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weekly nail

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Supplies used....
Funky Fingers - Mint Montauk
Milani - Fresh Teal
Sally Hansen - Barely Blue Bell
Essie - Mojito Madness
Wet n Wild - On A Trip
Essie - Lilacism
Essie - Watermelon
Fresh Paint - Papaya
OPI - A Taupe The Space Needle
Revlon - Bare Bones
Seche Vite as a top coat
Nail stickers (blogged about here // bought from here)

Admittedly these aren't my neatest nails, they're a little rough around the edges. But I am obsessed with how they look! I always try too hard to make sure my nail colors match and even found it a little challenging to try and make them look random. Pretty sure I succeeded! I also think this might be my newest obsession, doing tons of colors. These were from earlier in the week and I've already done it over in different colors twice. It's just fun to pick out all the polishes I'm going to use!

I used the slightly rounded nail stickers for this manicure (you can find them here), they're the same ones you'd be using if you were doing a standard french manicure.  They've become my most used from all the different designs I have. Having a just slightly rounded line instead of straight line is so much nicer looking in my opinion.

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35 thoughts

  1. I love the colour combination. I've just done a post about rainbow nails. I've been looking back at your nail posts and it gave me loads of inspiration xx

  2. Super cute! Wish I had the patience to do that.

  3. They look fantastic! My fav has to be the blue/green pinky!
    Quick question - do you use a nail hardener at all?

    (I paint my nails all the time too, and sometimes they get a little weakened at the tips).
    Can't wait to see you next colour combos :)
    Sway x

  4. They must have taken ages, but they look lovely! x
    Sirens and Bells

  5. Very cute, I love all the colours :)

  6. Very cute! I think I'm going to try this. I've been wanting to, but it's hard trying not to match. You've totally inspired me :)



  7. My goodness, Kaylah, those are beautiful!

    You must have so much patience. I can't get over how stunning these are!



  8. What pretty nails! I want to try this!

  9. These are so cute & I love the randomness of the stripes!

  10. I love these nails! I have been experimenting with my nails lately. I have learnt that you need a lot of patience or some really quick dry nail varnish as I am very fidgety!


  11. Love all the colours! They look fab.

    Dayner x my blog - mozzypop.com

  12. Oh my goodness! I love all the colors here! I get overwhelmed choosing several colors cause I want them to all look good together! These are great, looks like a candy shop exploded on your hands :)


  13. Cute! Must have taken a lot of time to do, looks like it's worth it though;)


  14. Eep! They are like little mini Easter eggs. <3 And that's a compliment, 'cause cute stripe-y fun colored eggs are always in season!

  15. P.S. I think I typed compliment, but my brain often gets confused and I type compliant... So, just so you know, that was a COMPLIMENT! ;)

  16. Love it! So fun :)

  17. Awesome color combos! I really do like those rounded lines, too. Fun stuff! ^-^

  18. Aaaaaaaaaagh, your nails are always so lovely!


  19. I recently got these nail stickers, and I've having some problems with them. Sometimes they pucker up and the lines aren't even, or when I pull them off, it doesn't come off in a clean line. Any tips you can share? Thanks so much!

  20. Lovely colours! I love how they match, but aren't the exact same. Very creative! I agree about the slightly rounded design, rather than straight across - I think it follows the nail's natural form better. But my favourite shape would have to be the chevron. :D

  21. Adorable! They look almost like little Easter Eggs. :)


  22. Love it - but the patience to sit there and wait while each coat dries... Ooof.

  23. You always have the nicest nails x

  24. i love your nail tutorials! i think i admire your patience most of all. I barely have the patience to regularly paint one coat of polish and let it dry before they get all jacked up, let alone something as involved as this! <3

  25. Your nail art is so inspiring! Love it!

  26. i bought the wet and wild "on a trip" after you suggested it in your favorite nail polish post, easily one of my new favorites. thanks kaylah!

  27. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.


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