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.

 

 

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just chillin’

That is what my brain cells have been doing for the past month or so.

Xcape–Just Kickin’ It

I cut my nails off.

And while I have been enjoying the level of productivity that occurs each time I “start over” on my nail growth, I haven’t decided on any nail art that I even want on my nails right now.  It feels almost weird.

I have been seeing a lot of nude colored nails recently.  And I’m loving the clean, non-contrasting look of them all. 

I started with a little pink… gelish – “Pink Smoothie

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Then Autumn came:

ibd Just Gel – “ Fall Forward

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Now, I’m just a pretty blank canvas of gelish – “Little Princess

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just looks barely there.  Winking smile

Play time

I was thinking that Chicago was going to just skip right over Spring. But alas, the weather is starting to get some act right. FINALLY! And with the warming temperatures, I was feeling more playful…on my nails, at least. I started by chopping them off which is always like a fresh start and always seems to make nail art more fun for me. I am also seemingly way more productive. Then…..

A bunch of Essie colors and a couple OPI colors later…. along with some
dots with acrylic paint in: yellow, green, blue, pink and gray

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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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Aryiana

When Aryiana’s dad sent me a photo saying she was “like your friend Cheryl”(that would be me, lol)… I was super flattered!!!  It made my whole day. 

I was inspired Smile…..and a new manicure is ALWAYS fun!

Aryiana’s design:

Pink & Periwinkle

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My copycat version:

China Glaze “Sea Spray”  & Sally Hansen Insta-Dri “Instant Iris”

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Hope you like it Aryiana!!  🙂