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Orthodox Easter Eggs

Unlike ‘normal’ easter eggs, at a Greek (or maybe any type of Orthodox) easter celebration, the eggs are dyed a deep red. I’ve always thought they were pretty, so I decided to mimic the design on my nails this year! It also gives away how long ago I painted these nails, but oh well.

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Although none of the eggs I interacted with over the easter weekend this year had patterns, it is apparently acceptable to scratch patterns into the red dye (especially in Russian Orthodoxy I think). So, I found a picture of some very pretty patterned red eggs, and went as close as I could with my nails.

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Unfortunately, I forgot to make a post for these when I painted them…so I actually have no idea which colors I used! Sorry. All I can say for sure is that it was a LOT of reds (I think like 6 reds or so) :-/

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The saddest part for me though, was that no one recognized what I was trying to do over easter! People liked the red, but they didn’t figure out they were eggs. (To be fair, I have no idea how they could have made that jump).

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Hope you enjoyed!

Hop On!

It’s the friday before easter! This only matters because it means I have to take a plane tonight :-p. Somehow, I’ve been wearing these nails all week and none of the fellows, residents, attendings, or patients noticed! My fellow med student did, at least!

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The art was inspired by this pin. I just really like the periwinkle color coupled with the egg pattern! Of course, I had to add an easter bunny. The nails on my other hand don’t quite match (and don’t look very easter-y so they’ll be posted at a later point).

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My ACTUAL easter nails are red, like the eggs used to crack each other at a greek easter party. It’s an odd tradition, since there are easily twice as many eggs as people at a given party and no one wants to eat them after they are all smashed up!

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Colors:
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Purple: Nails Inc – Regents Place
~ Teal: L’oreal – Not a Cloud in Sight
~ Pink: Revlon – Bubbly
~ Light pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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Anyway, happy friday and happy easter if you celebrate! I’ll be busy trying to avoid chametz (bread things) since it is still passover, but hopefully there will be chocolate mousse or truffles for me to eat for dessert and not just cake!

Easter Bunny

My poor computer. I re-set my iCloud account and apparently lost all the posts I had written up between then and now. Which is to say, I have so far noticed 6 missing blog posts (all from the last weeks worth of nail painting) and I am sad.

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Here are some Easter nails. Greek/Orthodox Easter is much later this year! In fact, it is so late that I can actually eat everything and not risk breaking Passover! No one wants matzo nails :-p

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I know these nails are mostly stamped (the grass is freehand for the most part, but not the rest) but I am just too sad to walk down the hall and figure out which stamps I used. Bundle monster ones from two different sets I think (probably the 2xx and 6xx sets) so sorry! They are stamping decals.

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I did add a little person touch onto the middle and pointer finger bunnies (one gets a carrot and the other gets a pink bow) because I was feeling whimsical at the time!

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Hope you enjoyed! Happy Greek and Orthodox Easter, and almost-end-of-Passover!

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Well, it turns out I forgot to write a post for today (oops!) but I did remember to edit the photos, so you get some art! And just a really short post :-p

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These were my easter nails! My boyfriend is Greek, so he celebrates easter a week later than normal people, thus these are actually only being posted about a week late (rather than two).

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I just wanted cute little chickies! I have been informed that the one on my thumb looks likes its being cracked into a pan. I promise no baby chickens were harmed in the making or planning of this mani :-p

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Dark brown: Zoya – Louise
~ Brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Nude: Wet n’ Wild – Private Viewing
~ Light nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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Hope you enjoyed! Maybe I’ll even remember to write tomorrows post before I am supposed to post it!

Easter Eggs

Hello readers! Today I have another easter mani for you guys…eggs and a bunny! Created this using two KBShimmer polishes so it could be entered into their facebook-based contest, so if you love me/the manicure/just feel like making my day a little better (I got 5 hours of sleep. Ugh), please head over to the Facebook page (here) and “like” my mani! It’s the last one.

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Honestly, the eggs didn’t come out as sharp as I would like. If these were real eggs, I would feel a bit like a 5th grader! But they are still somewhat cute. The bunny on the other hand…adorable 🙂

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And yes, I know, why is my pointer my accent nail? Because I forgot and painted my ring finger white. So all that was left was my pointer and darn it I wanted a bunny! Besides, this is nail art. Do I really have to follow rules?

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Colors

  • Blue: KBShimmer – I’d Rather Be With Blue
  • Purple: KBShimmer – Plum Tuckered Out
  • Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • White: Zoya – Purity
  • Yellow: WOW – #301
  • Orange: L’oreal – Orange You Jealous?
  • Green: Essie – The More The Merrier

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Enjoy! And happy easter weekend.

Pysanky – Hungarian Easter Eggs

Every now and then, I need to remind myself that I can actually do fine detail work. A friend of mine challenged me to do pysanky, or hungarian easter eggs, on my nails…so I did. This manicure took 2 hours to complete, and I have to say I am proud! I am also submitting these to Nail Polish Canada’s easter challenge, so please go vote for them!

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I started by looking for photos of pysanky that I liked. Here, you can see two that I ended up going with (they are circled). The others I free-handed or based loosely off internet designs.

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So far, people seem to like the design on my ring finger (blue/black) or pointer (brown/yellow) the best. Which is your favorite, reader? And do you think this was worth two hours of my life? 😀

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Unfortunately, Lucy of Lucy’s Stash already submitted some similar egg-themed art for the challenge, so I doubt I’ll win (she really is better than me at detail work, and woah her nail length! So jealous!), but it would be great if I could get at least a few votes. You just have to select “flightofwhimsy” from the pulldown menu.

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Colors

  • Orange: Zoya – Thandie
  • Red: Pure Ice – Siren
  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • Blue: Zoya – Yummy
  • Brown: Zoya – Louise
  • White: Zoya – Purity
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

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I tried to limit myself to just a few colors. It mostly worked! Stay tuned for more spring/easter nail art, I have a quite a few looks to show you guys!

Pastel Watermarble

Given my recent acquisition of so many pastel polishes, I felt I had to try to marble with them! Some worked great…others, not so much. I used a white base for this marble, and I wish I had used light blue (since my blue polish really didn’t show up).

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I attempted pink-purple-blue-green, but the pink ate whichever color it was closest to, other than the purple! I ended up with a brownish mess on my 2nd and 3rd fingers, so I tried a different strategy on the rest of the fingers, of not putting the pink anywhere near the green, and only using it sparsely.

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I’m not sure this was the best color combo, but it ended up looking ok. My thumb and 4th fingers might be the most controlled marble I’ve managed to date, and I really like the way the thumb coloration turned out!

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Colors:

  • White base: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
  • Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
  • Purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
  • Blue: Sally Hansen – Breezy Blue
  • Green: Sinful Colors – Mint Apple

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These look so spring/easter! It was fun 🙂

Happy Easter weekend! The boyfriend is Greek Orthodox, and their Easter isn’t for another few weeks. I almost forgot that standard Easter was this Sunday!

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