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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Month of Untrieds: Maniswap Roses and More Texture

Texture and Roses - Maniswap!

Once a month, my group of nail ladies all do a mani swap. We get assigned partners and then each partner choose to reproduce a manicure from their partner. It’s a ton of fun because you get a chance to both challenge yourself and sometimes step well outside of your comfort zone. My partner this month was the Queen of square nails @thepolishedperspective. Go check out her manis! She does fantastic hand painting (her one stroke flowers are gorgeous) and has some amazing indie polish swatches. Big surprise, I love her nail shape!

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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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Gilded Roses on Zoya India

Gilded Roses on Zoya - India

Sadly, I have a head cold and it is wiping me out. I still took the time to do my nails lol – seriously, if I was sick and had to look at chipping and tip wear, I’d cry. So a fresh mani is medicine for my soul! I did choose to do something simple, however, just to make sure I wasn’t straining over my nails for several hours!

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