Creative musings in bright colors

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Grey Marble

A somewhat simple mani (made by smushing colors on with saran wrap), and then some striping tape! It ended up looking far more elegant than I intended it to 🙂

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The base here is a pale grey creme called Dove, by Zoya. I’ve been in the market for a light grey for a while, since my last one ran out….around 2 years ago. Whoops. Dove covered perfectly in two thin coats, and reminded me why I love buying cremes from Zoya! This isn’t a shocking color, but it is pretty. Not that many brands have a grey creme in stock at all times, so I’m glad Zoya does!

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The art itself was my (successful?) attempt to make my nails look like marbled granite. I know most people start with a white base (and if I ever do this again, I am likely to as well) when they try to create a white/grey/silver granite look but I wanted to see what it looked like all grey! And I needed to use Dove in a way that would look cool but be subtle enough for work.

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I actually took a whole bunch of photos before adding the striping tape, because I wasn’t sure if I would like it. I really did though, so there are no photos here of the silver-less manicure!

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Colors
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Light grey: Zoya – Dove
~ Dark grey: WOW – #333
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ Silver: A England – Excalibur

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Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for another swatch on Wednesday.

Winter Dotty Trees

The last of the OPI polishes I played with was a simple grey creme, Break A Leg-Warmer!, which must have been from some ballet-themed release. Ahh ballet, how I miss thee! I turned the grey into some monochromatic winterish nail art.

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Break A Leg-Warmer is a simple grey creme. It went on smooth and was just quite…well, plain. I have an issue with greys. I know they are useful, but I never buy them! Shown in the leaves of the trees are actually ALL of my grey polishes. In one place.

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Colors:
– Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
– Dark grey: WOW – #333
– Grey: OPI – Break A Leg-Warmer!
– Light grey: Maybelline – Bare Escape
– White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
– White/teal glitter: WOW – #317

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The concept for this came from a bit of winter art by Kerruticles. I actually like her idea of keeping the surrounding nails plain…adding the teal/white glitter made the mani too busy! Oops.

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Hope you enjoy!

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