My Week in Nails

It’s been another week of Jolly Polish Days, which means another week of mani craziness. I love it!!

I have a mixture of older and newer swatch photos in here, as I’m running short on photo storage space for the blog. I need to figure out a storage solution, but I’m reusing photos that are already uploaded until then. And I’m going to toss in macro shots for some of the manicures.

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DAY 9: I started out my week wearing the delightfully gorgeous and oh-so-perfectly blue A. England, Katherine Parr.

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Here’s a macro shot of her deliciousness. I posted about this polish at length not that long ago, so I won’t babble much more here. I love this polish! There. I said it. Again. And it’s still true.

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DAY 10: Next up, I wore Bitzy, Peppermint. This is a fun and extremely cute crelly polish. It was also super affordable at Sally’s. These come in teeny bottles, so you don’t get much product at all. But I paid less than $1 for this. Definitely worth it.

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For fun, I thought I would toss in a macro shot of Peppermint. Just look at that glitter mix! The glitters are all metallic hexes, but they are different sizes. It makes for a great look on the nail with a lot of depth. So far, I’ve been impressed with the formulas on these Bitzy polishes, too. This one was no exception. It was opaque in 2 easy coats. And it made me think of candy cane nails. Yay!!

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DAY 11: For my next manicure, I wore China Glaze, Ugly Sweater Party!

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Tossing in a macro for this one, too. I have so much love for this polish. It is gaudy and full of everything and so incredibly over-the-top and entirely too much. And I LOVE IT!!! I have to wear this polish at least once every Christmas holiday season. It makes me feel like Christmas is just around the corner.

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DAY 12: For my next manicure, I decided to do a little nail art. I wore Colores de Carol, Caribbean Wonderlands as the base color. And I used OPI, Miami Beet for the stamping.

Overall, I’m okay with how this turned out, but I didn’t love it. My original idea was to use something closer to Caribbean Wonderlands in color tone, but it didn’t work out. Ah well. Nail art is like that sometimes.

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DAY 13: For this manicure, I used one of my favorites from OPI’s fall collection: Less Is Norse. I stamped some scribbly Christmas trees over it with China Glaze, I Sea Ponies.

I love everything about how this turned out. It was so much better than I expected it to be, particularly because I had a lot of trouble getting this design to pick up properly. I was also doing this manicure in a hurry, so I ran out of the house before my topcoat was fully hardened. It’s a little nail miracle that I didn’t smudge any nails! I think this manicure is probably my favorite for the week. If I hadn’t been doing Jolly Polish Days, I would have worn this one for a few days longer.

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DAY 14: For this day, I chose Moonshine Mani, Photosphere.

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Aaaaand, a macro shot of this lovely polish! Just look at all the honey orange-gold sunniness of this one! I love it. I wanted this polish for a long time, and I’m glad I was able to get it. This one doesn’t really hit the holiday or winter type vibes, but it’s a nice pop of sunny, pretty color when the weather is more gray and drab. I loved wearing it!

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DAY 15: And finally, here is what I’m wearing today! This is OPI, Turn on the Northern Lights. It’s another favorite from the fall collection, and it is FABULOUS!! I was waiting for “just the right time” to wear it. I love the tone of blue in here, the look of it on the nail, and the delicate shimmer. It’s such a beautiful polish!

That wraps up my second week of Jolly Polish Days madness! It’s been a challenge to manicure every day, even when I’m just doing a straight mani with no nail art involved. But I love it. Instead of feeling like a drag, I always find myself thinking that I should do this all year long. Can you imagine 365 days of manicures? Whaaaaat??? It would be madness, I tell you. Madness!

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4 thoughts on “My Week in Nails

  1. Wow, I feel like I missed the Carribean Wonderland mani… Where have I been? Miami Beet stamped nicely!! I love TUTNL on your longer nails in the photo!!

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    1. Thanks! Is it weird of me to think that TUTNL works better on longer nails? It left me feeling a little bit “meh” when I put it on my shorties. Which surprised me … :/

      Miami Beet! Man, it’s a great polish. It stamped so well … and it’s a really pretty color, too. Do you have that one? It looks like one you would love.

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      1. Maybe it looks better on longer nails because there’s more space to show that shimmer.

        I do have Miami Beet, I finally bought it cause of a post you did here LOL, but it’s currently in my untrieds.

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