Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jumpin' Through Hoops


Apparently there is some sort of competition going on right now with some college men & women who try to through a ball through a hoop & net. Go figure, it's March again, and what does that mean? March Madness. You got it. :) College basketball competition in full force!! Unfortunately, the teams of my home state of Michigan are already out of the running, so who do I root for? Who knows- but with this manicure I'll be looking 'sporty' doing it! :-D BASKETBALL nails!! They even FEEL like basketballs, it's weird.


I used OPI Ginger Bells as a base, then mixed it with Barielle Coco Bar for the dots, which I applied with a dotting tool. (which, honestly, was a scoring tool from my graphic design stuff since I can't seem to find my dotting tool) For the lines, I used American Apparel Hassid. Topped off the first 2 coats of OPI Ginger Bells only with Seche Vite top coat, because I wanted the dotted texture to show up, like it does on an actual basketball. :)

She shoots, she scores?

33 comments:

  1. My gosh this mani is absolutely beautiful . It's also so lifelike. I LOVE it !

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  2. LOVE it! I'm going to have to give that one a try ...especially since my Jayhawks made it to the Sweet Sixteen! :D

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  3. hah nice, i'm not a basketball fan but i am a fan of these!

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  4. While I feel pretty 'meh' about basketball, I would definitely cheer for these nails! Right on, Melissa! They rock!

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  5. Very cute. The design is very detailed. I loved the designs on the nails, is very creative ...

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  6. This is great! The colors you chose are perfect for this.

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  7. The attention to detail is so awesome...I want to run my fingers across them and feel the nubbiness. n_n

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  8. these are so awesome, i need your talent

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  9. So neat! I love how the texture even matches. Awesome job!

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  10. This is great! I love that they all are a little different :)

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  11. That's so cool! You've inspired me to bust out my dotting tools and try out some more nail art (once school has finished eating my soul).
    :D

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  12. I love your blog! I just found it today and went throught the entire thing! Haha I like how it looks so 3D :)
    I hope I can be as good as you one day!

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  13. I love the texture you were able to get - it looks like a real basketball!

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  14. wow, these are so cool. I'm not even into sports but I love this.

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  15. Wow, this is THE nail art, I love sports, basketball not much, mostly volleyball...
    I'm from Brazil and your nail arts inspire me a lot for my blog http://www.esmalteesforever.blogspot.com/
    And a question, by making your nails very offen, how do you take care of them?
    Kisses

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  16. Slam Dunk :) I love them so creative

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  17. Your design is so awesome xD I tried to recreate it but I lack the skill and tools (polish colors and etc.)
    Here's the link if you wanted to see my attempt xD
    http://www.laemmle.com/viewmovie.php?mid=5354
    I'm not trying to link whore :/ btw

    Any who I can't wait to see what you come out with next! :D

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  18. Ooh, it looks you can really 'feel' the dots, awesome!

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  19. We love this!

    Ever consider traveling to spas/salons to do a "guest appearance" and do nails for the day?

    We'd LOVE to have you in Butler, PA!

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  20. Thank you everyone!!

    Secrets of Hairdesign & Day Spa - I wish! That would be a totally fun experience!

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  21. im not much for sports but i managed to do the same thing to my nails and my friends think there awesome then i showed them the daily nail and now they all check it every day for awesome new designs

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  22. I love it!! Can you do a soccer ball one?! :)

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  23. wow *___* this nail art is really pretty *___*

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  24. These basketball nails looks so classic! You made an awesome job seriously!

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  25. So creative! My kids play basketball and I will have to recreate this for upcoming tourney weekends. Thanks for the inspiration!

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