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Quick vacation manicures

Hope everyone had lovely holidays! I worked over Christmas, so I got New Years off. The husband and I went down to Virginia to visit friends and my in-laws. We missed it down there! Such great people, amazing yet cheap seafood, and best of all – the beach! We were even able to stop in Williamsburg to pick up our favorite snack, bread ends from The Cheese Shop. So yummy!

I did 2 quick manis while on break. One before I left, and another a few days in. The first:

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Half moon manicure using Lime Crime Pastelchio as the base color. Pastelchio is a neon pastel lime green – I’ve been wanting this one for awhile and decided I would treat myself as a present. I don’t know if I’ll wear it on its own, but it’ll be great for nail art. And the top color is China Glaze’s Take a Trek. Now this is part of the holographic collection and it even photographs similar to a holo, but it certainly doesn’t look like a holo in person. I may be spoiled by the crazy awesome holos in the Color Club line, but I feel like this is a poor substitute for a holo in general. Plus (and I probably should’ve seen this coming), it didn’t stay the pretty color from the bottle once layered over the Lime Crime. It went from the intended steel blue-grey pseudo-holo to an almost forest green. I still like it because it ended up looking like a shimmer and the color combination still worked, but it most definitely wasn’t what I had in mind.

Then it started to chip while on break, so of course I needed to change it up!

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Mmmm I LOVE this polish! I splurged on a few indie polishes from abroad (using the amazing Llarowe site) and amongst those was this gem – Emily de Molly Bo Peep. Excuse the pics – they were quickly taken on a cell phone while on vacation. But isn’t it divine?! A beautiful minty teal crelly base with variable sizes of matte pink, yellow-green, and purple glitter in both hexes and circles. Opaque in 2 coats, and I added a third to get an even better variety of glitter. So pretty! Who needs nail art when you have such an interesting polish? This is a definite happy favorite!

Hope everyone’s getting through the post-holiday blues!

Half moon manicure

My 80s themed neon manicure – not so work appropriate for a doctor. I changed it up this evening using the half moon technique I’ve been seeing everywhere. Definitely still an amateur at this, but my left hand turned out great. Can’t say the same for my right!

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I started out with a base color of Zoya Carey, which is a great light grey neutral even on its own. Above is just one coat which is sufficient.

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