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Shellac Again

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Got shellac on my nails again. I haven’t had it in so long that I forgot how much better it looks than real polish (at least when I do my own nails). It’s shiny, and the best part is that it doesn’t chip. Chipping is so annoying, especially when you pay to get your nails done. So far, I’ve dropped a heavy ceramic dish on my nail, scraped it against a textured wall and they’re still perfect. I was even cutting a piece of paper and the scissors came down on my nail and not even a scratch. It’s amazing and so so so worth it.

The only thing I would recommend beforehand is to make sure you love the color. I usually get red or super light pink, a la Emily Maynard, but this time I decided to go a little wild. So far, so good! It’s been three days and I still love it.

We’ll see if I let them grow out, or if I decide I hate it.

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Valentine’s Day Nails

valentine's day heart nails

I had shellac on my nails over the past few weeks–and since the polish was dark, it was super noticeable when my nails started to grow. Instead of trying to remove it myself (which you can do by filing of the top layer, then soaking in acetone for a while, then filing more and more off as you alternate soaking), I just went and had a salon remove it. They also filed my nails nicely and removed my cuticles (which is the best part).

Like I said, the color I had for almost a month was dark, so this time I decided I’d go for a lighter color. What better than Essie’s Ballet Slippers that my amazing sister got me for Christmas? I saw this tutorial on Pinterest and just knew it’d be my next project. Since I’m not super talented, I decided to only do the heart on one hand. Surprisingly, it looks really cool like that. I also like how the heart is facing me.

Fun fact: did you know the Egyptians (and other people) used to believe that there was a vein running directly from the ring finger to the heart–and that’s why we put rings on that finger? We now know that’s not true, but the symbolism is beautiful!

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Shellac Again

I couldn’t resist, I had to get my nails done with shellac again. It’s just too convenient! I’m telling you! I am seriously contemplating buying my own stuff to do it myself!

Although it was quite an adventure getting these done, I ended up 45 minutes away from where I live, got called a liar, almost suffocated from fumes–but got free chocolate (which is really all that counts for anything).

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Animal Print Nails

I love this style. I took the inspiration from this pin on Pinterest. My nails weren’t quite as long, but I think I did a pretty good job of making it look cool. It’s actually a lot easier than it looks! The three colors I used were Essie’s Funky Limelight, Rimmel London 521 Dazzle and a black nail art pen from Charlotte Russe.

5 Steps:

  1. Paint base color
  2. Add gold dots
  3. Use nail art brush to draw sort of like parentheses around the dots
  4. Add some dots in black
  5. Top coat (after it dries)

See? One of the easiest tutorials ever! I did the thumb and ring finger as accent nails.

Lace Lollipops has a project going on! To add a little bit of good to this world, I want to showcase you and your good deeds! Send me a message, email, comment or tweet with something you did nice, and I’ll post them anonymously once a week. The first set will go up on this Sunday, 8/12. #ProjectGood

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Gel Nails (Shellac)

This is a lovely pink-red color I got done on Monday. It’s supposed to last about three weeks to a month. I really like the polish! It hasn’t chipped, it’s really shiny (as you can see). Usually that shine doesn’t last for very long after the top coat is applied, but it’s been two days and the nails look wet! It’s great.

I think it’s a great way to go get your nails done. I paid about $30. I will probably get them done again. The only thing is that it doesn’t give as much versatility with color. I tried to pick something I wouldn’t get tired of and that wouldn’t be too hard to match with.

Because I generally like my nail polish to match or at least go with my outfits.

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Nude & Purple Nails

I just used scotch tape and Essie’s Play Date. I love the color! Last time I did half nude nails, I used one thin coat of OPI’s Samoan Sand, but this time I didn’t. It made it easier to get a clean line with the scotch tape because I didn’t have to press the tape against my skin a bunch to take the adhesive level down (so it doesn’t tear off the other paint).

Happy Friday! I’m stuck at work all night, so you can find me on Pinterest.

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Mauve & Pink Nails

I’ve always been a bit confused about what the color “mauve” is. According to Wikipedia (because they have an article on Mauve), it can be considered a dirty pink and a shade of purple. Apparently, this particular mauve is a “mauve taupe” color.

By the way, I always thought mauve was pronounced “mahv,” but it’s a french word, so it’s actually pronounced “mohv,” like rhymes with “grove.” Silly French!

The pink on the outside is my Tropical Fiesta from Milani. I just used scotch tape. Did them at work, what’s new.

So, there you have it, a lesson on the color mauve and an interesting color combo for Spring/Summer nails. You like?

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Checkerboard and Half Moon Nails

Scotch tape is your friend. I promise I’ll stop using my cell phone and start using my  real camera to take these pictures.

I love these designs! I’ve got this one right now. And as you can see, I do these at work. It’s like my hobby.

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Simple Spring Nails

So sorry for the horrible quality! I just used scotch tape, it was very simple. Later I added a white stripe to the dividing line on the ring finger. It looked amazing! I’d add a photo, but I cut my nails since it makes playing the piano, Ukulele and typing very difficult.

Sally Hansen “Blue Me Away”

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Dandelion Nails

Oh, lucky lucky US! The darling Anna has once again given us the pleasure of an adorable nail design! It has come perfectly in time for Spring. I must try this!

I started with plain mint green nail polish and let it dry completely on my nails.

Then on my thumb I painted what should look like a stem for a dandelion in black with a nail art brush.

After which I simply added white little “seeds” to my other fingers like I had blown the dandelion and the seeds had floated to my other fingers!

Keep in mind you can use whatever colors you want and that it’s not hard to paint lines all over your fingers! It’s simple but looks cute when you’re finished!

Anna <3

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Nautical Nails and Flower Dot Nails  and  C-Swirl Nails

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HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!! Mwahaha!

Cloud Nails v2

A variant on the Cloud Nails I did a bit ago. Super cute and fun! I love them so much. Boyfriend thinks they look like Easter eggs, so that’s a plus for the holiday season! Still a huge fan of Spring! Go Spring!

China glaze (thanks Megggg) Recycle (grey), Happy Go Lucky (yellow), Flip Flop Fantasy (pink)

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