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I decided to kill two birds with one stone this weekend.

Yesterday was my birthday and the February birthstone is amethyst! Amethyst so happens to be my favorite jewel tone anyways so why not create a manicure that serves two purposes??

I took inspiration from my favorite childhood pastime: breaking open GEODES! Seriously, I loved hammering away at those things…I was weird little kid.



I used 2 coats of Zoya Payton as my base.

I then sponged and “water-colored” with Essie No Place Like ChromeChanel GondolaZoya Payton and Yara.


Generally, the insides of geodes are very muted and not all that shiny so I finished with 1 coat Essie Matte about You. Enjoy!


Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.