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Friday, December 17, 2010

Butterflies, glitter and fauxnad flowers

Hi Kids!
Expecting me to jazz up yesterday's mani, Avon Glisten Scintillant with snowflakes?...NOT!
We got our first snow here in Southern New Jersey, so the last thing I wanted to wear on my nails was a winter theme.
'Tis the season for my whining and complaining about the cold. I hate winter. All those warm and fuzzy TV commercials with everyone gathered around the fireplace sipping hot chocolate and toddies does nothing for me. It's a sham...it's freaking COLD outside, and no kind of household heat can rid me of the radiant cold I feel creeping through the floorboards and through windows.
My husband is planning on retiring to the Mid West within 10 years. He will be going alone, I'm afraid. I'm going South, to get as close to the Equator as I can.
Anyway...
Cold, first snow...bad. Butterflies, flowers...good.
Yesterday's mani, Avon Glisten Scintillant topped off with body tattoo glitter butterflies and fauxnad flowers stamped with WnW Nocturnal using Essence plate from Ulta. I also accented the butterfly bodies with small hex glitter in several colors for some extra flash. Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Nfu-Oh #50 also used to accent butterfly wings. 2 coats Seche.
I like this...
You'll have to click on these to get a better look at the pretty sparkle.


















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Here's the body tattoos I used. They're applied using water, just like water nail decals. The only drawback I have found with this type of glitter tattoos is that after they're on the nail, the surface feels sticky. Within a day, this sticky-ness will work its' way up and through topcoats. I'll be adding Barielle Extender to this before I leave for work to see if it helps with this issue.

12 comments:

Evil Angel said...

Absolutly gorgeous!

rcarolingq1 said...

Beautiful!

paintedladyfingers said...

Using glitter tattoos is a fabulous idea! Sharing the same weather, I wholly understand the manicure time travel to Spring.  :)

makeupgirl21 said...

Love this manicure.  This looks like Spring.  Which I can't wait to see.  I'm also freezing in my house.  No matter what I do, I'm cold. Go away snow.

thriszha said...

fabulous.. really love the butterfly..

JQ said...

Dance dance dance!  I need to get my hands on some of these temp tattoos!  This is gorgeous!  AGAIN!  <3

Freshie said...

This is so whimsical!

Starlight said...

My new favorite of all your manis! Gosh those butterflies are gorgeous!

cathryn said...

WOW i love this!! never would have thought to use temp. tattoos on my nails.

another jersey girl huh? we havent had snow up north yet (nothing substantial anyways) but im sure its coming -_-

you-nailed-it.blogspot.com said...

awesome!

Saori said...

I love butterflies so I love this many a lot ^^^Have a good day and I wish you a great Xmas Lisa :)

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