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Olive Tipped

While the color of these is not subtle, I was informed that as long as I was wearing “one color” that I would be permitted to wear nail polish for a day in the hospital (since I wasn’t going to the OR).

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Because I am me, just to be contrary, I put on a nice olive color with shimmer…and then added a very stubble french tip in a similar shade with more glitter. I really like olive (despite HATING olives), which is the only reason I was able to sneak this by!

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Hilariously, a few of the nurses complimented the color, and none of the women I was reporting to even noticed the polish. *sigh* just let me wear my polish in peace!

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The creamier olive is In a Trance by Cult Nails, and the glittery olive is Wallis by Butter London. I only ended up taking sunlight photos of this, since I barely considered it art. Enjoy!

Vampy Roses

I know flowers (other than maybe poinsettias) are not considered a winter design…but I saw these and they just screamed vampy Christmas flowers to me!

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The pattern was inspired by nailsandtowelnailsandtowelnailsandtowel, and I just ran with it. Luckily, I had All Sparkly and Gold by OPI just sitting around…I think this might be the first time I’ve used it since I swatched it however many years ago. Sad, but thats what happens when you have too many gold polishes! Also, I had it in my head that it was difficult to remove…and it wasn’t EASY but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be!

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I really like how this design came out. Deep red and gold is one of my favorite color combinations 🙂

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Colors
~ Dark red: Confetti – Masquerade Ball
~ Gold glitter: OPI – All Sparkly And Gold
~ Gold holo glitter: Cult Nails – Walk of Shame
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Dark green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Green: Salon Perfect – Loopy Lime

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Hope you enjoyed! Get ready for MORE winter-y and holiday-y manis next week :-D.

Mossy Dots

I had been missing my somewhat signature move of curly lines + insane number of dots. So, here we go!

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This version was inspired jointly by my own Chandelier Half Moons and cerita kuku. Now with mossy camo colors!

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I really spent 20 minutes just picking out the colors for this mani (and in so doing rediscovered 3 colors that I NEED to use soon that I had moderately forgot I had. Oops!). The worst part is that I painted this almost a month ago, and those poor colors are STILL sitting on my nail polish bench, untouched. For shame, Eva!

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Colors
~ Nude holo: Sparkly Vernis – Gilded Lemon Drops
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Moss: Cult Nails – In a Trance

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No one else really liked this (probably because of the colors) but I kinda like the sparkly-camo feel! Ah well, each to their own. Hope you enjoyed!

Variations on Pink and Grey

I wanted to use gold and pink glitter, and I figured grey pairs nicely with gold and pink. That is really the only explanation I have for this mani.

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I did, however, forget that the Ruby Wing polish I grabbed (the grey) turns brown in the sun, so most of my sunlight photos are slightly confused! Since I take them indoors in windows, the color doesn’t fully change, but does shift slightly. Hence, my grey nails look…brownish-grey-confused. Yay!

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Colors
~ Pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Grey: Ruby Wing – Zen Garden
~ Gold: Salon Perfect – Gold Leaf
~ Glitter: Cult Nails – Center of Attention

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I enjoy doing skittle nails, because I get to try out a bunch of different designs in one mani. Then again, I need to remember to stamp using non-glitter polish. Oy.

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Hope you enjoyed! There have been a rash of pink manis recently on this blog…and unfortunately thats going to continue for a little while longer!

Dune

I told myself I wasn’t going to plan designs around the OMD Challenge, and apparently I lied. I actually have products I need to review that I am putting off! That being said, today’s prompt was “book” and I could not resist trying my hand at a Dune manicure.

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Dune is a sci-fi series (although the first of the series, Dune, is the best). I was going to do a plot summary here, but honestly, that would be spoilers. Suffice to say that if you haven’t read Dune and you like great literature, dystopian futures, or sci-fi in general, go do it. The book is fantastic.

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I used a whole bunch of polish in this mani, so lets see if I can remember them all…

Colors
~ Light orange: Maybelline – Bleached in Peach
~ Orange: NYC – Sunny Side Up
~ Light grey: Maybelline – Bare Escape
~ Medium light grey: NYC – Sidewalkers
~ Grey: WOW – #333
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Copper: Pure Ice – Magic
~ Copper glitter: butter LONDON – Brown Sugar
~ Olive: Cult Nails – In a Trance
~ Olive glitter: butter LONDON – Wallis
~ Blue: Zoya – Yummy

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Good grief. Lots of colors. The moon on my ring finger came out alright, but the worm on my middle finger is…hard to identify. To be fair, it is hard to paint a cylinder-with-teeth!

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Hope you enjoyed! Desert planet done 🙂

Hungry Polish

Every time, this polish gets me! Let’s Talk is a stunning dark purple metallic polish that turns slightly blue when top coat is added. And it eats polish like thats its JOB. Gah!

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I wanted to make a gold-and-purple mani involving a gold glitter triangle, a gold border, and some more glitter just for fun. In the one photo below BEFORE I added top coat, you can see what I was going for…

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…and you can see how it failed. The purple polish ate the gold polish. AND THEN IT ATE THE GOLD GLITTER. I didn’t even know that was possible!!! On the plus side, this polish does not stain at all (somehow). I just…need to remember to give up using it with nail art. So sad!

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Colors
~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Let’s Talk
~ Gold glitter: Cult Nails – Walk of Shame
~ Gold: Sally Hansen – Liquid Gold

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I also do not understand why my phone can capture this polish as purple and my actual camera will only see blue. Harumph! Hope you enjoyed!

Fuchsia New Years

Finally, my New Years manicure! I decided to try and do a pink/black/gold version of my popular chandelier mani from earlier this year. It came out looking pretty punk! I designed the colors around the glitter polish on my pinky and pointer, because I really wanted to wear it again 🙂

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Really, this was pretty easy. Doing the same mani a second (well, actually 4th…I have also done it TWICE on my baby sister!) time makes it go faster. I didn’t have to look back at the initial design almost at all!

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Colors
~ Black/pink glitter: Cult Nails – Disillusion
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Gold: Essie – Penny Talk
~ Pink: Petites Color Fever – Raspberry Ice

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Hope you enjoyed! I spent New Years playing board games and card games and giggling with my friends up in the Pocono mountains. It was great!

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