My Week in Nails

And so … here we are. Friday again. I would sit here and sing the Friday Song, as I usually do, but I have to admit I’m just too darn tired for it today. It’s been a long and stressful week, and I am not sure that’s going to change any time soon. But at least there is always pretty polish! I certainly hope THAT never changes!

I had a pretty good mani week this week. I had 4 manicures, as well as a little bit of nail art.

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This was my Easter manicure. I used Moon Shine Mani, Anybody Want a Peanut? as the base color. I stamped the design with Bundle Monster stamping polishes in blue, purple, green, and pink. The design is from What’s Up Nails plate B017.

This was a slightly unusual color combination, but I ended up loving how this turned out. I gave passing thought to the idea of using a white as the base color, but I couldn’t get this lovely, creamy brown out of my head. I’ve wanted to used this particular polish for a while. I decided to vary the placement of the stamping polishes on the design, and I scraped them into a gradient. It was a fun manicure. It felt festive to me, and I enjoyed wearing it.

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My next manicure was with Cameo Colours Lacquers, The Glass Slippers. I topped it with Colores de Carol, Rainbow Sno Cone.

I LOVED this manicure! It’s probably my favorite for the week. I loved hard on Rainbow Sno Cone a couple of weeks ago. And I felt exactly the same way about it this week. Have I mentioned that this beautiful polish has gone onto my list of candidates for 2018 favorite status? Because it has! I love, love, loved it over the soft and delicate white of The Glass Slippers. This was such a pretty combination, and it gave me all kinds of happy feels. I would probably still be wearing this, but I had a bad break on my Cindy Hand middle finger. It meant filing that nail down super short, and removing this mani.

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My next manicure requires three pictures. This is Colores de Carol, Mae. This beautiful polish is part of her Spring 2018 Spring Thermals Collection. Mae shifts from a lovely purple in her cold state to a bright and vibrant turquoise in her warm state.

This polish, like all of the thermals I purchased from this collection, is so much fun!! It has a strong and easy shift, and it is beautiful in both the warm and cold states. I enjoyed wearing this, and I also enjoyed watching it change colors on my nails. (Ah … shades of my childhood, when mood rings were all the rage. Have I mentioned I’m old? LOL)

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Today, I am wearing this vibrant beauty. This is A. England, Catherine Howard. And she is oh, so, so, soooooo goooooood.

I love the color of this polish. It is even more vibrant and brighter on the nail than I remembered from when I first swatched it. As with all my A. England polishes, this lovely lady has a perfect formula. It’s almost as much fun to apply as it is to wear! The holographic in this polish is subtle, but it still has a lovely sparkle. And, really, even if the holographic wasn’t visible at all, I would still love this one based on the color alone.

THE WRAP-UP:

So, that’s it! The end of my week of nail shenanigans. Overall, it was a pretty great week. I enjoyed everything I wore this week, which lets me put a tick in the “win” column of my life. At least in terms of nails. But, hey … one win is better than none, right?

Next week, I will have the second installment of my Sinful Colors swatch-a-palooza. I think I will also have a Topic Tuesday post, and, of course, my weekly manicure wrap-up at the end of the week. I don’t think I have any collections waiting in the wings, but I might do a post of Spring polishes or something to fill out the week. Or maybe not. I’ll have to see how things go.

 

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