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

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

 

Damage Control

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I have a stash list to reference so I don’t buy duplicates. However, I was certain I knew my inventory which is how I ended up with 2 bottles of Zoya’s Julieanne. 🙂  I smudged my purple paint then took out my stamps and slapped on some white.  I figure if I mess up, and I do often, why should I scrap it?  I’ll just chalk it up to practice.

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Stamping kicked my butt however, the dots were salvageable so I added some silver holo to the tips to cover my flaws.  Glitter has always been my autocorrect and I’m thankful for it!

 

Polishes:

Zoya – Julieanne

L.A. Colors – 3D Silver

Wet n Wild – French White

Stamping plate – LO16

 

Spring Break

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I think I’ve become spoiled by the overabundance of glitter in the indie polishes I’ve been buying.  I never saw a swatch of the gold glitter but the bottle looked promising enough. Wet n Wild 18K Gold is one of those polishes you have to fish around for the glitter & then try to place it. Not my favorite.

 

Jesse’s Girl – Spring Break

Wet n Wild – 18K Gold

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

Freshly Squeezed

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Orange, guava & grapefruit juice.  It kind of  looks like the Today Show logo. The e.l.f. Party Peach coverage was impressive and only needed one coat.  I only have 3 Spa Ritual polishes that I’ve picked up at TJ Maxx I really wish I owned more.  I used the office supply hole reinforcements from Target that a multiple blogs had recommended, they’re fantastic.

e.l.f. – Party Peach

Spa Ritual – Poppy

Wet n Wild –  Sunny Side Up, Clear

Seche Vite

Yummy Kale

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I love Kale, yes the leafy green vegetable. Kale chips homemade or store bought are a weakness of mine.  I was inspired by a $0.99 reusable grocery bag I own from Whole Foods.  I had stocked up on Zoya during their Earth Day sale which was fortunate as this called for many shades of green.  I don’t own any creme colors for the swirls so I mixed my own.

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Zoya:

Daul

Wednesday

Ivanka

Vespa

Josie

Zuza

Neely

Wet n Wild:  The Wonder Years

Spa Ritual: Twig

Sinful Colors:  Snow Me White