for this week’s mani i used deborah lippmann’s “modern love” for the base and color club’s “put a pin in it” for the accent nails. before i started this blog, i probably had about five polishes to my name. one of them was “dulce de leche” by opi which was the ONLY color i used to paint my toes. “modern love” is very similar to it which makes it one of my new faves. one of my bloggy friends actually covered theย  nyfw backstage beauty at badgley mischka spring 2013 and “modern love” is the color that deborah lippmann herself chose for the show (noting that mauve is the new nude)! i feel so on top of my nail polish game…ha ha!

p.s. i almost forgot, i have the konad nail stamp kit which i used to create my nail designs. but as you can see i used a regular nail polish for the design so you could totally get away with just buying this and any image plate you wish.

21 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neris
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 1:25 am

    LOVE your mani (as always) ๐Ÿ™‚


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  2. Amy
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    loving the design on the nails! i might need to purchase this nail art kit!

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  3. Ann
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Looks classy and fun!

  4. Jaclyn
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:25 am

    I love the subtle accent nails and the colour is beautiful

  5. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    Gorgeous – love the neutrals and how the design is subtle. I have Dulce De Leche and haven’t used it in ages…might have to pull mine out now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sandy a la Mode
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:53 am

    cute! the nail design is soo fun!

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. Rachel
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    The print on your nails is so cool! Fabulous nails ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rachelโ€™s Lookbook

  8. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 5:57 am

    Gotta try this new neutral palette!


  9. Amy Shaughnessy
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    I love this! The design is so subtle and pretty. I should try a little more in the nail department. I am doing good to slap a coat on at night before bed…


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  10. Always Maylee
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    I LOVE your mani, it’s so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. Annette
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I love this subtle nail art manicure. This is definitely something I would try out.
    xo Annette

  12. Amy
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Beautiful!!! I love mauve!
    xx, amy

  13. shannon
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Love the silver flecks. What a lovely manicure.

  14. lisacng @
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    I love the idea of nail stamps!!! Tks for the inspiration! It’s subtle enough to even wear to the office!

  15. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    LOVE this, and Dulce de Leche is one of my all time faves too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Smart n Snazzy

  16. Cassie
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    This is such a pretty color combo! Not only is the mauve on trend but subtle sparkle is too! Wow, you trendy lady. You didn’t even know it! lol. Do you have a favorite nail polish brand? Maybe you could talk about that now!

  17. Janelle@GlamorousMama
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Love the designs! Great color too..

    Janelle @ GlamorousMama

  18. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    you nailed that mani, and you I love that you used modern love – ps thanks for the shout out.
    Xo Megan

  19. Alice at Happiness at Mid Life
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    What’s your secret to such perfect self mani? Mine always looks like a 5 year painted my nails. I love this nail stamp kit so subtle that I can use it at work.


  20. Alela Sirah
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

  21. Audrey
    Oct 10, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    What?! You did this yourself?? Love it! When can I book an appt w/you?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo