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.
And on myself, I tried out the Van Gogh exploding Tardis (also inspired by Dani’s Manis)!
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…
Recently I’ve been playing with a few different combinations for a French tips design (you won’t be seeing some of those experiments any time soon). After trying way too many bright colors, I gave into my dark side and used these colors–and I really like how it turned out!
Instead of painting the French tip free-handed as I usually do, I tried out the taping method. Provided you do the entire process correctly, this method is simple, clean, and easy. Note that it is very important step to wait until the bottom color is completely dry before proceeding…
To complete the look, I added a matte top coat and the beads to cover crooked lines create an accent nail.
I’ve always been a blue sort of person. Until now. The autumn colors have recently been invading my life for the first time. Especially orange.
Perhaps you may think I am being overly dramatic. Well I am.
However, this subtle and mysterious increase of brighter colors popping up everywhere in my wardrobe and nails makes me suspicious of what is to come…
I’m not so much of an autumn grouch–this mani actually makes me feel a bit cheery! The balance between the orange and the mint green work well without any one color overpowering the other. It’s a nice transition from summer to autumn, don’t you think?
This post is in memory of my bottle of Revlon’s Elegant, a casualty of flying in the unprotected environment of my suitcase.
I can only recall this mani with experiencing frustration to the fifth degree because the polishes were drying up a lot faster than I could marble. Speed was the name of the game and fortunately resulted with this sweet combination. It kinda reminds me of peppermint and chocolate! What do you think?
My adventures abroad in Japan have been fueling my imagination. There was so much to see, explore, and eat! I can’t wait to combine my memories and polishes together to see what kind of crazy cultural mix comes out!
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!
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!
(Sorry for the thumb chip, this was after a few days of wear.)
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!
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!
First up: Butterfly and floral stamping using Julep’s Audrey and Lauren.
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.
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?