Ladybugs!

10:47:00 PM

I'm feeling like poop tonight.  My throat is sore and my head is all wonky.  I'm blaming the weather.  As I stated in my other posts, it was 80 degrees here last week.  Tonight we're expecting a frost and currently it is 33 degrees.

When the temperatures were warm, it brought back my favorite lucky little bugs.  Ladybugs!  Ladybugs are pretty much the only bug that I can stand, all others gross me out.  Do not get me started on spiders.  So since the little ladybugs were landing on my car and on my house, I thought it was only appropriate I paint them on my nails.


Colors Used:
  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Sugar, Sugar
  • Bug Details
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Top Coat
    • New York Color - White Lights Glitter
The technique was very simple.  I used almost the same technique as CutePolish in her video.  I started with a base of the red coat.  CutePolish in her video just swiped the nail polish across the tip, I always have issue doing this and getting it straight, so I taped half my nail and painted on the black tips.  Then I used my regular polish brush and created the center line.  Then, I dotted on the spots and little antennas with a dotting tool.  Next, I took the dotting tool and placed on the eyes.  I decided that the plain white eyes were kind of creepy looking, so I decided to give them little googly eyes.

I really wish that my red polish was brighter.  I love them, but they're just so dark.  When I added the glitter and then my Sally Hansen top coat, they lightened up a bit.  I may have to invest in a brighter one.

Literally, every time I look down at my nails, I think of Butters from South Park singing this song.



Easter is right around the corner so I will be starting my Easter designs shortly!  Can't wait to show them to you!!!

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3 comments

  1. OMG lady bugs!! You have no idea - I am OBSESSED with lady bug manis!!! SOO cute <3

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    1. I'm going to do a bee mani in a few weeks....will you be just as obsessed with that?? :D

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  2. My friend tried these out for the first time the other day copying your example and I have to say they look amazing! (Link's here if you want to see:http://nailartnovice.blogspot.com/2013/02/friendly-flowers.html)

    You have so many awesome designs that I hope to try out someday!

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