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NAILS | Read Between the Lines #CBBxManiMonday

I am having a hard time focusing on “non-work” related things today. I keep thinking about what I need to deal with when I come back which is really frustrating since I can’t DO anything until I AM back so my brain knows that worrying about this is pointless so I am trying to distract myself by working on my to-do list for the next two days. I did bake a new cake so that’s something (an Apple Cake) that I am proud I tried and now it’s just figuring out the blogging calendar which right now, I find pretty exciting. I love seeing what my month could potentially look like even if I always start off VERY ambitious and then have to remove stuff from the calendar due to time constraints. I use my Google Calendar to keep track of my blog and Instagram posts so it makes it easy to move things around if I need to. I started doing this at the beginning of the pandemic while I was off work and I have found it to be a really useful and satisfying tool to keep things organized.

photo of green and gold striped nail art holding gold polish bottle
Some polishes are press samples

Our theme is “green” this month and other than leprechauns, I haven’t been able to think of many green-themed manicures even though I KNOW they are out there! I have been falling back on designs that I have pinned or saved and just switching the colours up to see if they would work. Though I do enjoy the colour green, I don’t have as many green polishes as I thought I did and many of them border on teal…

I wanted a bit more of a sophisticated look for this week so I went for the very posh combination of forest green and gold. I waited a bit too long to do the stripes (with a nail vinyl) after painting my nails with Picture Polish Meow (4 days) hence the tip wear you are seeing. It has been a rough two weeks and summoning motivation to do anything other than my day job has been a challenge. I know I sound dramatic, but it has just been a BIT of a gong show. 

photo of green and gold striped nail art holding gold polish bottle
On My Nails
(Base Coat) OPI Matte Nail Envy
(Base) Picture Polish Meow
(Stripes) CND Vinylux Get That Gold*
(Top Coat) CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat*
photo of green and gold striped nail art holding gold polish bottle
I actually have a little Instagram Reel of how I did these nails so pop on over to my Instagram for a little behind the scenes look! As always be sure to check out Renee and Trysh’s blog and social media channels for their “Green” manicures!
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