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nail art: flirty ombre

sometimes simple is best, and today's nails are just that: simple. however, that does NOT mean that they are ugly or plain or even boring!

having just had a newborn, and trying to keep up with a crazy little toddler (i swear he gets cheekier by the day...yikes!), i don't have a ton of time to myself anymore. and if i'm being honest? all i want to do is sleep when i do get a few precious moments alone. haha! but the other evening after Bronx had gone to bed, i wanted to do my nails, and knew i didn't have a whole bunch of time before Tinley woke up, so i grabbed a handful of my pink/peach polishes and a nail plate.

i wanted a more flirty spring look, which is why i went for pink hues (who doesn't love pink?!), creating a fun ombre look. then i threw in the cute flowers on my ring fingers as an accent, and to help bring out a more "spring" feel!

here's the roundup of what i used:

• sinful colors: soul mate (#945)
• new york color: french white tip (#134)
• sally hansen: coral reef (#405)
• china glaze: flip flop fantasy (#873)
• love, charlotte (via charlotte russe): i can't find the name, but i think the number is #11375LPK
• nail color (via forever21): peachy cheeks
• new york color: extra shiny top coat (#271)
• nail plate: konad m20

i always forget how fast and easy the nail plates are. i definitely love that they dry instantly after i stamp the design on, making it easy for me to add the top coat after. <<a HUGE plus for a busy mom on the go!

*what nail color do you tend to use or gravitate towards this spring? me=pink/coral/peach! i'm a girly girl through and through. haha

*want more nail art ideas? see my ideas HERE!

*HERE are 3 more fun ideas that i love from Julep, and HERE are some fun new polishes to try! let me know if you own any of this brand, and what you think of this polish! i'm always on the lookout for new kinds!

>>this post was not sponsored, but i did create it for Julep's spring nail art contest. hope you enjoyed it, and were able to draw some inspiration from it somewhere! :)

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