My (Two) Week(s) in Nails

It’s another “toss everything in” sort of post for me. Now that we are, hopefully, done traveling for the next little while, I might be able to get back on track with my weekly manicure posts. It will make me feel much less guilty to have only 1 week at a time in each post, even though it’s silly of me to think this way. I am pretty darn silly, though, so …

Anyhoot! I have two weeks of manicures to share in today’s post, as you have probably already guessed from the title. You guys are so darn clever!

DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 29:

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Nine Zero Lacquer, Decay … topped with Quixotic Polish, Sprinkling. I am starting off this post with this manicure, even though I ended the last mani wrap-up post with it. That’s because I wore it for quite a while. We traveled starting on the 21 of December, and this was my travel manicure. So, see? It belongs in both weeks! Makes perfect sense, right? Right!

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Colores de Carol, Candy Cane Dust. This was my Christmas Day manicure! I changed out my polish on the 24th. I was in the mood for this gorgeous red from the holiday collection. And it really hit the spot for me. It is bright and vibrant, and I love all the holographic and flakes in here. I shall not say much more, as I hope to get a post up for the whole collection soon.

DECEMBER 29 – JANUARY 3:

And, now, we shall finish out one year and start another. Woo Hoo! How exciting!! Okay, so it’s not really all that great. I mean, the manicures are great. But I have never been a fan of the New Year holiday. I am similarly not a fan of January. But we must slog on, into the future.  Rawr!

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Black Heart Beauty, Muted Lime Green … topped with Colores de Carol, Let’s Get Lit. I decided to start the week with this extravaganza of a manicure. And I use the term “extravaganza” loosely. I am not sure how I feel about this manicure. I love the base polish and the topper separately. I am not sure I love them together. But I wanted to try something new … and I did! So I am marking that down as a win.

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A. England, Goth … stamped with China Glaze, Best Ponies Forever and What’s Up Nails plate A012, This was my New Year’s Eve manicure. I’m an incredibly boring person, so, of course, I didn’t do anything exciting for New Year’s Eve. It was fun, but my own brand of fun. I rang in the new year while doing my nails and watching The Witcher on Netflix.

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I’ve wanted to do a scattered snowflake manicure for a while. I originally planned on using a dark blue with silver stamping. But this black and gold combination felt more appropriate for New Year. Kind of glitzy. I also love the heck out of this black. It is gorgeous, and the holographic lights up beautifully in the sunshine.

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And this is my manicure today! This is Quixotic Polish, Snowcap … stamped with China Glaze, Don’t Desert Me and What’s Up Nails plate B035.

I didn’t get much chance to do nail art around the Christmas holidays. Everything was much too busy. So I am trying to get some fun winter stamping and nail art designs into the mix now, while our cold weather holds.

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I think this might be my first time using this little bird design. It is so sweet and cute. I like how the bird is all chubby and looks sort of “fluffed up”. I was thinking this design might work for Spring, too. It might be fun to make a decal with it or use it in reverse stamping. Hmmm …

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And I decided I would add some pinecones to go with my little wintery birds. This was my first time using this design, too, but I was happy with how well it stamped.

I am so, so, so happy with this manicure. I love the base polish. It is from the Quixotic winter/holiday collection from this year, and it is super pretty. It’s one of those that works well over other colors, but I think it looks amazing on its own. I didn’t have ideal lighting for it, but there are so many golds and pinks from the flakes — even in indoor lighting!

THE WRAP-UP:

So there you guys have it! Two weeks of nails, although not a ton of manicures, overall. I wonder if life will ever settle down enough that I have more mani time on my hands. “On my hands” … See what I did there? I’m so punny. Har, Har, Har!

What about you guys? What have you been wearing and loving in the past couple of weeks? I would love to hear all about it!


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