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    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! 🎄

    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

  • CBL Blues

    Hi there! How is your weekend? Mine is going really well. I've relaxed, spent time with family and sorted through stuff at home. I'm moving later this month so it's definitely time to purge things. I decided to paint a dry brush mani with shades of blue from Colors by Llarowe. I love this technique because it's easy and is still interesting and all color combinations work.

    What do you think? I really love the way it turned out. I started with the lightest shade for the base then dark to medium with the sparkliest last. Have you ever tried this technique? I think it's doable for everyone. 

    I hope you have a great evening. Thank you for swinging by today. You're great!

    Supplies: 

    Colors by Llarowe: Zipper, A Hazy Shade of Winter, Sexy Mother, Monkey See Monkey Do

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Thankful...

    Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? I had such a wonderful day. I have all of my family here and in walking distance so I took a stroll to my mom's house and had such a relaxing time. I had a great start to the long weekend too, getting to see one of my favorite musicians AND meet her! Tristan Prettyman is beautiful inside and out and sings from her heart. You should check her out if you're not familiar with her tunes.

    And now, on to nail polish!! I had a hard time thinking about what kind of manicure to paint for Thanksgiving but at first I was thinking more on the traditional lines of brown, gold, yellow... Then I landed on a dry brush technique idea and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

    I hope you like this as much as I do! I think the jewel-toned holo polishes are perfect for fall/winter and are a great non-traditional option for a festive mani. 

    Thank you for swinging by today. I hope you have a great Friday and weekend! I'm thankful for so many things and your appreciation for my nail art is one of them, for sure. See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Cirque - Holdfast Base Coat

    Cirque - Momento Mori

    Picture Polish - Pandora

    ILNP - Admire Me

    A England - Rosebower

    Cirque - Mirror Mirror

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Inspired by Summer

    Hi there! How are you today? So over the last three weather seasons I've painted a mani inspired by each season. This will be the fourth and final of this series and what season better to use for a finale than summer!

    This was really fun to paint though it definitely took a good amount of time. Here are the supplies for Summer.

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Colors by Llarowe - Zipper

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    Essie - Cashmere Bathrobe

    O.P.I. - Amazon...Amazoff

    Essie - Mojioto Madness

    Konad - Black

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

    I used the same theme in all four seasons so here they are all together.

    🌷🌻🍂❄️

    Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. I hope you have a great evening!

  • ILNP | Princess Diaries

    Good evening everyone. How did your Tuesday go? My day felt really long...the kind that would kid me into thinking tomorrow is at least Thursday. Oh well, at least there's always nail polish! I have another ILNP soon-to-be-retired color to show you today. This is another color out of my norm, like the green holo I posted yesterday was, but it's SO PRETTY!!! Here is Princess Diaries.

    I added black and subtle glitter with the dry brush technique to this dreamy pink holo. I am so excited about how this turned out! This look would work with so many color combinations. I think I'll definitely do something similar with a lilac, light blue or even a gold... 

    Thank you for stopping by today. I hope that you are well and that you have a wonderful evening.

    Supplies:

    ILNP - Princess Diaries

    Essie - Licorice 

    Julep - Portia

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter to you! How do you celebrate today? I went to church and spent time with family and later I'll be with family again. It's been a great day! I've had this spring manicure on my mind for quite some time. I painted a fall and winter scene like this so now it's time for spring. The buds are finally braving our still somewhat snowy weather so I decided today was the day to break out this mani!

    I used eight polishes, a fine art brush, dotting tools and a stamp to create the design. It was really fun! I hope you like it too and I hope you have a wonderful afternoon! See you soon!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Llarowe - Zipper

    Konad - Black

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - The Thrill of Brazil

    O.P.I. - Mod About You

    Essie - Mojito Madness

    Zoya - Eva

    Julep - Catrina

    Bundle Monster Plate - 407

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat

  • February Nail Art Challenge - 28

    Hello, hello! Happy Friday to you and welcome to the last day of February also means it's time for the last February Nail Art Challenge theme: Galaxy!

    So there you have it! I have only painted the galaxy mani one other time and that was over a year ago so I welcomed that theme. It's a little more time consuming so I guess it's not a look I go to often but it sure is fun! I had a great time with the February Nail Art Challenge, though I may wait until April to participate again. 

    I hope you have a fantastic Friday, whatever this day holds for you and thank you so much for swinging by!

    Supplies:

    Seche Clear - Base Coat

    Essie - Licorice 

    O.P.I. - Alpine Snow

    O.P.I. - Dating A Royal

    Picture Polish - Midnite Meteor

    Julep - Catrina

    Essie - Carry On

    A England - Morgan Le Fay

    A England - Encore Margot

    Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat