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Estee Lauder Lilac Leather – and then some lace! :)

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Ha, I think Greg is trying to tell me he’s gonna miss me! He came home with another  Estee Lauder polish yesterday! Perfect timing as I was ready to take off Narcissist. This time I used almost four coats because I wanted it to be really even across the nail. I love the color, but I didn’t want to do a straight up swatch so I decided to add french tips (Essie – blanc) and some lace nail stickers and oh yeah some jewels! I was really in the mood to decorate my nails last night! 🙂

Sheets of these lace stickers are on sale in most beauty stores here in Seoul, I love them! Tonight I’m heading out for dinner and a few drinks  so I’m glad I have girly nails for the occasion! 🙂

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My cuticles and skin are really suffering in this weather! I’m moisturizing but it’s just not enough! Maybe the weather in Ireland will be kinder to me.

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My Valentine’s Nails

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Valentine’s day is tomorrow, I can’t wait! But not just because of V day, tomorrow is my last day of work! After 4 years teaching in Korea I will be done! I can’t really believe it, but I am excited and looking forward to the future.

Also, I can’t wait for tomorrow night, Greg and I are going to our favorite restaurant. We love steak and this place is super amazing and romantic. Bliss!

This is the manicure I’ve been wearing for the past few days. I’ve been too busy to get adventurous. It’s really simple. I used OPI’s Color So Hot It Berns and Etude House nail stickers, how lazy am I ?!! 🙂 3 4


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Day 8 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Jewelery

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I don’t know if it’s because I live in Korea or what but it’s so easy to find nail bling here! These cost less than a dollar and are in all the beauty stores. So, I gotta admit this manicure took about 10 mins to do! Yay for the easy ones! I got the stickers from Etude House. It’s a great chain of beauty stores they sell everything from make-up to nail art products all for really cheap.

The one bad thing about these jewel stickers was that they curled up at the ends. It was like they didn’t want to bend! I couldn’t get them to lay flat so I took them off after I photographed this mani. Anyone know how to get around that?

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Teal and Lace

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Here’s a quick and easy mani I did yesterday. I used OPI’s ‘Fly’ and lace stickers from The Face Shop. I haven’t used lace in a mani before and I really like the effect. Excuse my dry hands, the weather here is Seoul is brutal at the moment. Plus I never drink enough water! 2 3


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Zebra Nails

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I bought these Zebra nail stickers a little while ago. I had really high hopes for them because the design is very striking and eye-catching. They were around 7 dollars US. I was happy to see that there were 28 nail wraps in the box. Also, they say if you want to use the stickers for a pedicure just apply the square end to the nail not the curved end, which is for fingers.

I knew I had a busy few days ahead of me so I was delighted to know I could just put on these stickers and go. But when I put them on, even though I was really careful, there were little wrinkles on the end of each nail. I tried so hard to apply them perfectly and it still happened. I thought the little wrinkles would be O.K.  but they started to bug me almost immediately. The next day I couldn’t wait to take them off. I started thinking about how unhygienic is was and worried that germs/dirt would get caught under the sticker. Ugh! I’m not the only one who has had this experience with nail stickers. My friend also complained about the wrinkles at the end of each nail.

It’s a pity because they really do look beautiful, until you look closely!

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Meow!

Happy Halloween!

I co-hosted a Halloween party this weekend and this was my manicure for the occasion! Here’s what I used.

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The stickers were great. It was easy to apply them and file/cut off the excess. The next day they peeled right off with no problems. They were a bit thick so you really had to press them down at the edges and make sure they wouldn’t curl back up. Apart from that I loved them.

Accent nail. As you have probably guessed I dressed as a cat for Halloween! Hope everyone had a great weekend, what nail art did you wear for Halloween?

 

 

 

 

 


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Don’t Mess With Me Mani

These are my tough girl nails.

Here is what I used to create this manicure. As you’ve probably guessed by now I am a HUGE OPI fan!

I bought the nail art stickers in Japan. I was there recently and was really excited to buy some nail art supplies. Everything was really expensive but I still picked up some nice bits and pieces. (I’m sure these nail stickers can be bought ANYWHERE but since I live in Korea some times nail accessories can be hard to source)