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Pastel Neon Chevron Stamping Nail Art

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Of course I have to open with some nail art! I do enjoy making teeny works of art from nail polish. I've tried nail wraps before but it doesn't compare to some old-fashioned nail stamping. Since refocusing my energy into myself, family, and home in the last couple years I haven't done as much nail art. This is the first time I've busted out my stamping since February 2016 (according to IG@shelbylounails). I enjoyed creating this mani immensely. I kept smiling and waving my nails in my husband's face. He liked it, promise.

I need to get my old lightbox set-up back out, this lighting is atrocious. I'll blame it on the neon. For this mani I started out with a base of Cult Nails Tempest. Tempest is supposed to be a one-coat white, I did two lighter coats to get full coverage though in order for it to dry better. I then very lightly dry-b…

And So It Begins. Again.

In October of 2013 I started an exclusively nail polish blog, Shelby Lou Nails, with what I consider some success. I stopped posting about two years later. I kept doing a little on instagram, but not consistently. But I learned a ton and generally enjoyed my time.

I started getting into Minimalism and ordered The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo in October 2015. I read the book in like three days and "Konmari-ed" my house of all the joy-less things. In one weekend I made seven trips with the SUV full to the Salvation Army near our house. And when I say I did I mean my husband did. He is wonderful and it's pretty much my job to find things to bother him with. Anyway, after about 6 months both my husband and I started seeing major changes in our home for the better and he got on board too. We have been culling, decluttering, selling, and donating since. I love my tidy and joyful home! I can clean without spending a half hour cleaning up first. Not that I cl…