Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Some old manicures

I did a new mani tonight, tonight being the operative word which means there isn't any good light to take pictures of it, so I will have that tomorrow.  In the mean time I thought I would post some pictures of old manicures I did.  There are only 4, so this shouldn't take too long.

Black=Nicole by O.P.I-Razzle Dazzler, Red Glitter=Stripe Rite-698568 (red glitter), SV
This was one of the first manicures I tried, and I loved it, the pictures, taken after almost a week of wearing, don't do justice to how shiny and sparkly this mani was, I was sad to take it off.

background=China Glaze-For Audrey, stems and petals=black and white stripers, pink dots=Essie-French Affair, SV
 This is the first design I did by painting on a Ziploc bag, and I can say I wouldn't recommend doing something with thin little branches with the baggie method.  This was my celebration of Spring (my favorite season) design.

Next up are two Memorial Day designs I did, my husband is ex-Army, and my best friend is getting ready to retire as a Gunnersmate from the Navy.

Black=Nicole by O.P.I.-Razzle Dazzler, yellow=L.A. Colors Art Deco in yellow, Army logo=same black and yellow and white is Savvy-French White White (yes white occurs twice in the name), a layer of China Glaze-Love Letters on french nails, SV

Another Ziploc creation, didn't turn out as nice as I wanted it to, but people got the picture, I painted a white line under the yellow smile lines so that the yellow would actually stand out.

And finally
Blue=China Glaze-First Mate, yellow=Icing-Butta, white=Savvy-French White White, a layer of China Glaze-Love Letters on french nails, SV
This is a cell phone picture I took to send to him so he didn't feel left out, sorry about the lobster hands and the quality.  The little emblem on the ring finger is the crossed cannons and is the rate insignia for a Gunnersmate, GMG stands for Gunnersmate-guns, which just means he dealt with, well guns, as opposed to missiles or torpedoes.

You will notice that I am quite obsessed with french manicures right now, and probably will be for awhile.  Like I said in my first post, looking up videos on how to do a french that didn't look all wonky was what got me into nail art and has fed my polish addiction.  So now that I know how to make them look at least half way decent, I love doing them, and I think they look good on my nails.  I know, I know french mani's are considered passe now, but as you can obviously see I'm not doing traditional french's, so long as I keep them colorful and interesting, I don't think they are all that dated.

Tomorrow I should have pics of my current mani, and possibly some haul pictures.

Until Then.


  1. I am in love with the black and red shiny nails!

  2. Thanks, the black and red sparkly was a really great combination, I will have to do it again some time.