26.9.14

the nail files: pink 'n green

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Thank goodness it's Friday, amirite?

And not just because it's nail files day, but also because this week was loooooooooooong, guys. Why have they all been so long lately? CURSE YOU, LONG-FEELING WEEKS!

TGIF

Haha!

I miss Alex.

Anyway, the inspiration for this week's mani came from this gorgeous little thing:


To die, right?

*sighs happily*

I may have gotten a little carried away with my tribute, though (shocker), but I really do love how it turned out.


The mani:


I started with two coats of Oxygen on my thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers. My middle finger got two coats of Payton, and my ringer finger got two coats of Gossip Over Gimlets.

For the gradient, I painted stripes of Oxygen, Highlight of My Summer, and Payton onto a makeup sponge, and then applied it to my thumb. I did four rounds of this before coming to the conclusion that it wasn't going to get any darker at the top. Ha! You could probably get away with three coats. 

For the sparkles, I started with a third-ish coat of set in stones and, when that was dry, picked out some of the holo circles from I Snow You Love Me, and placed them along the bottom quarter of each nail. When those babies had dried, I finished with a third-ish coat of Paris


So there you have it: why pink 'n green should always be seen (together...with glitter, ha!).

What have you been rocking this week? Link up and show off!

Hope you all have an awesome weekend!

(I'm actually going to my first Julep Maven Meetup at five, today, so I'm all set for awesomeness. Eeeee! I'm so excited to check it out and then report back on how it was!)





9 comments:

Joey said...

This week though...ugh. I...I'm just glad it's friday and I managed to find clean underwear. I'm gonna go ahead and call that a win, and call in sick to life.

The nails, girlfriend. THE NAILS!! Love them!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

lovely nails, Have a great weekend

Lulubelle said...

Pink and green were the colors of my childhood bedroom, so I'll always have a love for that color combo. The necklace and nails are soooo pretty!

Steph said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one who thought this week would never end! Not that it was a bad week, just so freakishly long! So very glad for the weekend.

Also...love the nails! And the necklace! Great inspiration and great combo. :)

aka Bailey said...

Your nails are amazing Jennnnnie!! So many details :) Love it!

Beth W said...

A) That is gorgeous, and so pro I wanna scream. With happy. Maybe a little bit of envy, too.
B) When you post jewelry like that, it makes me want to see you in some 1920's/1930's glitter gala getup, all sparkles and drapes and cute hat things.
C) I never know what TV shows you're referencing (we don't have TV service, and I can't watch reality TV without wanting to cut someone) but the gifs never fail to make me smile. Thank you!

Kimberly G said...

That China Glaze is so pretty.
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Sarah E. said...

As always, your nails look awesome. I especially love how the ring finger nail looks - it's just so sparkly and shiny! Oooooh!

daniela said...

Just catching up and I LOVE this?! Is there a purpose in me commenting on your nail posts any more?