Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Roundel the World


Day 39

Today's nails are painted with roundels, which are national insignia used on military aircraft. This was a suggestion by my friend Patrick, who is a pilot in the US Air Force. :) I also thought it'd be a rad idea because my grandfather was an aircraft navigator in World War II. On my left hand I did the countries of my heritage, and my right hand, I did some of the more interesting shapes, and colors. :)




Left Thumb: United States

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Salsa, and Ultra Pro in Blue Blaze.

Left Index: United Kingdom

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Salsa, and Ultra Pro in Blue Blaze.

Left Middle: Belgium

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze Salsa, Zoya Pippa, and Zoya Raven.

Left Ring: Germany

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with Zoya Raven outlined in China Glaze White on White.

Left pinky: Netherlands

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White, Zoya Pippa, Ultra Pro in Blue Blaze, and China Glaze Salsa.




Right thumb: Poland

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White and China Glaze Salsa.

Right index: Lithuania

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White outlined with Zoya Raven.

Right Middle: Ireland

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White, Sally Hanson Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in 06 Sun Kissed, and Color Club Art Club in Green.

Right Ring: Hungary

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White, China Glaze Salsa, and the Migi Nail Art Pen in green.

Right Pinky: Estonia

Used: China Glaze Sci Fi-Khrome as a base with China Glaze White on White, Zoya Yummy, and Zoya Raven.

Everything is topped off with two coats of Seche Vite top coat to seal the design and make the nail supppppper shiny. :)


And lastly, here is the centerpiece my class partner, Ed, and I made in chocolate class today. It is 100% chocolate, and entirely edible. (though I would be unhappy if someone ate it!!)




17 comments:

  1. Hey, I actually had a good idea for once!

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  2. it's rare, Patrick, but it happens. ;)

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  3. What a cute mani! That chocolate sculpture looks gorgeous, but I would still eat it lol!

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  4. ahahahaa. nice work with the nails :)

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  5. Hey! I love your blog! keep up the great work!

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  6. I love reading your blog!! How on earth do you paint your nails so perfectly? I never see any smudges of smears! Amazing!

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  7. first you are brilliant with chocolate! love the centerpiece..I am surprised it's not a hand with edible nails...I would like to suggest something for your nails...10 days of christmas (there are 12 but you couold use your toes)

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  8. Thank you!!

    gildedangel- I'd fight you off, haha- those chocolate sculptures are a pain in the ass to make- especially the flowers, the petals are SO thin and delicate!

    DeMo- Thanks!!! I'm glad you came to check it out!

    Denis + Nick- Look closely (especially on the Belgian one- there is a major smear- I nicked the nail while the Seche Vite was still fresh.. argh! But thank you, I try to make them look nice, though sometimes my patience gets the better of me!! :-P

    The Insatiable Host- Thank you!! I'm really enjoying this chocolate class- and I'm learning a ton!!! I'm planning on doing breads of the world next. I can't WAIT! I'm thinking about doing the 12 days of xmas, but am still working out the logistics of how I would go about it. :-P

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  9. I'm a fellow nailaholic and was thrilled to find your blog through a post on Glamour.com. I love it!! Thanks for the ideas!

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  10. The result of your work makes me amazed to see it. You are a true artist. I can not make the work that was so beautiful as you.I think that it is an alternative to the young girls to have a fashionable style!
    How many years you become an artist?
    22dd

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  11. Hello, i think that this is a great post because has useful information.

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  12. Hello,
    Really its looking so beautiful. Thanks very much for the share.... Keep posting.

    Thanks!

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  13. The result of your work makes me amazed to see it. You are a true artist. I can not make the work that was so beautiful as you

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  14. What a fantastic style you chose to paint your nails. I wanna use a similar one, but just using red and light blue... I love those colors.

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  15. I'm still learning from you, but I'm trying to achieve my goals. I certainly enjoy reading all that is posted on your blog.Keep the information coming. I loved it!


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