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I pass by this window display every day…… it finally got my attention.  Finally.

 

Sinful Colors – “Ruby Ruby”
China Glaze – “White Out”

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I hate the formulation of “White Out”.  It’s horrible and it takes FOREVER to dry.  “White on White” is SO much better. Can someone explain to me why the company messed up the one polish??  SMH.

And I got a little topcoat careless and streaked some of my precious dots on my pinky fingernail.  GOTTA pay better attention. Smile

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I like these stripes

I was perusing some YouTube videos…. with no expectation.  Saw this video for a striped gradient by xoJahtna. I got inspired.

I’m pleased.

Sinful Colors“Timbleberry”, “Hazard”, “Vacation Time” &  “Easy Going”
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Espadrille Wedges

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I love these shoes.  They are super comfortable… and come on……the COLORS!?!?!?! Perfectly my taste.  So my hands will match my feet today.

Sinful Colors – “Mint Apple”
OPI – “I Eat Maine-ly Lobster”

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Border nails, with a rose embellishment.

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Top Coat Update!

Sooooooo, I’m going to just accept my impatience!  I truly attempted to maintain the same manicure until my polish chipped.  It didn’t work.  *shrugs*  The picture below is after 4 1/2 days of wear, using Seche Ultra V –UV top coat.   No chips.

There is a tiny bit of tip wear, probably caused more by my trying to peel off the polish from the cuticle side of my nails than by actual wear from the normal and everyday activity of an average polish wearer.  They maintained the greatest sleek “gel nail” feel the entire wear time.   The shine could have been freshened a bit, but you can see in the photo, it still exists.

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I am now a believer.  The Seche Ultra-V top coat (after UV curing) is exceptional.  I love the “completely hardened and dry after 3 minutes” quality.  This goes wonderfully with my impatient nature.  LOL.  I can do my nails and then get up and do whatever else I want to do.   The smooth gel feel is also just amazing.  I sincerely can’t stop playing with my nails.  And who doesn’t want an extra layer of gleaming, shiny protection over their natural nail?  Smile This top coat is a win!

Whew!

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This manicure was hard work.  It took some time to accomplish… and that was my goal.

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I’m testing out Seche Vite UV topcoat… used alongside the companion mini/portable UV lamp. I wanted a manicure that was tedious, and one that I felt I would really enjoy viewing for the long haul.  This fit the bill.

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My aim is long-lasting shine, and chip free results.  I’ll let you know how the topcoat holds up.

kate spade – new york

My iPhone needs its own “case closet”.  Like a shoe rack. Or a wardrobe.

I didn’t realize the extent of my foolishness until I received my new case in the mail… that I forgot I had ordered… because I already had 6 cases that I wasn’t using.    And yes, I have had my new iPhone for approximately 3 (count them: one, two, three..) weeks. 

But I NEEDED this case!!!

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Okay, okay.  I know “need” is relative. 
This gave me the perfect motivation to try out this “border nails” nail trend in the process.

I started with China Glaze – “White On White”
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I didn’t have a perfect color match to the case’s pink trim. So, I made my own. *shrugs* 
I blended an even ratio (1:1) of Sinful Colors – “Boom Boom” & “24/7” and used a size “0” nail art brush to outline my nail.

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I knew it was a completely successful manicure when the cashier at Whole Foods commented that she loved how my nails matched my phone!  Nail art wins again :-).

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