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February Amethyst Nails

After giving my nails a break, for the most part, I did some nail art!  It feels like it has been forever since I've played with my polishes after cutting them down to work on reshaping and whatnot.  The weather is still ticking off my cuticles, though.  

 

Anyway, a while back, I believe it was PrettyinPa who said it would be neat to do some sort of design for each month's birthstone.  I think she said that when I shared my November nail art.  Well, I decided to go with that idea.  It was hard to capture the true shade of the purple, though.

 

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It's also my second attempt at the Half Moon manicure. The top two photos are my left hand which has 28 rhinestones.  Since I didn't have enough of the light purple rhinestones left, I had to use a darker purple for my right hand.  My right hand has 27 of them.  I used the Essie Grow Faster for Normal Nails as my base coat, China Glaze in Grape Juice, and Cina Top Coat and Bonder.  To apply the rhinestones, I used the It's So Easy Nails Picker Upper tool.

 

Back in January, I did try the Half Moon Manicure for the Garnet stone, but I wasn't too happy with how it came out.  So, I took a picture of the best nail and shared it on Instagram and Facebook.  Here it is:

 

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I think the shades I used were China Glaze in Merry Berry and the red Sally Hansen Gem Crush polish.  I can't remember the name of it, but it came in a 4 piece mini set. 

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Purrrrrrrty......I timk my fave tho is still the red satin/matte finish one that reminds me of film noir. =D

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Thanks!  And that manicure is probably one of my top favorites.  I was amazed at the satin look from the matte topcoat because I wasn't expecting it to come out like that.

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I love both of your birthstone nail arts!  You really captured the essence of the month's color, I love the richness of the garnet and the fun-ness of the amethyst. I always have a hard time finding just the right color in purple, it's always too dark and muddy or so translucent that it looks more like a shimmer than a color.

Great job!  Such fun!

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Thank you for the idea of it!  Smiley Happy  

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As an amethyst baby, I approve!  Very prColorShare of purple!  Nice Kimmi!

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Thank you!!  Spell check can be such a pain, especially on my iPhone.  The China Glaze Grape Juice shade is a part of their permanent line.

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So gorgeous!!!!!! All hail kimmi, the nail queen!

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Lol!  Thanks, sephoramusthave!  I wish Spring would hurry up and get here.  I'm ready to do pedicures and wear flip flops!

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I meant very pretty shade of purple....iPad spell check gone crazy!

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gorgeous Kimmi! I always love seeing your nail art posts Smiley Happy

 

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Thank you!  So far this semester, homework hasn't be too bad.  Keyword: so far lol.  I hope that it will stay that way so I can have time to play with polish lol.

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I hope it stays that way! For your nail art and your sanity! Smiley Wink I graduated college 7 years ago (wow...just had a total omg moment! time goes so fast!) but can still empathize with schoolwork! 

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Besides homework, the most time consuming part will be my 20 hours of service learning/observations for my Issues in Education class and my Exceptional Learners class, which are both online.  However, I believe the observations will be an interesting experience.

 

I wish I could graduate already lol.  I student teach and graduate Fall 2014 as long as everything goes according to plan.  Four and half years instead of the "usual" four years.  Then again, most people here graduate in 5 to 6 years, so I think I am doing well lol.

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So pretty (as always) Kimmi! That shade is just perfect for the amethyst nails Smiley Happy

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Thanks!  So far it is still holding up well.

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@kimmi1115- I love seeing what creative design your going to come up with next! Soooo pretty!

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I personally like the January nails better than the Amythest haha. I hope you continue this every month! I'm excited for emerald (my own) and then opal. Opal has always been my favorite gemstone, I love its iridescence. 

 

~We are all beautiful~

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Opal is beautiful!  It's one of my favorites, too, especially since it was my mamaw's birthstone.  I also like emerald, too.  It's Lanndan's birthstone, but he hates it for some reason.  I think I'll have to get some darker shades of green polish, but I have plenty of time to shop around for them lol.

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So pretty!

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Thank you, Anaa and Beautylovingirl!  Smiley Happy

 

Anaa, I still love your avatar of your cat.  She's so gorgeous!

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