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Fall skittlette in brown, red and gold featuring Zoya - Cinnamon

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You may or may not have noticed that I went on hiatus for the summer. Sorry about the lack of notice – it wasn’t something I had planned on, but between my daughter being home for summer break and adoptingĀ a new puppy to house train, play with and cuddle, I decided to put my nails on the back burner.

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Advanced Stamping in Fall Tones

Advanced stamping chevron nails

Advanced stamping is one of those techniques that I have been in awe of for years, but for multiple reasons I had not managed to conquer it. My main problem was that I was trying to place dried decals on my nails and could never get them to lay down nicely because my nails curve quite a bit from side-to-side as well as front-to-back. I finally found the way to do it that works best for me and I am super pleased with the results!

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Stormy Fall Gradient manicure with striped accent

Stormy gradient mani with gold striped accent

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Today’s mani is a gradient done with stormy fall colors. I wanted a pretty neutral base to try out nail vinyls provided by Glam My Mani for being part of her Glam Squad. I received a nice variety of different vinyls to try out and the first are a narrow and thick stripe.

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#npclairestelle8 and #BHBspooktober Day 31: Favorite Thing About Halloween and Pumpkins

Stylized Pumkin Manicure

I’m a bit delayed in getting this post up, but it’s been a busy weekend! This was my last challenge manicure for October and I did double duty once again. I skipped one prompt from each of the challenges I was working , so not completed, but I am happy with what I did! In total, between challenges, palette cleansers and a few swatches, I did 28 manis this month! I also learned a valuable lesson about taking on too many challenges, as it left me very little time to work on many manicures that were just for me.

Without further ado, here is the last one:

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