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Monday, August 29, 2011

I've got deja vu-do you?

I saw on another blog a swatch for China Glaze Westside Warrior and was so glad I bought it for myself.  I hadn't tried it yet, so I thought today's the day.  When all was said and done, and I looked at what I had done, I hung my head in shame because it's almost a dupe of my own mani! I am seriously stuck in a design rut and have got to pull myself out of it! I promise I am going to start mixing things up. Unless you are happy with what I am doing, because I really like my funky frenches! But I do realize that people get bored easily and I don't want to lose readers because I'm become comfortable in my polishing.

Anyway, you know my favorite colors are brown and green. At least you would, if you actually read my blog that is! So Westside Warrior is right up my alley. It is a true army green and awesome. I thought I was being so original in my mind, that it wasn't until later that I realized I had done this look before-of course with different colors and a different stamp-but the end product is almost the same.  Here is the look before. I apologize ahead of time for my lack of fabulous design ideas.  It's just not something I was born with.  I can't draw, can't do nail art-but I can combine colors in many ways and amuse you with my tales of life.

Here we have the obligatory bottle shot.


Oh how I swoon for this kind of green.  This has become one of my favorite greens of all time! The formula was great, almost perfection in one coat, but I always do two of course. I've got my indoor and outdoor shots for you as usual.

Outdoors

Indoors

Outdoors

Indoors
Isn't it pretty?? It's an olive khaki army green all wrapped up in one.  Pure heaven in my mind.  If you really are reading my blog, you would also know I swoon for Essie Little Brown Dress and use it often.  I'm actually down a third of the bottle! That never happens.  Maybe I need a backup?  I just love brown and green together so I stamped with BM 221 and funky frenched away.  Again, the indoor and outdoor shots.

Outdoors

Indoors

Outdoors

Indoors
I really love this look, but I thought I was doing something original, and then I remembered my camo funky french that I linked you to earlier.  Of course that was a different green, but the same brown.  I apologize for my rerun of a mani!  For some reason, I lack imagination and artistic abilities.

Let me know people, are you getting tired of my funky frenches? Need you to be honest.  Yes I love them, but don't want to bore the hell out of you!



25 comments

  1. Not boring AT ALL! I love the way you stamp your nails and do the French tip on top. I think you're the only blogger I follow that does that and I love your pics for that! And since you're the only one that also means you're original, right? Well, at least I do think so, keep on the work! I must try that myself, too!

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  2. Wish I could do funky French as well as you do

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  3. SO pretty..would never get tired of these!! lol

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  4. I'm not bored at all, I like your manis. :D
    And I also like this polish, I absolutely love that type of green, I've got so many things in that shade. :D

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  5. i think it's funny that you can dupe your own mani hahaha. i like it, though!

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  6. @Simona- I know I'm original in my own mind! Haha! But thanks for saying so!

    @Claire- yes I love this green!

    @Kristy- just takes practice. My first one was awful!

    @Mel- so glad to hear that!

    @Sandra- I really appreciate you guys letting me know!

    @Jacki- yeah it is kind of funny eh?

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  7. I think they're cool but maybe you should try freehanding stuff, or using tape instead of stamping! Just mix it up once in a while. Goodness knows I'm trying to!

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  8. It's not a "rut", it's a "style" :D My go-to default this summer has been an angled tip with glitter to break up the colors

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  9. No, I am not getting bored with the funky frenches... Keep doing what you love. We love to look at it all! You do the funky frenches so well too!

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  10. @Laura- I'm no good with art or tape!

    @Oreo- yes I'm gonna start saying that! It's my style and I'm the blog to do it!

    @Nail- venturous - yes I'm getting really good at them! Have decided it's my schtick!

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  11. Love the green and the stamp is awesome! I think this is my favorite so far! Love your stories too by the way!

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  12. Not at all boring I think it's a beautiful mani and I don't care if you had one similar, it just reminds me that I've been meaning to try it, I really like the brown and green and your stamp and funky French, I just got the new bm plates and I can't wait to try this one!
    On another note I just wanted to say I like your honesty when u comment on my posts I chuckled loudly when u commented on my highlighter yellow mani, it's awesome when someone is honest about how they feel.( sorry for the long comment)

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  13. @P&C- I like telling stories! Yes my blog is too wordy but it's what I like!

    @Beauxs mom- never apologize for a long comment! I think I'm the only one whom tells someone when I don't like it! I'm glad you appreciate it! I say what I mean! It makes a lot of people mad!

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  14. you're good at french :)
    i wish mine turned out so well :)

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  15. @Paulina-it just takes practice-my first tries were awful!!

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  16. Looks good. I think it is more important that you enjoy your own manis.

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  17. @ABOP- I agree with you-it was just a momentary lapse in this post! My blog-my rules! I'm keeping my funkys!!

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  18. ooooh I love it! Such a pretty green, I wasn't in love with it in the bottle but now that I've seen swatches, I need it!

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  19. Awesome color!!! Mmmm not getting bored I actually enjoy your funky frenches... and its a different stamp anyways .. maybe you should do a pink mani just for kicks :-P that would be different.

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  20. @Carly- I am totally in love with this green!

    @Polish Amor-bite your tongue!! You know damn well I don't do pink!!

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  21. @Anna-loodie- Very Nice!! I can't cave now! I've made a statement!

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  22. Gorgeous! I've yet to get any from this collection, though I'm sure that will change. :)

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  23. I as well love these military greens. I love the combo with the Essie brown - great for fall!

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