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January 31, 2013
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I’m not usually a big fan of nude colors, but this one took me by surprise.  I’m still working through a batch of untested polishes sitting on my piano and picked out OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons this morning (just wasn’t feeling like a red or blue today, and that seems like all that’s left).  I dig it.  And maybe it’s because it matches my pale winter skin so nicely, but the color and the formula were workin’ for me today.  Of course, I have no idea how to play around with nude colors — they sort of seem to beg for something dainty and precious vs. all the color-blasted stuff I usually do — so I pulled inspiration from one of my recent projects.  I’ve been making some glue-on Mardi Gras masks in my “free time” (read: when a normal person would sleep) that are just a mess of filigree patterning (if you’re not local/able to go visit the Fleurty Girl shops, you can check out and buy them online here) so it was an easy go-to pattern now that my hand has the motion memorized.  I used a black Migi pen to go in and doodle the curls on a couple of the nails; it’s not as precise of an effect as I’d normally get using acrylic paints since the Migi polishes like to bleed, making for imprecise line weight and blown out edges if you really zoom into it, but I still think it works.

Filigree Nails

OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons

filigree nail art

swirl nail art

And yep, we’re full-tilt into Mardi Gras, don’t let the Super Bowl fool ya.  I swear I get more parenthetical the less sleep I get, but it’s all totally worth it.  Count on posts dropping precipitously over the next two weeks… I’ll be coming back atcha full force mid-February with a lot of happy under my belt.  :)

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8 Responses

  1. finished10dnails says:

    Oh, very nice! Enjoy Mardi Gras!

  2. Fingers says:

    That really is a pretty color! Do you play the piano? I am a classically trained pianist but haven’t played in MANY years even though I own a piano-kind of miss it sometimes, but my piano is so old can no longer be tuned. So Its a dust collector from my past-wow that was a ramble

  3. Kimberly says:

    Did you know that your images quit showing up in your RSS feed a while back? Kind of a bummer :/

  4. Kayla says:

    OMG!!! Just saw this mani!!! Love Love Love!!!!!

  5. Gottwinkies says:

    I love this, and I’m not usually a nude-polish lover either

  6. Zayla Alonso says:

    OMG i love this nail art. it is soooooooo cute and simple. It goes with everything and anything. I will be trying this piece of art and i will tell u guys how it works out. !!!!!!!!!!!!:);P

  7. Sierra says:

    Soo cute!

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