The Planets Manicure

I was really nervous to create these nails, but am so happy with the results! I was able to get some interesting detail into all of the planets, mostly achieved through mixing 2-4 different nail polishes. The left thumbnail is the sun.

 

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Nude to Pink Gradient + Sticks & Stones Accents

I loved my nude to teal gradient + sticks and stones that I did a while back. I wanted to try it with pink and this time only opted for accents!

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Wizard of Oz Nails

Gingham + Red glitter makes for bright dorothy-inspired nails. I went for an abstract accent nail — it’s the yellow brick road surrounded by poppies with the Emerald Castle in the distance. Before cleanup — sorry it’s messy!

 

 

 

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Simple Vintage Roses

I wanted to do something simple and sweet, so I opted for a blushing nude base with holographic top coat. It’s so sparkly — the picture definitely doesn’t do the top coat justice! I added vintage pink/red rose accents on each hand. Voila! So pretty. πŸ™‚

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Barbie Nails

I wanted to go ultra pink yesterday so I went with a classic barbie theme! I thought it turned out really sweetly, but it’s almost *too* pink for me! Imagine that!

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Stacked Ice Cream Cone Manicure

Oi! πŸ™‚ That’s Portuguese for hello, by the way!

So a few days ago, while contemplating delicious treats, I was suddenly inspired to create the ice cream cone manicure you see below. I’ve seen ice cream manicures a million times before, but wanted to do something a little different, so I created a stacked look. I thought the results were super sweet. I simply created the cone on my thumb by painting a light brown inverted triangle with darker brown criss cross marks. For the scoops I created a half circle and then used a dotting tool along the bottom edge. The cherry also required a dotting tool. Super easy!

 

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Strawberries & Gingham Manicure

I had a blast painting these cuties on my fingernails. I posted the picture on Reddit and someone asked how I created the gingham look. All I did was paint a solid pink base on the tip and then drew white lines to create a checker pattern. After the white dried, I used a dotting tool to put pink dots over the places where the white lines intersected. Super easy!

 

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Polaroid Nail Manicure

Hello! πŸ™‚ I decided to try something I haven’t seen done before and am tickled by how cute it turned out. Behold: a polaroid camera manicure!

 

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Stormy lightning manicure

Reddit Lacquerista Geebsterlove provided a tutorial for lightening nails the other day after they become a big hit on the subreddit. I was excited to try the nails out myself and am happy with how they turned out. I think next time, though, I’d use a lighter blue and a punchier purple! πŸ™‚

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Melting Manicure

I’ve seen a bajillion melting manicures lately and decided to do one of my own. I think I’ll keep it a few days. πŸ™‚

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