Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Ends.


Wow. I can't believe it. I finished. This is one of the only major projects in my entire life that I've seen through to fruition, and I'm SO glad that you all were here to be part of it. (THANK YOU!!) This end is a little bittersweet for me, because I really loved the challenge of that 11:59:59 p.m. deadline every day (I often joke that I'm the Cinderella of nail bloggers), but also because I'm going to be able to take a break, or have a weekend away without having to pack a million bottles of nail polish and nail paraphernalia. Don't worry though, I'm not going anywhere!! I found that I really enjoy doing this blog, and the interaction between me and all the wonderful people that read it. (that's you!!!) I plan to keep this project going, and while it might not be every day, my goal is to post every other day or so. (It'll be weird to have a manicure for more than a day! *GASP*)

Since today is the very last day of my 365-day journey, I really wanted to end it with a bang, and with the same humor and nerdiness with which it started, so today's nails...are 'The Ends'. (animal 'ends', that is!!) Yes, this is my weird and twisted sense of humor, but I think that, considering you've been reading the blog to this point, you must like it. I did animal butts because I'm not a sappy gal, and I like to make you giggle- and most of all, I love doing crazy stuff on my nails that other people might think is weird...or gross? :-D That's me, and that's pretty much what my blog is about, weird awesomeness.

On my left hand, I did a baby butt on the thumb, a deer butt (for my Uncle John & Aunt Kim and all the other Michiganders!) on my index finger, a zebra butt on my middle finger, a giraffe butt on my ring finger, and a cat butt on my pinky. (because how could I do this without a cat butt?!)

On my right hand, I have an elephant butt on my thumb, pig butt on my index finger, a horse butt on my middle finger, a sheep butt (hehehe) on my ring finger, and a duck butt on my pinky!




I used:


Left hand:

Thumb: baby butt

MAC Abalone Shell as a base, shaded with Color Club Best Dressed List and Barielle Unravelled Rust, with Zoya Yummy for the background.

Index: Deer butt

Color Club Best Dressed List as a base, with brushed on lightly over it, then MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious lightly brushed over that. For the white, I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud.

Middle: Zebra Butt

Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, shaded with Orly Mirror, Mirror, then American Apparel Hassid for the black stripes, and L.A. Girl Army Green for the green background between the legs.

Ring: Giraffe Butt

American Apparel California Trooper as a base, with OPI Ginger Bells for the tail stripe, butter LONDON Minger for the spots, MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious for the tail. For the green in the background, I used both L.A. Girl Army Green and Zoya Shawn.

Pinky: Cat Butt!!!

butter LONDON Minger as a base, with American Apparel Summer Peach lightly brushed over that in spots (like around the butthole lol), and OPI Ginger Bells for the stripes. Between the legs is Barielle Unravelled Rust.


Right hand:

Thumb: Elephant Butt

Essence Pointbreak as a base, with Orly Mirror, Mirror blotted on with a crumpled paper towel. To shade for the tail, I added American Apparel Hassid to both greys for the wrinkles and shading to create the tail.

Index: Pig Butt

H&M Summer Fresh as a base, shaded with Color Club Best Dressed List and Barielle Unravelled Rust, with a mix of American Apparel California Trooper and American Apparel Manila and Barielle Unravelled Rust for the straw between its legs.

Middle: Horse Butt

OPI Ginger Bells as a base, with Barielle Unravelled Rust over it, then removed partway with a brush soaked in acetone to give a 'sheen' to the coat. For the tail, I used a combination of American Apparel Hassid and MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious.

Ring: Sheep Butt (hehehe)

American Apparel California Trooper as a base, with a mixture of American Apparel California Trooper and MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious patted over it to give the wool texture, I then used MAC Rich, Dark, Delicious for the bottom half of the legs, shaded with American Apparel Hassid. For the grass, I used both L.A. Girl Army Green and Zoya Shawn.

Pinky: Duck Butt

Zoya Yummy as a base, with ULTA Moody Blue brushed on lightly over it to give the water texture. For the duck body, I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, shaded with Orly Mirror, Mirror and Essence Pointbreak, American Apparel Hassid was used for the tail feathers, then butter LONDON Minger for the legs, shaded with OPI Ginger Bells.

Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.


Man, I sure feel like an ass.

89 comments:

  1. BAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! BUTTS!!! DUCK BUTT!!

    OMG, you have just captured one of my favorite things EVER!! My husband will often point out ducks by poking me and saying, "Look, DUCK BUTT!"

    It NEVER fails to make me laugh!

    I'm glad this is a beginning, as well as an ending. I would be SAD if you stopped this blog!

