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November 11, 2011
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Finding the softer side of metal (no invisible oranges!), this takes the palme d’or and gets a little playful; put down a two coat base of Color Club On the Wild Side (which looked positively gunmetal blue/grey in the bottle under regular lighting but went on decidedly more silver) then used SHANY stamp SH17 to add gold palm stamps using Nicole by OPI Not a Gold Bigger.  Simple but still eye-catching, I’d probably avoid the layering of the stamp elements on the index finger if I were duplicating this but otherwise, easy peasy!

Anybody else feeling crazy dry lately?  I almost hate posting pics of such weathered hands but it’s so impossible right now — was biking around running errands today and could just feel my skin splitting up, cold and pinched, all the moisturizing seems like it’s barely cutting it… (is this weather better or worse than the balls-hotness of summer where everything on you sweats?  I can’t even tell anymore.)

palme d'or

Color Club On the Wild Side

Nicole by OPI Not a Gold Bigger

Gold & Silver Palm Nails

Oh yeah, and about to launch into making chili and a whole buncha other crap this weekend (check out this awesome fridge, and that doesn’t even include all the produce on the counter) — hoping to keep the nails going over the weekend but not sure how much I’ll actually get done between all the food prep sooooooo fingers crossed and all that.  Hope everybody’s got a fun weekend on deck!

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10 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    LOL – looks like a lot of hard work and fun too. Please do NOT mix any of the “spice’s” in the fridge door into the chili :)
    Do you store all your polishes in a fridge?
    Have a wonderful week end :)

  2. nail crazy says:

    love it, so simple but very elegant :-D
    nice stash in the fridge ;-D

  3. Kirshten says:

    Luv the nail art <3 I would never store my polish in the fridge :P

  4. Haha, that fridge is awesome :D
    And i love the nails :)

  5. I love the nailart! And your fridge :)

  6. KarenD says:

    Such an elegant mani!

  7. Meg says:

    You keep all your polish in the fridge?! Good lord! If I did that, I wouldn’t have room for anything else!! LOL I really, really like this mani. It’s simple but elegant. As for feeling dry…my skin always looses moisture starting in October. It’s horrible!

  8. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! And lordy no, not all of the polish is in the fridge — that’s just where it started… my grandma taught me as a kid that keeping your polish stored in the fridge makes it last longer and I’ve been doing just that on autopilot my whole life (if it works or not doesn’t seem to matter). So when I started collecting polish that overtook the side drawers, then I ordered more, THEN I realized it wouldn’t all fit so started buying display racks… now those are full and polishes have spilled into the china cabinet. My organizational system right now is a hot mess!

  9. Alexis says:

    Wow this is a gorgeous mani! I love that you store your polishes in your fridge!


  10. Lydia says:

    awesome fridge! cute nails!

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