Monday, 25 August 2014

Work Appropriate Manicure Monday Returns!

Greetings All!

That's right, my semi-regular, on again, off again 'series' of work appropriate nail art is back! This time I was heavily inspired by my pink Colour Me Crazy nails, and the little swirly roses. Although I was fairly happy with my first attempt, I always trick myself into thinking they'll be perfect next time. And I fall for it every single time!

These are not perfect! But again, I am quite happy with them. They're only borderline work appropriate (according to m own personal definition) because they are a little bit colourful. However, today is a Bank Holiday, so I'm allowing it.

I did initially consider doing these on bare nails, but I wasn't brave enough. I settled for two coats of OPI You Callin' Me A Lyre? to leave just a bit of vnl (and hide the staining!). The roses are Etude House Ice Cream Nails in Peach, and Barry M Gelly in Grapefruit, so they're fruity as well as flowery! The leaves are Color Club New Bohemian.

And now, a very rare sight, my left hand. The hand that does all the work! Polishing my left hand is something that really puts me off doing freehand. I can manage stamping very well, or a gradient, or weirdly, leopard print (I think the irregularity/shaky handed brushwork helps in that case), but I wasn't looking forward to this.

For me, this isn't too bad at all! I'm strangely proud of the one on the right on my ring finger.


  1. This is very pretty, and would definitely be within my definition of Work Appropriate! I've been really trying hard to come up with work appropriate manicures for the last few weeks, and was actually thinking about this feature on your blog the other day! X

  2. Love these. I think they're work appropriate because the base is nude and the colors are muted. It's so feminine!


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