, probably, will prevent me from buying groceries or gas for my car for the next 6 months. (More time to paint my nails, I suppose.)

Initially I was planning to do the color “peach” in place of “pink”. But I ended up completely copying her style. Lol. 

Thank you, Trish, for the inspiration.  I am certain I’ll be seeing you again sooner that I even want.  

I HATE THE DENTIST!  Is there a word stronger than “hate”? 

After this post I’m consulting a thesaurus. 

ibd Just Gel – “Ingénue”   
ibd Just Gel – “Black Lava” 

(Dots – craftsmart acrylic paint in “White/Blanc”)