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Catching up – Holiday 2013 Designs

Hey hey hey lovelies! Happy New Year! During the Holidays I totally neglected my blog. I was just not feeling it; editing all the photos and writing up posts almost started feeling like a chore at the end of the year. And sadly I was having some sort of nail blockage during my break and it was really messing with me. I am hoping with the start of the school year I’ll be able to kick myself in gear and accomplish some goals I have for my nails and the blog this year. Some which include making youtube videos, sprucing up the blogs and coming up with some new designs. With this absence of blogging I have still been able to come up with a couple holiday designs and I felt like documenting them on here. Gives me a chance to elaborate and for you to catch up on any designs you may have missed on my IG page.

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For my Christmas Eve manicure I did a poinsettia design using Zoya ‘Hunter’ and Square Hue ‘Fifth Avenue’. Then I added Lacquer Lust’s ‘I Like It on Top’ for I felt it need a little sparkle. Tillie Polishes Matte topcoat was the perfect way to really show the special effect topcoat.

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Incorporating tape and a water marble is such a great idea. This was my Christmas day manicure and it is probably one of my favorite to date. For the Christmas Tree marble I used Lacquer Lusts ‘Peridot’ and ‘Emerald’. At first I was going to do just a white background but then Spencer, my man, suggested that I do a dark blue one with some snow. What a perfect idea that was! It really made the marble design pop even more. I used Cult Nails ‘Time Traveler’ for the dark background and the ornamental glitters are from some Lumina Lacquer polishes.

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Here is a manicure that I am super excited to have done! The wonderful Leslie from Work/Play/Polish recently held a Blogging for a cause guest post series where each post would donate $10 to the Polished Girlz organization. If you haven’t heard of them before the Polsihed Girlz go into hospitals and give manicures to those that are in need of some pampering. Its such an amazing organization and it was started by Alana when she was only 10 years old. So if you missed out on this post have a look HERE for it is a recreation of an older design and the post also has a little blurb about my technique for trying out combos. Thanks again to Leslie for having me be a part of this series! <3

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And lastly for my New Years nails I did something a little out of my comfort zone as I have only attempted a gradient three times now. I’m still thinking my second attempt was the best but this was wasn’t to bad either. I’ve learned to brush the polish onto saran wrap instead of the sponge, makes for a much more brighter outcome. I used LVX ‘Viridian’ and ‘Viridis’ for the gradient and then marbled overtop using Lacquer Lust ‘Diamond’ and OPI Nail Envy. Very subtle effect but it all matched my outfit for the night so I was just honky dory.

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Yay for a little recap on my Holiday designs. After writing this I am already feeling better! I hope my little bit of negativity doesn’t scare you all away! Can’t thank everyone enough for such an amazing year together as I begun all my nail endeavors more then a year ago now. Ready for another great year full of nails!

 

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