Saturday, August 14, 2010

Funky French & Broken Sadness

This week's PHD challenge was "just the tips" I had two entries this week. I am completely and utterly in love with the second entry I came up with. I knew I had an old school Sally Hansen magical nail polish makeup Blue Aura holo in the closet. I've had it for years since I got it for a Christmas and just realized it's a holo yippee!


I started with a BC and two coats of Sinful Bermuda Sunshine. I thought it was perfect since it has a bluish micro shimmer that would complement the blue holo. I then free-handed tips with two coats of the gorgeous Sinful bubble gum pink cream - Beautiful Girl. Then I used the swirly circle image from konad plate m56 and the Sally Blue Aura to stamp. I topped off my index finger and thumbs with my newly purchased eBay rhinestones. I'm sad because of all the shininess my camera (er cough phone cough) wouldn't pick up the detail of the stamping and that lovely holo shimmer. I used one coat of Seche (GASP on a holo?) yea, because I didn't want all this great work to chip in a day or so. Do you like doing tip designs and funky Frenches?


In other horrible news the broken nail I had been trying to save had to be laid to rest. I know the picture looks horrendous but it's my nail + multiple layers of Sally Hansen's insta-fix glue + multiple coats of polish. I'm so sad because this is my photo and dominant hand. I'm willing it to grow so please send me grow happy thoughts!

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  1. gasp...good fast grow thoughts sent your way, and I love french mani's, the funkier the better!

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  2. I broke a nail last week as well. Attempted to save it with teabag and nail glue. The snag was too big. :(

    Looks like a painful snag.

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  3. Ouch! I'm so sorry for your break. I hate it when that happens. Both manis are excellent.

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  4. Aggie - Thank you! Me too I'm always brainstorming on what a fun funky one can be.

    Beata- Ugh it's so sad because I'll I can think about is how long it's going to take to come back =( sorry you couldn't save your either!

    Lacquer - Thank you, it is a tad depressing, but I appreciate the mani love!

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  5. R.I.P nail. it is sad. It will grow back.

    http://fashion-rocks-idreamtomodel.blogspot.com

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  6. Awesome funky French (both of them)! Sending you happy nail vibes!!! Someone tweeted the other day that the nails on your middle finger grow the fastest. Let's hope it is true! :-)

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  7. Thanks Jackie =*(

    Fashion - Thanks for the obituary haha

    Playing w/Polish I appreciate it! Good to know for polish and road rage purposes ;)

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  8. yay! you have 100 followers! are you going to do your giveaway now? please make international (or at least Canada!) :)

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  9. Yay! Thanks Smita, I posted the giveaway last night ~ don't forget to enter =D. I made it Intl but not sure how to ship other than United Postal Service?

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  10. Oh, poor broken nail.

    I've shipped polish to many countries via USPS, so if you end up having an international winner, e-mail me if you want tips on that.

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