NOTD: Hangman Interactive Nails

My team made it through round 1 of the nail contest I posted about previously. This week’s theme? Games.

After a whole lot of brainstorming, we decided to go with pen and paper games, and make them interactive. I chose hangman and had my husband play along, filling in the letters as we went. I think they turned out pretty well, and am definitely leaving them on (And if you’re wondering where the G is, he couldn’t figure it out and forfeited. I don’t blame him, it’s our team name after all, not a real word). I’m curious to see what people will say while I’m out and about.

Blank spaces:

hangman nail art

Part way through:

hangman nail art

Finished game:

hangman nail art

hangman nail art

The chosen letters

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(I’d like to point out those letters were written with my non dominant hand. Huzzah!)

Products used:

Seche Clear

Revlon chalkboard matte polish in white

Sally Hansen I ‚̧ Nail Art pens in red and black

Seche Vite (Post photos)


NOTD: Oranges, Plus some experiments with my new lens.

I had such a fantastic time away, even though it was only for a couple days. I finally got some jeans to replace the one pair I had that were repeatedly patched (seriously, those beasts are going right in the trash), and I picked up amongst other things, a new camera lens. Time to macro ALL THE THINGS!

I’m going to have so much fun photographing all my jewellery, and chasing down all the humming birds and bumble bees I can find in the garden. Just you wait, you’re going to get sick of it before I do ;P. It’s like seeing the world in a brand new way. Did you know that dragonflies had fur on their heads? I didn’t!

Anyway, onto the nails! I joined a team contest on a reddit, and the theme was Summer Fun. What’s funner than matching your mani to your bathing suit? Well, probably lots of things, but for the sake of this contest.. ORANGES!

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Thats my bathing suit being used as the background, for reference. It’s a super cute, slightly tacky 2 piece I picked up while in Indonesia, but you can buy it online here.

Products Used:

Seche Clear

Skin Food polish, unknown name, papaya colour

LA Colors ‘SPAT!’

American Apparel ‘Neon Yellow’

Revlon Chalkboard matte polish in white

Seche Vite

Wish me luck at getting through round 1! Theres 15 teams, and in the first round 7 get cut. Even if I don’t win, I want to make it through the first half. *Orange fingers crossed*

Orange Fuchsia Gradient with Iridescent Glitter

I love sponge gradients. Unfortunately, I hate the cleanup process, especially with metallics, so please excuse the shimmery cuticles.

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gradient nails

gradient nails

Colors used:
Seche clear
Kleancolor Metallic Mango
Kleancolor Metallic Orange
Kleancolor Metallic Fuchsia
Lacquistry unnamed glitter polish (Got it out of a mystery bag)
Seche Vite

I love the shades that Kleancolor makes, but even with Seche it chips almost instantly. I did this yesterday and I already touched up two fingers today. Anyone have advice on how to make it last??