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Nail Inspo of the Week: 3 More Looks to Love!

It's that time of week again: when I try to figure out what I'm going to do with my nails this week! Who wants to help?

1. Suit Up!

I recently got this nail polish from a friend who knew I'd love it (I love cards!!) and I've been trying to think of how to use it. I could do something like the second look and pull out the little decals to "suit" my fingers, or I could do something like the first mage and just paint it on. Either way, a pretty cool look!!

2. Rockin' Red!

Red with just a few basic stripes - easy to achieve but makes an impact! All you need a beautiful red and a thin brush (or art pen) of black & you can do this!!!

3. Why Not Neutrals?

This look was shared over here by @marshalledgar and I love it! I don't have a great neutral base right now, but I think I could pull this one off!

Which do you like best?

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@alywoah @marshalledgar okay deff going with one of the first two, probably the first one!
@MyAffairWith next week!!!
Rocking red!!!
@HairConfetti Yes!! I was so happy to find that one :)
First one! I love the little details!
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