Weekly Nail - The Dainty Squid

Weekly Nail

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Whenever I paint each nail a different color I think of this article I read on some beauty blog a while back where they asked the readers to weigh in on what they thought about when people painted their nails all different colors. Nearly everyone that commented said it looked "immature" or like the person couldn't make up their mind. Someone even went as far as to say that they would never hire someone who had each nail painted a different color at the interview. Ohhhkay. Clearly my opinion is the opposite because it's basically my favorite thing to do ever.
Supplies used;
OPI - A Taupe the Space Needle
L'Oreal - Safari Chic
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Slick Slate
Zoya - Dree
Essie - Go Overboard
Nubar - Black Polka Dot

I should mention that all of these colors are on top of the L'Oreal Safari Chic. I had originally painted my nails that color then decided against what I had planned and ended up just painting each one a different color and then adding the Nubar glitter on top.

And here's one more shot where you can see my thumb nail. The order the polishes are in in the photo above corresponds to the order they are on my fingers as show in the photo below, if you couldn't tell.

Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday!
xoxo

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47 thoughts

  1. Pfff... Whatever other people may say, coloured nails are the most awesome nails to have! :)

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  2. I think the more colors the better, so what if some think it's "immature"

    ...your nails are super cute as always! :3

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  3. I love multicolored nails! What is wrong with those people, sheesh!
    Judgmental much?

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  4. Who cares what those silly girls think, cause clearly you have a prettier vision in mind. :) Maybe they've never seen a cute multi-colored nail-do where the colors work so well together. Maybe they've only witnessed paint jobs where the colors glare at you in defiance, saying they will absolutely clash with everything at all times. Some people don't have as keen of an eye for color as you do, lovely lady. :) have a great sunday!

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  5. I like this a lot! I think it can look a little immature when you have bright colors that don't match, but this is really cute because they are darker and they really correspond well with each other!

    xoxo,
    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  6. Love these colours! and also love painting, and seeing on others, all different colours on nails, especially when they all kind of 'go together' like yours here.

    I reeeeeally need to get my hands on that Nubar Glitter, it just looks so good! Loving your weekly nail posts! :D

    Jen xx

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  7. I really like those colors! I've been so obsessed with nail polish haha thanks for all the ideas!

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  8. They look like speckled eggs! I love it!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  9. these are my favorite nails you've done, ever!! like birds' eggs!

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  10. I love this! Honestly, I feel it CAN look a little immature, but I feel like these colours are all so similar, it just looks cute!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  11. I think your nails always look amazing! At the end of the day, who cares what anyone else thinks?! As for not getting a job because of it... well that's just a little nuts now, isn't it?!

    www.vegiebug.blogspot.com

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  12. who cares whatever whoever said, right? we say do what you like on your nails! :) for your nails look pretty. they remind me of the malted milk easter candies that sort of melt in your mouth. how did you get the spots? did you tell us, & blind me missed it?

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  13. Super-cute! I think the people that have said things like that are cra-zay!

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  14. i have never really been able to pull-off the multi-colored nails look for myself, but i love when you do it! this one especially is really nice. perhaps i could manage to do something like this - neutral colors.
    it really does not look immature. it looks classy and fashionable :)

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  15. Those look fab! I think lots of different manicures can look a little immature, but for me, doing my nails is one of my ways to reclaim my inner-15-year-old and so na-na-na-na-na... I don't care! These look pretty and muted and understated.

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  16. Really? Wouldn't hire the person? That's EXTREME. haha. I love these! The muted colors work really well together.

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  17. ooOOo! (long time blog-stalker, first time commenter) although i have nothing against fantastically multi-colored nails, i must say i'm a HUGE fan of this multi-colored muted palette! and i especially like the black glitter over top. they all look like bird eggs! perfect for easter/the nature lover :)

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  18. I really like that black glitter. I hope I can find it or something similar.

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  19. I love this! I completely agree about loving different colored nails. This color scheme I especially like because of the tones and the way they blend together. Not sure if it was what you were going for, but these totally look like dinosaur eggs!
    xoxo
    Michelle
    neonrattail.blogspot.com

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  20. Girl, you ROCK those different colored nails! If it makes you happy, who cares what other people think. And personally, I love all the color combinations you come up with! Always pretty :)

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  21. Those colors and the black sprinkles are really really awesome!

    We've really come to a sad state if people get judged so immensely by their nailpolish....wtf?
    I think it looks fantastic

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  22. Are you a magician when it comes to painting nails because you don't get it all on your finger around the nail? Or do you just know some secret I haven't figured out to get rid of/prevent that? Haha.

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    1. Haha!
      You need to make sure the brush only has enough polish for your nail, if it's over saturated with paint than it will get all over your cuticle. It took me a lot of time and practice but I'm finally painting my nails and coming out with clean cuticles.
      But if you do get it around your nail you can just wash it off. I normally wait until I take a shower the next morning. Right before I get out (so my hands have had some time to be wet and get really soft) I lather them up in soap and pick off any extra nail polish.
      :)

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  23. Love this look! It reminds me of speckled easter eggs. xx

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  24. My opinion is completely the opposite as well! Personally, if you paint all your nails different colours I'm more likely to think you are awesome.

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  25. How does your polish always dry so flat? I have trouble with mine getting wrinkley.

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    1. Wrinkley? That's off, I don't think I've ever had that happen. But it sounds possibly like you don't let it dry enough before applying a second coat.

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  26. I love the black glitter! It looks like you splatter painted them :0)

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  27. People with no imagination have no fun! ;) Your nails are gorgeous! They remind me of sweet little bird eggs. <3 (That's a compliment, srsly!)

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  28. What's wrong with wanting a lot of different colours all at once? I've been doing it lately and I think it's fun!

    (your nails remind me of pebbles, because of the black specks)

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    1. Oooh! They totally do look like pebbles!

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  29. you know, different color nails isn't something I would immediately say I liked but you have such an amazing eye for color that you could make any design look cohesive and amazing. they look great.

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  30. I love these colours - look like birds' eggs! I love the black speckly glitter too, I thought you'd had to do some kind of stipple effect to do it at first.

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  31. I'm with you Kaylah! The more colors the better! :)

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  32. These look totally awesome!
    Love the colors!


    <3 VEGA
    http://vintagecomplex.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm a 53 year old mother of three 20-somethings and I think different colored nails are the sign of a creative mind. I follow your blog because I love the way you pull things together that would never occur to me to do.
    People who say they wouldn't hire someone because they paint their fingernails different colors have no soul!
    Thank you, Kaylah, for making life more colorful!

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  34. I love how this glitter makes your nails look like they are splattered, or like eggs. They look super cute!
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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  35. I just bought the nubar black polka dot and happen to be wearing it right now - I love it!

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  36. Obviously people will those types of opinions are not creative, artistic individuals. Some might say immature, I say in touch with the lighter younger side of you :) Nothing wrong with hanging on to a little youth! LOVE these nails, I could have sworn you found some way to splatter paint your nails, that glitter polish is awesome, I need some! I agree with the Nicole, it looks like speckled robin's eggs!

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  37. Ohh! Your nails look lovely (:

    ps I may NEED that top coat!
    xo

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  38. What? Painting each nail a different color is not immature at all! I'd say it is even better, you play with combination and different looks, you try new things instead of just going with what everyone does or thinks is 'acceptable'. I love your nails!

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  39. This may sound strange, but your nails remind me of quails eggs!! I love them though =)

    Katie xx

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  40. I think multicolored nails look (and feel) better than bare nails, any day! Keep doin' yo thang. :)

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