Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm Sew Excited, I'm Sew Excited!


I'm so scared? :-P

Lately I've re-immersed myself in crafting- sewing specifically, after a decade hiatus. :-P I mean, all last week was fabric, so I guess it's only natural that I decided to do a sewing themed nail eventually, and that day is today! On the thumb is a tomato pin cushion, complete with glass head pins, and a measuring tape winding about the nail. On the index-pinky fingers is a winding thread complete with needle on the index and spool on the pinky. :) On the middle and ring finger, I painted a few buttons to complete the effect. :)


I used Orly Snowcone as a base on all nails, then for the others I used:

Thumb:

China Glaze Salsa with American Apparel Poppy to highlight. For the green, I used CND Green Scene, then I used American Apparel Manila for the measuring tape, and American Apparel Hassid for the measure lines. For the pin heads, I used American Apparel Hassid, Zoya Jancyn, Pure Ice French Kiss, and Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud.

Index:

American Apparel Factory Grey for the needle, highlighted with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud. For the edge of the measuring tape, I again used American Apparel Manila, with American Apparel Hassid for the measure marks. For the thread, I used American Apparel Rose Bowl, and shaded it with a mixture of American Apparel Manila and CND Bloodline.

Middle:

For the thread, I used American Apparel Rose Bowl, and shaded it with a mixture of American Apparel Manila and CND Bloodline. For the black button, I used American Apparel Hassid, highlighted with American Apparel Factory Grey, for the white/brown button, I used American Apparel Cotton and Essie Mink Muffs.

Ring:

For the thread, I used American Apparel Rose Bowl, and shaded it with a mixture of American Apparel Manila and CND Bloodline. For the grey button, I used American Apparel Factory Grey, shaded with American Apparel Hassid, and highlighted with American Apparel Cotton.

Pinky:

For the thread, I used American Apparel Rose Bowl, shaded it with a mixture of American Apparel Manila and CND Bloodline, and highlighted it with a mixture of American Apparel Rose Bowl and Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud. For the spool, I used a mixture of American Apparel Manila and Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme.

Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

On another note, today was the first day of Cosmoprof, and holy cow was it overwhelming!! There are SO many booths and so many things to look at!! I love love love getting to see all the products in person vs. on my computer monitor. There were companies that I was really surprised by their selection, one of which was L.A. Girl, they have a few awesome colors in their collections, they have a ton of Mattes, Metals, even a DISCO line which looks like normal (not even neon) nail polish, but glows under a blacklight! :) The ORLY Cosmic FX polishes are incredible, I haven't seen anything like them, and I can't wait to get my hands on them. (or rather, get them on my hands!!) China Glaze has a few killer collections on the horizon from what I can tell, and Vintage Vixen is SO pretty in person- I reallllly want Ingrid and Classic Camel especially!! :) I also got to check out SpaRITUAL for the first time in person, and I must say, their polishes are gorgeous, and I was given a cuticle pen to check out, so I can't wait to try that!! (and I'll be sure to review it on the review site!) Tomorrow I get to meet with someone from ZOYA, and see some of their stuff in person- I'm super stoked! :) I'll let you know what I find out- and if I can convince them to make a polish named Melissa! (Why not, most of their other polishes are names!! Plus, Melissa was a hugely popular name when I was born, and now all of us nail polish gals named Melissa out there are prime nail polish buying age! :-P)

13 comments:

  1. Please tell me that the subject and first line of this post are a Saved by the Bell reference. If it is, that plus the sewing theme make this my favorite entry ever.

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  2. of course it is. :-P (but don't worry- I won't star as a stripper in a horrible movie)

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  3. Okay Ms. Spano, you need to take a chill pill (not caffeine m'kay?). lol. I loved Saved by the Bell! And your nails are awesome too :D I can't believe Zoya doesn't have a Melissa yet! They totally should.

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  4. i bloody love these nails!!!

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  5. Oh wow, I *love* the manicure, and I love the title/first line even more! I honestly giggled out loud when I saw it. Careful, you'll fall asleep and miss the exam!

    Still, better to miss the exam than to have to be stuck in reruns with a painted-on purple bra for all eternity!

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  6. I love to sew, and I love your mani! So cute!

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  7. I love the reference to SBTB!!! Will you marry me, you nice-nailed son of a bitch u =)

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  8. The tomato pin cushion design is GENIUS! This design brings back fond memories of my sewing class back in 6th grade.

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  9. That's so cool I like the button ^^

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