Metallic Neutral

*taps mic* This thing on?

Hi!!!!

Did y’all miss me? I sure missed y’all!

More info on my radio silence to come Friday, but first: can we talk about my nails?

I feel like it’s been a million years since I’ve really had time to paint them up all pretty. Since I had some time on my last day of mini-vacation, I figured I’d treat myself to a nice manicure.

And…it’s in a neutral color. A pink neutral color!

I know, right? Who AM I!

😀

Now, of course there had to be some sparkle, because…well, this is me we’re talking about here. But it’s suprisingly subtle.

And I absolutely ADORE it.

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Such a fresh, spring manicure!

The pink (pictured) is Julep’s Abby, and the silver is Essie’s Apres-Chic. I used some chevron stickers to help make the design and topped it all off with some tiny pearls. I love this manicure. It’s fancy without being too much and it hides nicks well (because working freight is hard on a manicure, honey.)

See y’all Friday for an awesome announcement!

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Nail Adventures: 50 Shades of Grey and Silver

Hello Lovelies!

So, I should be doing some notes, homework, and preparing for a presentation for my Spanish class Monday.

But what am I actually doing? My nails, of course.

Don’t judge me. It’s my guilty pleasure! 🙂

So, in a previous post I mentioned how I didn’t really do super dark or super pale colors. I am still making it a point to step outside my comfort zone and use colors I don’t. So, here are the tools I used for tonight’s manicure:

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That’s OPI’s Skull and Glossbones, Art Club’s Silver (the brush is super thin for detailing), and Red Carpet manicure’s nail glitter. I received the OPI polish some time ago in a holiday gift bag from work. This past summer I tried it on my toes and was, well, underwhelmed with the result. So, it sat on top of my dresser and gathered dust.

Today, I did some major housecleaning and found it. And I thought, since I am cleaning and doing something good, I’ll treat myself to a new manicure…but I can’t use the colors I always do! And here we are:

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I love this manicure so, so much! Curse the yellow lighting in my room! It’s actually a lovely, creamy dove grey (took me three coats to get it this opaque.) I then tipped eight nails in the Art Club silver and put some fine face glitter (part of a set I got from Pop Beauty) over top, and put the chunkier silver Red Carpet Manicure glitter on my ring fingers. I drew a triangle with the silver polish before dipping my finger in the chunky glitter, and added a large rhinestone to top off the whole thing.

You’ll notice some of the glitter on the rest of my nail; that was dragged when I put the top coat on. But instead of making it look a hot mess (holy smokes was that a disaster of a manicure!) it just adds to the glitz. I’m tempted to try it with a more yellow based beige color and gold glitter to see if I like it as much.

Not exactly the way I was supposed to spend my Saturday night, but I love the result of the diversion! Until next time, stay beautiful!

 

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