Sunday, February 26, 2017

Black Opals

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I have finally made what I like to think is a successful opal manicure! Keep reading to find out how I managed to get this cool look.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Heavenly Holo

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Will I ever get enough of holo nails? The answer is no, no I will not. I've wanted to try this design for a while, I've seen a few people on social media with similar nail art although I'm not sure who the original creator was. But just keep reading to see the holo nails of my dreams!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lovely Gems

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I know this is pretty delayed (what else is new?) but this is the mani I wore for Valentine's Day this year. And guess what? It's PINK. Who am I and where did Millie go?! Anyway, keep reading to find out whether I've lost my mind!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Butterflies Glitterfied

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I think this design is fitting to post today (although I wore it about a week ago) because we finally have some intermittent sunshine today! It's basically been dreary and raining on and off for the last week and a half in addition to having flood concerns looming over us all. So some nice cheery butterflies are just what I needed! Keep reading to find out more!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Comfy Couch

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You really can find inspiration for nail art just about anywhere, and this mani is proof! In this case, I was inspired by my couch, which actually has been one of my favorite pieces of furniture since I was a little kid. Keep reading to find out the details of this design!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Life Update & A Special Legacy

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I'm sorry I've been MIA this week. You may have seen stuff about Oroville Dam and its damaged spillway(s) in the news recently. Well, my town is downriver from the dam, and there has basically been an evacuation order (downgraded to an advisory) in effect for the entire past week, just in case the (already full) river breeches the levees and causes a massive flood. I haven't been able to go to work because all the schools are closed, and it's been a really stressful week. The storm system this weekend is only putting more pressure on the issue, but the updates this morning seem to be good ones. So I'm trying to catch up on some posts until they possibly tell us we need to get out!

Update out of the way, this mani and this post are very special to me. My academic advisor from college recently and suddenly passed away. We were very close, since I was one of only two graduating chem majors in my graduating year, and he was simply put the most lovely and genuine gentleman I have ever met. I will tell you more about him in this post, but this mani is what I wore to his "celebration of life" service. Please keep reading for more!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Call of Cthulhu

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Lately I have been reading a lot of H.P. Lovecraft's short stories. I have a huge bound collection of his works (although it's not anywhere near his complete works), and I finally got around to reading it. So, it inspired me to create some nice creepy nail art! Keep reading for all the details!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Rainbow Raindrops

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Today's post is a little late going up, but it's worth the wait! I was inspired by the ever-talented Sveta Sanders, who shared this technique a while back and I just knew I had to try it! Keep reading to find out what I did to get her look!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fox Failure?

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Like most people, I think foxes are pretty cute. So a while back when I saw @cottonconey's geometric fox nail art, I wanted to recreate it! But was it successful? I'm not so sure... so keep reading to see how I tried my hand at this recreation!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Absolutely Superb!

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This nail art is a bit funky. And by "a bit" I mean it's "very" funky! It's inspired by a tropical bird! But not a pretty parrot. Keep reading to find out what bird I took my inspiration from for this mani!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Glum Bun

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I didn't have have a plan when I sat down to start these nails. At the time, the weather had been really gloomy and I wanted to reflect that on my nails. But I ended up really liking this nail art! Keep reading to find out how I got this look!