Chameleon rhinestone accents

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Since I started school again in september, I’ve been pretty pressed for time, so nail art has sort of taken a backseat to, well, life.

I’ve worn plenty of nail polish (of course), but not so much nail art unless it is quick and easy like this one.

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It doesn’t take me long to place some studs as an accent, and it really lifts the whole look, so that’s the sort of look I gravitate most towards these days.

These rhinestones are color shifting in the light with a shift from green to orange, and they’re super gorgeous, but unfortunately the camera primarily picks up the orange, so that’s a bummer, because I paired it with green polish to highlight that color.

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Leaves Decals on White

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Oh boy, this summer has been beyond crazy. A bunch of stuff has been going on in my personal life so that I’ve barely had a chance to breathe.

It is also for that reason that I am not partaking in the 31 day nail polish challenge this year, even though I’ve enjoyed it a lot the past 3 years, but I haven’t been able to muster up the energy for it, and I would hate to participate half-assedly.

While my energy for nail art has been below 0 during the summer, it doesn’t mean I didn’t get around to wearing a bunch of lovely summer shades. I’ve particularly loved the lighter ones from Picture Polish like the one I’m wearing here.

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I’ve fallen madly in love with Picture Polish, and I’m currently on my way to buying their entire flakie line….

Leaves decals

Here I have paired ‘Haven’ with some leaves decals from Born Pretty Store to complete the summer look.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love water decals and how quickly they can add to a nail look with minimal effort once you’ve gotten the hang of it.

Adding these leaves to a two-day-old manicure took me less than five minutes, and gave the polish new life.

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Sunset Gradient With Palm Trees

We have just had the best weather here lately! It is not every year that we get a proper summer in Denmark, so I’m very much making the best of it while it’s here!

All of this sunshine has me in the mood for bright colors. Well, holographic polishes most of all, but bright colors is a close second.

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I wish the orange was a little more prominent in the gradient, but considering this didn’t take me very long to do at all (even with the palm trees), I’m sure I’ll get a second chance sometime.

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Polishes used:

  • Essie – Truth or Flare
  • China Glaze – Treblemaker
  • Sally Hansen – Go Bananas
  • Sally Hansen – Tahitian Sunset

Black and White Landscape Nails

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I’ll be totally honest with you, when I picked these out, I hadn’t read the name and description closely enough, and in the product pictures the images looked so smooth that I thought these were water decals.

Unfortunately, when they showed up, they turned out to be stickers, which I have not had the best experiences with before (here, here or here).

Sigh.. I really wish they were water decals so I could get some wear out of them, because how beautiful is this landscape/waterside scenery? I fell in love when I saw them, but when they start to peel around the edges within the hour, it’s not so much fun anymore..

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I mean, I press them on flat, I put a layer of top coat on top – sometimes two. Is it the curve of my nails that does it? Have any of you guys tried something like this?

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Green and holo flakie powders

I found these on my camera roll today – I did them forever ago, but for some reason I never really got around to posting them.

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Candy Cane Nails

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Last Christmas (har har), I also did candy cane nails, so I’m sensing a recurring theme here…

This year (har har), I did them on a larger scale with this awesome red glitter tape from Born Pretty Store.

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Be warned, though, that while the awesomeness of the glitter tape is through the roof, it bleeds when you apply the top coat which is why I have red smudges in places.

 

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It helped a little when I applied the top coat in the same direction as the stripes, because tape peels quickly enough with top coat so I wouldn’t leave that step out.

With top coat I got a couple of hours wear out of these before they started peeling which is always such a bummer, so it’s more or less only for picture purposes.

Maybe they’ll work better with gel polish?

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Red and Polka Dot Nails

These aren’t necessarily christmas nails, but I really felt like wearing red which I almost only do around christmas. Instead of doing the all red, I paired it with black and white polka dots.

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