Lavender Bows

And…more purples! Normally, I wouldn’t really use bow decals because they’re a little too cute for my taste, but I got these in a big grab-bag and thought I’d give it a go.

This medium lavender is made of equal parts red, blue and white shimmer. I’m afraid all the colors involved were Japanese dollar store brands, but give it a try at home- just mix 1/3 red, 1/3 blue (try medium blue or lighter- darker blue will yield a purple rather than lavender) and 1/3 silver shimmer, white shimmer, etc. to lighten it up. The shimmer can be a polish, or even shimmery pigment, such as from old eyeshadows.

I dented my nails fiddling around with the dishes, which is where the decals came in. I wasn’t in the mood to mix up more polish, so I stuck on a bow to cover the smudge. Decals and rhinestones are not only fun, they can disguise a manicure mistake!


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About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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4 Responses to Lavender Bows

  1. Lucy says:

    Very pretty and lady like. I love the decals. That lavender color is very pretty. Nice job . Is this mani office suitable for you?

  2. nevertoomuchglitter says:

    Thanks Lucy- this is sort of passable if my boss isn’t around. If I’m meeting clients, it’s a no-no, but usually I’m not!

  3. Oh no I would hate for a client to see cute little bows, lol!! I have never understood that whole nail polish and work place thing (a bright neon yellow I could see, but cute bows? what’s not to love) 🙂

  4. nevertoomuchglitter says:

    Brooke- I think the boys are jealous! In my office, we’re not supposed to wear anything “distracting.” Maybe if everyone had some nail decals, there would be no distractions!

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