Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Manicure

I started a new board on Pinterest not too long ago ~ Nail Polish, which is not just for the actual nail polish brand, color or shaping of the nails, but also for the different nail art.  I mostly thought I’d find a good manicurist (meaning someone who is artistic and could pull these off), but I usually do my own nails for budget and time reasons.  Here are some of my favorites.

Dark Purple Nail Design with Silver Glitter

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Simplymanicures @simplymanicures | Websta (Webstagram)

Instagram photo by newlypolished #nail #nails #nailart

Pretty pale pink nails with a glitter feature nail #weddingnails #pink #nails

Top 10 Nail Polishes For Fair Skin /Opi Nail Art Designs /stylecraze.com

{Please see my Pinterest board for sources}

Can you see the theme here?  While out at CVS, I veered from my list and bought two of the Sally Hansen nail polishes, and thought I’d try my hand at this look.  Something simple that my shaky hands could handle.

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Here are the nail polishes I used.  Sally Hansen Complete Salon in Shell We Dance (210) and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Celeb City (220). 

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What do you think?  Not as daring or dramatic as the ones I’ve pinned but I figure I will work my way up to that.  My hands are a bit rough still from the Winter we’ve had and dealing with lots of paper at work these past couple of weeks, but I’m really liking the look.

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Not a bad picture as taken by a 4 1/2 year old.  Who, by the way, as my little clone, wanted the same thing.  Except she wanted her pink to not be as sheer looking.

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Have you tried anything like this recently?  Do you do your own nails or do you have them done?  I used to have them done about ten years ago and was also getting them silk wrapped at that time.  I stopped to save money and to see if I could get my own nails back to their old healthy shape.  They are better than they were before I decided to silk wrap, but they are nowhere near what they were like, say, 20 years ago.  Ahhh, aging! 

7 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

So adorable: you and E's matching nails. I really love the leopard print ones too but I am the world's worst DIY manicurist and I'm too cheap to go pro. Sigh! But I have been doing some Essie colors outside of my usual comfort zone.

J

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh the both of your nails are so pretty!....I have not done the different polish on the ring finger yet...love the inspiration...

NanaDiana said...

Oh- so pretty- you did a nice job on yours. I go back and forth but my own nails are just awful so if I want them to look good I go to one of those cheapo mall places. lol xo Diana

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a cute idea! I love browsing Pinterest for nail ideas too. I love the black and gold polish. I do my own now. I have to give one of these a try! I love that you and your Granddaughter match!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So fun! I haven't put polish on my nails since I stopped working in an office. Like you wrote, they're no where near what they looked like 20 years ago! :)
xo,
Lin

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I rarely color my nails, my nails are brittle and break easily. So I only use a hard as nails type polish. I wish I had long nails so I could polish up mine. I don't think I'd paint mine a simmering color but do like it on both of yours. PS...i do like the darker pink too.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Very snazzy!

I used to get weekly manicures, but now that I'm in the boonies I don't get them nearly as often. I've always been fortunate to have good, strong nails that rarely break. I wish the rest of me was in such good shape! lol

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