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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Purple Flower Power!

Yes I was a hippie in my past life, and a goth and a freak.  I loved every minute of it! Do you ever miss who you were and wish you could be that person again? I really liked when I was in my 20s with my shaved head, stripes shaved in the side near my left ear and mascara colored tips in my hair.  To go with my Chuck Taylor blue on the left foot and red on the right high tops of course! My BF at the time wore the other pair.  His nickname was SMURF! Another reason why I love the Smurfs! If you're out there Smurf-call me!

The past few days, I haven't been feeling well, and for some reason, have been driving down memory lane missing who I was.  Sometimes I wonder where I'd be now if I had made other choices in my life.  Do you guys ever do that?  But this is where I am now and I have fabulous nail polish for you today.  Enough of the maudlin-get on with it!

I have yet another Nails Inc for you today.  If you are craving even more, check out Claudia's impressive stash at Chromatic Misadventures. She and I are both addicted to this brand.  I think she has about 80 bottles to my 20.  I just discovered the stuff, give me time!  We compare notes! Actually, she is killing me with her swatches, cause I want them all! And I can't get them!

Enough stalling, today I am playing with Franklin's Row.  A really deep berry purple with shiny blue shimmer. It's really cool.  I am trying to break out of my creme rut and add a little pizazz to my life.  Here we have once again, the artsy fartsy bottle shot.


Isn't that a pretty color? Are you excited to see it? Well here it is, indoors and outdoors.

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When I first put it on, I was worried since I don't really do glitter.  This is not a glitter, but it is a heavier shimmer than I usually wear.  But the more I looked at it, the more I really liked it.  To funky it up, I used another Nails Inc, St John's Wood, which is a lighter periwinkle/cornflower.  I also used BM16 and went all hippie on my nails.

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This came out really pretty.  I am getting better and better at the stamping stuff. This is just about perfect.  Plus I love the two purples together.  The camera is showing it more blue, but trust me, these are true purples.  I have been wearing this for a few days now, and have gotten a lot of compliments on it.

So who were you in your past? Were you a jock, nerd, freak etc? I'd like to know! Plus, isn't this mani cool as hell?

19 comments

  1. Nice! Do you freehand your tips!

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  2. @Kristy- yes I do freehand my tips! Tape just never worked for me-so I figured out how to freehand them to look really nice!

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  3. Ahhh! I need this color in my life! I love it. I like the stamping you added, too.

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  4. I really love that polish.... I freehand my tips too! I never use tape when I do those because I am not patient enough to let it dry all the way before applying the tape. Plus, I never put the tape on evenly, so it is always easier for me to paint the tips on my self with no tip. They always come out better! The stamping color looks great against that base color!

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  5. @Olivia C- it really is a pretty color!

    @nail- venturous- tape is for sissies! Hahaha! Just joking!

    @Paulina- thank you!

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  6. I was born in the wrong decade! I swear, I would have run the sixties (peacefully, of course). I like this! It kind of reminds me of Grape Set Match from the OPI Serena duo The stamping is great too!

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  7. I love this color! I have one similar, but different brand. The stamping looks amazing with it! We'll convert you to the glitter side eventually!

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  8. @Laura-I can just picture you in a tie dye, burning your bra! (Actually, I have no idea what you look like!)

    @P&C- It sounds so ominous-"will get you to the glitter side" Sounds so Darth Vader!

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  9. It's so pretty. I totally love purple polishes. :)

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  10. @Sandra-I especially love these dark purples-Barney purples-not so much!!

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  11. Aww I always think back to and wonder about how diff choices could have affected my life too, i went from preppy to skater to raver to emo before there was even emo! Oh good times now I'm just some old lady who hoards nail polish lol, this color is so pretty and your stamp came out perfect.

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  12. @Beauxs mom-thanks for answering life's question! But what is an EMO?

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  13. Well fingers the urban dictionary defines emo as:( Genre of softcore punk music that integrates unenthusiastic melodramatic 17 year olds who dont smile, high pitched overwrought lyrics and inaudible guitar rifts with tight wool sweaters, tighter jeans, itchy scarfs (even in the summer), ripped chucks with favorite bands signature, black square rimmed glasses, and ebony greasy unwashed hair that is required to cover at least 3/5 ths of the face at an angle.)

    I say I was emo before there was because I was super depressed and wore all black with no makeup except silver eyeliner and shadow and listened to the cure a lot but I think it's more of a style have you seen the kids with the super tight pants and dark clothes and hair in they're faces? thats basically emo I guess.
    (sorry to leave a long comment I just wanted to answer your question Properly.

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  14. @Beauxs mom- so it's a new name for goth and the band the Cure from the 80s!

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  15. @fingers Yeah I guess so, yes the cure from the eighties I adore everything about the eighties! the cure is the best evar, have u heard the spider song?

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  16. Purple is one of my favorite colors! I love the color combination and the design is gorgeous! love it :)

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  17. @drinkcitra-yes I am using this pic as my profile on facebook! Really proud of this one!

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  18. This mani is soooo cute, I love it!!!

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