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Hey errbody! It’s Monday, and thankfully the sun is shining inside and out.  My fellow BLM girl and blog crush, Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky has started an awesome Monday MANIcure blog hop. And since we all know my bloodstream is half polish by now, it’s right up my alley. I didn’t really feel like doing my nails this weekend. And if I don’t feel like doing them the results are always pretty disastrous. So this morning when I was feeling better, I picked out a couple of nice polishes and went to town. Doing my nails is definitely my way of escaping the everyday routine of life for a few minutes. It’s nice to have a little time to think about nothing more than how pretty your nails will look when they’re done!

For this week’s mani, I decided to go green. I used Zoya Bevin as a base with Essie As Gold As It Gets to add a little shimmer. I love that Bevin is sort of a dusty sage color, but it still feels light instead of heavy and too earthy. I hadn’t really given As Gold As It Gets it’s due as an effect top coat. I’ve been so in love with my Shine Of The Times topcoat that I always used it instead. When I found out it has been discontinued I decided to ration it(yeah I’m crazy enough to ration nail polish, what?). The flakes in As Gold As It Gets are slightly smaller and more delicate than the iridescent flakes in Shine, and so they give  more of a  pixie dust feel. I’m already loving this combo!

So what polish are you rocking this week? Do you use your manicure as a means of relaxation? P.S. I am in love with pixlr. It makes more shabby point and shoot pics look almost ready for publication LOL. If you want to be part of the blog hop click that link up there, and get in on the fun. Have a great Monday lovlies!


I say enthusiast instead of addict ( even though some people would disagree), because while I have what I consider a nice polish collection, I am not obsessed with it. OK maybe a little obsessed. Anywho, my collection was outgrowing my little storage bins, so my wonderfully kind husband volunteered to build me a nail polish rack. It’s the perfect thing, since we redecorated our bedroom not too long ago. I’ve been trying to make permanent storage solutions, so our lives are a little less college dorm, and a little more young adult sophisticate. I snapped a few picks to give you an idea of what my collection is like.

My new nail polish rack with room for expansion!

I apologize for the grainy pics, but it’s been pretty gloomy around here so I had to use natural and artificial lighting. Isn’t it awesome? I feel like I could start my own nail salon. Pick a color!

A better look at my lovelies

I have between 80-90 colors so far. My two favorite brands are Zoya and Essie, but I have a few OPI and butter London polishes. And of course some other brands that I just couldn’t resist.  Are there any brands or colors you LOVE that I should try? Let me know what you think.

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