Tag Archives: nude

Spring Flowers

10 Jan

Oh how much I’m wishing for spring. I’m sick of the cold and the dry itchy skin.Flowers (6) WLcopyThis isn’t the first time I’ve taken my inspiration from a tissue box. I’ve had a bit of a head cold, so I’ve been spending lots of time looking at tissue boxes. Flowers (11) WLcopyI started with a base color of Julep Alyson. The rest of my colors are Zoya Robyn and Arizona, Color Club Edie, Sinful Colors Timbleberry and CND Asphalt. Flowers (16) WLcopy

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Twinsie Tuesday: Saran Wrap

8 Jan

I was excited for this week because I hadn’t tried a Saran wrap mani yet.  Just to make sure I understood what I was supposed to be doing I Googled it.  Evidently it’s acceptable to use the Saran wrap to add or remove polish from your nail.  I opted for the remove technique.

SaranWrap (3) WLcopyI really thought this color combination would have a little more pizazz.  It’s pretty, but it just kind of looks like a stone of some sort.  I do sometimes look at it and think it looks like one of those Hubble telescope images.

SaranWrap (11) WLcopyMy base color was Orly Decades of Dysfunction then I polished on Orly Space Cadet and pulled some of it back off with my little balls of Saran wrap.  This is definitely a technique that I would like to play around with more.  I’m not overly thrilled with these results, but am intrigued enough to keep trying.  I did achieve a pretty neutral effect though.

SaranWrap (14) WLcopyHave you tried the Saran wrap technique? What do you think?

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jamie of Polish, Please!
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

Peasant Pattern

4 Jan

I have a peasant-ish top that I got from Old Navy that I love.  It makes me think of peacocks but I think it’s because of the colors rather than the pattern itself.PeasantShirt (3) WLcopyI was wearing it the other day and thought the pattern on it would be a fun one to try.  And I had all the right colors.

PeasantShirt (6) WLcopyMy base color is OPI Swedish Nude, the olive green accents are OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window and the bright aqua is Color Club Edie.

PeasantShirt (7) WLcopyThis is the first time I’ve used Color Club Edie.  It’s such a bright, happy color.

PeasantShirt (14) WLcopyI’m loving this design. It feels very grown up.

Twinsie Tuesday: Oldest Polish

27 Nov

Happy Tuesday!  Today we’re showing our oldest polish.  I wasn’t really sure which of my polishes was older, but being that I have a few OPIs that don’t have the wide brushes, I figured that makes them pretty old.  I know I bought them when I was in my teens.  They’re in surprisingly good condition.  You’d think they would be all dried up and gloppy, but not so.

These polishes are such delicate colors, it made them difficult to photograph.  I started with OPI Shanghai Shimmer.  Talk about mannequin hands.  If this polish didn’t have a shimmer to it, you wouldn’t have been able to see it at all.  I was terribly unimpressed.

So I added some polka dots in OPI Hawaiian Orchid, a super, super pale pink shimmer.  It makes for a very subtle combination.  Evidently I didn’t always like bright and colorful polishes.  I have a couple bold ones that are pretty old, but I only ever used them on my toes back in the day.  I used to buy French tip kits pretty regularly, but always struggled to get them to look good.  Oh how times change.

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

Brown and Holo Mish Mash

16 Nov

Autumn is making me want to find all sorts of uses for my brown colored polishes.

OPI DS Classic is such a gorgeous nude-ish holo.  Seriously so beautiful.  I paired it with Finger Paints Sketchy Character.  Mish mash designs are born when you can’t decide what to do; when you can’t make a decision.

I’m feeling very uninspired lately.  I’m in serious need of some creativity.  Guess I need to spend some time on Pinterest and look through some pictures.

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