From squoval to oval nails

Or are they round nails?  Oh my, this is going to take a while to get the hang of.  Back in 1993 when I worked in a department store, my friend at the Lancome counter said, “girl, you’re filing your nails wrong!” and showed me square nails.  I basically haven’t changed them since then.  Well, I just chopped 14 inches off my hair…why not get even crazier?! (Who am I kidding, nobody will notice this but me.)

  

(On the left is Zoya Daul, on the right is Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart.)

This was REALLY hard to do after not doing it in 20 something years.  Also, I have arthritis and my fingers are crooked.  Now that I think about it, not bad, eh? 😉  I think this will be great when they grow a bit more.  Better keep up those supplements!

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What’s on your nails?  Zoya Posh Matte Velvet Laquer

Quick nail post!  I love this Zoya matte polish in “Posh,” because it’s not totally flat – it has this interesting velvety finish.  I did a terrible job around my cuticles because I was painting my nails in the dark by this sad little lamp while my husband was asleep, LOL!


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Sinful Colors Halloween 2015 Nail Wrap Stickers 

So, I’ve been having migraines and haven’t posted much, but here’s something fun I did today – Sinful Colors put out these nail sticker wraps this year for Halloween and they’re only $1.99 at Target!  These were easy to put on and yay, no nail polish fumes!  I think I need more wraps!

 
The spider webs glow in the dark!  SQUEE!

  

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What’s on your nails?  Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart and my wedding band! <3

So, as you know, my husband and I eloped and had a courthouse wedding a few weeks ago!   Here’s a snapshot of my wedding ring. It’s a palladium band that’s handmade and hand engraved, from Aurell.  I am wearing my favorite “holy grail” red nail polish, Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart.  

  
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What’s on your nails? – Essie Carry On

Tonight is our town’s local goth-industrial dance night!  I usually wear brights or reds in the summer, but for tonight, I felt like getting my goth on, so I got out this great black-plum-red color, Essie’s “Carry On.” I think this may still be in stores, but I bought it last fall.  It is definitely still sold on their website and many other sites.  This is reminiscent of Chanel’s Vamp/Rouge Noir, only more on the plum side than the burgundy side of black.  I hate to hear they re-released Rouge Noir last year and I wasn’t paying attention, because they now go for $150.00 on eBay.  Thanks, Uma Thurmond.

  
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What’s on your nails? 

Ok, so I did a quick and sloppy job, but I got it done, finally – a quickie mani pedi with Sinful Colors “Bleeding Heart,” my holy grail red for at least 10 years.  I believe this is my 3rd bottle.  I use thinners so I can use bottles up, too! 

  
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Manicure of the Week

I got some really cool nail polish in this month’s Ipsy bag – Essie’s “Fashion Playground”. It is a neutral toned sea green (or as I like to call this particular color, Art Deco Green) with a subtle shimmer. It goes on a bit streaky, so I needed three coats – but ended up with beautiful coverage. And after a top coat of Seche Vite it is positively glassy and beautiful.

  
A while back I picked up some interesting looking nail decals from Sinful Colors – a mehendi inspired design with intricate swirly paisley designs in a shimmery bronze. For $2.99 why not? I’ve been looking for a color to put them over and decided this would be great.

   
 
Now it really looks Art Deco, which isn’t what I was expecting from a Far East pattern. Love it. I wonder if they’re limited edition (gut instinct says yes).
They go on really easily and stay put, especially if you put a top coat over the top. They are clear and cover the whole nail, they’re not cut-out decals.

These pics were taken after an 8 hour shift at work — stayed perfect and put up to the abuse?! Two! Barista approved.

These are probably a limited edition but I’ll definitely try other Sinful decals after these turned out so nice!

Pride Nail Polishes – Celebrate!

I’m stoked about the SCOTUS ruling yesterday making same sex marriage legal throughout all 50 states!  I’m going to be doing some rainbow makeup tomorrow, but tonight, I thought I’d do a rainbow manicure as well, to show some support and because it’s Pride weekend and I’m feeling festive!

  
OPI – Big Apple Red

Wet n Wild – Nuclear War

Sally Hansen – Mellow Yellow

Revlon – Posh

Sinful Colors – Endless Blue 

Sinful Colors – Let’s Talk 

Ok, now that I have my colors, off to do my nails!  If they turn out nice, I’ll update with a mani pic.  🙂