Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer Fun: Summer Song






I have to admit that even as much as I love this song, I could not come up with a manicure that accurately depicted the imagery it conjures for me. It doesn't help that I thought today was supposed to be the palm tree manicure, and had it all set up and ready to go. Well, you'll just have to wait to see that one (I promise, it's more interesting).

In the end, I went with another layering manicure. I did a base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Blue By on every nail except my ring finger, for which I used the same polish in "Lightening." Then I started putting stuff on it that reminded me of the ocean. For my thumb, I used a coat of Orly "Mysterious Curse. My index finger has one coat of China Glaze "Dorothy Who?" and Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in "Calypso Blue is on my middle finger. My pinky has a coat of Essie "Set in Stones" (Can you tell I like that one?).

For the accent nail, I sponged on "Lightening," and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in "Sun Kissed" and "Fuchsia Power."

Today is one of those days when I really wish I had a stamping set. I might order one next week, but I need to compare some of the designs. I've heard that Konad is really good, and then there's Mash plates and Red Angel. I want to try all of them, of course, but what's a good set to start with? Which set has the biggest variety of designs?

Obviously, more research is needed. I might just have to order all of them. :)



12 comments:

  1. Awesome job! But ... you didn't say what song it was based on! Now I'm really curious! Loving the mani either way though.

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    1. I actually embeded the video...but for some reason it isn't showing up (it was there last night, and in the preview, and first thing this morning...). Gr. Back to youtube I go.

      It's "Sounds of Sunshine," By the way. And thank you for the compliment and letting me know that it's not working!

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  2. I see the video! :D This is cute and you're right, very summery song!

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  3. This is really pretty and summery! BTW I saw in your bio that you're from central Ohio?? I'm from Dayton! (slightly more SW than central, but still cool to see a blogger from nearby!) :]

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    1. Thanks! That is very cool. I'm from the west side of Columbus. :)

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  4. lovely... glitter blue reminds me of the water sparkling in sun shine!!

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