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April Challenge – Day 22 – Neon

I hope your week has started well ! My shoulder pain is calming down, I’m still moving around like an old lady, but it’s a lot better than it was yesterday, so I even dare hope to be back to normal tomorrow !

I work right by a Lancel shop in Paris and they have a bag in their spring range that I am totally in love with – click the link here to see it. I could totally never afford it, and even if I could, well, I would really do something better with that money instead of buy a bag. So I’ll never own it, but if any of you ladies spot an imitation of this bag (even a bad one – actually, a bad one is less likely to get stolen!) please please let me know – I will love you forever !Especially if it’s not in real leather…

So, back to nails !

I don’t have many neon polishes – I count 3 exactly – so this was a struggle for me! I grabbed China Glaze’s Japanese Koi and did some fish scales. Not the best, but it could have been worse 🙂

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Which neons would you recommend for my stash, girls? Should I wait for the Neons on the Shore collection from China Glaze, or are there already some great ones out there?

 

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Short and Sweet in Texas 30 Day April Challenge

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Guest post from Nidia (Lit from Within)

Hi ladies ! 

Today I have a guest post for you from Nidia, who blogs at www.beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com – she’s really great at scrolling nail art freehand, so that’ll be a nice change for you, since it’s not my forté at all ! 😉

Hi, I’m Nidia, and I run a little blog called Lit From Within. My blog is my journey of appreciating inner beauty while having fun with nail polish and cosmetics.  I love nail polish and nail art, and I’m grateful to Brijit for giving me the opportunity to share my passion with her readers.

Today, I have a nail art look inspired by Robin Moses’ party girl nails.  I think my version looks more like pottery than party, though.

I started off with 2 coats of Cult Nails You’re My Dandy Lion.  Bright, sunny, yellow crème, pretty easy going for a yellow.

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When it was dry, I freehanded a diagonal tip with Cult Nails Ay Poppy!, a traffic-cone orange crème that is sure to get your attention!

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I tried to pick a glitter that would bring out copper/gold tones.  I applied it thicker at the tips, and lighter up the nail, and only in the orange.  Unfortunately, the label fell off this polish, so I can’t say for sure, but I think it’s Julep Jane.

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This is why I didn’t bother with tape or making sure my diagonal was perfect.  I used Cult Nails Nevermore and a nail art brush to create a scroll pattern along the diagonal, and then I highlighted the black with Cult Nails Tempest. Hide (your kids, hide your wife) your mistakes with a little more polish.

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See?  Pottery.  Guess I’m too old to be a party girl!

Bottle shot,  L to R: Cult Nails Ay, Poppy!, You’re My Dandy Lion, Tempest, and Nevermore.  Julep glitter (maybe Jane) in the front.

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If you’d like more information about Cult Nails, they can be found on Facebook and her webpage.

If you’d like more information about my blog, Lit From Within, please find me on Facebook, Twitter or on the web.

Thanks again, Brijit!

 

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April Challenge – Day 2 – Orange

I’m so pleased with myself for this one 🙂 hope you guys like it too !

Day 2 - Orange - CG Vintage Crepe

Polish is Vintage Crepe by China Glaze. Detail with nail art pens.

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Pre-Spring Challenge Day 12 – Stripes

I do love dark nail polish, and I realised that I haven’t had a very dark mani in this challenge yet, so I grabbed one of my Christmas Box Sets that my boyfriend got me from Models Own and my Models Own Pro in black and got to work with the striping tape !

I’m so happy with how this one came out, though I did do it at the end of a long night, so admittedly was a bit slapdash – as my cuticles will confirm :

Day 12 - Stripes

The polishes all have a bit of a metallic sheen to them, and I just love how the flash brings that out :

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Pre-Spring Challenge Day 6 – Sun

This time I’ve kept it rather simple ! One of my favourite mani styles at the moment is a ruffian mani, and it’s blissfully easy to do, which is great half way through a nail art challenge !

I’ve always wondered if a double-ruffian would be any good, and I’m rather pleased with the result ! I started with yellow, then orange, and finished with a neon coral, as that’s my favourite nail colour when it’s sunny outside 🙂

Day 6 - Sun

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