Monday, 28 March 2011

The Big 2-0

I was a little disheartened to post these due a comment that was made. I know my nails are short ugly but I am trying my hardest to get them longer. You'll just have to endure the ugliness until then!


These were my birthday nails. What I have on here is 3 layers of OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-y? and two layers of glitter, China Glaze's Glam. On the ring finger I used one coat of Solar Flare instead of a 2nd coat of Glam. I wish I had done this on every nail as the gold made the whole design feel warmer.


I just loved the way this looked. This weekend I tried OPI Big Hair...Big Nails with NFUOh 49 (plain red flakes) in place of the glitter layers. That was another really nice combo, it looked like fire!




I love how the jelly polish gives a wash of colour of the glitter. 

Close up.

17 comments:

  1. I love this combo the jelly and glitter look super cute together and don't listen to negative peeps I think your short nails are cute! But if u wanna try to grow them put u should try taking healthy hair skin and nails vitamins I did and my nails started growing like crazy! Good luck sweetie!

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  2. A big Happy Birthday to you!!

    And thankyou to you for inspiring me. Your blog was the first one I checked out and followed :)

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  3. If people have to criticise you aboutthe length of your nails then that showst they have too much time on their hands! If you're trying to grow them, maybe try Shellac polish or something, it's made my nails grow really long whilst it's been on,.

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  4. Wow I can't believe someone said something about your nails being short. It is hard having short nails. I've tried to grow mine for years and have tried everything. And i know how much it sucks to have short nails. It drives me mad that mine are short and people who dont love polish have awesome nails. That was mean of them.

    Hope you had a great birthday :)

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  5. I have awful short nubbin nails but as soon as I put on my latest nail colour purchase I always feel better and get loads of compliments on the colours I choose! That's what us nail polish girls looove, people notice your cute nail varnish more than how long or short your nails are.

    Forget the haters, they'll never be happy.

    Peace

    P.s. love the swatches especially on short nails!

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  6. Your nails are not ugly nor unpleasant to watch. They're just short. Personally there is so much more to why I read a blog than nail length so don't feel too bad, ok?

    I love layering, it's totally magic isn't it? Your nails remind me of a hot pink fish skin. I should pick a couple of those ChG big glitters!

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  7. Thanks guys for your kind words, they really mean a lot to me.

    I've bought some decent base coat and the Qtica growth stuff again. Just need some cuticle cream now I think.

    I have thought about vitamins before but seeing as I have an allergy to starch, i'm not really too clued up on what I can and can't take.

    I've also thought about getting a shellac manicure too, but as a broke student a $50 manicure doesn't seem to quite make it into my budget lol. Thank-you all for the ideas, I really love you guys!

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  8. They may be short, but they're very well polished and certainly not ugly. I, myself, recently got rips in three of my nails, causing me to have to file them to half their length. I like it so much, I'm probably going to keep it this way, but that's certainly not gonna stop me from polishing! Rock on, lady!

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  9. New to your blog- great mani! I'll have to get the china glaze glitter now! Also i may reconsider my anti-OPI stance now they have jellies! I personally think short nails are the best. I keep mine really short and prefer it for maintenance, hygeine, and no VNL with the sheer jellies and nfuohs I love to wear.

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  10. I just had Glam on. Love it.
    Someone actually made a comment on your nails saying they are ugly? What a pathetic ass. You're nails aren't even ugly (I know some people with uglier nails, I don't like reading their blogs because their nails and/or fingers grosses me out...but it's not like I'm gonna tell them! What point is there in doing so?).

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  11. Ignore the haters, I hate nubbins too on myself, but I'm still going to post. HAPPY BIRTHDAY by the way!!!

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  12. Your nails look cute! There's nothing wrong with short nails as long as you take care of them, which you obviously do. :)

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  13. Thank-you ladies for your kind words :) I just don't understand why some people feel the need to say things like that... I had a great birthday anyway with my little shorties :)

    It's great to hear other people have short nails too!

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  14. Don't even worry what anyone says about you having short nails - this is YOUR blog and YOUR way to have fun, so just delete 'em and go on girl!

    This is a cute color, hope your birthday was fun.

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  15. Your nails may be short, but certainly not ugly! And this mani is gorgeous! Happy birthday!

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  16. Happy birthday! I like short nails, so cute :) The polish also looks great, and i'm totally with you on the OPI jellies (ok, sorbets, whatever :)) and glitters! I too have discovered the loveliness of them paired with nfu-oh flakies, and will keep experimenting with combos. So much fun :)

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  17. awww, people are always gonna find a way to be mean & nasty. Im sorry. I had short nails my whole life, and never wore polish cause I was ashamed. Now I know better- rock on girl!

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