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Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Manicure with Water Marble


     I've got a real quick post for you today. You may remember that I recently broke a nail on my swatching hand. Well it broke down pretty low and I had to resort back to super nubbins. When my nails are short I tend to be uninspired when it comes to painting my nails. Which also means that I didn't have anything lined up to post about. Enter my impromptu visit to a salon/spa yesterday to get my nails nicely shaped and painted. Why go to a Salon when I paint my nails all the time for free? Well the answer is simple. No matter how much I try or how patient I am I can never get my nails shaped nice and even on my own and usually end up with much shorter nails than I want. 

     My experience at the salon was so much different than it normally is. For one and I mean no disrespect to anyone when I say this but the girl painting my nails was not of Asian descent and I didn't have to try and navigate a heavy accent when asked questions. And I was asked a lot of questions. Before she even touched my nails we had a lengthy discussion about how I wanted my nails done. She asked about length, shape, my typical nail polish practices. And double checked that everything was to my liking every step of the process. I felt very involved and in charge of my manicure even though I was not the one doing the work. Even though this Salon is 45 minutes away from where I live I know I will be going back there. 

     This particular Salon only uses CND polishes which is a brand I have never used before. I wanted something springy so I picked out one called Desert Poppy from the Vinylux line. A pretty coral with subtle shimmer.  Like all coral polishes this one was hard to photograph and get the true color. In the picture below the color on my pinky in most accurate. 



    I love the color of Desert Poppy but I needed something else, since starting my blog I have a hard time wearing just one color on my nails. 

     I haven't done a water marble in a long time and I think they are actually kind of fun to do. Time consuming but fun so I added one as my accent nail. I used Citrus Collide and Ultra Violet from the Maybelline Bleached Neons collection, Sinful Colors Snow me White and a Wet N Wild clear for the design. 


    That's all I've got for you today. I told you this post would be a quick one. Although it got a little bit longer winded than I had planned on. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

18 comments :

  1. this nail art makes your nails look so elegant!
    I lovee this manicure!

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  2. Sounds like a really nice experience you had! The marble is adorable.

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  3. Love that reddish poppy color! And the watermarble looks amazing!

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  4. I like to get a manicure for shaping purposes sometimes, but I'm sure I could count on one hand the amount of times I've gone in the past three years. Happy to hear you had a good experience, and I love the colours in your water marble. :)

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  5. Your marble looks awesome! It sounds like you had a great salon experience too, so rock on!

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  6. Thank you. =) It was so nice to go and experience a true salon experience and have someone take the time and care to give me what I wanted.

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  7. For my nails I hardly ever go get them done. Maybe twice a year but I do get a pedicure every other week.

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  8. Thank you. It was a really great experience and made me realize that if I ever go and get my license that is the type of place Id want to work.

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  9. So pretty!!! I love the way the bright colour and the awesome marbling compliment each other!

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  10. Cosmetic SanctuaryApril 6, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    You picked such gorgeous colors for this! Love it!

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  11. Thank you. I needed something springy on my nails after having the weather here go bipolar. 70's one week and then 8 inches of snow the next can really drive a person crazy. =)

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  12. Thank you =) It worked as my Easter manicure as well. Even though I hadnt planned on wearing it that long. lol

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  13. Beautiful colors for the season! I love the marble, I haven't done one in such a long time.

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  14. Thank you! I haven't done a water marble in over a year but I've been seeing so many great ones lately I felt inspired.

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