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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's the Great Pedi, Charlie Brown!

Sometimes, a color is all you need to trigger a design that just has to be done. And I have a great idea for a future extrapolation on this theme. ;)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Simply Spooky

Sometimes, it's just not necessary to spend a whole lot of time on your nails. Not when you can still get an awesome look using the polish effects you already have, made for simple and awesome application.

Sparkly orange base coat and a crackle overcoat make for a great Halloween look, in a 5-minute manicure. The crackle polish "look" isn't for everyone, but I think for Halloween especially it works fantastically well. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fashionable Calligraphy

I've been artistically inclined for years, and that trend was greatly pampered by the time I spent in making illuminated scrolls to pass out as awards while I was in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)

And I get to thinking - I liked that. It's a classic, and gorgeous example of art. And now I like atypical but also gorgeous things to do with my nails.

Why did it take me so long to combine the two?

Western Calligraphy, meet 21st Century nails.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Final Frontier

Ok so I haven't been on many voyages lately, but as close as I am to NASA, doing nails like these may just be a benefit to my nail design enterprise.

Ok I was just nerdy and cheesy both. I don't know if I should be proud, or embarrassed! We'll go with proud, 'cause this solar-system design inspired by cutepolish is just out-of-this world!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pumpkin patch

This weekend I'll be at my family's Fall Festival, so I went looking for a great design to wear up that way. And unsurprisingly, Robin Moses saved the day again. pumpkin carving, pumpkin patch nails - and it's looking like I'll be packing up my mobile salon and doing nail design requests for family. 

Good times! If I'm lucky, maybe I'll get a margarita out of the deal ;) 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My toes felt left out

All these Halloween designs kept getting given to fingernails, and there was a toe uprising. Ok, so maybe wiggling might be more accurate. It got the point across however, and I can now proudly present Halloween toes, too!

Frightening? Freaky? Or Fabulous? You decide.

In related news, yoga is really unnecessary if you spend time painting designs on your own toes.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day chock full of nail designs

Yesterday, I posted a design challenge from a friend. I carried on the Halloween theme, and then just kinda played a bit and came up with a few more. Very productive day in the design examples department!

The mummy was inspired by Dying4Chocolate's youtube video, the Haunted house shots were by ihaveacupcake, and the spider loosely by MissChevious

Then I went on to play with water marbling, and had a wild hare and made a back-to-school design while I was at it. Long day, but full of fun & color.
After getting some feedback on the earlier designs, I got a special request on a "fun" spider design, based on a picture a friend found online. This guy turned out really fun (and cute), if I do say so myself!

Jack-o-Lantern (by request)

So after a sarcastic comment about my failing to include a jack-o-lantern in my last Halloween-ish design, I noticed this one by the same youtube poster - IHaveACupcake

And it's every bit as cute as the last one, imho :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumn to Halloween

Well the outside world may not realize there's a change of seasons, at least not in southern Texas, but a girl can dream. From fall nails, onward to creepy themes. Bats and haunted houses might just bring a chill to my spine. Now if only they'd bring a chill to the air as well!

I started with a pretty starry blue sky. Simple and not much to it, but pretty nonetheless. Then I stumbled across this design by IHaveACupcake and couldn't resist embellishing the starry skies I'd been sporting for a day already.

New meds are wearing me out so I'm asleep more than I'm awake, but when I'm awake in the coming months  I'll be trying to keep my nails in time with what Hallmark thinks the weather should be ;)