Monday, August 30, 2010

Making a Splash


Since yesterday's nails were so, well...GREY, I thought today I'd make some colorful ones!! I tried a technique of using a crumpled paper towel to apply the colors other than the base color. I I think (if you squint) it looks sort of like the shadow on the bottom of a pool of the ripples on the surface of the water. Perfect for a day like today, which was absolutely gorgeous. (uncharacteristic for a Vegas summer- it never even hit 90°!)


I used Essie Turquoise & Caicos as a base, with Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Bone Chilling White, and Orly Bailamos sponged over it. I also used Orly Bailamos for the 'moon', then edged it with aqua colored crystals. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Tonight was the last night of bowling league *sad face*, but here is a picture of my team- we took 10th place (out of 18). GO TEAM (Our name was 'I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter') Gotta love that not just one, but TWO of my other bowling buddies chose ME to give bunny ears. What kind of crap is that?! :-P

Team 'I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter' (Alicia, Bill, Joanna, and Me)


18 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like this a lot! Very cute! You're right, it really does have that sense of water shadows at the bottom of a pool I wonder if it would enhance that to add a layer of darker greyed-down blue as well, to give the "shadows" more depth. It might just be overkill...

    I have been absolutely stumped when it comes to new designs or something to do on my nails. Seriously, I just open my polish box, pull some out, maybe paint a couple of samples on the box lid, then put everything away. It's sad!

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  2. That turquoise is stunning! I would love to see Peanuts-themed nails; Snoopy, Lucy, Charlie Brown etc!

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  3. I've never thought of using paper towels to blot on polish. You're brilliant! I really like the depth it adds.

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  4. Thanks y'all!

    Laynie- Trust me- I have my days where I am stumped as hell on what to do- today was actually ONE of them, and I played until I liked it! :-P

    Molly- I did Charlie Brown shirt nails! http://daily-nail.blogspot.com/2010/05/working-for-peanuts.html

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  5. Super cute and perfect for summer!

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  6. could you show some tutorial to this method? It looks great! *.*

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  7. I agree with Orlica - tutorial, please! That's a neat design. I loved the name of your bowling team.

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  8. I LOVE all the designs you've been making! just one question, after constantly taking off ur polish everyday, doesnt that make ur nail easier to break and chip? cuz if not, id totally change my designs everyday!

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  9. I love all! so beaut!
    usahuasu
    adorei as unhas!

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  10. Pretty!

    What about using an actual sponge?

    Do paper towels make it look alot different?

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  11. I was wondering the same thing as Colleen. Does changing your nail polish daily affect your nails in anyway?

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  12. oi!!! eu me chamo thatyana e sou do BRASIL.Adoro o seu blog!!!Amo pintar minhas unhas e acho super criativo o que voce faz!!!Eu tambem tenho um blog,se quiser dar uma olhadinha:
    www.byemery.blogspot.com
    bjsss c;

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  13. Hey, I just recently started following our blog. It is fantabulous btw! I was just wondering what tools you use for patterns&things? Cos I'd love to try some of em ot myself!

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  14. I found your blog from Pee Wee Herman posting on Facebook your Pee Wee Nails - I read the whole thing over two days. I love it! I work in a chocolate shop and can't have painted nails at work, so one day manicures work great for me when I have a day off. You inspired me to paint a gradient of purple and blue today :)

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  15. Ugh! Are you kidding me?!? It hit 90 here and I live in Cleveland, OH!! Enjoy the cold spell in Vegas!!

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  16. Great idea! It's going on my "to do" list of experiments!
    Oh I have just recently tried a gradient mani inspired by you and I put a link to you on my post.

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  17. I love this! So simple and pretty :).

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