Happy Birthday

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It’s my birthday and Independence Day!  This water marble MANicure is a present from my Husband, Mr. FLBN, who actually did my nails!  Mr. FLBN, an artist & hobby painter himself, was watching a youtube video of guitars being water marbled in 80’s colors and wanted to give it a try in red, white & blue. I have the greatest husband ever! Seriously.

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Cleanup took over 2 hours, you can see why!

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Took a mulligan on my index finger

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Color Club – French Tip

Finger Paints – Expressionist Red

China Glaze – Shower Together

Wet n Wild – Clear

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I Heart Nail Art

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I heart nail art and polish!  If only I could remind myself of that, I started biting my nails again and my thumb took the hit.  I’ve been biting my nails since I was a toddler and it’s a life long habit I’m trying to break. I think bringing a nail file with me at all times might help.

Zoya – Song

Wet n Wild – French White (stamped)

Color Club – Berry and Bright

Stamping Plate – Salon Express – SE21

 

Sun of a Peach

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I took inspiration from the polish name for this design.  Sun of a Peach, which seemed much brighter in person, with a topcoat of flakies.  Nuclear Energy in purple with a peach on top.

Polishes:

China Glaze – Sun of a Peach

Sally Hansen – Petal Pusher

Zoya – Arizona, Raven

L.A. Colors – Nuclear Energy

Color Club – Almond Nude, Candy Girl, Snowflakes

Spa Ritual – Twig

Sun Conure

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Here’s a baby Sun Conure!  The other nails were blended to capture the orange, yellow & green of the parrot.  I made a nail sticker this time instead of trying to paint everything upside down and cut him out with cuticle scissors.  It’s not lost on me that I put the bird on the bird, sorry, it was unintentional. It wasn’t fitting on my ring finger and I had already painted my index. I based him off the picture I took below of this 2 month old my husband is holding:

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He’s sleeping with his mouth open.

Polishes used:

Zoya: Tanzy, Snow White,  Raven, Arizona, Pippa

Barielle:  Lemondrops, Swizzle Stix, Polished Princess

Color Club – Snowflakes

Wet n Wild – Clear

Bazaar

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I fought to get a decent shot of this mani.  It was so shiny and pretty in person but in the pictures, the flake topcoat looked more like the surface of the moon.  Anyone else encounter something like that?

Polishes used:

L.A. Colors: Shock

China Glaze: Rich & Famous

Wet n Wild: On a Trip

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Color Club: Snowflakes

Old Hollywood Glamour

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Every one of these I’ve previously iced on sugar cookies & cupcakes, they go hand in hand. An evening dress with pearls, tuxedo, marquee lights & the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For this manicure I used:
Zoya – Raven
Zoya – Snow White
Zoya – Ivanka
Zoya – Ziv
Color Club – Berry and Bright
Wet n Wild – Private Viewing
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