Wednesday, January 23, 2013

T is for ...

Yay, with this post I am finally caught up in the ABC Challenge!! I really hated being behind. What I don't hate is this mani. Too cute!!

T is for ... Toadstools + Tutorial.

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I search high and low every week for ideas to do for this challenge. For some reason, T was hard! Everything I found simply didn't spark an idea I felt happy doing. My inspiration came from the strangest place. Wii games. I wanted to borrow a Wii game from my niece and had to go through her completely disorganized collection. I saw Mario and there it was  — the illusive idea. The mushroom power-ups and the adorable Toad race.

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I was going to use white for the base color until I remembered Sunday's haul. Using CQ Pearls would create an interesting base and would give me the perfect chance to try this new polish.

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Pearls is so pretty. Lightly shimmery and not streaky at all ... well, it wasn't until I rushed adding a top coat. I think this is the most perfect pearly white.

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I told you I would try to start creating some easy tutorials. I was going to do a picture tutorial but, as always, I forgot to get pictures while I was doing the designs. So, I decided to just draw one up. I wish I had made this bigger; I stretched it a bit so forgive the slight blurriness. It's not perfect, but it works. At least now I know to make the next one bigger! :)

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I used Avery Binder Reinforcement Labels for this mani and this is how it should look. Be very careful of the holes in the center; you can see my nail peeks out through this. You don't want to accidentally drag polish into this hole. I didn't have any on hand, but I prefer using DG Office Color Coding Labels. They're a bit wider, so cover more of your nail, and have no hole in the center.

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So, what do you think? Ready to try them for yourself?

6 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I love that you didn't use a stark white. It's perfect.

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  2. These are so awesome! I totally love the idea!!!

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  3. This is so cute! Really like to try that too :D

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