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  2. *CLAP CLAP CLAP*
    *standing oveation*
    Thank you, for all your hard work this past year, I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

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  3. Perfect! :) Thank you for a year of fun. I can't imagine how much work went into this project. It is very much appreciated. When I look back at the first posts, I am so impressed at how much your technique has improved!! I can't wait to see what's next. :)

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  4. CONGRATS!!!!!! seriously its pretty awesome :)

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  5. Congrats on completing your goal! I have truly enjoyed your blog and can't wait to see what's next. This post definitely made me giggle!!

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  6. Omg, I can't believe it's all over! I love this blog, and I can see that you'd be so proud of it. Take a break but please keep blogging!

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  7. Congratulations! Thank you so very much for all the wonderful manicures you have shown us. Truly book worthy!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! It was amazing! I've shared your blog with several people and they're all stunned by what an amazing and creative job you've done over the last year. Thank you so much! :D

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  9. THANK YOU for such a wonderfully delightful blog! I really enjoyed every single one of your designs. Your blog is the ONLY blog that I bookmarked (both on my desktop and laptop) and visited on a daily basis.

    I commend you on your commitment and am in awe of your creativity.

    I wish you all the best to come as you go on your new career path (new job - congrats!!!) and hope to see more inspiring works coming from you.

    Thank you for a wonderful year!

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  10. has it been a year already? I've really enjoyed yeading your blog and have shared LOTS of your pictures with friends and collegues who aren't polish-o-holics and they all loved seeing your beautiful and funny artworks.
    really glad you keep posting!

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  11. Congrats dearie ^^
    I'm glad your still continuing the blog.
    Your designs are fan-tabulas!

    In the mean-time.

    I like zebra butt.

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  12. Congrats!!!
    Please don't stop this blog,it's awesome...even with the butts :-)

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  13. you are amazing, i found your blog out very lately
    hope u ll be back soon..xxx
    B. from Turkey

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  14. You are brilliant. Well done, this is no mean feat and there's no way on earth I could do it! I so admire your consistent skill and creativity - congratulations (and Happy First Birthday!)! :)

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  15. congrats on ending it! I know how hard it is sometimes to make spare time for blogging and you managed to do it every day, a whole year! i'm glad you don't stop doing this, cause I really enjoy reading your blog! you deserve a vacation right now.

    And I love the butts!
    xx

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  16. So funny and yet cute! What a huge achievment I don't know how you managed it! Amazing

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  17. Oh my! the year is over, i really really enjoyed your blog, it was something to look for every morning. And a year, that is just wow...
    But I'm glad to hear that you are not fully stopping with the blog.

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  18. This was awesome! The concept made me LOL and i got some weird stares from family. Love, love, love your blog. Keep it up!

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  19. LOL! You're awesome and this blog has been awesome. I'm so glad that I found it and have been blessed with following it! Keep up the good work!

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  20. Asses? Really? What would your mother say?! Hee hee, these are ridiculous and very you. Congrats on finishing, I hope you opened a big bottle of champagne and are sleeping it off right now. Take a well deserved break, but be sure to share at least a few fun Halloween designs with us. You ROCK!

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  21. Congrats girl! Its been a great journey to witness even part of. Looking forward to more great nail art.

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  22. Congratulations on your successful project! :)

    This ending nail art is kicking ass! :P Yes, you deserve a break! Your nails deserves a break too! Lol! You've inspired a lot of people. You've inspired me to practice freehand painting on my nails. I'm no expert like you but I'll continue practicing. :)

    Looking forward to future designs!

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  23. Well Done, really enjoyed your blog. As we say in Ireland, Fair Play to ye!.

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  24. Well done for completing this challenge!! The dedication you gave this blog was immense. Your nail designs have really inspired me also, cant wait to see what you get up to next :D

    www.celestejourno.com

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  25. you rock! i've been following since the beginning...

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS! I never could have done it. I've had the same boring pink on my nails for over a week now! I will miss the daily nails but look forward to seeing new projects.

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  27. Hahahahahahaha, that made me have a good laugh!
    You're such a master. I'm so happy I found out about your blog. I'm sure to try to mimick some of your designs, with a credit, of course! ;)
    And though it really is bittersweet, I am happy for you to finish the challenge and have some more time for yourself. It's been fun and I'm looking forward to see more of your art! <3

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  28. Congrats...keep up the good work. Love reading your blog.

