Birds Nest View (Courtesy of Pauline)

9:47 AM

Ok, most of you probably know by now that in late January I started school to become a nail tech.  My ultimate goal of the course was to learn more about nail health, artificial nails, and hopefully improve my nail art technique.  As it turns out a lot of what I already knew about nail health was correct and while I learned loads about artificial nails, I'm learning more from a classmate who has been doing them for awhile!  On the nail art front...well...yeah. They actually don't even really cover nail art in school.  So that was a fail.  This is no fault of my teacher, who is amazing and has helped me tons.  It's just the way things are.  The bright side of the schooling is that I can now (or will soon be able to) do people's nails either as a living or on the side and it will be 100% legal.  That's right ladies, polishing your friends nails for any kind of payment is actually illegal.  Nice, no?  At any rate I've made some awesome friends in the course and one of them is Pauline.  Pauline is not a nail artist.  She is however, a great paper and pen artist (and one of the funniest people I've met in a long time)! So I finally convinced her to do some nail art on me.  This is the second nail art she's done on me and it was the first time she had a theme to work with.  I told her I needed a birds nest with eggs (for the Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge) and it only needed to be an accent nail.  And this is what she came out with.  I think it actually looks pretty good!!  And I love the color choices! :)  The base coat is Barry M Blue Moon.  The nest is OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys and China Glaze Mahogany Magic.  The eggs are China Glaze Electric Beat and more OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys with some Accessorize Truffle.  How do you guys think she did?

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  1. I think it's lovely. Electric beat is a beautiful colour x

  2. i am loving barry m's blue moon! i have it on now and i love it! x

  3. Oh it's so cute! The colors are so wonderfully earthy yet whimsical for this theme choice <3 Awesome on being able to do other's nail. I never do payment...well unless their adoration counts as payment ;) Then I'm totally guilty!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Gotta love that Seche Vite!

  5. First, I love Barry M Blue Moon. The finish on it is super. This is another hard challenge, but I think with the help of the pen and paper of your good friend, you got it going here. I read it well and it not only reads bird's nest but also evokes spring really well.


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