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Abby’s Reflections #25 | Precious Moments

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“I don’t like cold weather but I love coming in from the bitter cold to my warm and cozy home. Putting on some Christmas music, turning on the tree and sipping on a steamy cup of hot chocolate hits the spot. Simple moments like these are so precious and I wouldn’t trade them for anything.”

Life is so fleeting when we don’t take a minute to savor the simple moments we will look back in regret at what we lost. Enjoy now.

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Abby’s Holiday Nails With Feeling

Paradise Is A Pampered Princess

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Nail Art #1 found on Pinterest

I’ll never forget my first professional manicure. The only word to describe the experience was sublime. When the manicurist massaged my hands I seriously felt like royalty, in fact, I was so relaxed I may have nodded off.

After she finished cutting, filing, buffing, shaping, and polishing my nails looked spectacular and I felt so good you’d have thought I was on my way to check out my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If I must say so myself I was slaying.

Over the past several weeks I’ve talked about fashion from a tactile perspective and how we can thoroughly enjoy creating fabulous looks by focusing on texturing. Likewise, the same principles of engaging more of our senses can be used in nail art beginning with shape, length, matte or glossy polish, to using glitter, gems, and other items.

To give you an idea of how this can be done I’ve chosen several designs which incorporates multiple tactile methods to delight those of us with little to no sight.

Nail Art #1 Description:
This design uses both deep burgundy matte and gold glitter polish. Thumb, middle and pinky fingers are solid burgundy matte, the index finger is solid gold glitter and the ring finger is a combination of the two polishes with a golden Christmas tree shape extending from the bottom of the nail towards the tip.

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Nail Art #2 Wrapping Paper

Nail Art #2 Wrapping Paper
Solid Metallic green polish is on all the fingernails in this picture and tiny gold accents (gems) are at the base of each nail. See more on Paintbox Nails.

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Nail Art #3 Metallic Magic

Nail Art #3 Metallic Magic
A classic solid red polish is on all the fingernails. A band of golden beads is centered lengthwise on the accent nail (in this picture, the middle finger). Demelza’s World

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Nail Art 4 Glitter Dipped

Nail Art #4 Glitter Dipped
Elevate a white mani by sprinkling festive red and green glitter on the bottom of your nails. (This is also a great way to hide any chips or imperfections before a last-minute soirée.)

While I wouldn’t recommend it, many nail art designs can be achieved on your own however it takes a steady hand a great deal of practice to become proficient. The cool thing here is you are only limited by your imagination. For example, you could use different colors to do a French manicure or use a glossy polish with a matte tip.

Do you have any tactile decorative nail tips to share? We’d love to hear from you.

 

Images: Pictures 2-4 were found on Good HouseKeeping. The first image was found on Pinterest.

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Abby’s Reflections #6 | Universal Design

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“Using unlimited imagination to design inclusive products and services for blind and VI people will benefit everyone because when we, to the best of our ability, design at the outset from an inclusive perspective no one is excluded.”

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Abby’s Reflections #12 | Holiday Stress

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“During this time of year, stress can be overwhelming but only if you choose to let it. Take time out for yourself to break away from unrealistic to-do lists and most of all keep things in perspective. Balance is key to maintaining your sanity” ~Abigale

Think about it for a moment, unless you are saving lives, creating the perfect holiday is not the most important thing in the greater scheme of things. Being here and spending quality time with family and friends should top our lists. Make fabulous memories this holiday season.

Description: A white, teal, and gray boldblindbeauty.com template utilizing the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image of Abby sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar) with a teal Abby logo laptop on her lap. Behind Abby to her right is a teal colored Christmas tree with a gold star and ornaments. She is sporting her signature explosive hairstyle while wearing a headset with microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her. In the background are light gray snowflakes.