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S is for surfing…

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Once I had painted a base coat in sky blue, I dabbed on different shades of blue to create a choppy ocean look. I didn’t use a liner brush, but just the edge of the brushes each bottle comes with. Then I wiped nearly all the white polish off the brush and added waves breaking here and there. Lastly I added a touch of glitter to the sea and painted a surfer in dark brown.

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Q is for Quantum Mechanics…

IMG_8083 (2)This is called the Schrodinger Equation, inspired by this site. Nail art pen again!

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P is for punk…

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I love, love, love punk as a fashion! The ring finger is Barry M – croc effects in black over silver polish. I received the most wonderful Xmas present from a friend overseas and that was a silver striping brush, with a pen nib and little acrylic gems inside. The gems were not silver enough for my liking, so I silvered them up a bit. These nails just weren’t punk enough so Take 2

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 Try as a may  I could not seem to draw a safety pin, so why not cut one in half and stick it on, I thought! I was super happy with these nails, but now when I look back I see messy unkempt cuticles, oh well, live and learn. Another mani to revisit one day!

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O is for owl ombre…

IMG_7970 According to yahoo answers, ombre is a French term that means shaded. With colours graduating from light to dark. Gee I love my nail art pen, don’t I? It was perfect for creating the jagged tree. What a fantastic Barry M polish I found in my stash, Rose Quartz Glitter, with tiny glitters and large hexagonal ones too.

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N is for neon noel…

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Trying to portray a hot Aussie Xmas, I used white polish underneath the neon yellow and pink to make them really stand out and seem hot.  The kangaroos look matte because there is no top coat, by the time I had finished this,  it was time to take it off and go to work. This mani was way too bright and in your face to wear out anyway!

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L is for licorice allsorts…

Not much description is needed for this one!

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K is for Kiko…

Zagreb to Milan 934Kiko 330 is such a lovely colour, I bought this polish in Italy a couple of years ago. The Kiko store was amazing, they had every colour of the spectrum. This is my first attempt at something other than straight lines with a striping brush.

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May 2, 2013 · 7:48 pm

J is for jellyfish…

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Inspired by a needle drag mani and tutorial that I saw on Mr. Candiipants blog, she commented how her nails looked like jellyfish, so I thought I’d stick with the same technique and see if I could get them even more jellyfish like. I first put a blob of pale silver blue down, then the pink over the top and dragged both colours together and through each other.

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May 1, 2013 · 10:54 pm

I is for Intricate…

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This was my first attempt at stamping and most of the design did not come out too well, so I handpainted the brown/grey over the top. Hmmmm…I think it looks abit like a henna tattoo, so its also I for Indian.

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H is for hieroglyphics…

hieroglyphicsWhen I first discovered Llama nails they were on “H” already. My first mani of this was ok, but the photos were not good at all. So I’ve re-done this one and I’m glad to say my photography skills are improving all the time, especially since I found the white balance function on my camera!
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May 1, 2013 · 3:58 pm