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Manicure Monday: Faux Diamonds

Manicure Monday: Faux Diamonds

I am absolutely in love with the idea of gems, lace, and other things to bedazzle your manicure.  I’m not quite as in love with anything that will make my manicure 3D.  If my nails aren’t totally smooth, I find that my nails snag on my hair way too often.  So as much as I […]

Manicure Monday: Minnie Mouse

There’s something about Disney that’s so … magical.  I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t like Disney.  In fact, I don’t even know anyone who is neutral about Disney.  Everyone loves Disney! So why not make a Disney-themed manicure? This week’s manicure is a tribute to none other than Minnie Mouse! The bright red […]

Manicure Monday: Dreamcatcher

Manicure Monday: Dreamcatcher

Since last week’s Manicure Monday was dark and fierce, I wanted to go light and girly with this week’s.  I’ve always been impressed with dreamcatchers.  The premise of a dreamcatcher is that you hang it by your bed to catch any evil spirits or nightmares while you’re sleeping.  Whether they work or not is a […]

Manicure Monday: Watercolors

Manicure Monday: Watercolors

Admittedly, I’ve been getting pretty technical with my manicures lately. From chevron to tribal print, some of these manicures really require a steady hand.  With today’s manicure, that’s not the case.  While the look may have been inspired by the gorgeous paintings of Monet and Cézanne, you don’t need to be a famous artist to […]

Manicure Monday: Matte Jelly Glitter

Manicure Monday: Matte Jelly Glitter

I absolutely love the new Liquid Sand trend in nail polish, but since I don’t own those polishes and don’t want to spend the money, I’ve been searching for a way to achieve the matte, textured look with the polishes I already own.  I may or may not have missed the mark exactly on a […]

Manicure Monday: Gone Gingham

Manicure Monday: Gone Gingham

Today’s Manicure Monday  is a gorgeous tone-on-tone gingham print. Bright, bold colors definitely stand out, but it’s the intricacy of the pattern that makes this look shine.  I actually aimed for a much different look – ultra skinny diagonal lines – but after trying to create it, my ultra skinny lines came out pretty … […]

Manicure Monday: Chevron Stripes

Manicure Monday: Chevron Stripes

I look for inspiration for my Manicure Monday designs in a lot of places. Sometimes I think about what events I’ll be attending that week, sometimes I look at what new techniques I’d like to try, and sometimes I just stare at my nail polish collection and hope that something comes to me. Today’s Manicure […]