Monday, March 28, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons

Last night my manicure died. More specifically, my thumb nail. Just as I was headed to bed I nicked my nail against the desk and with horror (melodramatic, I know) I saw that the nail couldn't be salvaged. I went to bed upset having thought it would last a full week. (I did this look on Friday, March 25th, 2011.)

This morning I removed the polish from my nail and sat waiting until inspiration hit. A few days ago I purchased quite a bit of supplies (polishes, glitters, nail tools, etc) and decided I would try a new look out but only on my thumb. Below is the look I created. I will be re-polishing it with my purple/silver diagonal design from my first blog post.

When life gives you lemons - make lemonade, or in my case, a new nail design! (If only temporarily.) Enjoy!

Starting with a clear base coat I free handed the white tip french manicure. I then added a blue/green sparkle polish to the tip. Blue acrylic paint was used for the polka pots, with light blue craft glitter overlapping them. I finished with a generous topcoat to keep the glitters in place.

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  1. What a cute idea! I was in Shopper's today and saw a new nail polish line (or new to me anyway..) but can't remember the name.. "Nail" was in it.. Maybe "Glam Nails" who knows.. They had some rockin' hot pinks, lime greens, baby blues.. Glitters gallore too. Will take a pic of them next time I'm there. Love the polka dots!!

  2. Very nice! I love that shade of blue.

    - Heather


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