Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Real Dill


I know it's been awhile, and for that I apologize. Time slips away too quickly, and things never seem to get caught up on. However, I'm posting tonight, and I hope you dig it, because as the post title says, it's the 'Real Dill'. ;)

I grew up in a very small town, a town where farming, fishing, and hunting were mainstays of the local lifestyle. One of the crops grown in the area was cucumbers (or, as I've always called them... pickles!), and those cucumbers got made into dill pickles in the very same town. These pickles still remain my favorite pickles ever. I grew up on them, and even love to drink the pickle juice from the jar when the pickles are gone. (Gross I know, but SO delicious!!!!) Anyway, as an homage to the vinegar soaked bites of awesomeness, I did pickle nails! To achieve the pickle bumps, I used nail pearls from Born Pretty, then painted over them, and to get the mottled look of the pickle skin, I sponged several different greens.


I used butter LONDON Dosh as a base for all nails, and over top of the nail pearls on the bumpy nails. On the bumpy nails, I used Dare 2 Wear Rio De Janeiro, Icing True Beauty, and RBL No More War, and MAC Dry Martini to sponge over butter LONDON Dosh. For the pickle inside nails (thumb and ring) I used Dare 2 Wear Rio De Janeiro over the base color, then mixed with American Apparel California Trooper and some Icing True Beauty to make the highlights and shadows of the seeds. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Mmmmmm, pickles.

41 comments:

  1. Ahhhh, amazing as always! How often can you hear that before you get tired of it? :-P

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  2. Mmm... now I want a pickle! (And my cousin drinks the juice out of pickle jars too, so it's not that gross, although a bit salty, I'd think). Very cute mani, girl!

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  3. I've heard that pickle juice is a good chaser for shots of tequila. I need to try this. I am a fellow pickle juice drinker!

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  4. So creative!!! Amazing !! And funny haha!

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  5. Looks very believable! Makes me want some pickles now! Yummm!

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  6. that looks both disgusting and extremely awesome. Also, I'm hungry all of a sudden...

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  7. Wow! That's SO creative-- you're such an artist :)

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  8. Haha, they look very real.
    And now I have craving for pickles. Thank you! :D

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  9. I love this! Not just because it looks awesome but also because my name is Dil! lol

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  10. oh my those bumps look fantastic! imagine a monster mani or something!! love it

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  11. the texture is fantastic! haahah it really made me giggle, its so creative :)

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  12. awesome! I love pickels and take a swig of pickle juice often - it's good for you.

    Excellent use of the pearls and painting over them.

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  13. Ahh that's so awesome! I love pickles, haha

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  14. awesome! are you hinting it is time to send you some?

    Love you! Mom

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  15. I absolutely DIED seeing these! I would not have expected the painted pearls, so creative!

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  16. The texture is brilliant. Funny and yet ultra weird. You executed that so well! Lol!!!

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  17. hahaha =D looks like pickles, for sure! but now I'm inspired to do a swamp creature manicure =)

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  18. reminds me a bit of witches' warts haha... but still awesome, really looks like pickles!
    just curious, how long do you usually need to do one manicure?

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  19. This is phenomenal! I love the warty bumps! You are genius for coming up with how to execute that. I tip my hat to you ;) I'm hosting a nail art contest themed "good enough to eat" right now and yours definitely is! Lol

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  20. it's amazing and very cool :D

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  21. This looks just like a pickle ! Yummy :D I love it.

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  22. this is so cool looking...great idea! :)

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  23. hahaha! Ewww! I mean, I meant that in a good way since I love pickles and all.

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  24. Yay PICKLES!!!!!!
    YUMMMMMMmmmmmmmm.....
    I'm learning how to make dill pickles this fall- I can't wait!
    You captured pickle texture perfectly.
    Now I'm going to go eat a pickled okra- that's the only pickle we have in the house and for some reason I'm desperate....

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  25. Amazing! There was no mistaking what this was! Hmmm.. now you've got me wanting a pickle...

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  26. ahahaha this is seriously awesome. Was just outside tending to my own growing pickles and by stars did you ever get it right, spot on work!

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  27. waaaaooooooooo.... This website is really cool and awesome. The templete is very cool too
    http://whitefun.blogspot.com/2011/03/most-amazing-nail-art.html
    http://whitefun.blogspot.com/2011/03/most-beautiful-nail-art-2.html

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  28. UM THIS IS SO AWESOME! I love pickles, and I also love the pickle juice. I really like freezing it and making pickle cubes to suck on.

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  29. ummm... i hate pickles except in tuna or chicken salad, and when i first saw these, i was a bit grossed out by the bumps. but, you did a great job in making this mani super realistic! way to go!

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  30. Of all the nail designs I've seen (and done myself) this is certainly the most original idea. Love it.

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  31. this is so creative!! its like a legit pickle! hahaha fantastic!! :)

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  32. Noir Lacquer-PICKLE ICE CUBES! You are genius...

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  33. I don't like green in my fingers

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  34. I love these and drinking the juice from the pickle jar, especially the spicy kind!

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  35. Hahahaha...this is a funny manicure - made me laugh! Love it!

    You're such a talented and creative artist. It's nice to see that you also have a sense of humour to go with it all. :)
    - Mary

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  36. That is hilarious and I bet something no one has done before!!!

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  37. I love it!!!! Visit me on >> http://sualindaonline.blogspot.com/

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  38. I make me think of the monsters in the animated "Kid Paddle"

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  39. This is extraordinary! I love the particular warty blobs! You're wizard for coming up with the best way to implement of which. We suggestion our loath for you ;) I'm just internet hosting your toenail art contest inspired "sufficiently good to feed on" at this time as well as your own property happens to be! Haha

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  40. I like this color because I can think in frogs and when I enjoy the park, green is a good color

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