Instant Gratification

I decided to something simple today- just a plain silver, satin-finish manicure. Im not sure how well it turned out- maybe this is why I do crazy nail art- I mean- look at's horrible. Bumpy, uneven, and I mean, look at those brushstrokes. UGH. 

HA! Just kidding. While today's design/technique didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, I still thought it was a fun enough idea to share. 

I dunno about you folks, but I can't resist a good instant lottery ticket—my weakness? BINGO or crossword scratch-offs. :-D (I feel like I'm getting more entertainment for my money) Since they don't have lottery in Nevada, and obviously not in India, I only get to buy them when I'm visiting my home in Michigan, and I totally have to set a limit for myself. :-D They say that lottery is a tax on the poor, but I don't really play with the expectation of winning, it's more like a slot machine handle pull or a hand of blackjack for me... purely entertainment. When I was reminded the other day on Pinterest of a tutorial I saw a few years back about making your own scratch-off tickets, I knew that I had to do a scratch-off manicure! :)  To make the scratch-off finish- all you need is 1 part dish soap and 2 parts silver (or any metallic) acrylic paint. 

Granted, this is kind of a single-use and VERY impractical manicure, but you know me....

I used:

Dark Grey: Nubar Stronghold
Topcoat:  Seche Vite

Scratch off 3 nail polish symbols and you're a winner!! 


  1. This is so much fun! I love it :D x

  2. This blew my mind!! What an incredible idea!! :D

  3. Wow! This is awesome! I'm amazed by your creativity!

  4. gosh. I am SOOOO using this for b-day and christmas gift for my friends!! I love it! And i'll make sure that you're credited for it!

  5. So, this is definitely the coolest thing I have ever seen!

  6. THat is so COOLLL!!!!! loved it!!!



  7. This is so strange and interesting! Love this idea!

  8. What a great manicure! Love it

  9. i think it is soo funny to have this kind of manicure!!

    i love that kind of lottery tickets, they don't have it here in Panama!! but when I lived in Italy, whenever you bought cigarrettes or bus tickets, and they didn't have enough change they asked you if you wanted a 1 euro lottery scratch ticket instead, I always said YES.

    Once, I earned 5 euro on the ticket, so I aked for 5 more tickets.
    I earned 20 euro back
    I bought MORE tickets
    I earned 50 euro...

    I was going to keep playing, but my husband stopped me in the name of love and took out the ticket haha! he told me that the look on my eyes freaked the heck out of him...!

  10. Wow Wow Wow!! I found myself waiting for the next one to be scratched just like I do when I buy them lololol. This was awesome. Amazing!!

  11. Omg, this is! You just blow my mind! How do you come up with this stuff??!

  12. Haha this is the coolest and most insane nail art thing I've ever seen. You just became my new favourite blogger.


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