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Nailed It: Birthday Mani!

It’s Mani Monday AND Birthday Week sooooo Birthday Mani it is!

Nailed It:  Birthday Mani!

Nailed It: Birthday Mani!

I’m a summer baby so I wanted a summer mani but also a little party so I went with a bright orange with gold glitter accents.  I did go gel… which is rare for me.  Even having a professional mani is rare for me but #birthdayweektreats!  Well actually pre-birthday week treats. I had them done last week, so I knew I needed to last a week, so what lasts?  Gel.  What ruins my nails?  Gel.  It’s a love hate relationship.  I know once I soak these off those long talons will soon break.  I have ridged nails so all the buffing and filing them down really removes a lot of their strength.  But until then I’m sporting birthday nails!

Orange and Gold Glitter Gel

Orange and Gold Glitter Gel

I know the glitter gel is Daisy Gel Polish Legendary Diamond 467 but I didn’t take note of the orange.  I know it was the brand DND and in the 400’s so it might of been Pastel Orange but either way I’m digging it for a late summer birthday mani!

Birthday Talons

Birthday Talons

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Mani Monday: Berry Mixed Mani

Berry Mixed Mani

Berry Mixed Mani

In the summertime I can not get enough summer time berries.  I’m talking strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries… all fresh from the local farm’s stands on the side of the roads.  I make an effort to drive home the long way just so I can stop by and grab a bunch.  So I figured, lets apply my summertime berry love to my nails and make it fun with a mixed mani!

Berry deails with Avon Berry Smooth Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel

Berry deails with Avon Berry Smooth Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel

I started with the perfect berry shade, Avon Berry Smooth Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel on my thumb middle and ring.  I followed up with Julep Oscar on my pointer for summertime sparkle.  For the black I used mark. Nailed It in Tuxedo and used the Avon Nail Tool to easily do the black polka dots.

I was inspired by Dollhouse Nails NZ’s look they did, only swapping out the neon purple for my berry shade.  See the pinspiration here!  They have the BEST inspiration, I just lover her work.  If I’m ever in New Zealand I’ll most certainly drop by.  Until then I’ll just copy cat her looks, Alicia style.

In full summertime sun!

In full summertime sun!

I think this look would be great for transitioning into fall too!  Plus I love the way it matched my new mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet ($28)!  Have you tried a mixed mani this summer?  What pinspiration for nails are you loving?

mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet

mark. Gleam Weaver Bracelet