Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brace Yourself!


Day 100

Ok, so I got this comment on my personal Facebook page from a friend in my hometown in Michigan. It was from, Julie, the woman who used to cut my hair when I was still living at home, and gave me some of the most super awesome prom do's that NO ONE else had... She commented on a post of mine with some fabulous nail ideas, and one of them was one I just couldn't resist- teeth with braces!!! I'd been toying around with the idea of teeth for a while, but couldn't really think of what would make them 'pop', so to speak, so her comment about the braces hit the nail on the head. Even better, the show Ugly Betty, which I love, airs on Wednesday nights, so I thought it was the perfect design to do for today!! ( I even painted them WHILE watching Ugly Betty!! :-P) Not gonna lie, I love them, even though they creep me out a bit. It makes me kinda laugh because my nail shape really looks like a tooth shape. *shudder* :-P

Man, that one tooth is way out of line... perhaps thats why braces were needed. ;)



Just the 'incisors'




I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, and couldn't have ever come up with a more perfect tooth color, even though this particular American Apparel polish takes 4 coats to be opaque, I happen to love it, and it's become my go-to white/off-white. For the gums, I used a mix of American Apparel Palm Springs and China Glaze Salsa to get the 'gummy' color. For the braces, I used China Glaze Millennium, and mixed it with China Glaze Liquid Leather to shade. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat, because every smile should shine!! :-P

Dentists/Dental Hygienists, are my 'gums' healthy, or should I floss more? ;)

Thanks, Julie!!!! :)

19 comments:

  1. haha great idea! if you had any crystals you shouldve made diamond braces! (like the girl in Princess Diaries 2) lol just displayed my dorkdom

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  2. That's not even what braces look like, genius.

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  3. hmmm--looks like braces to me - a bracket with wire going through - super cute - made me smile :)

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  4. wow, someone has a knot in their underwear...they sure do look like braces....and she is a genius. Maybe, perhaps, just a thought....you shouldn't look at this blog if it is troublesome to you?? Ya think??? way to go daily nail.....keep em up!!

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  5. Ahahahahahahahha! Oh God. I'm having a flashback! Getting them tightened- and then not wanting to eat for a week! AAAAhhhhh!
    Fun idea, though...!

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  6. And BTW, anonymous #1, those are EXACTLY what my braces looked like, genius.

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  7. Haha I just got my braces adjusted today....ouch.
    Oh well they won't last forever.
    But great job, as always! Your 'teeth' look perfectly healthy to me (:

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  8. I've never had braces but those are awesome, very unique idea!

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  9. Hey super cute! You have prolly answered this before and I just missed it but what kind of remover do you use? I do my nails every other day or so and I am DYING for a decent remover that actually works without ruining your nails...and I thought who better to ask than you cause you do yours every day! And help would be awesome!

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  10. this looks great, if i still had braces, i'd try this lol.

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  11. Haha! Thats the best ever!! Im just getting mine in a few weeks and im SOOOOOOOO excited! Its like you read my mind. Kudos to you chica!

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  12. THEY LOOK WONDERFULL!! Great Idea!!
    I look forward to reading your post everyday and each time it puts a smile on my face.. Keep up the Good work!!

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  13. That would've looked great on my nails if I chose to wear standard braces instead of my current Invisalign! I would want to paint my nails that way but my little kid told me not to cuz he finds it creepy LOL. Thanks for the idea; it made my day - from a fellow Las Vegas resident.

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