Nail Inspiration

I usually don’t use any base coat or top coat when painting my nails, however over the Christmas holidays I was spoiled by my sisters and used their nail polish (base coat, top coat, and all). I couldn’t believe the difference. The nail polish went on smoothly, no bumps or bubbles and the quick drying top coat kept it looking shiny without the long wait for results.

I am now thinking that the base coat and top coat are crucial to well polished nails because without them it seems like I just can’t get my nail polish to look right. The most recent attempt was last night when I attempted, yet again, to paint my nails. I even did the whole blowing on them while holding them in the air away from anyone and any thing so they wouldn’t get smudged or smeared. All this effort was for not, this morning my nails are dull and imprinted with the crisscross pattern of my sheets…not a good look.  

As I cleaned off my once shiny nail polish, I looked to Pintrest for nail inspiration.

 I love nail art but my personal style is all about the less is more. I just don’t have the attitude to pull off the more dramatic looks such as the one below:

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/558727897490240610/

Now this one is more my speed.

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/62768988527979996/

You can still have beautiful and elegant nails that are unique and cute without going overboard.

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/146367056611545755/

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/356628864212288333/

Even this, which is not your traditional look, is cute.

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/551339179351863269/

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Source:http://pinterest.com/pin/356628864212288479/

 So what is your style? Do you like to go big and bold or more subdued?

And for all you nail guru’s out there, could someone please explain the reason behind the look below. The one pointed fingernail looks more like a weapon. 

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 Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/129056345543844886/

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