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Roses on Red

Not infrequently, I get my inspiration for my manicure from the name of the polish I decide to wear. This is one of those times!

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I knew I wanted to wear red, so I grabbed an elegant looking shimmery red from my collection, and went with it. The polish just happened to be called Rosebower, so when I was stumped as to what to do with the mani, I just went ahead and added golden roses!

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Of course, random blobs of gold polish do not much resemble roses, so I added black borders, and then some black background pattern (leaves? brambles? who knows!). The end result was a bit elegant and a bit wonky, but I like it!

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Colors:
~ Red: A England – Rosebower
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold

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I have so many fun glittery polishes that I’ve only worn once or twice…I wish I could make myself stop buying polish and just have fun wearing the ones I already own! Hope you enjoyed.

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.

Dots and Flowered Vines

Flower day in the 31 Day Challenge was easy for me to pick…this has a whole bunch of flowers! It’s also quite old (I painted this back in spring and its almost the end of summer…whoops!). I also think its cute, if a little grandmother-y.

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The design was inspired by this bit of nail art which is not watermarked so I have no idea who it belongs to! Nor where it came from at all. But it is pretty so I went with it!

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I don’t know that I would have decided to mix flowers + color change + dots if left to my own devices…this mani is really busy! It works because so many of the colors are in the pale-neutral shades I think.

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Blue: Essie – Rock the Boat
~ Dark green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
~ Light purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
~ Purple: Zoya – Malia

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That’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed!

Blue Mosaic Flowers

Usually, when I paint flowers, I will do a color against a lighter colored background. However, I stumbled across this awesome bit of art at Nail Art N3rd, and had to see if I could recreate it!

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I had to layer on two coats of each of the blues to get them to stand out starkly against the black background, but I think it was worth it! The end result is rather striking, if I do say so myself. I miss blacks and blues :-(. My nails were been pale pink all last week.

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These flowers are like an ad for blue Zoya cremes. Wow. And Zoya just released another blue creme and I want that one too! Its ridiculous. I don’t need this mani blues! But then again, they allow me to create a mani like this…so maybe its worth it!

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Colors
~ Light blue: Zoya – Blu
~ Medium light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Medium blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Sia
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Light green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Green: Zoya – Shawn

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Hope you enjoyed, and happy Monday…if Monday’s can be happy :-p. I’m going to continue with the Monday-Wenesday-Friday posting this week. This past weekend I was in Rhode Island to attend my boyfriend’s sister’s graduation from her masters program. Fun times!

Rose Trellis

Time for a vaguely spring-themed mani! I know it’s still February  but its been so freakishly warm in Philadelphia that the crocus buds are starting to come out! And I’ve been wearing a sweater rather than a jacket.

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This nail art was inspired by @jeninthemorning, I just decided to run with it! Brown and pink always look great together.

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I actually thought I had done this mani before (since I have the exact color and I have had this nail art pinned for months) but it turns out that I didn’t! So here we go.

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Colors
~ Brown: Spa Ritual – Starry Night
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Dark pink: Love & Beauty – Pink
~ Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
~ Light pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Lightest pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ Light green: Essie – The More the Merrier
~ Green: Salon Perfect – Escape to Neverland
~ Stamp: Bundle Monster – L003

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Hope you enjoyed and happy almost-weekend!

Flowers Rising

The base for this, Falling for Hue by KBShimmer might just be the most Valentines Day polish ever. I love it. (Which is to say I know they sell polish with hearts in it but I hate large glitters that have weird shapes. Other than diamonds…I like diamond glitter).

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The flower art was inspired by @justagirlandhernails. Her polish was different than mine so I switched up the colors. Unfortunately, I don’t like mine as much! Maybe I should have done dark pink/light pink/white instead of pink/light purple/white, but who knows!

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I also need to get a thinner paint brush for detail lines or just get some acrylics. This is annoying to paint!

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Colors
~ Glitter: KBShimmer – Falling for Hue
~ Pink: Revlon – Bubbly
~ Purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green

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Tomorrow beings the inevitable hearts theme. But NO PINK. :-p

Stained Glass Roses

I intended this to look like colored lace, but apparently that really isn’t a thing. Everyone who saw these thought they were stained glass! So, stained glass it is.

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The Born Pretty Store recently had a stamping plate sale…and I since I know and trust their stamping plates, I grabbed three of them! One of them is what I have affectionately dubbed the “lace plate,” which is where this stamp came from. Since I bought them myself I don’t really HAVE to do a review, but you guys read this so why not?

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The stamp picked up and transferred well, and I really like the white bottom cover that the plate came with! No fear of cutting my fingers on metal :-D. Once the stamp was transferred, I grabbed some of my more jelly-like polishes (wow, I need ones without glitter this is sad) and went to town!

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Colors
~ Nude: Zoya – Charlotte
~ Red jelly: Sephora by OPI – mini scented
~ Light green jelly: Sephora by OPI – mini scented
~ Pink jelly: Philly Loves Lacquer – On The Way To Cape May
~ Green jelly: Mentality – Mona
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: BP – L020

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I have been eagerly awaiting this plate (and the other two) so now I just need to go on a stamping rampage! Wheeee 😀

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