the nail files: easy easter mani

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The last couple of weeks have been big on the nail art front and even though it's Easter--an opportunity for super fun ideas--I needed a little break. So, I opted for a simple, yet still very fun and festive mani this week.

Inside, no flash.

Like the title suggests (or just says directly), this mani was very easy to do and took me about half an hour (thanks to quick-dry top coat). To start, I did two coats of each colour: Dance Baby, Blu, Bea, Highlight of my Summer, Harmonious Mess, and Paris. Then, when it was totally dry, I picked out pieces of hex glitter from Paris and placed them in the middle of my nail with the edge of a bamboo stick (three times). 

Outside, no flash. Just look at that hex glitter shine! *sighs happily*

There are two different colours of hex glitter in Paris, but I didn't pay any attention to that, pattern wise. I just picked out pieces and put them on my nails. It took way less time than polish dots, and in the sunlight, the sparkle gives off the perfect amount of pop. 

I hope you all have an awesome weekend, whether you celebrate Easter or not!! But since you don't necessarily need to celebrate Easter in order to partake in the chocolaty-goodness component, Cadbury Cream Eggs for everyone! Haha!


  1. super cute nails. I painted my mine pink

  2. I love this! Sometimes the simple manis are just as nice as the complicated nail art! I've been going for simplistic lately too!! I've been meaning to pick out pieces of glitter like this--particularly the pink hex glitter you sent me!!

  3. Very cheerful and pretty! I forgot all about Easter when I did my nails this week. Whoops! :D

    Did you hear about Julep's Spring Nail Art Contest? It's right up your alley! (assuming you use any Julep colors). This is what I was sent:

    "To get our community involved in the fun, we’re asking great beauty bloggers like you to participate by featuring your best nail design(s) inspired by the spring season and post about it on your blog. Feel free to create your own design, share some pictures with your readers, and let them know what your inspiration was for the design. Is it a textured design reflecting a sandy beach? A colorful masterpiece inspired by spring flowers popping up? The more creative, the better!

    Be sure to send us a link to your post when its done, as each week we’ll be picking some of our favorites to feature on Twitter, and at the end of the month we’ll be picking the very best design to feature on our site. Please let me know if you’d be interested in taking part in this fun blog contest, we’d love to have your participation. Hope to hear from you soon :)"

    from abbeyj at julep dot com

  4. Love these colors! This is the first time in like a year that I don't have a Friday nail polish post - it's been a difficult week for me. But remembering that Easter is just around the corner puts a smile on my face :)

  5. Super cute with the accents. I need to do an Easter mani, didn't get around to it yet.

  6. I really like the accents. Simple, but it adds a little sparkle.

  7. Cute nails! I love the bright colors too!

    Lillies & Silk


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