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  29. Congratulations on one year & completing your goal! & I'm so glad it's not really the end =) You seriously have some of the most unique & detailed nail art in the community, and I look forward to another years worth, even if it won't be a whole 'nother 365 designs LOL

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  30. Haha, I LOVE this! And I'm pretty sure it's completely unique. :D I'm really glad you're not quitting - I'll look forward to continuing to see designs for the next 365 days!

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  31. Hahaha you are the best! And congratulations on the year long mark :)

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  32. Buahahaa! I love it!! It's been an awesome year and I'm ecstatic that you're continuing! :D

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  33. We used to have a framed zebra butt in our bathroom...love the butts!
    Congrats on completing your year...I look forward to the next stage of your journey!

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  34. Been here since the Bacon manicure WAAAAAY back, stayed for everything else...Congrats on pulling it all off! WOO!

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  35. All your hard work this past year has been nothing short of AWESOME! I love the "butt" theme to end the year...because everything has to come to an "end" ha ha ha. <3

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  36. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your blog is phenomenal. It has been great to see all of your creative manis and read about you. Way to close it out with another spectacular mani. Your creativity amazes me. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  37. Congrats! It was an amazing blog to follow!

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  38. Congrats on completing your project! I Hope you'll continue your blog!

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  39. Congratulations!!!!!
    You was fantastic!!!
    Continue with your blog!!
    =*

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  40. you did it
    your way
    with passion and flair

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  41. Through this whole thing I have shown my fiance your nails, even if he said he didn't wanna see, and he always had the same thing to say...lame, they are nails, whatever, yea cute, ....forgive him...he is a man and he likes to make it look like he doesn't get a kick out of the nails (even though I caught him peeking at the blog without me once! haha)


    Well...Today?? I read your blog and told him to look...he grumbled as always and then.... You made him laugh and he thoroughly enjoyed your nails and your sense of humor...haha.

    Maybe now he will forgive me for the $50 I spent on Eyeko polish......

    They were great! Not my favorite mani...but definitely my biggest laugh of the blog!

    Congrats on finishing and please continue as often as possible, even without new nails, blog about your life :) I am nosey and like to see what is going on in other peoples lives, you can fulfill that without me having to peek into windows ;) haha (totally joking about that peeking in windows bit..I usually stay behind the blinds and just peek out, kinda like Ms. Cravatz from Bewitched...hehe)


    And...MORE REVIEWS!!!

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  42. Thank you ever so much for being one of my daily *reads* since I saw your post on Geekologie, I love seeing your nail designs and I would be very sad if this all just faded away after today! Take a break, let your nails rest~ But we'll be here waiting for the next M-Creation.

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  43. I'm so glad to hear you will continue your blog!! Oh, and this is by far my FAVE mani you did!!

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  44. I'm so glad you're gonna keep blogging. And these are freaking awesome!!! I love the cat butt with the tail!b And also congrats on completeing this huge project!

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  45. Great job! I joined the blog a little late but really enjoy your posts, and look forward to future ones!

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  46. congrats!! :) I had fun looking daily to your manicures!

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  47. Congratulations!!! You made it :)

    Thanks for sharing all your creativity and inspiration!

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  48. Congratulations! I love this design and it is also very fitting :-)

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  49. Congrats!! This mani is super cute. I love the butts. :)

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  50. i LOVE it!!!! congrats to my other 365-er!! we did it!

    xo
    sara

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  51. Thank you for all fun nails you have been sharing with us. And I´m really glad that you will keep up doing nails.

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  52. I remember your first week! It doesn't seem like it's been a year. I have looked at every single mani and I have loved them all. Congrats on finishing! What a perfect way to finish up your year - hilarious!

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  53. Adorable! Congrats, I loved following your blog this past year!

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  54. Congratulations! What an incredible feat. I'm going to miss a different design everyday. But you have earned a much deserved break!!! Love how you "ended" it.

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  55. Congratulations on making it through 365 days of different awesome nail designs!

    Love your 'endings' post, made me giggle! Enjoy your free weekends ;) x

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  56. I loooove the duck butt! Congrats, and thank you for this entertaining blog. :)

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  57. Congrats on finishing your project! I'm so happy you've decided to continue to keep blogging -- can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.

    :)

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  58. I'm so glad that you finished and completed this goal! I can't believe it's been a whole year. I've been following you since last November right in the beginning of it when you were on Blogger Buzz and I read the "Daily Nail" and thought it was about sex, haha. But I'm glad it wasn't and I was surprised and that my curiosity led me to such an amazing place! I can't wait for more! Happy Nail Blogging!

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  59. PS. Your humor is what totally made this blog so much awesome to go along with the awesome art portrayed.

