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Posts tagged ‘boring’

Dot Floral Lace

Could this be any more boring? I don’t think so. The nude polish has the faintest hint of gold shimmer…but it doesn’t translate to the nail at all. Soooo boring.

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Colors:
~ Nude: Essence – I Nude It
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Stamp: MoYou – Frenchy 14

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I feel like maybe next year I should focus on more…interesting…nail designs around valentines day! Oh well, boring nude nails this year it is :-p

Subtle Pink Overlay

Of all the designs I did during my residency interviews, this is probably the most subtle. I figured if I was going to wear a pink that was blatantly glittery, then I needed a design which would not stand out!

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I used a pink glittery base that claims to be holographic and almost is, and then stamped over it with a scale pattern using a gradient of light pink to normal pink. I almost wish I had used white and not light pink, this design was almost invisible!

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I think this is also the only time I didn’t just cut both my hands back when one nail broke…which is why I have one hand with nice square nails and one hand that is rounded. I dislike rounded nails!!

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Colors:
~ Pink holo: Milani – Digital
~ Pink: Clinique – Pinkini
~ Light pink: OPI – Be There In a Prosecco
~ Stamp: BC – 04

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This was work-appropriate mani #2, out of maybe 10? I have two interviews left at this point so probably out of 11 total manis. We shall see. I hope these are giving those of you with jobs that require boring nails some ideas! :-p

Purple Hatches

This did not come out as nice as I intended. Oops! At least my husband talked me out of adding golden studs at ever vertex. I started with that and it looked soo tacky that I took them off (and if I say it looks tacky, you know its bad!).

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Anyway, this was another of my appropriate-for-the-hospital manis. Those should be becoming less and less frequent…I have a few more to get through but I am finally out of the hospital for a decent stretch of time and so am free to do some crazy bright colors and things like green *gasp*!

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Colors
~ Purple-grey: ILNP – Long Walks
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Muse
~ Stamp: BM – L020

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I’m also trying to decide if its time to re-vamp the blog. I finally ran out of space this weekend (wordpress only gives 3GB of space…which for a blog with photos really just isn’t that much). So almost 6 years…but still. That did make me question if I wanted the blog to be a bit less rainbow-y? But every skin I tried other than the one I currently have just didn’t look right. Thoughts? Does this blog look too juvenile, or are you guys ok with all the rainbows? 😀

Boring Pink Blossoms

Booooring. So boring. You guys I almost don’t want to post these, they put me to sleep. It almost would have been better to just leave them pink. This is…bleh.

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Sometimes though, you just need your nails to fit in. No one noticed these (because there was basically nothing to notice). Ergo, the plan worked…I just wasn’t proud to wear these!

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The base is Eternal Optomist by Essie (a nice muted medium-pink creme), with a silver floral stamp and a white dot in the middle. I should have used a rhinestone or SOMETHING rather than just white polish.

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I don’t really have much else to say. Welcome to snoresville: population – my nails. *shrug* I promise the nails get more exciting for my next post! I just can’t live with boring nails :-p

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.

Murky Purple Dots

Oh dear, what even to say about this mani. It is subtle and muted, so it worked well in the hospital when I wore it. It is also ugly.

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It isn’t that this design is poorly done…mostly just that I don’t tend to wear grey-toned colors and this whole mani just makes me think of crushed spirits :-p

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Currently, I am on my pediatric rotation…so I need to figure out if I can wear bright colors (or better yet, Disney-themed) manicures while I am looking after the kids and babies! I am a bit afraid to try, but if I never try then I’ll never know.

Colors
~ Light purple: Zoya – Rue
~ Dark purple: Sinful Colors – Muse
~ Stamp: BC – 06

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So, boring but serviceable. Non-purple manis begin next week 😀

Small and Subtle

I really don’t have a better name for this mani! Remember when I mentioned that for my return to clinic my nails were tiny, light pink, and boring? Well, these are them!

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My right and left hand matched (since this was for work), so I just showing my left hand where I left my nails ever-so-slightly longer.

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I figured the design was subtle enough that you can’t really see it on first glance, and thus that I should be ok to wear it around patients!

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Colors
~ Light pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Stamp: BM – XL205

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Thats all for today! Tiny sad subtle work-appropriate nails and a correspondingly short post. Enjoy, maybe!

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