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  • Fashion Inspired

    Hello, hello! How are you today? I'm doing well. I've had a relaxing day painting my nails! I haven't spent so much time on a mani in a while until today. I was inspired for the mani I painted today by a Carolina Herrara dress from her Spring 2015 collection.

    I absolutely love fashion, especially couture fashion. Many years ago I thought by now I would be a couture fashion designer. I have so many sketches from years ago but it's been quite some time since I've designed clothing. I'm still inspired by fashion though so it's fun to recreate fashion in nail art form.

    This was quite the process... I painted scotch tape in the different colors I needed with Cirque Colors. Then I cut the tape in tiny pieces and placed the pieces where I wanted with tweezers. At first I thought I might just create this art on a couple accent nails but in the end I covered all 10 nails!

    I hope you have a fabulous evening! I hope you like how this turned out!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Carpe Diem

    Cirque - Vigo

    Cirque - The Devil Wears Cirque

    Cirque - Sunset Park

    Cirque - El Capitan

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Contrast

    Hey there; how are you today? It was a serious Monday for me today... Never a dull moment at work, I tell you! Thankfully there's always nail polish! 

    So yesterday, I can't believe myself, but I actually went to Target and King Soopers for my weekend errands with naked nails!! 😱 I can't remember the last time I was in public with naked nails... 

    Of course, naked nails don't last long for me! I just can't help it... So I gathered a few Cirque Colors and decided on a simple dry brushed mani with a nude base for contrast. I really love how this combo turned out!

    I love the dry brush technique because it's simple but has such a cool effect! It's also one of the fastest nail art techniques ever which is great too! I hope you enjoy it!

    I hope you have a great week ahead. Sometimes when Monday's come I have to keep in mind that they're a beginning and beginnings are full of opportunity. So let's go make this week one to remember!

    Thanks for swinging by!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Topless In Times Square

    Cirque - Lady Liberty

    Cirque - We Trippy

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Silver Poinsettias

    Hello there...how are you this evening? I'm doing pretty well. I've decorated my house for my first Christmas in it, which I love! Here's my tree! πŸŽ„

    And of course I still make time for nail art! Here's one I'm very happy with! I'm excited about how the detail came out so clear. I'm not entirely sure if this image was meant to be a specific flower but it looks a lot like little poinsettias to me. 

    I enjoy Christmas manis and I tend to try and create some that aren't so obviously festive. A little covert, perhaps... What do you think? Does this pass as a version of a holiday mani?

    Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you...

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    A England - Heathcliff

    A England - Let Me In

    Essie - No Place Like Chrome

    Bundle Monster Plate - 201

  • Turquoise

    Hi there. How are you today? Did you have a fun 4th of July? I can't believe it's July already. I feel like this year is flying by. 

    I came across this amazing mani that looked like the stone, turquoise, and I had to try to accomplish it myself. The original mani that inspired me was done with a water spotting technique that for the life of me I couldn't get to work. I'll keep trying but in the end I found a stamp that I used to accomplish a very similar look.

    I am sooooo excited about how this turned out! I started with the Saran Wrap technique with three shades of turquoise to get the depth of color there then stamped over that. Free hand, I filled in some of the stamping with black and free hand again, I used a copper holo for accenting the black. It's so fun I can barely stand it! 😁

    There are lots of tutorials online about the Saran Wrap and water spotting techniques so feel free to browse and see if you like the way others have created manis with them. 

    I hope you have a relaxing Sunday...I'm going to paint some more in my house (wearing gloves of course as to not ruin my mani) and then relax too. Thank you for stopping by!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Lady Liberty

    Essie - Turquoise and Cacois

    Essie - Mint Candy Apple

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 509

    Cirque - Cypress

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Happy Fourth with Cirque

    Hello, hello! Happy Fourth of July America! And it's good to be back too! I'm sorry for my absence lately. I bought my first house a month ago and have been so busy with homeowner stuff that I just haven't gotten anything posted here. I've kept up with Instagram fairly well so don't forget to find me there too (@_mani_ac). 

    My little house has been a dream of mine for five years and it's finally mine! It's over 100 years old so there's lots of character but one of my favorite things about it is the sunroom in the front that's my mani-cave! I can't believe I get a whole room devoted to nail polish! Here's a pic of it so far. 😁

    So on to the actual polish part of my post. I decided to paint an easy patriotic mani for today with all Cirque Colors.

    So there ya have it. I hope you like it. I think it's fun and unexpected. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Carpe Diem, NYFW, The Devil Wears Cirque, Sani, 1999

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat