Monday, November 8, 2010

Check it Out!


Today's nail design is an homage to where it all began... THIS was the design that I used to do all the time when I was younger, except way back then I used toothpicks or straight pins in place of a brush. Fun stuff right? What was YOUR first nail design? Also- because of the hugely positive response to the tutorial I posted yesterday, I decided to do another one. (you've created a monster!!) The tutorial at the end of this post is for Between a Rockabilly and a Hard Place. Fun fact: bother nail tutorials I've posted have been done 100% with my iPhone 4, from filming to editing to uploading! (Did you know that the iPhone has an iMovie app?! How rad is that?!)


I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the checkerboard pattern. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.



37 comments:

  1. So happy you did this tutorial! You make it look so easy! Haha. I'm not very creative but I'm definitely going to try this! :D

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  2. So cool,both mani,and tutorial is just great,thanks :-)

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  3. You crack me up. Because pin curls (which my mom wore in the early 60's) always (never) make me think of ass kicking, lol.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing! You make it look so easy :D

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  5. This nail art is what I did in my teens too! The only polishes I had was black and white.. And this was how far my creativity reached.. Haha! Fun..

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  6. Why yes, I did know that the iphone has a movie app, I'm obsessed with the iphone 4 XD

    And don't dis the tooth pick, that's what I use! You should definitely make a tutorial for this design.

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  7. Nice tutorial, think I might have to try this sometime.

    I am slightly curious about if you know what a crumpet really is??

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  8. Wow, i love your nail art tutorials, hope you're gonna make more:)

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial! I hope it's the first of many! We could all learn so much from you! Thanks for putting so much time into this site. :)

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  10. i love your tutorials! seriously awesome!! :D

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  11. I love the checkered nails!! Could you do a tutorial on those?? For some reason I can never get it right and I wanted to see how you did it. Hoping you will!! :)

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  12. Cool design. :) I really liked the rockabilly nails, too. My first nail design was a flower, I think. :p You know, the ones you make with five dots? xD

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  13. I think my first nail art was little dot flowers. I really like the checker design - my bestie was asking if I could do that for her just a couple weeks ago.

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  14. "which sounds kinda dirty" haha :)))

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  15. Gentlemen start your engines!!! I love it!

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  16. How perfect! I've always done with nails ounces in another way, it was pretty hard ... Now that you have taught me that way its a quick and softer to make pictures of leopard x3

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  17. Wow, so cute and perfect!

    My first nail design was letters that spelled "DARK SIDE". xD

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  18. youuu are adorable. hahaha LOVE that you're doing tutorials... great job as always!

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  19. love the post AND the video. very nice. looking forward to seeing them. :)

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  20. I am going to get a small brush and dotting tool asap! I'll link to you if I post them!
    ~Iris

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  21. I seriously love this. I used to so checkered prints all the time. That and polka dots. Because you just can't go wrong with a polka dot. :D

    I love your tutorial, as well. Keep up the amazing work. You're an inspiration.

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  22. Great tutorial! Thank you for making this.

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  23. CRAZY! I was totally rocking checkerboard nails yesterday! But I'm happy to say that I have moved past my toothpick/strait pin/whatever I could find with a pointy tip (many earrings were ruined by nail art...) and I am now using cross stitch needles! YAY!

    Love, love, love the tutorials! Keep it up!

    p.s. odd i don't usually use so many exclamation marks...

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  24. well since you aske dthe first nail desing i tried was a telephone acros my nails ith a phone on the thumb and the cord on the three middle figers and a hook on the pinky i saw it in this kids nail design book an iwas like in the 6th grade ha but i was ambitious and now look im addicted to painting my nails :) - leslie

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  25. LOVE, love, love the tutorials. SO AWESOME!
    You make it seem so incredibly easy. Plus, you are hilarious while doing that.
    And seriously, how on earth do you keep your hand so steady?
    I feel like I'm having a major neuromuscular glitch whenever I try to paint a straight (or wavy, or angular) line! Am I? Yikes.

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  26. Love the tutorials!!! Keep em up!!!

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  27. You have a great style in nail art! You definitely rock your nails with your designs. Looking at the video made it more easier. Thanks!

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  29. I'm so happy that you did the tutorial for the Rockabilly look: I went out and bought American Apparel California Trooper after you did that design! I haven't tried it yet because I'm waiting for some nail art brushes I ordered to arrive, so I'm well chuffed I got to watch the tutorial before trying it!

    You're a total natural at tutorials, they're fun to watch :)

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  30. When I can get my act together and go see "Secretariat", I'm going to try the checkerboard in blue and white. Thanks for the idea!!

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  31. I watched this last night and as one commenter said, you did "make it look so easy". I just have to try it - maybe I'll start with an accent nail :).

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  32. Omg, I love you so much for having this blog! You are so good at this ^^ <3

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  33. I love the checkers, and thank you, thank you, thank you for the tutorial!

    Here's a blog award: http://never-unpolished.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-award.html

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  34. love it! you make it look so easy!

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  35. ema gosh woman uu arre my hero! :p my friend told me to look at this website b/c she is on here everyday to see whats new,, we both do our nails all the time,, and we're very inspired!!! :) urr work is kickawesome :D

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