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Christmas with FLP: Gifts/presents

If you haven’t noticed yet, I am extremely behind on this Christmas challenge. I had a friend’s wedding last weekend and we had lots of guests staying over, so needless to say very little nail art was done. The others have been doing some awesome manis, remember to check them out (Polished Tickles and Beauty, For the Love of Nail Art and Bubbly Brunette).

So, I’ve made it my mission this weekend to catch up! This post was supposed to be completed a week ago, but I’ve finally managed to do it. I really liked how it turned out. It’s super simple to do, but so cute! I hope you all like it.

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You can look at all of the manis that have been done for this challenge by clicking on this InLinkz group below:

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French Floral Decals

Happy Tuesday everyone! Every day brings us closer to the Festive Season, the end of the year and yet another year to come. Can you believe it??

I’ve been very busy with work lately. I also can’t wear outrageous nails to work (I wish I could!). So I did a very simple French style mani, with a little floral decal or two (leftover from Korea)Β to spice it up!

I used a Modi white and a Face Shop glitter topcoat (all from my time in Korea).. I know what you are thinking, and yes, I do need to go shopping in South Africa and top up my polish collection πŸ™‚
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Interview nails

I want to start this post of by thanking The Nailinator for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I have already done a post on it, but I’m am still flattered, honoured and appreciative πŸ™‚

I’ve officially entered the job hunt, and those of us who live in South Africa know just how challenging that can be. I was thrilled to receive a call only 2 days after posting my CV on an online job searching site. So, the following day (Thursday this week to be exact) I went in for an interview.

Now, I couldn’t go rocking a pink, blue and generally lumo water marble or some other extroverted nail art choice. So, I went the tried and tested french manicure route. I did add a little silver sticker, which I LOVE, that I got in Korea. I also went for a nude undercoat as opposed to the traditional pink. I’m very happy with how it looks! I’ll have to wait and see how the interview went. I have a different interview on Monday, so I hope that goes well. I’m excited to start working and to start my career. This may be the first of many more “career nails” to come. But I promise to still do outrageous, colourful designs on the weekend! πŸ™‚

Here it is, I hope you like:

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Good ol’ French Manicure :)

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Not much to say about this manicure, it’s really simple. I did the french manicure free hand (which was fine because I didn’t have an undercoat, so if I messed up I could use an ear bud and nail polish remover to tidy up). Then I added my The Face Shop “Face It” Shimmer top coat – which I love! It’s so subtle and pretty. I put some lace stickers on three nails and added another top coat. And that’s it. Super simple and quick.

I absolutely LOVE french manicures, I know they are really common and maybe a bit over done, but it never disappoints me when I wear it πŸ™‚ I hope you like it..

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Day 18 – Something classic

I decided to do a version of a French Manicure πŸ™‚ I love French Manicures AND they are classic. This one didn’t turn out too Christmassy, I added some tape to try spice it up. But I realised that I don’t have red or green tape (Christmas colours).. But, I did my best and this is how it turned out πŸ™‚

I used a Konad light pink that is very transparent as an undercoat, then I used tape and Sally Hansen White On to make a French manicure effect. After that I used blue and black tape and a lace black tape on one nail as an accent. That’s it! πŸ™‚

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Cute and Girly

Happy Friday to everyone πŸ™‚ It’s been a long week! I just want to do a quick post..

This is similar to a manicure I did a few weeks ago, tiny dotting french manicure. I also did an accent nail with some cute flowers. It’s a very cute, girly mani.

I used an ancient Yardley French Manicure Pink (I’ve had it for years, but it’s just a plain pink for french manicures), I also used a Modi pink, Sally Hansen “White on”, Skin Food lime green and some silver nail art tape. I used a dotting stick with a really small tip to make tiny dots. Its super cute and cheerful, it brightened up my day today πŸ™‚ I hope you like it!Β  What do you think?


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Stickers and shells

A while ago I had a small online spree. I bought all sorts of nail art things to try out. One of those things was crushed shells. I’ve been dying to try them and tonight I finally did. I found the shells quite scratchy, but I found that if you put on a thin layer of shells and lots of top coat then it feels smoother.

I also used sticker french manicures for the first time. I got these cute, shiny white stickers from a local store called Skin Food.

I also used an opaque Konad pink and a OPI top coat πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy my mani! Let me know what you think πŸ™‚