Fourth of July Mani Re-do!

I hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July celebrations! Ours was a success- a bbq at my parents’ home with family followed by fireworks at night? It’s just as good as Christmas. I ended up re-doing my mani for yesterday afterall. The full on glitter mani was too much impact for me so I “toned it down” to a glitter gradient/glitter tip mani.

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This is in natural light/outdoor but in the shade. I used a ton more different glitter nail polishes. I used one thin coat of Nailtini’s Frappe that I got from an Ipsy glambag as a base color on all of my nails. Then I used the dabbing method to apply the following glitters (yes, all of them): Sally Hansen’s Big Money, /0/” target=”_blank”>Milani’s Gems, Nicole by OPI’s Inner Sparkle, Wet n Wild’s Flossy Flossy, and Nina gold holographic topcoat.

I absolutely love the result with all of these combined. If I could find ONE nail polish that incorporated all of these gorgeous glitter colors I would be so happy.

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What do you think– full glitter mani or glitter gradient/tips?

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Mani Revamp – Purple Snow Globe

When life give you lemons, make lemonade right? My purple snow globe mani started chipping at the tips (*and play sad violin music here*). I was so in love with it and I didn’t have enough time to re-do a full mani that I did what any normal person would do– touched up the chips with more nail polish. This time around, instead of using Sally Hansen’s Snow Globe (because it doesn’t give much, if any, coverage) I broke out my Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle from the Selena Gomez Collection.

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I do have to say, I think I love this mani even more now.

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I work with my hands a lot (cooking, jewelry making, working with clay, other crafts with my daughter) and the last time I used this glitter polish for a mani it didn’t show any signs of wear by the time I took it off so this one is definitely lasting me until the weekend.

What do you think? Do you prefer the original mani or the revamp?

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Monday Mani – Mint cookie crunch inspired

Yesterday was grocery shopping day in our house. The entire time, K kept saying, “Ice see! Ice see!” (ice cream). We browsed the ice cream section and, after what seemed like an eternity, we came to an agreement on Dreyer’s Mint Cookie Crunch. Yup, Dreyer’s since I’m west of the Rockies. For a kid who doesn’t know what all these ice creams taste like nor can she read, she sure was picky =T. This is what the amazingness of Mint Cookie Crunch looks like:

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Oh. My. God. I can’t wait to get home to devour some of this now. It’s the best of cookies & cream and mint chocolate chip ice cream all rolled into one. It also reminded me that I have a a pack of thin mints waiting for me in the freezer as well.

Anyway, after letting my nails rest (for a day =X) and scarfing down a bowl of this frozen deliciousness, I got set up and did my nails. Here are my ice cream inspired nails:

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There’s nothing ice creamy about it but the colors make me hungry all over again. I used Maybelliene Green with Envy which is one of, if not, my absolute favorite mint colored nail polish, Make a Comet-ment which is a a silver microglitter polish from Nicole by OPI with a layer of some silver/holo shard glitter, and white and black liners from Kiss that I used to make the chevron and floral designs. I was in a hurry to get my daughter in bed so it’s kind of on the “abstract” side hahaha. It’s too bad I washed dishes shortly after I painted my nails, screwed them up, then did a shitty job retouching them (and cleaning up around the edges, I know -_-). Here’s an after shot of what they look like now:

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What a bummer -_-.

Haven’t done this in a while, so this week I’m linking up to: