Shabby Chic Green with a Water Slide Decal Accent

Green shabby chic mani with water slide decal accent

I’ve had a number of water slide decals sitting around for ages and for some reason had never used them. I’m kind of determined to tackle an overgrowth of untried polishes as well as untried techniques this year so I dove right in with this cute mani!

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Mani Madness – Halloween Nail Design Round-up #1

Fall Dotticure featuring OPI - It's a Piazza Cake

That is correct, this is round up 1 of probably 2-3 because I plan on continuing to do a ton of Halloween and fall-themed nail designs for October. I’m following three different challenges and while I probably will not get all of those prompts done, it gives me a lot of options to choose from.

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Month of Untrieds: High Contrast Deep Chevron Tips

Chevron tip accents with studs

Some of the ladies on my nail thread claim I can make ugly colors look good and also have an aversion for the color Chartreuse. I set out to see if they were right and when I spotted Butter London – Jaded Jack at Marshall’s for $5, I couldn’t resist.

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I Know What I Wore for Christmas Last Year… But I Can’t Show You.

Christmas a la Barielle

So, yeah. I spent a lot of time early in December, trying to decide what the crown jewel of my Christmas manicures would be. The special one I’d have on for Christmas day (yes, these are they types of thoughts that consume me, don’t judge!). Then there was the sickness. Which lead to the exhaustion. Which lead to me wearing a chipped manicure for almost 4 days (7 days total!). Sadly, it didn’t get any better.

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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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#npclairestelle8 Day 26: Zombie nails

Zombie nails!

Ah zombies! One of my favorite things! How fortuitous (also) that this challenge landed on a Sunday, which just happens to be a Walking Dead night. Perfect! I’ve seen a lot of different interpretations, like amazing torn-up zombie fingernails which I am in awe of, but I chose to make my nails a gnarly zombie colored tone and have a zombie caricature on one of my nails.

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BHB Challenge: Inspired by the Season and new China Glaze – Rest in Pieces

BHB Challenge: Inspired by the Season

I love everything about Fall. The cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, Halloween, etc. etc. You get the idea. Sadly, I live in Texas and fall is pretty short-lived here. We’re still hitting the 90’s and the trees haven’t started to change yet – but our grass is dying because we haven’t had enough rain. My seasonal inspiration was the colors around us and this is what I ended up with:

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