Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Gold nails just for me featuring shell studs

Today I am showing something that on my nails right now.  I did this mani on Sunday night and just couldn't bear to take it off.  You see today is my birthday, and before you ask, at my age you stop counting the numbers!  When I was thinking about what I wanted to paint on my nails for my birthday, I simply couldn't think of anything I would love more than the golden creation I was already wearing.  So it stayed on for another day.

I started with a base of Bourjois Rose Lounge, a gorgeous sheer pinky nude.  I then placed all my blingy accessories on my nails using a single coat of top coat and pressing them down.  The gorgeous little shells are something new I got from the Born Pretty Store.  The Metal Shell studs come in two sizes in both silver and gold.  These are the smaller 3mm size and I love how flat and smooth they sit on my nails.  All the other studs on my nails I purchased from the Born Pretty Store in a mixed wheel of various stud shapes.  I also purchased the gold striping tape from the Born Pretty Store.  If you're shopping at the Born Pretty Store, my 10% code is MNPG10.

After I had placed the bling, I top coated everything to seal it in.  I then painted the gold sections of my nails using OPI Honey Ryder.  Finally I used the gold striping tip to mark the edges of the polish.






I also have to show off this amazing cake that the wife of one of my work collegues made for me today!  Isn't it just the most gorgeous box of nail mail you've ever seen.  I'm keeping the icing nail polish bottles on my desk at work.


Thanks for reading and goodnight.

26 comments:

  1. OMG those are so cute and sweet! I love them ^^ They look absolutely adorable! Happy birthday too, young lady!

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  2. Oh how I wish we could just paint on a coat of polish that looked like your nails. They are superb. Fantastic Cake and what an awesome thing for a work colleague to do with the help of his wife. Happy Birthday!!

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  3. The shells are adorable and so is the cake - you know you have to post that pick in AN!

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  4. Happy Birthday!

    aah little OPI bottles are so adorable :))

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  5. Ah that's the best cake ever!! :)
    Happy birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday to you, you are one amazing lady, that's a spectacular design and OH that cake, it's so special and perfect, it must have been hard to cut that.
    Your work mates love you very much. Many Happy Returns xoxo

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  7. I want to mention that I went on the hunt for the Ultra3 Christmas packs today and I found them ALL, I think I actually made excited noises out loud. Thank you so much for all your great posts about those polishes. The book is gorgeous, and they had a large clear tube full of polishes. I think it was shaped like a candy cane, but my eyes quickly scanned down that long tube of polishes. Such perfect gifts for any nail polish addict.

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  8. happy birthday!!!

    wow! this mani is sooo amaising!

    and the cake... the cutest thing =)

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  9. Happy Birthday! That is one of THE nicest mani's I've ever seen! And that cake, wow. :D

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  10. Happy birthday!! The birthday nails I'm rocking today aren't nearly as gorgeous as yours! :)

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  11. Happy birthday Cathy! I hope you had a fabulous day! Beautiful mani and lovely cake - I can't believe the little icing bottles!!

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  12. Aww, cute cake :) Happy birthday!
    Love the gold nails - so delicate and detailed

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  13. Love these so much, also adorable cake!

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  14. Happy birthday! Wowsers those nails look amazing :D

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  15. Happy birthday! You're really talented and creative.

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  16. Absolute gorgeousness (show of hands, who's surprised? yeah, I thought not.) And what a fun cake! Isn't it wonderful to work somewhere that people really care about each other? Hope you had a beautiful day, sweetie!

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  17. Happy birthday, Cathy!! This mani is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen :D

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  18. your nails art stunning. I would never want to take them off

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  19. Wow that's so cool! Happy birthdayyyy :)

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  20. Wow, those shell studs are adorable, I've never seen them before. Great mani, and happy (belated) birthday!

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  21. Holy hell these are gorgeous woman!!

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  22. I absolutely LOVE these! I almost never play around with sheer/opaque combos, but this makes me want to!

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  23. Ok two things!
    1) Happy (very) Belated!
    2) This manicure is SO beautiful. I saved it in my reader and am just now coming back to it. Seriously gorgeous.

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  24. Wow, what a unique and beautiful nail design! I am so happy that I bought OPI Honey Ryder; it looks awesome. (Happier that I found it on sale for only $4.50 US.)

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