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NOTW: Swirls and Jellyfish

Hello, again! Here is some nail art I did using Tonic Polish Incandescent as the base. If you want to see swatches and some cool bottle shots of this polish, check out this post. I did two variations; both are pretty much the same, just using different stamping plates. I love how black looks over… Continue reading NOTW: Swirls and Jellyfish

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NOTW: Multiple Multichromes!

So… about the prompt being “rainbow” for this week’s 31DC: I messed up! I did my rainbow nails yesterday to post today, but it turns out that it’s “metallic” this week. I’ll do my metallic nails over the weekend; for now I have a NOTW for you. Mr ACD was away last weekend and I… Continue reading NOTW: Multiple Multichromes!

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NOTW: Dessert Sands

Hello, folks! I chopped off my long nails on a whim late last week, in the spirit of spring & new beginnings. I regretted it almost immediately, but am beginning to appreciate how I can be a little less careful in day-to-day activities now that I have much shorter nails. This manicure is the last… Continue reading NOTW: Dessert Sands

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NOTW: Butterfly Blobbicure

Hello, there! I’ve been getting into blobbicures recently. They are very easy to do and can look really organic & nice. I saw a video by Eugenia (@laqvid) recently — she does the most amazing blobbicures & wet-on-wet manis — and decided to give this design a try: I’m very happy with how this turned out,… Continue reading NOTW: Butterfly Blobbicure

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NOTW: Re-creation of “Magic Polish’s” Mani

Hiya, folks! I’m back with another weekly mani, this time a re-creation of one by the immensely talented @magic.polish on Instagram. They are hosting a giveaway to celebrate reaching 10k followers, and this is my entry for the giveaway. Here it is, along with an inlay of their’s: To do this, I applied a base… Continue reading NOTW: Re-creation of “Magic Polish’s” Mani

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NOTW: Gradient Creepers

I had no idea what to call this mani (you could tell, couldn’t you?). This was one of my first manicures this year, and after my month-long vacation I was stamping everything upside down for some reason! It’s a little dull, no doubt, and I had to edit the pictures a bit to get the… Continue reading NOTW: Gradient Creepers

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NOTW: The Tell-Tale Heart

Ever since I bought Zoya Pixie Dust Lorna, I’ve been thinking of a glittering, shimmering heart. Incidentally, I did this mani the day after Valentine’s Day this year. Unfortunately, that was a very busy day for me and I ended up taking very hurried, very bad pictures. I only managed to salvage three near-workable ones,… Continue reading NOTW: The Tell-Tale Heart

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NOTW: Grassy Swirls

I couldn’t decide whether to name this manicure “grassy swirls” or “swirly grass”. Either way, that’s the visual I had in mind when I did this mani — wind blowing through a field of grass. I had started out hoping that the blue stamping polish would be more vibrant over and cover up more of the… Continue reading NOTW: Grassy Swirls

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NOTW: Quilted Texture

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have a bunch of manicures that I never got around to posting & will be doing so in no particular order (hence the varying length of my nails!). I have today a manicure I wore just last week, that I absolutely love and could not wait to… Continue reading NOTW: Quilted Texture

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NOTW: Frosty Roses

A belated Happy Valentine’s Day to you! I have a Valentine’s-appropriate manicure to share today; so what if I’m a day late? While writing down the title for this post, I got confused between “frosty” and “frosted”. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word frosty can mean “covered or appearing as if covered with frost“,… Continue reading NOTW: Frosty Roses