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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fowl fauxnad for foul weather

Hi Kids!
I've been off work for 2 days due to the blizzard that hit our area. Tomorrow, my mission is to trek through the frozen, snowy tundra of Southern New Jersey and dig out the restaurant. I'm not looking forward to going out and being blinded by nothing but white and grey.

The perfect remedy would be for Spring to miraculously appear, but since that won't happen, the next best thing would be a green mani...*and* some color on top of that...*and* it has to be something beautiful, shiney, sparkley, and, andandand...
Can a little mani to do all that? I think so- especially if the inspiration source is the epitome of beauty!

My mani comes nowhere near the quintessential beauty of the Peafowl (or  more commomly, Peacock), however, the similarity is there, and that's all I need.
Lots of pictures. As always they're clickable for ginormous viewing.
































































































Base color- Rimmel, Camoflage- 2 coats
Fauxnad plate A18
Stamping polishes;
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Malediction
Konad Special Polish, Blue Pearl(?) why don't they label these?
deb (as in deb Shop clothing store), Purple

The fauxnad image I used, and the one to the left of it are very tricky to use. Oddly, polishes of the jelly type, and shimmers  work better than thick creme polishes. I had to thin out the Konad Special polish a lot for it to work. 
Some afterthoughts- I wish that I had used a polish with a purple flash instead of the deb shimmer. I'm thinking that ChG Liquid Leather may have been a better black for this image, but I've used all mine up in frankens.
My right hand turned out better than my left. I believe it's because I had less layering of image upon image.
My cuticles are still an unsightly, bloody mess. Thankfully, I found that polish thinner was a painless way to do my clean-up!
~If no one hears from me in a day or so, send out the rescue dogs (with Tequilla please)!

38 comments:

Starlight said...

Hi Ainos! Gosh! This mani is to die for! I love all your manis! I know you from the AL forum, and just found your blog yesterday. I am a budding Konader, so I was out in blogland searching for lots of inspiration. I must say you have an incredible gallery full of nail art.Kudos to you. Peace,love,and light,sweetie!

ainos2 said...

Aw, thank you so much Natalie!
I am surprised that you remember me, as I was not a prolific poster on the AL forum. I do remember you though - and it's good to see you again!

Konading is *very* addicting- and fun!

L said...

Girl!I LOVE this one. It is gorgeous! Loving the shape of your nails too.

EvilAngel said...

Oh DAYUM! This is gorgeous, you nailed the swirling colors of peacock feathers!
I steals your picture for my screen saver! :*

ainos2 said...

Hey, thanks L!

ainos2 said...

Awww, thanks Andrea... making me blush.

pwrlftrchick said...

This is absolutly positivly gorgeous!!!!
You are so gosh darn creative and talented!  Great eye for color!

Good luck with your trek and dig out!  Be careful!

Pia said...

Beautiful!
Good luck digging out the restaurant :)

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

I think this is my favorite so far from your blog. Love the color combo, it's gorgeous. Hope the snow fall melts before you have to shovel. (I know I know, but I'm Hopin' anyway!) In the meantime, I've got the Tequila ready.

ange-marie said...

I have an obsession with all things peafowl, your nails are freakin spectacular!  stunning job!

April and Ashley said...

Gorgeous! Good luck on your trek!

painted Lady fingers said...

I am so amused! I did my manicure last night and we obviously are on a similar wavelength. I created a different version of peacock feathers. I am going to go outside and stand in a snowdrift for picture taking. ;)

I really love the layering you did. At first look, I really thought you used stripers. Beautiful and evocative! 

Good luck with the restaurant tomorrow! 

Toxin said...

This is GORGEOUS. Love it! I never would have thought to use that image, let alone put it to such a beautiful use!

gildedangel said...

Wow, that looks stunning! It almost looks like marbling!

BeautyJudy said...

this is gorgeous! I hope you made out OK in the snow - I am finally going back to work tomorrow. I took today off but worked from home yesterday! Be safe!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Christy! Coming from you, it means a lot!

ainos2 said...

Thanks Pia!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Elizabeth!
Haha! Good thing I had someone to clear our sidewalks mid-way through the blizzard. The sun melted all the newer accumulation into slush, and we aqueegee-d it away!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Ange-Marie!
Have a look at at this wedding dress!

ainos2 said...

Thank you A!

ainos2 said...

Thank you Diana!
Your version is to die for!
I've been so wanting to try those Migi pens.

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!
Is your rl name Zoe?
Lovely profile picture !

ainos2 said...

Thanks Gilded!
If it were one of my marbling experiments it would look hideous! Hahaha!

ainos2 said...

Thank you so much Judy!
We certainly got wholloped with snow this year!

SilhouetteScreams said...

Whoa, I can't articulate how pretty this is O_O

ainos2 said...

Thank you Miss!
Your Blog name is very cool!

nihrida said...

Hey, Lisa! Long time no see...but you amaze me again! I immediately thought of peacock feathers when I saw your nails. Immediately. I think you did a great job and I would never guess this is made with fauxnad. It looks like it's done with striper nail art polishes...and a lot of patience. Gorgeous!
Btw: I know what a PITA snow can be - especially when you need to dig out your house, car...or restaurant in your case... Hope you're OK! I'm sending some help to get you warm!

Megan T said...

I'm in love with this look!  Definitely the most original konad I've seen in a while!

Heather said...

This is stunning! I just got some fauxnad plates and I am having so much fun with them. You are totally my inspiration and I hope to produce looks as awesome as you do!

Michèle said...

This may be the prettiest nail art I've ever seen, I love it! And it reminded me of a peacock instantly :-D

lisa said...

What lovely nailart! It looks like a good paintjob on a bike.

Romika said...

Well this is gorgeous. I think you did an awseom job with your nails!
And I love your color combination,

Musicalhouses said...

That's a great KOTD! I love the colour!

makeupgirl21 said...

Your nails look like peacock feathers.  Very pretty.  I can't wait we're expecting more snow on Thursday.  That's a really lame joke.  I'm sick of snow.  Give me some Spring right now! Love the different shades of polish.  Beautiful.

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