Welcome 2015

Happy New Year!!

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For New Year’s Eve, I felt like my nails wanted “Go Big Or Go Home”…. and that meant shine bright like a diamond!!  I needed glitz and glitter.

So I pulled out silver iridescent loose glitter in two sizes.

It turned out better than I even imagined. And I loved them.

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They were the best party accessory ever.

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SweetTarts

Well, my “regular” polish phase ended abruptly when I purchased new gelish no-chip colors this week.  It’s sad that I have polish ADD.  I really don’t know how people WANT to keep the same polish for two whole weeks.  LOL. 

So I did my no-chip manicure… let’s see how long I can keep it.  This will definitely be a challenge.  I give myself until Sunday before I absolutely have to remove this and change the polish. Smile

 

gelish“You’re Such A Sweet-Tart” w/ “Twinkle” (on the nail tips)
[no-chip polish]

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See, told you.

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Regular polish is so much fun.

I was playing in acetone (read: doing a client’s manicure), and forgot I didn’t have on no-chip polish…. so I got to change my polish (read: my manicure got trashed, lol).

That’s when I realized, I can’t wait for summer.  Not necessarily for the heat…. because y’all know how much I LOVE snow… but, I can’t wait for the summer colors! I got a jumpstart:

OPI – “In My Back Pocket”, “Greenwich Village” & “The It Color”
w/ my remaining gold and glitz polishes from before & acrylic paint animal print
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Taking a break….

….from no-chip polish, that is. 

As practical as no-chip manicures seem to be, they completely eliminate the absolute FUN of manicures!!!!

I need to go back to the “convenience” of changing my polish and nail designs at least two or three times a week.  No-chip is just way too much maintenance for that scenario.  I know, I know…. people LOVE no-chip!  Some anyway….

Lots of people complain that it thins their nails, removal is a burden…. it’s more expensive…. etc., etc… But, of course, it has supporters too: long-wearing, super shiny, strengthens nails, less maintenance, non-smudging immediately after service, manicure that stands up to nail abuse, lol. 

It would be practical for me, while I dabble in acetone every day, to have a no-chip.  BUT IT’S NOT AS MUCH FUN!!! I promise.

So back to regular polish right now. Smile

China Glaze – “Escaping Reality”
OPI – “ Goldeneye”
layered with “When Monkeys Fly!”

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My Lazy Christmas

Merry Christmas y’all!!  Smile

I used up all my energy on everyone else’s Christmas manicures……

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…so I ended up with a real lazy manicure for myself.  Nonetheless, I am still feeling festive. lol

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Ulta – “Envy”
w/ green and gold glitter

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Now I’m looking forward to some after-Christmas sales! This holiday season just flew by!

Cirque du Soleil

China Glaze collections make me happy. I picked up their “Cirque du Soleil – Worlds Away” collection last week.  Even the super bright happy colors seems totally winter appropriate to me. lol.  I guess I love a bright color no matter the season.

It already feels like a circus on my hands, and I only used three colors from the collection this time. Looks like the big top tent.

“Hanging In The Balance” (Blue)
Surreal Appeal” (Coral/Pink)
It’s A Trap-Eze” (Glitter in Milky Base)

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I think my favorite color is the melon/coral/pink color. (“Surreal Appeal”)  It’s so super warm and glowing!  Oh, and it looks amazing against my skin.  LOL.  So I LOVE it. 

I used “White on White” as a base for the glitter polish. (“It’s A Trap-Eze”)

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Yay for polish!!  Smile

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Bond…James Bond

Excitement about OPI’s new Bond Collection “Skyfall 007”!!

I finally picked up the collection over the weekend.  The colors are definitely season appropriate.

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I LOVE Bond movies. And really, I love the old black and white ones. Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond…. so this manicure will be my mini- ode to him. LOL.  But my FAVORITE will always be Sean Connery.

OPI – “GoldenEye”

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The glitter is so dense, it looks like textured gold foil on my nails.  It’s a dark amber gold, so even though it’s blingy, it seems tamer.  Like understated sophistication.

This will be perfect for Christmastime manicures.  I can’t wait.  Smile