My Kind of Town

June 26, 2012

Hat Trick

June 26, 2012

The Blob

June 26, 2012
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I like to fancy myself a nail artiste, but the truth is that I’m too impatient (and too shaky handed) to come up with anything intricate. I’ll get grand ideas of what I’m going to do in my head, but they never really come to fruition. Maybe it’s because I don’t paint my nails often enough to be practiced with it.

That’s why I was excited when I came up with this blob mani. No specific lines to follow – that’s my kind of mani. I used neon colors since I’ve been admiring so many manicures in bright shades out there right now. It’s fun and summery.

The trick to this was to start with a white base. That way all the colors appeared more opaque, and I only had to use one coat of everything. Then I just dabbed away with each individual shade (I started with yellow, then added orange, blue, and pink). I had no rhyme or reason for placing colors anywhere – and that’s exactly what I was hoping for!

I think this DIY spa treatment is also in order, after logging so many hours in the pool lately – my hands are kind of a mess! Though I love me some pool time, I need to get some good moisture back in these digits.

Have you tried any fun manicures lately? Any tips to share with the rest of us? I’d love to see your pictures! Share links to any posts or online articles in the comments section below!


  1. Has anyone tried Shallack? I can’t grow nails and was wondering if that would help so I can polish them this cute way!!!

    1. I haven’t tried it, but have always been curious to try because my nail polish comes off so quickly. I have heard that it’s REALLY hard to get off when you’re ready to get it off, and that it’s best to get it professionally done.

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