Ring around the… daisy

Essie – “Turquoise And Caicos” & “Coat Azure”
w/ acrylic paint daisies

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Color Picnic

Napkin or tablecloth?… All the way down to the stitching.

Summertime fun.

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All these colors (painted in this order) and white acrylic paint (with a size 5/0 precision paint brush) for the “stitches”.

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Maybe it’s just a colorful plaid.  lol

Bahamas

Vacation!

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I traveled to Grand Bahama Island…. Freeport, Bahamas.  It was absolutely beautiful.  I enjoyed every wonderful moment on the Our Lucaya Beach.

I didn’t have a chance to upload my vacation nails before I left.  I thought this color would be nice against the sun and sand.

OPI – “The Thrill Of Brazil”

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…. I miss the beach, so I came back and did these:

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Essie
“Sand Tropez”; “Turquoise & Caicos”; “Coat Azure”…. and on the very tips a touch of Sinful Colors “Midnight Blue”

 

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(my sandy toes)

SNOW!!!! ……finally

I couldn’t wait to get snow again…. like REAL snow…. so-I-can’t-drive-to-work snow; need snowplows and boots snow; may have to leave work early snow!!!

And even though they aren’t forecasting a blizzard or a very large accumulation…. I’m still crossing my freshly manicured fingers – well, nails – in the hopes of the forecast just being WRONG, and flakes blanketing this place into halting.

Snow is so calming to me.  And at the same time, excites me.  I might even like it more than sunny days…. but that race is definitely neck & neck.

There was obviously no question about what theme would cover my nails…. it was more a query of how the interpretation would play out….

I went with the typical, and with shimmery silver….. but I tried my first “gradient” and “sponging” manicure.  There. will. be. repeats.  TRUST. ME.

It turned out to be much easier than I expected and I love the look.

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Then sponged on:

Color Club “Sheer Disguise”
OPI “What’s With The Cattitude”
Essie “Coat Azure”
China Glaze “Sky High-Top”
Sinful Colors “Midnight Blue”

I used a white nail art striper (and a silver glitter one to add to one snowflake on my ring fingernail) to create my snowflakes.  White polish with a tiny dotting tool for random dots of snow falling, and  Sinful Colors “Queen of Beauty” for some shimmer over the snowflakes.

Sounds like a lot, and I definitely didn’t need to use that many blues…but it was still faster than some of my “regular” manicures!!

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