Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dino-MITE!!


Heidy-ho, neighbors! :) Today was a great day!! I participated in Corporate Challenge earlier (a Las Vegas competition between a bunch of corporations where we compete in sports, card games, etc), today's event was Kart Racing. Too bad Mike S. came in 7th, or we might have placed. :-P (Yes, Mike, that was another jab, lol) ANYWAY. lol Another fun thing I got to do today is go to the International Beauty Show! I'd never been to it before, so it was like being a kid in a candy shop... a tad overwhelming, but awesome. It was cool to see people like Nick Arrojo cutting hair a few feet away (and yes, I put in my phone number to be a hair model!! lol). I also loved going around to see all the nail booths, Nubar, CND, China Glaze, Minx, CalGel, etc. There are so many fun techniques- and I swear when I get my project done, I REALLY wanna try CalGel, it looks super rad... and I'm thinking that Shellac is going to be a must-have for this summer on my toes!!! Anyway- I'm hoping to have time to go back tomorrow, and I'll definitely be writing more about what I found, bought, saw, etc. in the next few days! :)

On to the nails... a girl named Danielle in my culinary class suggested that I do Dinosaurs.. I totally thought it was a kick ass idea, so I did it!! It's a T-Rex on my thumb, and dino footprints across the other nails! :)



I used MAC Abalone Shell as a base for the footprint nails, with Essie Mink Muffs and Zoya Dea sponged lightly on top, as well as for the footprints. For the T-Rex nail, I used Orly Snowcone for the background, L.A.Girl Army Green for the T-Rex, Nubar Forest for the shading and part of the lines, American Apparel Hassid for the eye, and the outlines, and Green Scene for the leaves at the bottom. I used Essie Matte About You on the footprint nails, and 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat on the dino nail.

RAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you filed down that pinky...should make anonymous happy! Fun nails... keep up the good work!

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  2. Now I have the score from Jurassic Park running through my brain. lol

    But your nails are cute. :D

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  3. I have a minor obsession with dinosaurs. I really like these :)

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  4. wicked manicure, I really love this one :D
    Do you do your mani on both hands? Is it hard doing it on your weaker hand?

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  5. Sounds like you had a fun time!!
    What a cute idea for nails.

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  6. so cute! and wow! I would love to let Nick loose on my hair. My thick curly (afro type) hair + the heat and humidity in Georgia, does not work out well for me

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  7. This is sooo cute ;D
    Congratz...

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  8. Ooh I can't wait to hear more about the show! The nails are too cute, and the title made me think of the dynoMITE online game, there's an idea for nails in there too! :)

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  9. I want to know how long your nail line is because i'm growing out my nails out and i think your nails are the perfect lenth. So, what i'm asking is if you could take a picture of your nails with no polish on them please? oh, and i think your nails are wicked awesome everyday! ^-^

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  10. Ok, I take back what I said about the Solar System nails - these area a dead tie for my favorite!! Good job sis.

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