Unusual Supplies

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The other day, I had some pretty plain nails.

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And I was feeling a little mellow so I put some Bubble Bath Gel Color from OPI on them.

But the hue was a little too pink for my liking. Then I remembered the other day that I had some mineral makeup that I had bought, like 3 years ago, and my little mind started to work. I wondered if the makeup I had would give the Gel Color that fun iridescent look that is so hot right now. Almost like a mirror finish.2017-05-07 16.06.50

So, I tried them all over a clear gel coat to see what might happen. I decided to use the one with the least amount of color in the pigment and I am happy with the final color is gave my nails.

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Then, I remembered that I had this cool gift bag that had a great shimmer and shine to it. Again my mind went into over drive and I thought…..
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Hey, lets cut that bag up and make it into slivers of the bag to put into gel on my nails!

2017-05-07 16.28.12 Marian Newman, from London and who I learned from during Nails Mastered said that you should always gather unusual things because you never know what kind of cool art it might become!!!
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I added some different sized and colored Swarovski crystals to it and then filled in some of the gaps with Crystal Pixie by Swarovski and this is the final look! I did my thumb on the other hand.

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I’m not too sure I’m finished with these nails. They seem like they are missing something.

So, take Marian’s advice like I did and gather those strange things that may not have been designed for nail art because you never really know when inspiration is going to hit!

Invest in yourself!

Years ago, (I mean YEARS ago) I took a business course. One of the things they taught us was to track your tips. I know, sounds weird right. It’s a tip. Not something you rely on for your rent, food or other life necessities.

Here’s the thing though, once you start doing that you realize that you spend a lot of money (because you have cash on hand) that you don’t even think about. I guess because it’s “extra” you don’t think about budgeting it.

I saw this on Facebook from Bridget Di Nielli Akers.

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I thought it was such a smart way to invest in yourself. Especially if you are using that “extra” money that you were spending without thought.

Thank you Bridget!

 

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