A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

My nails over the last month and a half…… I promise, I’ll get my words back soon Smile

Sinful Colors – “Beautiful Girl” & “Pull Over”
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Some random….really pretty color from the Butterfly’s stashIMG_5472

 

China Glaze – “Flip Flop Fantasy”
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PRADA window display/ LaPalm Gel II – “Extreme French Pink” & “Midnight Black” (no chip polish)
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LaPalm Gel II – “By The Bay w/Missoni design
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ibd Just Gel – “Whipped Cream”
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Sinful Colors – “Innocent” & “Midnight Blue”
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Sally Hansen Nail Lacquer Strips –“Love Letter”
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Swirlin’

This was a complete accident, albeit a pretty one. 

I was testing out a nail decal method and folded the paper in half because I wanted to start over.  But when I saw the effect on the paper, I immediately had to try it on my nail. So I smashed the paper onto my nail bed, and…..

…loved it! Now I wish I had done this with no-chip polish. Smile

It was simple too. Just messy, lol.  Just like a water marble.

Sinful Colors  – “Innocent” “24/7” “Love Nails” “Midnight Blue”
Mac – “Vice Is Nice (Frost)”
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Good Night, Sleep Tight

What I want more than anything right now is just a REALLY good restful night of sleep.   The resting part of the evening has been evasive this week.  Sad smile

I’m tired.  Not all that sleepy, but my body (and mind) want rest!

Sinful Colors:

“Black on Black”,Midnight Blue”, Out of This World”, Pull Over”

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IMG_2796The base color is black, then I sponged on the midnight blue from the middle to the tip of the nail, and then sponged the silver on the tips…. After that, I added the crescent moons, stars and a couple of “zzz’s”…

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2802that one star looks like a snowflake… and well, it IS snowing outside again, lol.  So, it’s alllll good. Smile

 

 

Now it’s time for me to go to bed!

Night Night.

 

 

 

 

had to get rid of the snowflake:

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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.

I used OPI “Moon Over Mumbai” as my base.IMG_2684
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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Crayola…..–ish

My nails wanted to make a statement.  Wanted to be “heard”.

So I pulled out bold and bright primary & a couple secondary colors in the loudest temperature I owned. And let them scream.

For some odd reason the blue base in the purple is so strong it’s difficult to differentiate it from the blue in the pictures.  If I can get a clear picture to show PURPLE instead of blue, I will post asap!

It’s basic…… Crayola.

blurry but captured the color
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Sinful Colors:
Pull Over” “Let’s Talk” [“Green” by Color Club] “Ruby Ruby” & “Midnight Blue”

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I got the “Blues”…..

In search of a loveable “blue” for my blue-hating friend Debbie…..  I found two vibrant, and eye-catching beautiful blues from Sinful Colors.

“Love Nails”
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{this blue made me do a double-take in the mirror when I saw my hand!! Pretty!  – but Debbie “thumbs down-ed” it.  She’s obviously blind. lol}

 

“Midnight Blue”
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You can’t deny the midnight blue.  GORGEOUS is an understatement.  That’s the prettiest blue I have ever viewed.  Even Debbie has to agree that’s a damn good-looking blue right there. lol

it even matched the “Bit-O-Honey” 🙂