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Crazy, Sexy, Cool…Nails!

17 Oct

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Okay, I think the tide is finally changing. I have been looking at my wonderful white nails and loving them a little bit less, day by day…sigh! I am beginning to feel an itch that is telling me to experience new colors, textures, designs.

I was inspired by  some of the funky, yet grown up designs from a London nail salon, WAH Nails. As I said before, I don’t like long nails, airbrush or tons of color,  so this seems like something I can deal with. At this moment I have 10 different white polishes, so I have to get a few more colors before I start on this journey.

Some of these seem like they can be done without going to a salon, I’m going to try the do-it-yourselfer route. I found this handy little chart for those who are thinking of going the DIY route too.

DIY tutorial

First, I need to get my nails back in order. Right now I wouldn’t show y’all a close up of these cuticles for anything. Sorry, we’re still getting to know one another ;)

Just to get us started, I added a quick and easy DIY nail design–leopard print. If anyone does it, please share.


Nail Colorful Nails

28 Jun

Sorry, only Rih Rih can get away with claws

I love, love to see these jewel and candy  colored polishes on women of color. Around the world, women are wearing this bold statement for the spring and summer. A bold and clean nail. Lucky for us, its eternally summer where we are, so this trend is always in style!!!

The wonderful thing about this is there is a color for every one of us–for every shade and tone. For the first time, I’m seeing these colors in the workplace and not saying, “What the hell was she thinking?”

Perfect color, perfect length, perfect shape!

This trend can go very wrong, I mean V-E-R-Y wrong. This style only works on a short, well-manicured nail. Claws do not work with this. Quiet as kept, the claws don’t work at all (unless you’re Rihanna). I’m going to go a step further, I hate airbrush. There, I said it…but let me stop there lest the claws really come out.

Ladies, I’m going to make a confession up front….Your girl LOVES this trend, but will not be following it. Why you ask? For the last ten years, yes, ten years, I have been wearing white nails. Pink-white, beige-white, white-white, grey-white. Only white! It’s not that I’m scared of trying new things, I just don’t want to. It’s like Barbara Streisand and her french manicure. It’s just what it is–let me have this one. LOL.

Janet’s Jewels…Likey?