Thursday, August 12, 2010

Double Crossed


I was going through the apps on my iPhone earlier today looking for games to play to burn a few minutes of my day, and I stumbled upon a crossword app, and thought it might make a fun nail design. Mind you, I'm positively wretched at crossword puzzles. Give me Sudoku, Cryptograms, etc any day of the week, but crosswords? Never. I tried to incorporate some of my favorite brands of nail polish into the puzzle, but could only fit parts of some (I'm lookin' at you China Glaze).


I used Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the lines and filled in squares, and CND Anchor Blue for the pen/writing. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Now who knows how to fix sewing machines??!!?

16 comments:

  1. ♥ it!

    Sorry can;t help with the sewing machines.

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  2. ha! it's funny you mention this because i got a crossword book last week DETERMINED to get better at crossword puzzles. progress is slow. love the nails!

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  3. Great mani! I used to do the NY Times puzzle everyday with a group of coworkers.

    I've purchased a few old sewing machines and refurbished them but that mostly consisted of cleaning and oiling them. I'm no expert. What's the problem?

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  4. so nice!
    when will start the voting for that contest with home theme?

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  5. Oh my goodness, that's ADORABLE!! I have no idea how you come up with these, seriously. But I'm certainly glad you do!

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  6. wow. that is really cute xoxox

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  7. Mel, you are really amazing. seriously! i love it!!! and i miss your face and all the crazy shit we used to do at SZ. did you hear about Jordan? how exciting! anyways, i hope to see you there.

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  8. Might have to take your sewing machine to a sewing machine dealer to have it fixed. They can be tricky!

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  9. That is so cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Love the "nail" and "art" on the thumb!!! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide! I did birthday nails similar to yours, and got so many compliments!!

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  11. Yay!! Crossword puzzle nails!!! Yay!!! Thank you for doing these Ms. Daily Nail!!!
    And to the New York Times Crossword Puzzle: I love you. And I hate you. I love you-I hate you-I love you- well, you get the drift.
    (I think I need to know more about this Will Shortz fella...)
    As for the fixing of sewing machines, if there is a Hancock Fabrics out there, they usually have someone who fixes machines in the store once a week. If not, find any fabric store and ask the staff- they almost certainly will know someone.

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  12. Hahahah very cool. What about a crop circle for a design?

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