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  60. I so enjoyed all the crazy creative designs you've done! I'm glad you're not going anywhere, I was gonna be sad. Haha, CAT BUTT!

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  61. A duck butt? I thought it was a penguin! Ohhh that was a fun ending! Congrats on finishing your project. Looking back, it's easy to tell how much your skills improved. You must be so proud! I'd be! :D I'm looking forward to keep coming back.

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  62. love it! so glad to hear that you're not going anywhere! :D

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  63. You're cute as your nails, darling! *-* I follow this blog since my nails decided to stop breaking, and see you concluding these 365 days of nails painted makes me excited. Thanks for all your work, I'll keep following the blog until you get tired of it! Good luck!

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  64. Congrats on fulfilling your project. :) You're very talented and have enjoyed seeing the variety of designs you've chosen. Here's looking forward to 365 2.0 :)

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  65. I look at the duck butt and see only a penguin.... :P. Seriously, I can only see a penguin, sitting.

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  66. Love the blog! I personally think you should keep each design for a week (or however long they last) so that you can enjoy them longer! It seems like such a waste to have them for only a day. But of course I'll enjoy them whatever frequency you choose.

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  67. HAHAHA I see the penguin sitting now too!!!! Kind of like the Glee fengis....hehehe.

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  68. Congrats on finishing! I haven't been here since the beginning, but I've looked at every single design. Today's though is hilarious! I will never be able to do it since I can't draw, but a great laugh.
    Thanks so much!

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  69. i can't believe it's over!! :'( haha but i'm so proud of your hardwork. looking back i see how much you have improved, i mean you started out great but now your techniques are phenominal ! :) i love this blog! i know you probably got tired of it at times but it was an awesome blog.

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  70. LOL!!! OK, hands down, this is my favorite manicure of all. Amazing job sticking with it for an entire year.

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  71. 365 days sure is fast! and this is a very good finale. Love it so much!

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  72. Congrats! I've very much enjoyed your blog. I looked forward to reading it each night after coming home from work. PLEASE come back soon! Good luck with whatever you do in the future!

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  73. *tardy for the party*
    LOL, this is so freaking funny.
    And congratulations on making it!! That's such an awesome achievement, especially because you didn't half-ass it at all.
    Can't wait to see what's next!

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  74. Awesome job on a whole year of AMAZING nail art! I'm sad to see it end! I really looked forward to looking at your nails everyday! I only found out about your blog a few months ago. I hope you'll still post pictures of your nails even though your challenge is done!

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  75. This was an amazing project! I loved it.
    I will miss your daily manicures!
    But I'm very very happy that you are going on with your blog!:)
    XSofie

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  76. You've never ceased to impress me with your creative and unique nail designs. And I applaud you for being able to follow through with your goal! Most people couldn't do what you did, so you should be very proud.

    I'm so relieved to hear that you'll continue blogging. Looking forward to tutorials and your ideas. Thanks for letting us share your nail journey with you! :D

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  77. No but(t)s about it ;-D, you did a FANTASTIC job on your project! Your artwork is superb, and your ingenuity is totally unrivaled. I have appreciated every design- you have made me see painting my nails in a whole different way! I even look at nail polishes differently now.
    And on a more personal note, your stories and narratives have been thought provoking, funny, and most of all, interesting. I have grown to really respect you for your views, and for putting them out there. Plus, you're freakin' hilarious! YOU ROCK! Congratulations!!!
    P.S. Is there anything you CAN'T do? For real!
    Yay!

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  78. Zebra butt. HAH!! This was the most amazing journey every, as everyone before me has said. I think you are an amazing person, not just because of your nails because of the things you say and do. You are one of those people that EVERYONE wants to hang out with. And in a NON stalkerish way, if I'm every in Vegas I would totally look you up and buy you a drink (alcoholic or non, or coffee, whatever) Just because you are amazing and deserve MORE than that but that's all I can afford. LoL.

    You are a nail celebrity.

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  79. love all your stuff....so sad that you wont be doing it every single day now.... this is wat i look forward to when i get on at nite :[
    but can wait to see wat your gonna do next

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  80. I can't believe I'm late for the ending =D
    Awesome! Who knew butts could bring tears to my eyes? =D I laughed hard, too! =D

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  81. Excellent. This makes me think of the book "Everyone Poops" by Taro Gomi.

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  82. I'm brazilian. we have some amazing blogs of nail polish here, but you are a very creative person! Clap clap clap. Love the Nemo nail!

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  83. Heather McAlisterMay 11, 2011 at 5:39 AM

    thats awesome! Can i ask what brushes you use? like the brand and stuff

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