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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Busy as a Bumble Bee!

  I have had this idea for a manicure sitting around in my head for such a long time - I am so glad I finally took the time to do it!

Outdoors, shade
  For these nails, I started with China Glaze Sunshine Pop on all but the ring finger, which I painted with China Glaze Kinetic Candy.  For the yellow nails, I added small strips of blue painter's tape and painted over each with black using Sally Hansen Xtreme Black Out.  Finally, on the yellow-and-black nails I added small 3D blue flowers I got from... somewhere.  I topped it off with about a bazillion coats of Seche Vite.  For the blue ring finger, I first added flowers with Konad Special White and plate m82.  Next I painted on the little bee using CG Sunshine Pop and Sally Hansen Black Out, and added the little trail of dots with a dotting tool.  I also added yellow to the middle of the flowers with Sunshine Pop and a dotting tool, and finally added a yellow rhinestone to the center of the largest flower.

Outdoors, sun
  I absolutely love how this manicure turned out!  I think it is totally adorable and perfect for spring!  I have to admit, the little 3D flowers drove me insane - I kept messing with them, which probably didn't help them to stay on.  A few fell off over the course of the three days I wore this, some in the shower and another while just working.  I think if I had used nail glue to attach maybe they would have stayed on better, but mine had dried up so I just attached them with polish (and the bazillion coats of Seche Vite).  I got a lot of compliments on this one!  It took awhile but it was totally worth it.  :)

12 comments:

  1. Such a clever idea! And soooo cute!

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  2. This is soo cool!!! Kudos to you for taking all the time to do it, I'm not that patient =))

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  3. This is so adorable!!! I especially love the flower accents. So creative!

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  4. adorable! This mani looks very very pretty!

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  5. This is sooo cute! You must be so patient!

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  6. That manicure is so stinking cute! I love it. :D

    Fimo flowers are pretty but they are an insane pain in the ass. I love how they look, hate how difficult they are to anchor down and keep in place.

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  7. Girl, this is the cutest thing ever! It's so springy and fun.

    And even though they gave you trouble, I'm jealous of your fimo application. Whenever I try to use fimo or any 3-d nail applique really, I get major bubbles. Your's looks so smooth and shiny. @_@

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  8. Very cute! And ironic too because I'm sporting yellow polish and about to do some bumble bee art! Great minds!!

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  9. This is freakin awesome! I am loving this big time!

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  10. Love this manicure, great job!!

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