Creative musings in bright colors

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Damask Drip

This nail art was my way of sneaking something super glittery into the hospital! Under indirect light it mostly just looks like a peachy-gold color, and no one noticed that it becomes rainbows in the sun. Maybe if I was really trying to be subtle I wouldn’t have used a black stamp, but I wanted it to pop.

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I initially bought Irristivel by Jade for this exact purpose, to wear something that I knew was stunning while everyone else thought it just looked like a nude polish. Success achieved!

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I haven’t listed the stamping plate because it is one of the ones from the Born Pretty Store that has a non-english identification. Unfortunately, my computer does not have chinese characters (nor would I know how to use them!)

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Colors
~ Gold: Jade – Irristivel
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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Hope you enjoyed! Friday’s mani is a bit more colorful and daring, since I do get to paint my nails on weekends as well 😀

Gossamer Green

Another missing post *sigh* I should start counting and see just how many I’ve lost. This is so very sad. I’m listening to the semi-finale song from Rent just to make myself even sadder (to be fair, the song is actually upbeat but the musical is so sad…). Regardless, another fun holo+stamping combo today!

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I’m fairly certain I have a three-tone green gradient stamped over a gold holo. I wanted to play a bit more with gradient stamping, and it worked pretty well! Even my re-do stamp (the colors were too pale) worked alright, thanks to the magic of clear stampers.

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Colors
~ Gold holo: Jade – Irristivel
~ Green: Salon Perfect – Escape to Neverland
~ Dark green: Sinful Colors – Last Chance
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: Bundle Monster – XL209

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MY PLAYLIST IS MOCKING ME. It just started playing “everything is awesome” from the LEGO movie. YOU LIE PLAYLIST. I can’t help but me more upbeat, so I guess it has had its revenge.

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Hope you enjoyed! And even when things delete themselves, sometimes EVERYTHING IS AAAAAWESOME *headdesk*.

Ripples of Blush

I had SUCH A HARD TIME picking out a name for this mani! Ripples? Droplets? Anything with “nude” in it sounded dirty and scandalous, which is sooo not what I was going for here. I was aiming for “subtle and tasteful” so I don’t upset the bigwig I am meeting with tomorrow morning. I hope I accomplished it!

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Once I go back to work in the hospital, I imagine you will be seeing a lot more manis like this one. I got the idea from work/play/polish (for all that her blog hasn’t been updated in months 😦 ), to do some work-appropriate manis once I have to go back into the hospital. We’ll see if they let me wear nail polish at all!

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This is maybe one of the reasons I’ve been stocking up on nude-toned holos and shimmers. If I can only wear a solid color (oh dear) at least it should be shiny! Even stranger…I don’t think I’ve NOT worn nail art of SOME type since I started this blog, 3.5 years ago. If my nails have polish, they also have designs!

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Colors
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Holo: Jade – Irresistivel
~ Stamp: BM – L003

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Hope you enjoyed!

Banded Rose Gold

Sometimes simple and clean manis are the best. Usually, I am one for lines and dots and swirls and colors…but I saw an awesome New Years mani by Paulina’s Passions and I just had to recreate it!

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The only difficult thing about this was that it involved many layers of tape and thus took a long time waiting in between tape application. I do wish I had a rose gold glitter (I used a holo, but it isn’t quite the same), but it came out alright regardless I think!

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I need to mix rose gold and black more. I tend to shy away from black as a main color because its rather lacking in, well, color…but it works beautifully for contrast!

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Colors
~ Nude: Zoya – Chantal
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Rose gold metallic: Essie – Penny Talk
~ Rose holo: Jade – Irresistivel

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Hope you enjoyed! Tomorrow we get some nerdy awesomeness 😀

Teal Diamonds

So. Cool nails? Not cool nails? The more I look at them the more I like them, but I was sorely disappointed when I first finished them up!

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This nail art was inspired by Baroquen Nails. Unfortunately, mine are not quite as sharp as hers. Her’s are fairly awesome (as usual).

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I need to work on how to work around not wanting to show my bare nails on negative space manis! Somehow nude polish just doesn’t quite make up for it. 😦

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Colors
~ Nude holo: Jade – Irrestival
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Teal: Zoya – Cecilia
~ Stamp: EdM – 11

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Hope you enjoyed! More pointy nail art type things tomorrow, with extra holo! 🙂

Earrings

~My heart and well wishes to go those affected by the Boston explosions. All those who I know made it out safely. I am so sorry for those who did not. Stay strong, Boston~

Today I have earrings, rather than nail art, for display. I made these back and January, and just never found a good time to post them.

1) Goldstone and gold earrings. I love the color and sparkle in these, and they were so fast to make

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2) Purple crystal and silver, simple loops

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3) Jade and black. I had two sets of Jade stones, and decided to combine them. I really like how unique these are…I’ve never worked with my black chain before

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4) Pink foil, crystal, and silver. These are intended for a friend of mine, to whom I promised pink earrings for the winter holidays. Oops.

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5) Turquoise and feathers. I love feathers, and I love blue. These earrings are rather long, but they might be my favorite from today.

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6) Hematite and silver. Very tribal

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And, finally, a picture of my set-up

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Summary: I like bright colors. And silver.

 

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