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Lit Up Neon

COLOR. Oh my gosh you guys I AM SO EXCITED. I wore these when I went to San Francisco for my first vacation after hospital time! Also for my birthday :-p

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I was trying to recreate a gradient from ilaeti but I think I need more blue! I love how the colors came out though, so I imagine I will be trying again…and this time showing a gradient-only photo, it was so pretty! Don’t get me wrong, I like the stamping, but that gradient.

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I wish my nails were longer, the hint of neon green you can see at the tip of my thumb made me happy.

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Colors:
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Blue: Zoya – Rocky
~ Purple: Sephora X – Ignition
~ Pink: WOW – #371
~ Yellow: Love & Beauty – Yellow
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: B Loves Plates – 03 Mind Blown

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That’s all! More colors and fun designs next week. I am so happy I had a least a month to wear whatever I wanted on my nails! Residency is going to be painful if I need to keep my nails ‘tame’. Although I have a sneaking suspicion that I won’t have time for nail art, just color and a stamp if I’m lucky. I don’t know whats going to happen to the blog next year. Yikes…

Neon Chevrons

I saw these on pinterest (with a nifty tutorial) months ago, and have been waiting for the perfect time to attempt them myself. Ta-da!

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The design (and color choices) are lifted directly from Sassy Shelly. I’ve seen other people attempt similar things with results that I find mediocre…what struck me about these was the color combo and color order, so I tried to emulate that! I then went ahead and added a 3D glittery bit…because.

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Of course, I don’t own any of the colors that she used (nor do I own any Cirque polishes, sadly, as they are expensive), so I made do with what I had. The end result was pretty good! Her white stamping polish is much better than mine, and her peachy-ornage is darker (mine is a pastel neon). I also STILL somehow don’t own just a plane holo topper. I need to get on that. So I used a coarser one which doesn’t look quite as good. I also don’t own wavy stencils, only chevron ones, so my nails have sharp points. Otherwise, I think its a pretty decent replica!

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Green: Essie – The More the Merrier
~ Blue: Zoya – Rocky
~ Purple: L’oreal – Paparazzi Pleaser
~ Pink: WOW – #371
~ Orange: Maybelline – Bleached in Peach
~ Holo: KBShimmer – I Only Have Ice for You

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I basically just followed Shelly’s tutorial! It took a while mostly just to let the base colors dry, but was quite simple. This also reminds me that I should make more stamping decals! If I make them thin and use them the same day, they actually bend to my nail shape :-p

Lightning

I’ve been wanting to do lightning nails for years, and kept thinking I had done it before…but I haven’t! So, have some lightning :-D. It might not be supernatural but it looks darn magical so I’m just going to go with it.

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I will actually sit in the window during a lightning or thunder storm, just to watch the jagged flashes of light. Lightning is awesome. Scary, but awesome. On my nails it is distinctly less scary, but really still awesome!

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These particular ones were inspired by Celinas_Ryden, although I added more teal and more purple than she did! These also took longer than I expected, but realistically less time than they could have!

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Colors
~ Dark blue metallic: Zoya – Ibiza
~ Dark blue: Sinful Colors – Endless Blue
~ Medium blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Medium light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Light blue: Zoya – Rocky
~ Lightest blue: Zoya – Blu
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Dream On
~ Teal: Salon Perfect – Escape to Neverland

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Hope you have a dazzling day! Or something equally pun-y :-p. With this, we have almost reached the end of the 31 Day Challenge. Woah. Also, it is apparently my 4th anniversary of blogging! Which actually kinda insane if I stop to think about it! Happy blogaversary to me I suppose!

Neon Summer Snow

I hate hand-painting snowflakes. It takes forever and they never quite come out right. It’s awful. When I saw this plate at the Born Pretty Store that combined snowflakes and lace, I knew I needed it!

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The designs on the plate are really well etched and quite pretty. They vary between huge (a snowflake that would never fit onto one nail) and quite small (actually nail sized). I used both sizes here, and basically just placed whichever snowflake I wanted at the tip of my nail and let the connected lacy pattern trail down.

