#mommysmanimonday: Summer Floral freehand nail art

Summer Floral nails

My theme this week for my Mommy’s mani group was Floral – aside from dots, one of my very favorite things to do. I took the opportunity to get some freehand practice in. I was originally planning a springy theme, but when everything came together and I had picked my colors, it was decidedly summery looking.

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Roses and Stamping Manicure

Zoya - Madeline stamped with Mpolish - Sweetclover and Zoya roses

Another teaser mani featuring Mpolish. This is the second mani I did using Mpolish before my nails got their big chop! I wanted to do some art over the stamping and went with roses using Zoya using the mauve tones from the Zoya Naturel Deux set. Of course, I ended up going a different direction with my swatches, so this wouldn’t have made the cut for that post anyway, so here they are!

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Simple Matted Floral Nails

Matted Duochrome Floral Nails

Last year, I did a green and black manicure using a green duochrome polish. One of the nails had green duochrom dots on a black background and I absolutely loved how the duochrom polish popped against the back. I’d been toying with the idea of hand-painting with colorshifters for a while and went ahead and tried it today!

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Push Your Mani challenge prompt: Whimsy Nails

Whimsical floral nails

I know I was supposed to be sticking to untrieds, but while thinking of things to do on my nails the other day, I remembered to check the list for January’s Push Your Mani challenge and say the prompt for the 9th was Whimsy. This is, of course, right up my alley and dived in! I just picked colors I like together without even thinking about whether or not they were untried. Oops.

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Month of Untrieds: Spa Ritual – Starry Night

Spa Ritual - Starry Night

This was one of those manicures that just kind of came together despite problems in execution. I used several newbies to my stash for this mani, but the star was definitely the base color, Spa Ritual – Starry Night. I found this beauty on clearance at Ulta and snatched it. I may or may not have been looked at funny by other patrons.

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White and gold manicure with berries

Winter Berry nails featuring OPI - Don't Touch my Tutu

I participated in a Secret Santa with my ladies from the BHB and my amazing Santa got me a polish that had been on my wishlist for at least 6 months. It’s hardly shocking that it is like the first polish I tried out, right?

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