For Brooklyn

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Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, so I did a very special mani for a very special little girl today.

I do have to make it known that this is not my story, but it is one near and dear to my heart. (I have gotten the mother’s permission to tell this story.)

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Konnichiwa!

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Don’t forget about my giveaway! Ends next week!

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Hello hello! I know this isn’t a Small Saturday post, that one is coming, but I meant to get this up last night and it didn’t happen.

This is my first mani for August’s Nail Challenge Collaborative theme, which is Around the World. Since my nail art skills tend to be, well, lacking, I’ve decided to stick to flag nails this month, choosing flags from four different countries on four different continents: Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. For this week I have my Asia choice: The flag of Japan.

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War of the Whites

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It’s finally here! My promised War of the Whites post. I covered all ten of my fingers in any polish I’ve ever used as a “go to white” (as well as some new, albeit tiny, faces).

Now, most of these bottles are at the halfway mark or slightly below that, so for the most part I did thin them out before applying because in my experience, white nail polish turns to the consistency of correction fluid when it gets low like that. (In fact, this is part of the reason I own so many, I don’t think to thin the bottles out so I just give up and buy a new bottle. I always switch up brands at this point too.) Also, with the exception of two (one is a pseudo “salon” brand at $8 – though I bought it at a discount store in a two pack, one is a discount store brand bought in a seven pack), my full size bottles are all drugstore brands, and the “cheap” brands, and I paid $1 for every single one, lol. This is because I go through whites so fast, I don’t want to rely on, say OPI Alpine Snow or Zoya Purity and have to shell out $8-$9 every time I need a reup.

Alright, let’s go!

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Step into Summer Challenge: Gradient

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(On the bright side, I can get away without having to bandage my index finger. On the not so bright side, ouch.)

Hello! It’s Monday, so that means it’s time for another Hobby Polish Bloggers Step into Summer Challenge, and sadly it’s the second to last one for me. But there’s already been talk about an August challenge, and I’ve stepped up to be the one to come up with the themes (sometimes I get a wild hair up my butt and want to do ambitious things).

Anyway, back to the current challenge. This one is “Gradient,” and I decided to do something I haven’t done yet, a glitter gradient. I’ve done regular gradients many a time, but a glitter gradient is a new concept, despite the fact I own quite a few glitters, especially a few densely packed ones that would be perfect for this.

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Happy 4th of July!

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So, this is what happens when you wait until your nails are worse for the wear to blog about them. I do apologize, but this was after a full shift of work and breaking two of them (they’ve now been nubbinized.)

Anyway, Happy 4th of July to all my American readers, and to everyone else, Happy Thursday! I had to work tonight, and The Fanboy’s not home, so I ate leftovers and watched YouTube. Oh and I did my nails.

I decided, after all the fancy manis I did, on a skittlette mani for today. This was mostly because I wanted something I’d easily be able to do on both hands since I wanted to actually wear it today.

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