monthlymanifavourites · nails

First post of the year

My end of the year was such a nail fail, haha! After Xmas I just stopped caring, and barely put on any nail care polishes – and even those I let flake off and snap. Xmas was so busy, and after that there was my birthday and going out and staying in and whatnot… I just could not bother.

Not even when I got engaged on New Year’s Eve. There must have been something wrong with me. (no ring yet)

So today I’ll just leave you with a small summary of last year’s and last month’s manis. Tomorrow I’ll be posting again, since I decided to take part in #watermarblewednesday again! January had some interesting prompts, and I really need to practise my watermarble! As you’ll see tomorrow…

My most liked posts on Instagram last year:

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And #monthlymanifavourites for December:

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Remember to follow me on Instagram, if you want to see all my nail pics!

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#smooshynailsunday – blue, silver, and bronze

This week has gone by so fast, I barely had time to do this prompt! I wanted to, because I thought the result would be interesting, but.. hmm. It does not look like I imagined it would.

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I used Essie Aprés-chic, Kiko 521, and bronze glitter from Etude House Princess Happy Ending Jasmine set. I think I went too metallic with the colours? It looks a bit frozen. Bit annoying, but then again, smooshynailsundays are for experimenting with colours.

I added some stamping:

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Turtles? Why turtles, you might ask. It’s because I had a cool turtle plate, OBVIOUSLY. That and the fact that I just did snowflakes last Tuesday. Tribal Turtles for the win! Ooh. That could be a thing!

And I’ve actually had turtles on my mind lately. I’m neck-deep in my course diary, and I’ve been talking about Garden of Eden, and that got me thinking about Darwin and Galapagos islands and dragons and could it also be a Garden of Eden, as he thought life started there? So turtles and dragons and sea and rocky islands have been floating in my head.

Thank Gosh this semester will be over soon.

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By the Sea (and turtles)

This is a style I have wanted to do for quite a while. People have been painting water on their nails all summer, and I feel left out! But now, thanks to Instagram challenge month,  tables have turned. Lo and behold (this always makes me think of Nabokov’s Lolita):

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Picture Polish Cherish, Opi Gelato on my mind, Essence white stamping polish, Essie Good as Gold, and images from BM-503 and Hehe 066.

They turned out very calming, nice and subtle. Makes me think of baby turtles digging their way out of the sand they were buried in as eggs, and finding the sea… though, apparently that happens at night time. But you know, it’s the thought that counts.