Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friki Tiki


I've always loved the aesthetic of tiki masks, and the funky feel they have. I like the different face shapes and facial expressions that you can see on them, whether silly or scary, tiki culture is awesome!! Today's manicure is my interpretation of the wooden tikis that are often portrayed for parties and shindigs. :-D


I used Color Club Best Dressed List as a base, then mixed with MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious to shade, and mixed with American Apparel Palm Springs to highlight. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Something I learned last night while making cookies- if you put chunks of caramel in cookies, you have to let them cool to remove them from the cookie sheet, otherwise you get a lot of broken cookies that you have to eat, because naturally, you can't give away broken cookies, now can you? (what, I think I've stumbled on a great idea here...more cookies for me!!)

22 comments:

  1. These look so amazingly dimensional, you always manage to impress me.

    Anita

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  2. Wow, these look so awsome!! Great Job!!!!! :) <3

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  3. I think those have got to be, in my opinion, the best looking nails you've done. Particularly the ring finer.

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  4. In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room... fun fact: the guy who sang that Disney themepark song is also known as Thurl Ravenscroft, aka the guy who sang You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, aka the voice of Tony The Tiger!

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  5. Shocks, this is amazing! I like the middle finger the most. :)

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  6. muito legal e diferente essa unha!!! adorei.
    bjnssss ♥ ♥ ♥
    Luíza
    http://jornaldaluluteen.blogspot.com

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  7. I don't usually comment even though I absolutely adore your work. But today's is just absolutely amazing. Such talent you have. I am in awe. *bows to the Nail Queen* Have an awesome! :)

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  8. That was supposed to say "Have an awesome day" No quite awake yet lol

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  9. This is cool! Looks kindda scary:-)

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  10. WOW! That is seriously awesomely amazing! I admire your painting ability and shading ability because it must be so difficult painting on so many tiny canvases. Out of curiosity, do you also paint your right hand, and if you do, how do you do it? Are you ambidextrous?

    http://legallypolished.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is great! Ooh, I'm inspired... don't know if I'll actually do it, though.

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  12. This is really cool! I just noticed your 365 day mark is coming up! are you planning on continuing it after that? i would love to see more. You've inspired me to buy the London Butter - Jelly nail polish (which i'm wearing and love)... and gave me great ideas on how to spruce up my nails every now & then. :) have a great day!

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  13. Seriously amazing! i'd be paranoid to ruin it! Gorgi!

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  14. Amazing! I can't even imagine painting such detail on my nails.

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  15. I love these. Big surprise. I feel like I could basically have a cut-n-paste comment for every day's posts with you. "Holy wow, that's awesome! How'd you do that? I wanna be like YOU!!"

    *giggles* It always applies... :D

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