Thursday, 24 March 2011

Froggies on my nails

Rrribbit... ribbit...


They remind me of little frogs. I love them. I'm even tempted to name them all, but then I'll only be disappointed when they croak! Haha! 

I did both hands, and for some odd reason, my right hand was the easiest to do. Not normally the case, but I'm not going to complain. I find it funny that ever since I painted them both me and Mike have been croaking at each other.





























I originally saw something similar posted on someones blog, but I can't for the life of me remember who. If I find it, I will post it here so you can have a look. They only had one nail pained with 'googily eyes,' but I'm always the one that takes it too far.
I also felt that they all needed to be looking in different direction. Both Mike and I's favourite is the one that looks like a deer caught in headlights, I'm sure you know which one.

To create this, here's what I used:





























Barry M - Base-coat, Topcoat and hardener, Models Own - Grace Green, Konad - white, and Collection 2000 - fast stroke eyeliner. 


* I always start with the Barry M base-coat. It works so well, so much so that this is my second bottle, because the first ran out, and not because it dried up. 


*I then used TWO COATES of Models Own, Grace Green. I love this shade. I received this for Christmas for a work colleague along with a few others, and I've worn it so much since. 


* To create the whites of the eyes I used the lid from the Collection 2000 eyeliner. I firstly poured a bit of the Konad White onto some paper, then dipped the lid, then dipped it onto my nail. Very easy, and highly effective. (Konad nail varnish is slightly thicker than a normal nail varnish, so it creates a stronger colour with only one coat)


*Then for the pupils I use the eyeliner itself. I just drew in the pupils. You could create a uniformed look, and have all the eyes looking the same way, or all over the place like mine. It's up to you. 


*Finally apply a topcoat, and your done! 


Easy peas-y lemon squeeze-y
Speak Soon,
Katie 
x

P.S. What colour would you do yours?

6 comments:

  1. This is so cute! You should try gluing on some of those little googly moving eyes next time!

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  2. I love these!! Sounds so simple to create too which is what I need seeing as I am completely useless at any form of nail art haha! Thanks for your comment on my blog it was so lovely! P.S I am your new follower too :P xx

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  3. That is so cute! I love it ha-ha you could do a red tip for a mouth aswell if you wanted to go all out :P I love your blog :) I'm following you now x

    Sarah
    Fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com

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  4. Aw your nails are so sweet, I've always wanted to try some nail art!! xx

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  5. I've never had so many compliment on my nails, and half of them were from you guys. I love them.... both the compliments and the nails. haha.

    @Kenzie - What an amazing idea, I may have to try that.

    @Charli! - They are so easy, you don't even need any professional tools, just an eyeliner lid. haha. You should give it a go. And thank you for following, it means so much.

    @fashionismyh2o - I love the mouth idea. I may have to give that a go as well. I'll be left with a fully fledged frog, complete with a big smile and googily eyes! I love it. Thank you for following. It makes me so happy.

    @Stefany - thank you so much, I think you should try it. It's so easy, and whats the worst thing that could happen? Well unless you don't have nail varnish remover.... lets not go there. Haha

    My partner is laughing at me while watching me type this as he says I keep smiling. Well I am, because it makes me happy talking to you all, but it is slightly embarrassing. haha. *nervous laugh*

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  6. These are so cute, I love the shade of green you used! x

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