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Blue Eyes

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I’d been feeling very blah about my nails the past month or so. I’d let them chip and fall into disrepair, go days and days with naked nails where before I was switching colors every few days and just generally didn’t care, but then I remembered this slideshow on Refinery29 awhile back and I suddenly needed to not just paint them, but freehand little circles and dots as well. This was my end result.

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Zoya in Kristen // Chanel in Quartz // Zoya in Raven

I don’t know what colors they used for the mood ring spread, so I used what I had that was similar.

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blueeyesnails3I didn’t photography my right hand because it didn’t turn out as nice and because I had to hold the camera, but it actually didn’t come out half bad. They just look like little spooky blue irises to me. From a distance Mark thinks it looks like I have little holes in my fingernails which is terrifying to imagine, but I like creepy stuff so I’m also kind of okay with it.

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Half & Half

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peridothalf3As much as I love a good set of nail art with crisp lines and symmetrical designs, I don’t usually have the patience to pull out tape, let nails dry forever, etc. I wanted something fun, and this might just look lazy, but I thought it was kind of fun. I just painted the bottom half of my nails with Chanel’s Peridot and put a clear coat on it. The top part is just my naked nail with clear coat. It just looks like they’ve been dipped in green-gold.

I used a cheap topcoat and it showed. Two nails were almost completely gone by the end of the first day. I love the color of Peridot, but the formula flakes easily, so don’t skimp on topcoat. Use something heavy duty and dependable like Seche Vite. Peridot costs a pretty penny, but I’ve seen some decent dupes, like from O.P.I. (Just Spotted the Lizard) and Revlon (Chrome Chameleon Gold).

I’ve been pulled toward one color manicures for a long time now, but recently I’ve been playing with nail art recently (and by nail art I mean different colored tips), so maybe I’ll give it a go again.

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