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?

13 comments:

  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 :)

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  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!

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  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.

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  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?

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  9. Reminds me of learning to write, lol.

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

    http://i43.tinypic.com/izx8xg.jpg

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