Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It Was Elementary, Dear Watson

Today's manicure was inspired by two things, one being a handwritten note on a co-worker's wall from her kid, and the other being the 3 years I spent as a software artist at a children's educational publisher, and all the manuscript writing pages I had to work on. :-D Oh, the memories.... David, Joe, Jordan, Jennifer Neumann *giggle*, Ginger, Dave, and Boz, I miss you guys!!!! :-D Hope all is well at the 'Zone, my friends. :-)

I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, Orly Snowcone for the blue lines, ORLY Pink Chocolate for the pink line, and American Apparel Hassid for the black letters. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Fun fact about me: I won the Penmanship award in Mrs. Wolthuis' 5th grade class (I think it was 5th, maybe 3rd? I had her twice) :-D Now I have a signature that would make a doctor weep. :-D

Two more things for the ole' SZ buddies...

To David... Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

To any other artist.... Did you try making it purple? Drop shadow?


  1. This is such a great mani idea and it looks so cute :) Love this! The girl I babysit is learning cursive in school right now. She would love this :)

  2. Okay, I'm a teacher & the kids are always checking to see what I've done with my nails for the day. When they grow a bit more I *have* to do this one!

  3. I can almost smell the pencils and paper...
    Now is it my imagination, or did you do something along these lines (pun intended!) before? I vaguely remember... maybe I'm thinking of the ruler mani. (which I also loved)
    And that Orly Pink Chocolate-swell!- pink without being too "pink", you know? Me likey.

  4. What do you use to remove your nail polish? You must have to go through it like water. And if it's pure acetone, do you dilute it?

  5. Holy crap! Yesterday's manicure definitely caused some controversy! I had a great time laughing about it, though. Freaks.

  6. Little did I know :-)
    from Norah Wolthuis

  7. I just wanted to let you know that today while in NY i visited an american apparel and told my friend that i had to buy hassid because it's opaque in one coat. She replied "I'll believe it when I see it." So I put it on in the pub we stopped in and it really is a one coater!!! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  8. I had actually thought about doing a mani like this back at the start of the school year, but i couldnt wrap my mind around how to do it! THANK YOU for completing that thought!

  9. Reminds me of learning to write, lol.

  10. this is one of my favorites! i tried it out myself.. look! :)



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