Creative musings in bright colors

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Brightly Stripped

Neon colors are the BEST when I don’t have any interviews! This was inspired by a pinterest pin, but I couldn’t find the original nail artist so you’ll just have to trust me that this is a bit more neon and less pastel, but otherwise close :-p

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Two brightly colored manis in one week? Yes please! This the focus of this mani is the stripes I figured it fit well for today. It was painted last Fall (which tells you guys how long I’ve been saving some of these manis).

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At some point I need to create a folder of ‘colors that work well together that you’d never guess but should absolutely combine’ because without the inspiration for this mani, I would never have thrown coral with neon green and teal! But it works ūüôā

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Colors:
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Neon pink: WOW – #371
~ Coral: L’Oreal – Orange you Jealous?
~ Neon green: Essie – The More the Merrier
~ Neon teal: Emily de Molly – Glee Ridden
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Purple: Zoya – Malia
~ Neon purple: Sinful Colors – Dream On

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I also just thought I should share, I am for some reason playing “this is halloween” on repeat on my computer and it is making me very happy :-). Hope you enjoyed!

Flaming Pink

Whoops! I apparently forgot to write this post until this moment! So it’s going to be a bit short (and¬†forgive¬†me if it is disjointed, I am very sleep deprived).

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The art here is inspired by urban nail art‚Ķbut for some reason I didn’t copy over the link? I don’t¬†even know. Tired Eva makes bad decisions about planing and the like. Either way, urban nail art had a pink shimmery gradient and black flames, and I decided I wanted the same! But then I went and picked the WRONG¬†base polish‚Ķ

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So, my background color here is the second lightest of the pinks (the absolute lightest is really more of a pale orange so I went with the medium one for the base under the gradient), and that was a crucial error. It is a polish called Peony by Ruby Wing, and I hate it. Really, I do. It is both scented AND filled with undissolved chunks of something. This polish makes me tear my hair out! I meed to find a buy a dupe so I can get rid of it.

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Colors:
~ Pastel peach: Maybelline – Bleached in Peach
~ Light coral: Ruby Wing – Peony
~ Bright coral: Essie – Sunday Funday
~ Bright pink: Zoya – Kelsey
~ Shimmer: ILNP – The Magician
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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What’s even worse is that I forgot one other crucial fact about Peony: it is a solar-active polish that changes color in sunlight.¬†When I was going through¬†the photos I started¬†getting upset‚Ķall the ones taken outside in the sun looked like there was no gradient! And then I realized Peony’s color range is coral pink to bright pink-red. So my gradient disappeared to just bright red in the sun. :-(. I give up! The indoor photos are good, the¬†single¬†outdoor one is just sad.

Pinky Swirl

I haven’t done water marbling in a while, and I figured it was time! Looking at these photos, I wish I had picked a few different colors, but all said and done this at¬†least¬†isn’t awful (I know, high praise) :-p

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I used another new polish for the base, a shimmer silver called Ornament to Be Together by OPI. Honestly, while I enjoy puns in¬†names as much as the next nerd, OPI is making their names a little too¬†punny¬†and a little too long. Oy. Anyway, it took three coats of Ornament to Be Together to get to this level of coverage, and I honestly still have some visible nail line. That said, in addition to the fine silver glitter that makes up this polish there are actual holo shimmers, which is a first that I’ve seen from OPI! It doesn’t hold a candle to most indie polishes, but still. Not bad in terms of glitter payoff (but still too thin for my nail line).

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Since the silver wasn’t super opaque, and one of my other OPI polishes appeared to be a jelly, I decided to try and make a jelly-based water marble where the silver shined through at least the red. It worked, but the red was so thin that the other colors pushed it out! So the shimmery red is just a red jelly with the silver shimmer shining through.

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Colors:
~ Silver: OPI – Ornament to be Together
~ Coral: L’Oreal – Orange you Jealous?
~ Pink: Zoya – Kelsey
~ Red: OPI – My Wish List is You
~ Dark red: OPI – All I Want for Christmas (is OPI)

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My strongest takeaway from this is that I totally need to try a full-jelly water marble over glitter at some point. I know my Zoya jellies will marble, but I tried my others and they don’t speed at all, so I would be suck with pink, red, purple, and blue, which is not the best combo. Anyone know of a yellow jelly that marbles?

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Hope you enjoyed, and happy Friday!

Trailing Flowers

YOU GUYS. This polish is amazing. And I quite like the design I ended up with as well! I am drooling over my own photos. This is rare.

