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!

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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

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.

 

gradient with dot outline

 

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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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Throwback Thursday – Mint Mixed Mani

About two weeks ago, I went shopping with my dearest mother. We noticed about halfway through that we kept gravitating toward any article of clothing that was relatively mint green in color. Obviously, my next mani had to match the mood!

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Many Monday – One Stroke Flowers

I have long been in awe of and intimidated by the one stroke technique for about a year now. I put off trying it by using the excuse that I didn’t have the right brush for the job, but since my birthday this past winter, that’s no longer valid. Even so, this past weekend was the first time I ever tried the one stroke technique and I must say I’m pretty proud of the outcome!

I started with a gradient using OPI’s Pearl of Wisdom and Lucky Lucky Lavender before adding the flower petals in each corner using Zoya’s Snow White and A England’s Lady of the Lake. Feeling like that still wasn’t enough, I added the dots around the other nail edge using a dotting tool.

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