Category Archives: Nails In The Wild

If I’m see someone’s nails out in public (and if they’re comfortable with me taking a pic of their hands), you’ll find this category fun to keep up with…

Coral and Diamond

Hello all! As I’ve become more interested in nail polish and art in the past year, I’ve also become very aware of other women’s nails. The choice of colors and designs are limitless and it is fascinating to see how we show our individuality using our nails. It’s the main reason why I started this blog…to show my creativity and individuality using these tiny canvases called finger (and sometimes toe) nails. Last week, I went to the movies and I spotted an incredibly cool nail design on the young lady at the ticket counter. I was so impressed that I struck up a conversation with her and asked if I could take a picture of her nails and she said yes! So this is my first ‘Nails In The Wild’ picture and post…

Much like my Neon + Shatter + Matte post, this young lady’s nail artist combined several nail trends in one design—multi-colored nails, mixed media in the form of tiny rhinestones, some kind of shatter/crackle polish, and more typical abstract nail art—all within a shades-of-blue color scheme. I was impressed by this artist’s design and since imitation is the highest form of flattery I really wanted to mimic this design but with a different color scheme. It’s summertime, I chose coral as my base color. 😀

The main color I used was Orly Ole. I used Art Deco Nail Art Stripers in black, white, and silver glitter on my ring finger and China Glaze Peachy Keen for the dots. I affixed rhinestones using OPI Top Coat on my index finger. On my middle finger I used one coat of OPI Silver Shatter on top of Orly Ole. Let me tell you, this was an exercise in patience as well as good practice as this 1 design required me to use nearly all of my current nail art expertise…

That said, I’m ready for more fun nail art challenges! I feel it’s time to wrap up my 1st Nail Art Contest/Challenge so my deadline for suggestions is now Saturday June 18th! I’ve only gotten 1 response so speak up before it’s too late and you may get a prize pack!

Look at that shine!!

P.S. I don’t normally take sunlit pictures, primarily because I started this blog in April and it was cloudy/rainy for like 6 weeks straight. But as long as it’s sunny, I will from now on because only sunlight can truly capture the brilliance of these nail polish colors.

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Mani Party!

I went to my first Mani Party last weekend with a few fellow nail fans and it was fantastic! Desiree Mattox, chemist and expert in cosmetic science (envielabs.com), supplied us with a wonderful hand soak, scrub, and moisturizer. She even does custom cosmetics for your specific skin type and custom fragrances using all natural ingredients! Check out the link above!

After the hand and nail pampering, the polishing began! Check out all the fun designs below!

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Contrast color ring finger with a J in rhinestones

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Summer mani with polka-dotted ring fingers

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French manicure with an alternative color scheme and Crackle on the thumbs

image The turquoise and gold signature manicure

Girl talk + Manicures = Fun Times 😀