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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 3 – Yellow

I’m not a yellow person. It doesn’t suit me and I don’t like it. So this is pretty much the best I could do :

Day 3 - Yellow

I used Solar Power (China Glaze) and Phonailtic LacquerUptalk.

Don’t forget, you can bump up your number of entries in my 100 followers giveaway by joining in !

… Or just check out the other entries by clicking on the image below !

Short and Sweet in Texas 30 Day April Challenge

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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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Day 1 of the Pre-Spring Nail Art Challenge – Yellow

(Mommy Loves) Nail Polish / Polish Alcoholic are holding a wicked Pre-Spring Challenge !

I normally don’t do challenges, as they all seem to be a month long, but this baby is just 14 days, not too long but still… well, a challenge !

Day 1’s theme is Yellow. That’s not my favourite colour, but you know, there are a couple of things that’re yellow that I just love – cheese is great, for example.

But you can’t do a cheese mani, I don’t think, so I went with my second favourite yellow thing : eggs. Scrambled, fried, poached, boiled. Eggs on toast, egg sandwiches, salads, with chips, even on their own. Bloody love ’em !

So I’d like a drum roll please, for my first ever Nail Art Challenge entry !

 

Here’s my mani alongside my muse !

Day 1 - Yellow - 2

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