June 12, 2013

Digit-al Dozen: Write something worth reading, or do something worth writing

Today's nails are dedicated to the act of writing! Behind every short story, or novel, or poem (or blog post, or essay, or what-have-you) someone is writing, editing, rewriting, rewording, and/or burning all the rough drafts in an open trash can somewhere. Primarily I feel like these nails lean more towards long novels and all the hard work that goes into them (it's what I was thinking about most when doing them). I also used today's post as a great excuse to finally try some Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips that I've had in my mani-cave for over a year; the pattern is #410 Love Letter. Take a peek!

Manicurity | novel-inspired nail art featuring Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips #410 Love Letter

Manicurity | novel-inspired nail art featuring Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips #410 Love Letter

Manicurity | novel-inspired nail art featuring Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips #410 Love Letter

Manicurity | novel-inspired nail art featuring Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips #410 Love Letter


As I said in the intro, my ring finger and pinkie are Sally Hansen strips. They didn't break cleanly at the cuticle end, but luckily these are somehow made of actual nail polish so I used acetone and a small brush and did clean-up as usual!! I was glad they worked at all because I've had them for so long. I will probably do a mini post about them in the future just because I like words, etc. Then I used a small nail art brush and Zoya Sooki to 'edit' the words on my nails. Pointer and middle finger are both 2 coats of Zoya Dove. For the pointer I taped my finger and then splattered it with black creme polish by flicking a fan brush at my hand; the thinner spots were from me thinning/half-cleaning my fan brush with acetone. I love the result! I think that's how I'll do 'splatter' type nails going forward :D The 'pen' on my middle finger is acrylic paints and a fine-tip Sharpie for the writing.

Don't forget the other lovely posts for today! Check them out below


15 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Awesome job on it :)

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  2. love love LOVE you are on FIRE lately lady xx

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    1. <3 <3 thank you!! I thought you might like this one, being the amazing writer you are ;)

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  3. Another fabulous idea! Great design! :)

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  4. Lovely! I always liked that set of strips myself.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, they were really fun to work with! I'm glad I've got extras for...things ;)

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  5. Again, absolutely brilliant!

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  6. Another creative look to book week! So detailed!

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