Friday, September 20, 2013

Jewel Tone Nails: Emerald, Sapphire, and Topaz

Holy crap, what a busy week this has been! I just added a new professional project to my plate (adult lingo) and I haven't yet mastered my new work-and-personal-life balancing act. The workdays have seemed quite long - I even had to put in a 12+ hour work day on Tuesday! #ShootMe. As a result, my blogging has been a lil' more sparse this week than I would have liked, especially with all the good things that still need to be posted about - like my camping/scrambling trip to the Tolkien Group from a few weeks ago, and the Vancouver blogger event I went to this past Saturday.

But today is finally Friday and that means it's nails day! If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen that yesterday I posted this photo and announced that it would be the inspiration for today's nails. It's another outfit-made-mani, inspired by an outfit from the blogger Simply Whit in a Sequined Life. (You can check out her original outfit post here.)

I love the jewel toned look of Whit's outfit and knew that there were colors in my nail polish stash that would be perfect to replicate the look on my nails - an emerald, a sapphire and a golden topaz (my birth stone!).

Jewel Tone Nails

Jewel Tone Outfit
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Disclaimer:  Just to reiterate - that is not a photo of me wearing that outfit. You'd be surprised how many times people comment on these "outfit-turned-mani" posts and say something like, "Ooh cute outfit, it looks so good on you!" And I'm all... Dude, you didn't even read it. #WompWomp 

Back to my nails!

Jewel Tone Nails: Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald

I used essence's Little Miss Sunrise, Sinful Colors' Envy, Love & Beauty's Navy, and Sinful Color's Snow Me White (as usual!):

Jewel Tone Nails: Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald Polishes

Jewel Tone Nail Polishes: Topaz, Emerald, Sapphire

Nail Polish: Jewel Tone Nails, Emerald, Sapphire, Topaz, Polka Dots
You can see I went with the double accent nail again, like last week. Perhaps the beginning of a new phase for me?!

Are you incorporating jewel tones into your wardrobe, jewelry, or nails this season?

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  1. great colors! love the polka dots too :)

  2. I am loving the jewel tones! You might be inspiring me! I'm also loving the double accent nail!! Great outfit...looks so great on you! (I kid, I kid ;) ;)) But I do really like the idea of an outfit inspired mani. You go girl!

  3. This is really cute! I would NEVER think to take someone's outfit and turn it into nail art. So may question is - how do you get the polka dots so perfect? I tried the bobby pin idea and it just dripped everywhere.


  4. I love when you do these outfit-inspired nails! Such a fun idea. Her outfit is darling and so are your nails!! Emerald is my birthstone and one of my fave colors! This emerald polish is gorgeous I totally want it!

  5. uh, hello could this be any cuter? I love it!!! You chose awesome colors, too.

    1. Thanks Elissa :) I was psyched that I had polishes in my stash that would work so well for this look!

  6. Aw, good luck with the new job!
    Hah, I totally notice when people post other people's outfits and some folks who just skim through the pictures (not words) say, you look so cute in that!
    Nevertheless, you styled your nails after a great outfit and they turned out oh-so-fabulous. Love it! I wish my polka dots turned out that perfect, grr! :P

    1. Thanks :) I'm going to be posting some tips soon about how to do nicely shaped polka dots - stay tuned!

  7. This combo is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s. THIS COMBO IS BANANAS, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

    Haha!! But seriously, this is such a fabulous colour combination and, as usual, your dots are PERFECT! I tried your technique of practicing a whole bunch and eight of the ten dots were totally symmetrical. Yay!! So, thanks! :)

    And I hope that you find a balance soon with your new job. Long days like that are the suckiest.

  8. I love it!! Your colors are too cute too!! I absolutely loved the polka dots!!

    Lillies & Silk

  9. I love how you get your inspiration and I think you captured that look so very well!

    1. Thanks Lulu, happy to hear you like the idea! :)

  10. You do a fab job on your nails! Love it. Thank you for linking up to What I'm Loving Fridays. Hope to see you back this week!

    xo Lulu


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