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December 9, 2011

So evidently Holidailies is not going to be on reddit this year after all, but back at the dedicated portal—starting today and running through January 9th—so I don’t have to put a photo in every post to avoid the generic image. Today I do have a photo, though, because I thought I’d share a bit of my nail polish world over here, just like in the old days, long before I had a separate nail blog.

matte flakies

This is several of my favorite things to do with nail polish all at one time. It’s layering: a deep deep plum base color plus flakies plus a matte top coat. It’s comparing: the base color is the same on all the nails, but the flakies are from three different. It’s experimenting: matte top coat is not the usual thing I’d do with flakies. Playing with nail polish is a creative outlet for me. It could be argued that since I already had quilting and knitting I didn’t need another one, but neither quilting nor knitting gives the immediate gratification that nail polish does. Sometimes I really need a quick hit of color play, and nail polish gives me that.


On this date in 2010: Now I Know My ABCs
2009: No Vaccine for This
2008: It Was Okay
2007: Contrast
2006: Run Like the Dickens
2005: Winter Count — March
2004: Stressed
2003: TP
2002: No entry

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One Comment
  1. Raychel Says:

    I still have never tried a flakey with matte top coat…really need to change that!

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