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The polish here is called Grey Opal by Polished for Days. It is yet another excellent example of why everyone should join the Polish Pickup Pack! Grey Opal covered perfectly in two thin coats, and control of the polish was excellent. Honestly, I have been painting my nails for years and even so I almost always need to clean around my cuticles with acetone after I am done applying my base color. With this polish, I had no need…it went exactly and ONLY where I wanted it to go! I am impressed.

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The polish has a grey jelly base with lots of silver shards, coral shifting flakies, and teal shifting flakies. It is very fun to look at, between the orange and the teal and the glitter! It somehow manages to be both fun and elegant. I loved this polish so much I ended up checking out the Polished for Days store and OMG it is amazing. I want most of it (many of the polishes seem to have as much depth to them as this one, which is just incredible) and I officially have a new indie polish crush for jelly/flakie/shard combos!

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Anyway, I ended up making floral stamping decals using a coral polish that more or less matched the pink-orange shade of the flakies, and just going with it. I did paint in some green leaves, but they barely ever made it onto the nail (they were all off the edge, oops)! I want to say this is fitting because yesterday was the first day of spring…but it is 32 degrees out and snowing!

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Colors:
~ Grey glitter: Polished for Days – Grey Opal
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Coral: L’Oreal – Orange You Jealous
~ Teal: Essie – Naughty Nautical
~ Stamp: BM – XL158

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Hope you enjoyed! And seriously, if you are as addicted to polish as I am (which if you are reading this, I assume you are) go check out the Polish Pickup Pack. And thank me later ūüėÄ

Coral-ed

Day 2 (look at me :-p) is “orange”. While as it turned out I didn’t have quite orange-y orange nails, I did have these sitting in my to-edit folder, and the main holo color is totally an orange! The others are black and coral, but so be it.

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Tape manis always look so lovely ūüėÄ then again I am biased, I don’t mind the time it takes to put them together and I think the payoff is worth it. Although I think doing that accent ring nails with just tape would have driven even me insane‚Ķsometime stamps REALLY make things easier!

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This was inspired by Live Love Polish, mostly because I am terrible at coming up with enough designs for skittle nails.

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Colors
~ Orange holo: Emily de Molly – Scorched Earth
~ Coral: L’oreal – Orange You Jealous?
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ Stamp: BC – 06

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There will not be a post tomorrow (yellow sucks‚Ķmaybe I’ll find something I want to do for next year out of what everyone else in the challenge posts! If I am not back in the hospital this time next year, who knows!). Anyway, I am excited for Green Day on Sunday!

Coral, Pink, and Gold

I had been missing water marbles…so I went ahead and did one! I have been seeing a lot of pink + coral + gold, so I used that color theme.

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Ever since I got Clearwater by Pipe Dream Polish, I have taken great glee out of water marbling over a metallic polish that would NEVER otherwise be usable…like Good as Gold by essie. Metallics do not marble!

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This was fast and dirty‚ĶI just did a fun looking pattern in the marbled polish and dipped my whole darn hand in at once. I usually don’t do that, but I didn’t feel like wasting a whole bunch of polish and I was getting impatient with myself. Despite my rush, the whole thing came out looking alright!

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Colors
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Light pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ Light mauve: Essie – Eternal Optimist
~ Pink: Love & Beauty – Pink
~ Coral: L’oreal – Orange you Jealous
~ Clear: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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Hope you enjoyed! For Friday of this chrome week we AGAIN have a multichrome polish, so enjoy in advance!

Rainbow Fishtail

Rainbows! It’s been two weeks, but it is rainbow time again! I actually had three different sets of rainbows pulled out, and picked the brightest one to save until today ūüėÄ

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This was inspired by Nail Machine, although her blog seems to be defunct! Oh well. I wish nail artists would stop disappearing :-(. I also wish my nails were just a tad longer for this…she only used 7 colors and I had to grab a teal (ergo, I have 8) and the color blocking is much more closely spaced that I would have liked!

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But still, bright colors = best colors. I wish I’d be able to do another rainbow gradient soon‚Ķbut alas, this is basically my last post before I start my surgery rotation.

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I have a bunch more nail arts lined up, but I don’t think any of them are rainbow! Maybe when I reappear (aka have time off med school) in September I’ll make another one.

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Pink: Essie – The Girls Are Out
~ Coral: Essie: Sunday Funday
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Yellow: Spoiled – Mind Your Own Beeswax
~ Green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Teal: Essie – Naughty Nautical
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Purple: Zoya – Margo

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Hope you enjoyed! As a reminder, all future posts (other than this Monday’s) will be scheduled. Happy July, and any last things you want me to read should be posted before Monday afternoon…I head back to work on Tuesday!

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