#ManiMonday, August 24

I spent some much needed time cleaning my room this weekend. While folding and putting away clothes, I realized there is so much stuff I really just need to get out of my drawers. Everything that doesn’t fit can be donated for sure, but what do I do with my sorority, band, and university t-shirts that have sentimental value? I decided that a t-shirt quilt was the way to go (I’ve seen a few of my sorority sisters do this and the results have been pretty positive, so why not?). Knowing that I will have to send all my t-shirts away and never get to wear them again, I got nostalgic, and decided to wear one of my favorites one last time.

On top of that, I got some awesome nail mail on Friday (that I mentioned in my last post). One of the colors from KBShimmer, called Shore Thing, is pretty much a spot on match for the t-shirt that is my inspiration. I say it was destiny.

The Inspiration
Kappa Kappa Gamma – Delta Kappa Bid Day 2013 t-shirt

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The Polish
Dream Polish Smooth Gem Base Coat in Tropical Mojito
KBShimmer Shore Thing
Philly Loves Lacquer Gold on the Ceiling
KBShimmer Clearly on Top Quick Dry Top Coat

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The Tools
Jolie Polish Clean-up Brush
SweetBaby by Donna Cuticle Oil in Summer Carnival

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The Finished Product

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I really just can’t get over how clean and classic this manicure is. I’ve always loved PhLL’s Gold on the Ceiling – it makes me feel like a rockstar and I try to wear it as an accent as often as possible (for this mani, I used 3 coats, but it can also be used as a topper because it is so sheer). My new KBShimmer polish, Shore Thing is perfect and creamy. Application was a breeze. These nails almost make me feel like a mermaid and it’s a nice reminder that summer’s not over just yet.

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4 thoughts on “#ManiMonday, August 24

    1. Thank you! I do have more cuticle oils, but this particular one just smells so delicious that I can’t help but be obsessive with it.

      I also have cuticle oils from KBShimmer and use Lemony Flutter from Lush as well as Absinthe Purifying Hand Butter from The Body Shop.

      I’m actually really bad with hand care/health/maintenance and don’t apply any of these products nearly as much as I should, so this is definitely not my area of expertise. The cuticle oil pens are really great though – they are easily controllable and pretty much stay in the area you apply it. This is especially true versus Lemony Flutter/Purifying Hand Butter since they need to be applied by hand, tend to get all over, and although super moisturizing, do leave hands slippery/greasy.

      1. Hmm yeah I’m the same way, that’s why I was curious. I’m trying to find a few more nice products, so I’ll definitely try those out. I looove cuticle oil pens! Right now I used some (as well as the balm) from Dream Polish.

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