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Hello! This is my first Nail Files post, where I’ll feature the nails of a fellow mani fanatic. My premier feature is Megan, who is an awesome colleague of mine. We haven’t been working together for very long, but we instantly bonded over our love for nail polish. :)

Last week Megan told me about her planned girls night with her fellow gal pal and they were going to try out the Kiss Nail Dress decals. I’ve never used them myself, but have always seen them at the drug stores, so I was curious to see how they would compare to the Sally Hansen Salon Effects. One thing I noticed about the Kiss decals is the amount of bling options they have. I was excited to see which artwork Megan would be using on her nails.

If you haven’t used nail decals before you gotta give them a try. They’re the best when you’re in a hurry and forget to do your nails for a vacation or party. You can honestly even do them in the car on your way to an event! I love that you can have nail art on your fingers within 10 minutes and they stick on to your nails really well, strong enough to last up to 10 days. The best part is the removal process, all you need is regular nail polish remover and the decals come of with total ease. If you’d like to see a video on how to apply the nails, check out the Kiss Nail Dress website here.

So the day after Megan’s nail party she came to my desk and flashed her amazing hot pink leopard fingers… and toes! I never thought of using these for my feet and they are sooooo cute especially for sandals in the summer time. How adorable and fun!

I’m really excited to share more Nail Files posts with everyone! Lady friends, don’t be surprised if I ask to take a picture of your nails the next time I see you!

And thank you Megan for taking off your shoes for me!

xo,
e.

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I went shopping at Zara a few weeks ago and picked up some amazing mint denim and a pair of crochet shorts, but after a few days of deliberation I decided that they were unnecessary and returned them back to the store. I mean who needs crochet shorts when the weather is only 17c and raining every other day? :/

A part of me still thinks about the shorts and I find myself green with envy when I see other girls wearing their mint denim, which led to inspiration for this mani post!

I love this New Bohemian mint shade from Colour Club. I’ve worn it once, all on its own without any bells and whistles, and loved how fresh it looked. It’s the perfect shade of blue / green for me as my skin color is quite tanned and I find pastels hard to wear.

The opacity is not the greatest, but all you need is a few good coats or a white bottom coat to help. The line stickers are from the Richmond Night Market last year and I can’t believe I never thought of using them before! They are so easy to apply and the adhesive is super strong. All I needed was two coats of Seche Vite and this mani has lasted me all week.

Pastels and crochet textures are so trendy right now. What’s your favorite look?

xo,
e.

I found another set of flower decals I purchased in the summer and thought it would go perfect with the new bottle of China Glaze China Rouge I recently picked up. I called this my romantic Christmas look. I really appreciate some of the intense detailed and holiday-themed look, but I’m too nervous to try those designs and I can never grow my nails long enough to do some of the super creative looks.

So here it is, a plain, but pretty red with flowers.
*Please ignore the ring and pinky fingers. I tried to put a glitter topcoat on the decal and it looked horrible.

What are some of your holiday mani ideas and what’s on your wish list?

xo,
e.