Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth day 2013 with Sally Hansen

I won a blog contest! Woot!!! From the sweet KarenD at Frazzle and Aniploish
I was sooo excited. She gave away the same amount of polish as the number of years she has been on this earth...Earth Day...see that connection there. *wink* Thank you Karen!!!

I used Sally Hansen Tropical Brights to do my Earth Day mani. It was fun and intricate. I thought it would be easier than it was. But I will try it again!

My entire hand! The shock

My awkward right hand.

I was going for an interwoven theme. "I knew you before you were woven together..."
I used a piece of waxed paper and painted about three coats of polish of all three colors. Parrot, The Sky's the Limit, and Temptation. Then with craft scissors I cut the paper and the dried (after a day or two) polish into the rick rack strips. I painted my base colors. Most nails were blue, some on my right pink and some on on my left green. Then I stuck the strips on (sans wax paper) and topped it off with top coat. Some of them smeared a little.

Will you try something like this? I need sharper scissors!
Have a great day! 

March of manis

For a multitude of reasons I got off track with my posting, so here are the March manis I did not get to post. :)

The Easter Ones

The Layla Project

Jindie Nails with Orly Miss Conduct

My bunnies that I loved and were soo easy with dotting tools. They took sooo many colors.

My Easter Proper Nails. Mostly Laylas and all free hand.

My after Easter Nails. But everyone called them Easter eggs. I guess they were still in an Easter mood or maybe I was :) It's been an Easter tradition the last three years to do a pastel rainbow.  Maybelline Banana Puddin (sent to me by a dear fellow Texan) fit in so well with this one.

Reciprocal Gradient Nails
How about that title? I love these over at My Simple Pleasures and tried to follow her tutorial. I goofed and left off a piece of tape. The entire time thinking, I really think three lines would look better. I didn't realize the tutorial shows three until I went back to grab the link. Oops. Oh well. I also think my tape is much narrower, at least, it would have looked better with wider tape. On to the picture.

My sponge was too dry on my last round of sponging. I used Elmer's glue around my cuticles for faster cleanup.
It just peeled right off and I had very little cleanup. I liked this so much better than taping around the cuticles. It was good for this application, I thought.
I used China Glaze Designer Satin, 

The Greens
For St. Patrick's Day of course!

Borghese Mento

Cult Nails accents on Essie. I loved this one.

KB Shimmer Get Clover It for the big day :) It's a jelly that looks so yummy you want to lick.

I'm going to try to start catching up on April now... 
Have a great day!