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25th Birthday Mani

So it has been a crazy long time since we have posted, but life has been beyond crazy.  This tax season is completely kicking my ass, therefore causing me to be more lazy then general once I get home.  However, I did have a birthday since the last post.  I'm now officially a quarter of a century out...yay!

So here is my birthday mani. It was completely copied from Deniz.  Click here to see the original.  She is amazing! I used OPI Pink Friday, Sinful Colors Pink Creme, Essie Main Squeeze, OPI Alpine Snow and a pink nail art polish.  Hope you like it!

~Nailed by Brittany~e

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More Instagram Nails

So I've been crazy with work, so I haven't had as much time to focus on the blog but I really love Instagram. Here are a few of my nails from this last week :)

Hope you like them. I was so excited about how my first flower nail art attempt came out.

~Nailed By Brittany~
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A Crewed Interest

I rarely wear nude/neutral polishes, I own very few and I like even less so I was super psyched to finally find a nude I could get on board with (that sounded dirtier than I meant it to!). Essie's A Crewed Interest is a pale peach cream and is just one amazing color in Essie's Spring 2012 collection, most of which I now own thanks to Brittany and her peer pressure, don't worry I talked her into a few pricey polishes as well.


There is a bit of a pink undertone in this polish which I really think made all the difference. Its unusual to find a nude that's flattering on me, my skin is very pale! I've seen A Crewed Interest swatched in a few different places and one of the best things about it is how different, yet equally flattering, it looks on different people. And as I mentioned above the application is great, these pictures are of just 2 (thick) coats and a top coat.





~Nailed by Jen~
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OPI DS Opulence

So last Friday Ericka and I went to Ulta to use my card awards.  It was both exciting and a bit sickening knowing how much money I have spent there.  However, I was excited to get a new curling wand :)  I also picked up OPI DS Opulence.  This color is extremely similar to OPI DS Reserve, but its a little more mauve.  I love the Designer Series polishes and really enjoy the lovely holo that these polishes have. Enjoy!

~Nailed by Brittany~
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Happy Leap Day!

For today's mani I used one of the stamping plates I got for Christmas. There are a few left that I haven't tried out yet and I was really excited by how much I liked this particular pattern because I wasn't especially fond of it on the plate, but once it was on my nails I really enjoyed it.


I used 2 coats of Essie Over The Edge, a layer of Essie Good To Go, then stamped with Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go. I'm having a hard time finding a good silver to stamp with, I can't help but feeling like they are all too sheer, I've tried Sally Hansen, OPI and now Finger Paints. Easel Come, Easel Go was ok but still feels a bit thin. Anyway overall I enjoyed this mani.
 

Sorry for the somewhat low quality photos, I'm too lazy to use a real camera and download pictures, so all my pics are taken with my iphone.
~Nailed by Jen~
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Plumberry

Hooray for the wonderful weather yesterday! After the snow storm that blew in from Chicago this past weekend, I'm grateful for the warmer temperatures (although I'd still love a snow day :)

The color I wore yesterday really helped me get into the mood for spring. As part of the loot from the spectacular Walmart Essie clearance we found a few weekends ago, Essie - Plumberry is a creamy berry red with a little hint of pink. The color was so bright and vibrant. I absolutely love this color!
Inside

A little bit of natural light for once!
Are you counting down the days until Spring?
~ Nailed by Ericka ~
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So busy...

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, but we have all been crazy busy.  I'm currently getting sucked into the awfulness that is tax season.  Working a minimum of 54 hours a week can get very tiring.  But I promise we will get back to posting regularly.  Hopeful everyone is having a good week :)

~Nailed by Brittany~