Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sock it To Me


Guten Tag! :) The inspiration for today's nails came wile watching GLEE! (but aren't related to GLEE... lol) The new KIA Commercial with the toys came on (which I love- especially the sock monkey tattoo), and I thought to myself that a sock monkey design would be funny and cute! So to work I went!! :)



I used Essie Mink Muffs as a base, with American Apparel Cotton sponged on top to give the marled look of the sock, for the forehead and mouth area I also used American Apparel Cotton. For the red, I used a mix of China Glaze Salsa and Zoya Angelina. For the eyes, nostrils, and mouth line, I used American Apparel Hassid, and also mixed American Apparel Hassid with American Apparel Cotton for the highlighting on the button eyes. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Now that's one funky monkey.

28 comments:

  1. I love that commercial. Nails are cute!

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  2. I love that commercial LOL :) Esp when the Sock Monkey get his MOM tattoo (of course sewn on) HA! Love the nails :)

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  3. hahaha I love these! Sock Monkey FTW

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

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  4. I love that commercial too! And I always look forward to getting your new nail post. You're so talented!

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  5. Thats a great commerical! I love the Sock Monkey Nails, my parents still have my sock monkey from when I was little!

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  6. These made me laugh out loud when the page came up- so much fun!
    I recently met someone who had no idea what a sock monkey was. And no, they weren't from another country. I told them I could not even imagine how someone could have escaped the ubiquitous sock monkey!!!
    Are there other sock monkey virgins out there?

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  7. This is awesome, I make sock monkeys and this look is brilliant!

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  8. thats so cute! really when i say ''cute'' i mean it! all of your other nails are badass!! i have an idea for you, i was whatching a video on youtube and it was a design for paint spaltter nails! it was good but i think it would be even better if you did it! so, what im saying is if you could do that please? i should of just sent you an email. but im already typeing. =P

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  9. These are amazing!!

    But, Harry Potter nails...pretty please?

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  10. Reader Rita,
    I couldn't believe that I recently came across someone that thought the sock monkeys were made after the Paul Frank graphic! OMG! People these days! I tried to explain it (in a nice way... I didn't act shocked or pretentious) and she looked back at ME and said, "I don't know about that," with this look of, 'Poor thing, you have no idea.'

    Daily Nail,
    Excellent work again.

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  11. Sock monkey nails make me very, very happy.

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  12. That commercial is so great! I have to knit myself a sock monkey someday. :) Love these nails, super cute!

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  13. It's very funny!! I do not know this commercial, but I thought the nail art is very fun!

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  14. my favorite of all the ones i've seen your posts of so far

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  15. love the monkeys!

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  16. I always like your nails, but today's subject matter, I do not. I am not sure why, but I've always been kind of afraid of sock monkeys. *shrug*

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  17. The Kia commercial is one of my all time favorites, along with the Potatohead one from last year. I LOVE your nails!

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  18. I love love love love it!! My 6 yr old daughter was in hysterics...

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  19. I love how you managed to get the gray part of the sock to look speckled with white. It looks exactly like a real sock!

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  20. This is just fantastic! I love sock monkeys so much. This makes me very happy!

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  21. ^
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    Hahahahahah, Stephanie's comment! We've all got our things...

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  22. Dear Anonymous of April 21, 1:08pm- That is hilarious! WE know that you're right! (and that DOESN'T mean we're old!!! )
    Paul Frank must be very happy right now... (and sittin' on his pile o' cash...) ;)

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  23. There's a tragic story from my youth involving a sock monkey... I had a blue one named Monk Monk. He was my best friend ever. I took him everywhere with me. Then one day my aunt's dog got a hold of him. It's still tough to think about...
    *SOB*
    Great nails, though!

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  24. Meeeeeu DEUS!
    Voces não tiram cuticulas?

    as unha são realmente bonitas,
    mais ficaria BEM melhor se as cuticulas
    fossem tiradas!

    Maringá-Parana-Brazil

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