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I went ahead and used non-typical colors (really, more white or silver snowflakes on blue? Nope) because it seemed like fun. My base is a pink-green duochrome with a grey base called For The Twill of It by Essie, and the stamp is a hot pink stamping polish. Although you can barely see the pink of the duochrome behind the neon pink, the combo still looks alright!

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This mani almost didn’t happen…I was hit with debilitating vertigo just as I was going to add the stamps, and had to lie down for the rest of the night. I’ve never had vertigo before, it was awful!! On the plus side, my ear problems seem to have righted themselves so maybe it will never happen again. I can only hope.

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If you want to get this snowy lacy stamping plate, head over to the Born Pretty Store! The stamping plate is $2.99, so have fun! Enjoy!

Psychedelic Swirl Stars

Another mid-surgery post to review a stamping plate from the Born Pretty Store! Unlike Monday, when I went with black and gold and striking…this time I went with NEONS (because it’s summer and I like bright colors). Again, sorry for the tiny nails and lack of sunlight photo, but the weather didn’t cooperate and I only got to wear these for a day!

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I did a yellow-pink-purple gradient, but in the images it looks yellow-orange-pink! Which is still nice, but the non-direct-light photos are far more color accurate! It doesn’t matter for the stamp (since black is black) but still.

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The stamping plate I got from the Born Pretty Store has a really cool set of designs on it…bendy lines with dots, squiggly flowers, swirls and stars (which I used here), and a truly awesome art nouveau geometric pattern that I am dying to work with when my nails are longer! I had 0 trouble picking up the image, despite the tiny dots. This mani was fun!

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Colors
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Yellow: Love & Beauty – Yellow
~ Pink: WOW – #371
~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Dream On
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: BP – 43

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If you want to grab yourself this stamping plate, you can find it at the Born Pretty StoreBorn Pretty Store for $1.59. Don’t forget to us my 10% off code, LY5X31. Enjoy!

Rainbow Neon Beams

Although I did this nail art a while ago, I thought it fitting to post this week. I am and have been incredibly saddened that hatred (and a completely ridiculous number of guns) have been allowed to flourish in the USA. Do. Not. Hate. ANYONE. I’m not going to make a political statement here, except that homophobia is unacceptable, and anyone should be allowed to love whomever they want. At this point, anyone who disagrees is being willfully malicious.

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Regardless, today I have some awesome neon rainbow nail art! These nails somehow came out 100% perfect. I went through 5 stamping plates before I found the right one, and I am so happy I looked! Yes, my thumb is asymmetric and looks odd. I accept that. The rest however, look amazing.

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This awesome neon insanity was inspired by simplynailogial, although I think she freehanded her black lines (which, wow, that must have taken FOREVER).

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Someday I am going to use these colors again and do something even more crazy…this gradient is one of my favorites I’ve ever done! Someone needs to make it a rule that women can wear whatever they want on their nails at work. *sigh*

Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Bright pink: WOW – #371
~ Bright orange: Nubar – Hot Orange
~ Bright yellow: Love & Beauty – Yellow
~ Bright green: Salon Perfect – Loopy Lime
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: EdM – 17

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That’s all for today! Enjoy the neon and gradients and lines and other wonderful things, happy Friday, and let’s hope that at some point in our lives, person hate-fueled violence becomes a thing of the past (I know, I’m aiming too high, but I can dream!).

Magenta Veins

Ok, so I had no trouble naming this mani. It basically named itself, and I love it! Bright neon colors, gradients, and watermabling!

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Also, I just love the pure randomness of the marble for this. This was a whole-hand dip, to waste minimal polish. I can seldom get those to work and look good, but I think I succeeded here!

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I wish there were rocks with this color combo. I feel like this looks a little like ridiculously neon quartz or something. But sadly, nature does not go for corals, yellows, and magenta in one location!

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Yellow shimmer: Spoiled – Mind Your Own Beeswax
~ Pink shimmer: Essie – Sunday Funday
~ Purple: Sephora X – Ignition

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Happy Friday! I don’t know if I’ll actually have a post ready for Monday…this weekend is my bridal shower/bachelorette party and I have been informed that I will be kidnapped at some point later today and not returned till late on Sunday. Ergo, I might not get much editing done. Sorry in advance!

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