Throwback Thursday – Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

My roommates and I had been planning our 50th anniversary viewing party basically since the special episode had been announced. When the weekend finally came, we began celebrations with a marathon and some nail painting of course! It only got better from there, with the reappearance of not only Tennant but Billie Piper (even though she wasn’t really Rose!!!! ARGH, damn you Moffatt). There were giggles, whimpers, screams of excitement, and tears. Lots and lots of tears. I’m pretty sure I chipped all of my nails during the two-hour long show, but I managed to snap some pictures before!

On one of my roommates, I took inspiration from Dani’s Manis and tried out a Bad Wolf graffiti manicure.

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And on myself, I tried out the Van Gogh exploding Tardis (also inspired by Dani’s Manis)!

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I’ll definitely be doing some more Doctor Who themed manicures in the future (already have so many ideas!) and hopefully we won’t go so long without a post again…

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!

 

Mani Monday – Halloweekend Manicures

Hey everyone! Long time no talk…sorry 😦

It was a busy Halloween and Halloweekend on my end, but man was it fun.

I ended up with two festive manicures last week, one just for kicks and the other as part of my costume.

 

The first: ox-blood and spiderwebs.

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And the second: Slytherin themed to go with my Draco Malfoy costume. My roommates were Ron and Harry (maybe I’ll post a pic of us together later!).

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Until next time (I hope it’ll be soon!) have a wonderful Monday!

Mani Monday – Floral and Rhinestones

I was feeling extra girly this weekend so I decided that a pink manicure wasn’t enough. Oh no, I needed flowers too. And then I needed sparkles. This is what I ended up with!

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Products Used:

OPI Red My Fortune Cookie

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender

OPI Jade is the New Black

Unnamed White Striper

Swatch Sunday – Essie Collection

Hello all! Long time no talk…it’s been a busy few weeks on our end, what with moving in and waiting for the internet to be installed etc.

I also have some sad news, which is that the majority of my nail polish collection was left at home and I won’t really be able to see my pretties until December 😦 So much for attempting to swatch everything! However, I did bring a good enough amount with me so that I can continue doing nail art!

For now though, this is the last of the swatches (unless I buy some new pretties…which I undoubtedly will).

I present to you my collection of Essie polishes!

Antique Rose and Sole Mate

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Nothing Else Metals and Skirting the Issue

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Penny Talk and In the Cab-ana

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Blue Rhapsody and Stroke of Brilliance

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St. Lucia Lilac and Jazz

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Mani Monday – End of Summer Sparkles

Last week my mother, sister, and I took a dangerous trip to my favorite nail polish spot. It’s one of those little wholesale places where everything is pretty much half price and it was the best discovery I ever made! Now, I usually go in with only $20 so I can limit my purchases…but for some reason this wasn’t a problem this time. I walked out with a lone bottle of Seche Vite and that was it! Guess I just wasn’t feeling any of the options? I’ll have to go back before I’m off to Boston again though! Point of the story though, is that my mom and sister nabbed some pretties and I obviously had to try some of them out. I went for my sister’s bottle of OPI’s Mimosa for Mr and Mrs, which is a lovely light pink. Being me though, I had to add some sparkles!

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Throwback Thursday – Saran Wrap Manicure

Last week I wanted to do some water marbling, but I’d already done the traditional dipping-in-water technique on my sister’s nails so I decided to finally try the saran wrap manicure! It was super easy and I love the outcome! Makes me think of my birthstone – turquoise!

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(Sorry for the thumb chip, this was after a few days of wear.)

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Have you ever tried this technique? I think I actually prefer this to water marbling just because of the messiness aspect of the latter. But they both provide some unique and gorgeous looks!

International Nail Art Day!

Hey everyone! If you’ve been following the GIOGO girls (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t be – they’re awesome!) then you’ll know that today is International Nail Art Day! It’s obviously cause enough for some celebration here at ManyManis, but August 3rd also happens to be my dearest mother’s birthday!

I tried and tried to plan the perfect, super extravagant look to fit this wonderful day but couldn’t settle on one idea. Instead, I give you multiple manicures to celebrate!

 

Butterfly Stamping

 

First up: Butterfly and floral stamping using Julep’s Audrey and Lauren.

 

One stroke floral with gold

 

One stroke floral with gold

 

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And the next: another one-stroke flower attempt using OPI’s Goldeneye and Rumple’s Wiggin’, Zoya’s Snow White, and Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure’s Plum Luck.

 

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And last (also my current mani!): a gradient with polka dot outlines using Julep’s Susie, and OPI’s Rumple’s Wiggin’.

 

That’s all for now, folks. How are you celebrating this beautiful day?

 

 

Mani Monday – Watermelon Nail Art

This is a bit of a throwback, and not my current manicure but it’s a super summery look and it was a lot of fun to create and to wear. I had seen some fruit themed manicures circulating around the internet recently and decided to try my hand at a watermelon manicure because I had the right colors for it!

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Simple and sweet, just like the fruit that so perfectly embodies summertime!

Throwback Thursday – Monster’s University

A while back, I was supposed to go see Monster’s University with my siblings, but unfortunately it somehow ended up not happening 😦 I still haven’t gotten to see it! But, I did do a themed manicure anyway!

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It also meant that I got to try out the fuzzy nail thing with flocking powder for the first time! I’m not sure what I got was the right stuff for a velvet manicure, but it worked for this look.

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Mani Monday – Accidental Valentine’s Manicure

I tried out the gradient without a sponge manicure again this past week, but I didn’t intend for it to be so Valentine’s Day-ish. Oh well, it was still super cute 🙂

It also gave me the opportunity to try out my new homemade light box! Can’t say I’m impressed on that front though…I think I need a better lamp.

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