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.


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.


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.




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)


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.


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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