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”

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.

 

 

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.

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

 

Calico 2

 

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

O Summer, Where Art Thou?

Hey Guys!! It’s Duana again!

Although New York has been experiencing some wonderful weather, I’m SO tired of winter and in need of a change from my darker fall/winter manicure colors. To me, summertime means I can paint my fingers and toes with brightest polish I can find, and I LOVE IT!!  When I went into my regular nail salon, I realized that they had begun to expand their summer section (during winter months, they pack up most of the bright colors), and I immediately got excited when I saw “Need Sunglasses?” by OPI.  I just LOVE a bright yellow nail! One thing about this polish is that it goes on very thin. I got these results with three coats.

OPI “Need Sunglasses?”

Don’t judge my cuticles y’all…She hadn’t cleaned them yet. I had to snap the picture while she went to process my payment…lol 🙂

OPI “Need Sunglasses?” paired with Zoya “Areej” for pedicure

polish collection

I think I have finally organized my “workspace” for my polish. Smile  Here’s where I sit to unwind and paint.

 

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I purchased a nail polish rack from the beauty supply store for my desk – I think it was $23 (maybe $28?? don’t remember)… should hold 60 bottles but because OPI polishes are “fat” only 11 fit on each level, but 12 Sinful Colors fit on each, so I managed to fit 59 bottles on this rack.

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Last night someone asked me how many polishes I owned.  I didn’t really know…. so at the time I said maybe about 100.  So today I counted…. the ones that were out…. and not including the nail art polishes…. nor including basecoats and top coats:

165. 

That sounds like too many…. but it doesn’t even seem like that much when I’m sitting in front of them.  It does, however, explain why I don’t mind doing my nails basically every day though. lol.

Here’s where I keep the other bottles and more nail art supplies.  I have to keep everything in view and easily accessible. 

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I found the cutest expandable rack… probably created for spices or something, at Target, for about $15. 

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It’s a nice rack too.  It has non-slip gripping pads so keeps the polish stable.  I can fit 2 rows of polish on each level, so it holds a good amount of polish.  Keeps them neatly organized and accessible.

So that’s how and where I keep my polish.