#manimonday

I hope you are all having a fantastic long weekend! I know today is a holiday but it’s miserable out so we are hanging out at home watching movies, and it’s been almost a month since I did my nails… I am long overdue!

I wanted to break out a couple of my favorite holos, and decided on KBShimmer‘s Blue-d Lines & Up and Cunning. Started with 3 coats of Blue-d Lines, and then dotted on Up and Cunning followed by a coat of Clearly on Top. Hopefully the rain and clouds go away soon… these holos are pretty, but in the sunlight they are gorgeous!

Cordelia thought it would be fun to help with taking and editing photos today, and now she’s happily playing with her LeapFrog ‘Leaptop’. I can’t believe she’ll be 2 in just a couple weeks ♥.

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mani monday – kbshimmer happily ever aster

Mani Monday - KBShimmer Happily Ever AsterHappy Mani Monday all! I ordered KBShimmer’s Happily Ever Aster a while ago and have wanted to do this manicure ever since. It turned out exactly how I had hoped it would.

When the weather turns warm, and the spring flowers are a fading memory, I turn to the aster for bright pops of color. With it’s daisy like petals, and shades of blue, purple, white and pink, this later bloomer was the inspiration for Happily Ever Aster. Periwinkle, light aqua blue, purple, lavender and white glitters swim in a clear base surrounded by tiny bits of holographic glitters for a sparkling top coat.

I started with 3 coats of Essie’s East Hampton Cottage (which they describe as a ‘beachy sand pink’ but I would call it a light neutral sand with shimmer.), then using the recommended ‘dab and spread’ method, I would dab a bit of Happily Ever Aster on to the base of my nail, and spread it around with an art brush, letting it dry slightly and repeating until I was happy. There is a lot of glitter in this polish so it didn’t take long at all. Topped with 2 coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Mani Monday - KBShimmer Happily Ever AsterHappily Ever Aster | East Hampton Cottage
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