Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Solstice Nails

Salut mes amis!!!

As you can tell by my pic, today's quickie post is a weekly update on my nails. After nearly 2 weeks of wearing the awesome Sally Hansen Kitty Kitty nail strips, I got a little tired of prints and wanted to go with a solid color on my nails (though I couldn't resist decorating my pinky nail). To celebrate SuMmEr, my favorite season, I went with a bright, neon coral-orange color because it reminds me of summer fun on the beach. The nail polish I'm wearing is Quirius nail lacquer in Sunshine Energy and I absolutely love it on short squared nails and tan skin. I mean, they can see me wavin' from a mile away :)))
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Excuse the palm tree, it's looking a little rough with the flash on it ;p
The thing about nail art is that not all designs actually work. Some look chic and creative, while others--sadly cheap and cliché. My pinky beach design is one of those tricky ones. Everybody loves palm trees and the beach, but we've seen this design so many times that it's almost lost its charm. I still like the design because it's personal to me, however, I wanted to keep it über subtle. So, before committing to a whole hand, I tried the pinky and decided it would be an overkill to do all my fingers. Besides, it would take away from the bright neon pop that I was going for. So, I settled for a cute pinky nail reminder to cheer me up when I'm stuck indoors, desperately awaiting my next day off :)))

As always, please tell me your thoughts on neon polish, nail art, cheesy designs and/or any questions that you may have :)

bisous,

Maryam Maquillage



36 comments:

  1. Oh my! I think the palm tree looks flawlessly beautiful. =D

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  2. I never cease to be amazed by the incredible talent of nail artists! I couldn't draw that on a full piece of paper let alone on a tiny little nail. Besides that, the coral shade on the rest of your nails is delicious! So pretty and so on trend!

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  3. Thanks for commenting on my post. Nah! It doesn't bleach. Though I doubt it's even available outside Pakistan. I always wonder why Americans want to be tan? o_O Here, people spend fortunes on fairness creams. Lol!

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  4. you have quite the talent for nail painting they look gorgeous

    beautybarista.blogspot.com

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  5. Omg this color is gorgeousssss!! I love and have to get it :) Although, I don't think it will look as good on me as it does you..hehe!! You have such beautiful skin tone!!!

    Have a good day!!

    XOXO, CC

    http://thecupcakecartel.blogspot.com

    https://twitter.com/CupcakeKissesxx

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  6. Love the pinkie...the nail art is awesome!

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  7. Wow, what a pretty shade and the design is really pretty. Now I wanna try and see if I can do it lol. Thanks for sharing love. :)

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  8. wat a pretty shade and love ur artistic design too!!!

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  9. Re: Hahah! Now the tan/fairness craze makes sense. Nobody has explained it better :P

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  10. omg i want my nails like that hun! wow thats so cool and creative u inspirer me!
    http://euqinom7.blogspot.com
    E♥7

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  11. Precioso color!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  12. aw the nails are super cute! i love that little detailing

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  13. Nice colour! I've a similar one and love it! Finally I bought my pink lipstick, I will show it soon in a post =)

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  14. Re: That's fine! I am enjoying your rant. I am getting so much insight into this ethnic thing. And you are right, some dark people are so beautiful and much more attractive. If you do a post, leave me a link, I'll be the first one to comment :P Hahah!

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  15. That is so pretty! I love it :) I will have to try it.

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  16. i feel the same as you, sometimes its a little too much. but i think this looks redic good. i love that colour aswell its awsome!

    BreezeyBee BlogTv

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  17. thanks soooo much my lovelies!!! oxoxoxoxox's

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  18. thats soo cute! I wish i could freehand cute designs like that! Mine always come out soo hideous lol!

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  19. Really like this colour, I don't think I'll ever stop loving neon nails, they're so bright and summery x

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  20. This looks really gorgeous on and I think the fact that you havent gone really OTT with the nail art makes it look seriously chic and sophisticated as opposed to really naff and tacky! The colour is beautiful and looks perfect against your skin tone :)

    I adore really girly tacky nail stickers (I'm actually 25 but am attracted to pink glittery girly things that are probably aimed at 15 year olds!) ♥

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  21. lovely!! What a nice colour and I love the tree motif you made!

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  22. The color is so lovely! And the little pal tree!! Kyaa~ So cute.

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  23. This color is so pretty and I've been seeing a lot of posts with one nail a different color but your's is SO cute and perfect for summer. I can't believe people are so talented with nail art. SO cute.
    Following you and on twitter.

    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  24. Very beautiful varnish,
    It approaches you.... I love bright colours.
    Excellent blog

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  25. Wonderful colour nailpolish!!!! I must have it!!
    Can you follow each other? :)
    kiss,yumiKo

    http://yumikontheworld.blogspot.com

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  26. the palm tree looks so pretty! amazing job you did <3

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  27. I personally love the beach design! I really love neon polishes for summer. The one you used here is bright but classy!

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  28. ohhh emmmm geeeeee. love!

    Kimberly, FWB

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  29. thank you for your awesome comments everyone!!! hope i've inspired you to try this hot summer polish :)))

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  30. love love this colour!! the little image is super cute! x

    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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