Enough With the Fire Nails

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Ah, foil… One of the best inventions for nail art…

I have a problem with red. Nail polish, that is. The ones I have are all thin, translucent things, that take many coats to gather any semblance of opacity, and even then you can still typically see your smile line. Oh, and that’s not the worst of it. They don’t photograph well. As in, you can try taking thirty shots in different light using different filters on the camera, and only one will turn out remotely close to the original.

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Who Said Filigree Was Easy?

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I concede defeat.

I easily blame other things. And why not? It’s rather difficult for an inanimate object to refute my claims that it is at fault. So. Let the blame game begin.

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Solarbeam

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The power just a little sparkle can add O.o

Each time I do my nails, it’s a new challenge. What can I do that’s different from what I’ve done before? What can I do that is good enough to see on my nails for days on end? I’ll be honest: I get bored very easily. Once something becomes common, it is no longer interesting.

Just as well my foil collection is underused.

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Alternate Diva

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A very striking shot O.O

What is nail art? Most people would say decorative or elaborate art on nails. Which, technically, is true. But most people forget that just plain nail polish can also be considered nail art. Although typically relegated to swatch posts, plain polish nails can really WOW people.

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Delicate? Methinks So

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An interesting contrast: the smoothest polish job I’ve ever done, coupled with an unintentionally rough sponging…

Don’t you just love the moment nail polish goes on smoothly and perfectly? Well, I do. It happens so rarely, you know. And not typically with a narrow-brush polish. But that’s exactly what happened in this euphoric moment. The Revlon light purple just lay itself out perfectly on my nails. Win!

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