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Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's my birthday!

Today is my birthday! For some reason this year I am way more excited about it than in years past. I am 23 today, and I obviously had to do some nails to celebrate the occasion!

I decided to do a confetti pattern. I sort of made this up as I was going along!


I tried to channel my inner Michelle (Sonoma Nail Art) and add some shading to the ribbons and confetti pieces. I think it was (mostly) successful! Colors are listed below, but FYI: on the shading, I just took the base colors and mixed in a tiny bit of black.


The colors I used are:
  • China Glaze Heli-Yum
  • China Glaze Peachy Keen
  • China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
  • OPI Who the Shrek Are You?
  • Zoya Robyn
  • OPI Do You Lilac It?
  • Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White


This was obviously painted freehand and I just used my favorite little nail art brush. I haven't done intricate nail art like this in a while so I was very excited to see the finished result!

I hope you all have a great weekend! I know I will. :)

64 comments:

  1. Well, first of all Happy Birthday! This looks amazing!! I like the use of shadows to create a realistic look!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope you have an awesome one!!!

    this mani is awesome. You did an awesome job with the shading it looks sooo good.

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  3. Happy Birthday! Glad you're excited about your birthday haha, I'm definitely not excited about turning 23 next year! & Super cute mani :)

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  4. Happy birthday.
    Nice confetti mani.

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  5. Happy Birthday!! These look awesome!

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  6. Happy birthday!!!! have a great day!
    That is a super cute mani!!

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  7. Happy Birthday, dear Saggimate! :) Great mani you did! I'm turning 23 exactly in a week :)

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  8. Happy Birthday, Sarah!! :D And what a fun mani for your special day ^^

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  9. Happy Birthday! This looks awesome! I'm turning 23 this month too!

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  10. I like the confetti! Very cute look.

    Also, happy birthday!!

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  11. Love it! And Happy Birthday! Hope it's great. <3

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  12. Happy Birthday! Your confetti nails are super cute!

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  13. damn you for being 23 and damn you again for being so original - love it! xxx

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  14. Happy Birthday from me as well Sarah! I love this manicure!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I love the design!

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  16. Happy happy birthday to you and your perfectly manicured nails :D hope you have an awesome day!

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  17. Woot, happy birthday! If you're in the Valley, you should totally go to Four Peaks for a birthday dinner and beer - my favorite bar!!

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  18. These are sooooo good! And I am doubly impressed because you used nail polish. I use acrylic paint and it is a lot easier to control than nail polish, so this is super awesome! Have a wonderful bday Sarah! HUGS!

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  19. This so cute!! Happy Birthday!! :)

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  20. Happy Birthday Sarah! The nails are awesome!

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  21. happy happy birthday!
    this mani looks so cheerful and fun!
    Hope you're having a great day!

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  22. Happy birthday! These reminds me of the Disneyland Street Party Parade!

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  23. Happy Birthday! These are such happy, fun nails!

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  24. happy birthday darlin!! Love the mani!

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  25. happy happy birthday!! I love the shading you did on these!

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  26. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  27. This is great!I love the design!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  28. Happy Birthday Sagittarian girl! ;)

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  29. happy birthday!!! hope you don't mind but i'm totally stealing this awesome mani! great job!!!

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  30. Happy birthday!! Can't wait to see your next year in nail designs :)

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  31. Happy Birthday - Fantastic manicure

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  32. happy birthday! i hope you had a great day! the manicure looks awesome!

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  33. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY!!!! I love these! They look like a gift bag! :D

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  34. Happy birthday!! I'm glad to see a birthday manicure that isn't Lippmann Happy Birthday. :)

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  35. Happy birthday Sarah, another Sag sister! :) There are a few of us nail polish bloggers who are Sagittarius. What a cute and festive birthday design! Hope you had a wonderful day.

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  36. Happy Birthday! Hope you are having an awesome day! & love the mani

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  37. Happy birthday! My birthday is coming up. I should do a birthday design like yours but I am too lazy.

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  38. Happy Birthday! The mani is really cute and apt! :)

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  39. happy birthday girl! These nails are fun! Hope you have a lovely day :)

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  40. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish you a happy and cray year, full of amazing polishes and love :)
    Amazing mani, btw :)

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  41. CONGRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS!!!!!
    WISH YOU A HAPPPPY YEAR!
    XOOXO

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  42. Happy birthday! I remember being 23! Love your mani! So cool!

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  43. Happy Birthday! Wish you tons of joy and happiness. Love your nails. Please do visit my blog :D. Just uploaded Winter penguin nails.

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  44. Happy birthday!! Your nails look gorgeous!

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  45. Happy Birthday! this mani looks so festive :D

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  46. So cute! Happy belated birthday! I will be 23 on the 6th! :)

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  47. Definitely my favorite of any of your previous designs. LOVE!

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  48. I love your work!!

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  49. Wow, that shading is pretty amazing!

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