Wednesday, June 5, 2013

keep calm and have a manicure.

I love nail art. The amount of pictures I have saved on my computer of cute nail polish ideas might border on ridiculous. This is probably because I am never able to paint my nails or get my nails done. Why? Work. Ugh, what a terrible rule, right? Well, thank goodness that has changed. Sort of.

My work now allows neutral nail polish shades, French manicure, and pastel colours - though pastel colours 'will be tolerated, not encouraged.' This may be a far cry from the neon pink nails I dream of, but I'll take it! After not being able to wear nail polish for so long, I am excited to have nice looking nails again.

As soon as this rule went up at work, I booked an appointment to get my nails done. I chose a sophisticated purplish grey shade to start with and I love it! My nails make me feel pretty and feminine again.


What are your favourite nail polish shades?

xo Shannon

39 comments:

  1. Yay that's good
    Well I love a good neon pink like you said, and I am wearing it now lol
    I have tons of nail art pictures saved as well... Ideas I want to try :D

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  2. That shade is very sofisticated!
    I wear a lot of shades, even dark and crazy, but my favourite ones are red and pinks.
    I'm new here but I wont ask you your job because I don't want to bother you ehehe :)
    xoxo

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  3. nice color! my favorite summer one is essie's fiji - such a classic x
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  4. so cute!
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  5. I rarely have time to do my nails too! but I am a nail biter :( so I have to get my nails with gel or acrylic just for them to look nice. I can never have just one color, I love having wild designs on them! That purple is nice, at least they are allowing some color!

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  7. I haven't had a mani in sooooo long!

    I LOVEEE purple nail varnish :)))))

    Karen @ Quarter-Life Creative

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  8. OMG, I don't know what I would do if I couldn't wear any polish! I guess neutrals are better than nothing! I'd stock up on Essie, they have THE best neutrals and SO many good colors! Fiji, Lady-Like, Barefoot and Topless, Mimosas for the Mr. and Mrs., marshmallow!
    Kallie
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  9. Your manicure looks very professional! I like the color.

    xxLiora
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  10. Your nails look amazing! I love neutrals.
    xx chris

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  11. pretty!! i love mint green right now =)

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    LesleyKim

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  12. Great post ;)
    xx
    Katha

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  14. I don't have one favourite colour I think. I like dark one like red, navy, grey, black but also very summery like orange, deep pink or yellow

    Kisses from Dublin
    Ewelina
    xxx
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  15. So pretty! <3 I don't have one favourite color, it's impossible for me to choose only one. I love them all and I love wearing my nails always with some color :)

    Love from Vivalaohlalá!

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  16. such a nice mani sweety... I love the color, and your hand is beautiful BTW
    kisses
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  17. I love red nail polishes but I use many colors :)
    xo
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  18. Nice shade! I think white and black ones are my favs right now =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  19. Right now I love white nail polish!

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  20. Nice :)

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  21. I couldn't cope without nail polish - I hate bare nails! Yours look lovely :)

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  22. super cute, such a bummer that work restricts you on what colors to wear, but hey at least the colors they allow are classic ;)
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  23. What shades are my favourite??? Just take a look in my drawer full of polish and pick one! I have a lot of colours and I wear them all. And I want more!

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  24. I love super bright pinks and corals!

    xo Ally
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  25. i love pink and gold! :) aand coral blue!

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  26. Love the colour on your nails! It's also great that you can wear nail varnish now too! :)

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  27. Beautiful. I love the color. I don't have a favorite color. Always something different <3

    xx

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  28. hahaha you are so right!
    I love mint colours for the summer :)
    xo
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  29. Thats so lovely, my dear.

    Lots of love,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  30. Lovely! I like red shades :)

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  31. Glad they are allowing some shades! This one is gorgeous!

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  32. Lovely! Right now, I am very much into pastels. :*

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  33. This one looks great...I have to admit I'm a big fan of classical red but I love to experiment with shades and colours.
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  34. great nails and great shade!
    I love nude colors and pastel colors and the classical red, but I also love neon colors for summer!
    Right now I'm wearing a red-orange shade which I love :)

    I was wondering if you'd like to follow each other via BLOGLOVIN and GFC? If so, let me know when you followed me and I'll immediately do the same! I'd really like to keep in touch with you!

    With loads of love from Zurich,
    Lory xxx


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  35. i love the color of your nails <3

    xoxo,
    SHERLAINE
    http://alittlefashionsocialite.blogspot.com/

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  36. pretty! I'm just into doing manicures in general....no specific color!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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