Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oh, How Tacky!


Hi everyone!!! I hope that this lovely April day finds you well ( and not wind-blown, like here in Vegas!! lol) Today's nails were inspired by something at work- my cork board!! :) I thought it'd be something different, and plus, when I did the dinosaur nails the other day, I thought the background looked like cork, so I thought I'd used that idea as a design! :)



I used MAC Abalone Shell (I wish I'd picked up multiples of this- I <3 it), with Zoya Dea pretty heavily sponged over it, then topped with CND Super Matte, which BTW isn't MATTE AT ALL!?!?!?, don't get it. After that failed, I went to my go-to matte topcoat, Essie Matte About You. Next, for the thumb tacks, I used CND Green Scene, American Apparel Downtown L.A. for the red tack, Pure Ice French Kiss for the blue tack, American Apparel Poppy for the orange tack, and CND Bicycle Yellow for the yellow tack. I mixed each with American Apparel Cotton to highlight, and American Apparel Hassid to shade, except the yellow tack, which I mixed American Apparel Poppy with to shade. for the metal part of the tack, I used American Apparel Hassid mixed with China Glaze Millennium. FOr the items tacked up, I used American Apparel Cotton for the white, American Apparel Hassid for the black, and American Apparel Downtown L.A. for the red. For the shadows of the tack on each nail, I used a mix of topcoat andAmerican Apparel Hassid. Topped the tacks off with a coat of Seche Vite top coat, being careful not to get any on the matte portion of the nail.

Totally tack-y, right?!

And, as a bonus sneak peek into part of the giveaway prize.... (hand screened by yours truly)




17 comments:

  1. Nice paint job!!!!
    <.< cute bags!

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  2. i like it! it almost looks 3d. also, lmao! at the bags they are so cute!

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  3. Love all your paint jobs they are so unique!!!

    nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com

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  4. how creative!! I love those bags!

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  5. I have to say, you've totall inspire dme to start doing my nails again! Not nearly as fanzy a mani as yours, but they at least have some paint on them. :) The bags are super cute too!

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  6. those thumbtacks look awesome. youre truly an artist!
    and im diggin those canvas bags. verrry cool :)
    cant wait for the giveaway!

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  7. Darn it, I'm going to have to officially follow you now, I'll make an account asap, those bags are too cute to not try for.

    BTW, over 100 comments yesterday, you go girl!!

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  8. nice idea !! love this bag :)
    i have a blog come on see if you want , i will so happy to see you in mine :)

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  9. I'm glad to say I was one of the 112,000! LOL
    That was because globo.com (a brazilian news site) mentioned your blog on one of the head sections! I found your ideas awesome!
    =)

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  10. AEEEEEEEEEEE BRAAAAAAASIILLL
    hahahha adoro o bloog *_*

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  11. I love your blog! You are so talented!

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  12. awesome! They totally look 3-d!

    http://polish-aholic.blogspot.com/

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  13. I need you to come up to Salt Lake and do my nails! lol I love your bags too very green and cute!

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  14. Okay, I have been with your blog ever since you started and, so far, these are the nails that just baffle me. I cannot believe how 3 dimensional you managed to make the tack with a drawing space that is the size of a nail--not even an inch! That takes pure talent. Amazing =)

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  15. Amazing perspective. Great job! And I love love love the tote bags. Can't wait to find out about the contest. :-)

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