Friday, June 10, 2011

I scrub and scrub but they'll never come clean!

HIDEOUS! AND AWESOME!

My germs and bacterium manicure:


I don't even know where to start on explaining these bad boys. Suffice to say my friend Alikat came over for a girl's night and well...things got a bit silly!


I had been browsing my new bundle monster set and noticing all the cool little stamps that look like germs or bacteria. Lo there was also a french tip that looked like it would combine nicely. I painted my nails with 2 coats of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Whirlwind White, and when that was dry I went to town. I grabbed a whole schwack of sheer/iridescent polishes from my stash including: Sinful Colors Fiji, Love Nails and Bali Mist, Sally Hansen HD Resolution and Hi-Def (both green) and Digital (bright pink sheer), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lime Lights, And Nicole By OPI Respect the World.


I planned to french tip all nails except my ring finger on each hand, using the tip image, so before I stamped I wanted to ensure some sparkling colours would come through the stamp. I blotched on daubs of random sheer polishes across the tips of each nail. I then used more sheers and the stone stamp from BM211 to add subtle colour to the remaining white nail.


I used GOSH Nero and the bacteria tip from BM217 to stamp over the tips once everything was dry. On my ring fingers I blotched sheers all over the nail instead of just the tips. Then I used Nero and the germie images off BM211 and 212.


Then I switched to red. I used OPI Off With Her Red to stamp those same images from my ring finger onto the whites of the remaining nails. I was totally random about it. It was a lot of fun!


Time to dig out the dotting tools!
I used brighter more pigmented colours and dotted all over the place. I used a bright yellow and more Off With Her Red inside some of the bacteria. I used GOSH Nero here as well.


And I just spammed you with sooo many pictures! But this was totally fun. Not really an attractive manicure, and it has a LOT going on, but from a distance it has a kind of abstract art/graffiti effect that I really enjoy. :)

Thanks for visiting me and having a nail painting session Alikat!

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Cheers!

JQ

16 comments:

  1. they're intense!! haha. cute!

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  2. wow!!! great idea! i really like it! it doesn't look bacteria bec, very colorful..well done

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  3. Okay, I need to go wash my hands now, and scrub under my nails especially. :D

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  4. Awesome!!! Great job using those plates. I wish I were more creative :)

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  5. Soooo coool! Really lovin it!!

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  6. So cool!! Lots of colours but it looks... cohesive somehow! Organized chaos - love it!!

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  7. They're crazy...insane....but somehow it all works! A super original mani!

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  8. These are totally awesome - your best ones yet!

    (I commented before, but I think blogger ate it!)

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  9. This is so unbelievably awesome!!

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  10. That is one of the wildest/craziest manis I have seen in a while-I love it!....Great job!

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  11. Such a great mani! Seems like it shouldn't work with so much going on at once--but I think you went right past that barrier into so much going on it's awesome!

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! At first glance it kind of looks like some seventies prints, hahaha. Such a great job!

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