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Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It // Confetti Nail Art

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I love nail art but let’s be honest, the pictures we see and the things we pin set us up with pretty unrealistic expectations.  Nail art, at times, is not easy.  It’s hard enough to paint your nails a single color with your non dominant hand, let alone try to get all fancy with it!

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Seriously…
Anyway, I saw THIS confetti nail art from But First Coffee blog and thought that maybe that would be something I could do.  So I tried it and I love it!  
What You’ll Need: Nail Polish (in multiple colors), Tooth Picks, Paper Towel, Top Coat
Paint your nails a base color and allow them to dry enough that they can be touched.  Put a little bit of nail polish on a paper towel and begin dipping a tooth pick in and touching it to your nail.  This will create little dots.  Keep going, using the other colors too, until you end up covering the entire nail.  After it dries, this will take some time since it’s thick dots of polish, apply a top coat and you’re done!
I only did an accent nail for fear of totally bombing but now I’m ready to go for it!
What other nail art designs have you tried that actually worked for you?

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Saw It, PINNED It, Tried It: Scalloped Nail Art

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It’s been quite the morning…Frosting cupcakes, cranky baby, Pinterest!
But now the cupcakes are on their way to the bake sale (Thanks, Hubster!), LM is napping, and…well, I realized this morning that I hadn’t really done anything from Pinterest this week!  I know, what happened?  Well, as my friend, Simple Mum, and I say…”that parenting thing” happened.
But at the same time….just because I didn’t try a DIY doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything from Pinterest.  Hello! There’s food and beauty and, well you know…EVERYTHING! So today I’m going to share some nail art I tried.
Every time I open Pinterest, there are tons of nail art photos.  They’re so pretty but they look awfully difficult.  Recently I saw one that I thought I could tackle.  I have to say that I’m pretty pleased with the outcome!
Aren’t her nails gorgeous?!

It’s seriously as easy as it looks.  It may not look exactly like the pic but it was my first try…I’m happy!  My best tip would be that less is more.  Put as little polish on the brush at first when you go to do the scallops.  You can always add another coat. 

Give it a try!
Happy Friday!
Source: joybx.com via Kelly on Pinterest
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