Creative musings in bright colors

Flowering Walls

LAST PINK MANI. Maybe for this entire month. I am sick of pink. Even if this is more of a peachy-pink than a true pink like the rest of this week.

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Honestly, work-play-polish, back when she posted, used to manage to make even work manis fun! Although she was able to grow her nails to a decent length since I don’t think she was wearing double-layered gloves on a daily basis :-p. Someday I will figure out how to make work-appropriate manis that are stunning.

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On the plus side, even though this design is super simple, I actually like it! I keep forgetting how subtly fun the Nabi holographic polishes are. Indoors this was not particularly exciting, but all I had to do was go stand in a window and my nails were instantly more fun. The rest of the designs this week…not so much

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Colors
~ Pink holo: Nabi – Cinahon
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Stamp: EdM – 17

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Happy Friday! And happy first-day-off-in-two-weeks to me tomorrow😀

Fleur de Pink

Short and pink again, for the hospital! I did warn you guys :-p

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These ones are, if possible, even MORE boring. The base color is very close in shade to the design itself, and all polishes used were cremes. At least Monday’s (and Friday’s, actually) designs used a mix of polish finishes. But, this didn’t get noticed! *headdesk*

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The sad part about my current nail predicament is that I’m fairly certain I could get away with painting either disney/pixar designs or anything superhero on my nails right now and it would be fine! Pediatrics is nice like that. However, I have NO time to paint my nails! Not only that, I had to work through this past weekend. Seriously. 13 straight days of sick kids is just depressing. At least I have this coming weekend off.

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I’ve been investing in some interesting nudes and light greys just so that the next time I have to wear nothing-but-work-appropriate nails, at least they won’t be uniformly light pink!

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One more pink design this week, and then next week they should get more exciting again :-p Just bear with me! And you know, if you really need to hide but still paint your nails, take note I suppose!

Tribal Blush

This officially begins a week (honestly, probably one of many!) of completely work-appropriate manis. Which is to say this is a week of short nails painted in various shades of pale pink. Sad, but it works!

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While I was on surgery, I needed to make sure the team absolutely did not notice my nails! Now, the team was mostly guys, but if they had noticed I’m sure they would have told me to take the polish off and my nails were a disaster back in July. Ergo, girly, pink, and subtle nails.

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I also don’t really like ikat patterns, but I saw this on one of my stamping plates and I figured it was something between an ikat and a tribal pattern, and thus couldn’t be too terrible. Honestly, it isn’t half bad! And the stamp worked perfectly.

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Hope you enjoyed…maybe! I apologize in advance for all the upcoming pink.

Whitened Ripples

This mani is cool, but you can hardly tell! I ended up using two different metallic polishes smushed together to make a colored ripple design. Sadly, in most of the photos I took you could hardly tell! I tried to pick out ones where it was clearer.

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I also didn’t mean to cover so much of the base polish, its so pretty! I’m going to need to remember to use it again soon, this hardly counts since it can’t be seen. I like to try and rotate which polishes I use as base colors so they all get some attention :-p

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Colors
~ Dark red: A England – Briarwood
~ White: Mentality – White Opaque
~ Rose gold: Essie – Penny Talk
~ Stamp: BP – L003

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That’s all for today! Happy Friday.

Dangles and Lace

This did not come out how I planned…mostly because I can’t make curved dotted lines on my non-dominant hand! This was initially supposed to be a slightly modified version of @twi_star@twi_star. I like that I added extra draped beads (and the silver) but I wish I had been able to make the delineating dots consistent! Also water decals >> stamps. I just don’t have the right water decals. Whoops!

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In other news, I really hate the names of Nails Inc polishes. I know they are named after places in England…but they are impossible to remember. Give me SOMETHING more creative!

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Colors
~ Purple: L’oreal – Royalty Reinvented
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ Silver: Nails Inc – South Kensington
~ Stamp: BC – 10

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That’s all for today. My current rotation is kicking my butt and I didn’t get a chance to edit my nail art this past weekend cause of Thanksgiving!

Candy Swirl

Short post today, because I forgot to write this over the weekend and I need to head into the hospital for work!

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This was inspired by Pet Nails although I cannot seem to find her blog anywhere! Googling “pet nails nail art” is a sure-file way to get pictures of people’s dog’s painted toenails!

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My nails are not so varied as hers nor are my lines quite as thin…I almost wish that I had looked at her image while I was painting mine! Mine are fine, but her’s are better and I could have done them exactly. Whoops!

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Colors
~ Pink: Revlon – Bubbly
~ Orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up
~ Yellow: Maybelline – Citrus Collide
~ Blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Purple: Essie – Full Steam Ahead
~ Glitter: Sally Hansen – Diamonds
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme

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That’s all. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving (if you live in the US)!

Patches and Scarecrow

It’s Black Friday! I had plans to go shopping, but they did not pan out…yet somehow I ended up posting late anyway, whoops!

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Regardless, have some pretty appropriately fall-themed nail art! I know it isn’t turkeys, but this was the best I could come up with before the actual holiday😀

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The design was inspired by sensationails4u. I ended up using slightly duskier/darker colors for my patches than her, which I think works really well! More fall, less party. Or something. Scarecrow!

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Colors
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Orange: ULTA – Sun of a Gun
~ Red: OPI – All I Want For Christmas (is OPI)
~ Green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Pink: Essie – Eternal Optimist
~ Light brown: KBShimmer – Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana + Zoya – Dea

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That is a lot of colors. And yes, I had to custom-mix the light brown because somehow I don’t own one (I should fix that…any favorite light brown creme polishes I should look into?). Hope you enjoyed your Friday!

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