NAILS | Earthy Florals (A Slightly Belated #CBBxManiMonday)

I am trying to figure out if I don't want to blog because I am tired from work or just feeling uninspired. I have often said that this was my safe space to be creative and feel balanced, but lately my ManiMondays have been late and the thought of taking photos and wearing makeup for posts has made me want to take a nap. Granted, I also haven't taken any real vacation days since January so maybe I'm just due for a recharge because in the shower, I have all of these ideas for posts and then when it comes to execute, I feel like a slug. My biggest thing is that I miss having more makeup posts here and though I didn't do a lot of makeup reviews pre-pandemic, I rarely do them now because I just don't wear as much makeup anymore. I wore more makeup when I had my time off because at least I could see it, but at work with a face mask, I don't even get to enjoy it in the mirror! Then again, I can't deny that I am saving so much money. Who knew that lipsticks and foundation were such a big part of my monthly spend?!

floral water decal nail art
Press samples 

I felt a bit guilty being so absent from this beauty space that I actually made a little IG Reel of how I use water decals! They are the ultimate cheat for me when I need a design and detail, but I don't have the time or patience. These decals are from Born Pretty and are where all of my water decals have come from over the past 10 years. I don't shop from them quite as often as they have changed their product offering to more stamping and gel polishes which aren't really my thing. For my base, I used two coats of this really lovely earthy shade from last year's Spring (Summer?) Bio Sculpture Gemini collection called "Clay Pathyway". 

floral water decal nail art

Can you also tell that my middle nail is hanging on by a thread? I broke it at work hours before I was planning on doing my nails and did the little tea bag trick to put the nail back together. It has held up a few days now and I am always so impressed with this trick when I have to do it!

floral water decal nail art

Happy Monday everyone and be sure to check out Renee and Trysh's blogs for their Spring Manicures this week!

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