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Weekly Color Inspiration {Crafty Reminiscing}

 
Cross Stitch Mani

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Cross Stitch Furniture by Charlotte Lancelot

Cross Stitch Furniture by Charlotte Lancelot

We all know by now that I’m huge into crafts….all crafts, even the old-fashioned types. Well, one rather “traditional” crafty craft is currently having a renaissance of sorts (pun totally intended here), yay for Cross Stitching!! Who remembers their older female relatives cross-stitching cheesy patterns for hours on end?!

I love the modern take on the old trend that’s popping up in the arts & crafts community, so I asked my nail guru Astrowifey to re-create an abstract cross stitch pattern on my nails this week (click my mani image for a closer look.) She used a regular nail polish as the base (Essie Smoking Hot), and different acrylic shades for the pattern. I love the result, it’s modern, whimsical, and gives a nod to old traditions. What do you think about the trend?

XO

{Images via here, here & here.}

 
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Weekly Color Inspiration {Graphic Neon}

 
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{On all fingers – RGB Stone, Neon accents – China Glaze Celtic Sun, Gold glitter accents – Butter London West End Wonderland.}

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends, family, good food and some time to relax. I’m still stuck in a bit of a food coma this morning thanks to a fantastically huge dinner last night!!

Remember my talented new friend Astrowifey? I visited her for another manicure the other day and her creative & immaculate work still blows my mind. I came to her with a few ideas of what I wanted, and she managed to combine them and make my manicure modern, funky, geometric (which I love right now), glittery (which I love even more) and fun! I smile every time I look at my nails these days.

XO

 
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Weekly Color Inspiration {The next Level}

 
Miss Renaissance Manicure

This week’s mani is SO fun…and a real dream come true for me!! I had heard about local nail artist Astrowifey many, many times, but hadn’t yet met her. So, a few days ago I finally made an appointment to meet her & get a dream manicure from her! Ashley is more talented than I could have imagined. She listened closely to what I wanted and made it happen perfectly and fast!! I’m super impressed, and will be back to visit her every few weeks for more artistic & complicated manicure designs….I have so many ideas already, my head is about to explode!!

XO