Creepy....I mean, Gnomes

10:02:00 PM

This is Minnie, Nicole's (owner of the blog Polish Me, Please!) puppy.  She is fighting off sleep due to the fact she is terrified of the creatures that live in her backyard.  These creatures are none other than Gnomes.


A few weeks ago, I was talking with Nicole (@PolishMePlease)  and Gabi (@RubyStein79).  I'm not sure how it came up, or how the conversation actually started, but we all found out that Nicole has a lovely little gnome collection.  These are her gnomes.  The drawing she did personally and his name is Gus.


In honor of Nicole's gnome love, I decided to paint gnomes on my nails.  Here is what I came up with....






Colors Used: 
  • Base
    • Color Club - Mystery Blue (which I think is Factory Girl)
  • Gnomes
    • Face - Zoya Avery
    • Body - Sinful Colors - Midnight Blue
    • Hats - Sally Hansen Red Carpet
    • Beard - Sinful Colors - Snow Me Whtie
  • Trees
    • Sinful Colors - Nirvana
    • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
    • Revlon Sassy
  • Mushrooms
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sinful Colors - Pandora
    • Sally Hansen - Red Carpet
  • Grass
    • Revlon - Sassy
    • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
Whew!  Those crazy lil creatures were a lot of work!!  They were rather fun though, minus the creepiness of them.  Each and every little guy was created with a tooth pick.  The tree trunks were done with a tooth pick, then I used my marble dotting technique to make the leaves.  The mushrooms were done as well with toothpicks.  To finish off, I took my striper and dunked it into the green polishes to make grass.  Finished off with a top coat and bam! done!

I had fun doing them though and they really got my creative mind working!  Thank you to Gabi who talked through the design with me after Nicole had to go have a tea party with her gno...I mean go to her husbands baseball game.

To be honest, I think this is one of my favorite posts/manicures because it really shows how amazing this nail blogging community is.  If I never started blogging, and never met Nicole and Gabi on Twitter, never in a million years would I have come up with this idea or challenged myself to do them!  This blog is definitely keeping me creative and thank you to everyone else who has tweeted me ideas in the past!  All your ideas have not gone un-noticed and will be on the blog some day soon!


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16 comments

  1. This came out so good. Your nail art has gotten soo much better since I first met you! I love to see your posts and watch you evolve as a nail artist. :)

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    1. thank you Megan! My hands have definitely become steadier and it's become easier to use the toothpicks and dotting tools. Practice is helping a ton. Thank you for noticing and your sweet comment. <3 you girl!

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  2. A ahahaha!! This is my favorite post ever by anyone in the whole world!!! Besides the fact that now everyone thinks I have some crazy gnome fetish this is absolutely awesome and good tie-in w my pics of Minnie falling asleep! ;p Oh my goodness seriously I love this. Just goes to show how things you post online can come back to bite you! ;) You gnome nails look absolutely awesome. Great job! And thanks for the outing... I mean shout out! One day I'll return the favor. :D

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    1. I maybe should have written you only have five gnomes and not 100 like i made it seem. hmmm, it's funnier this way :D hhahaha glad you like them!!!

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  3. This post is sooo incredibly amazing!! You did a GREAT JOB!! I absolutely LOVE the mushroom homes!!

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    1. You know who she got the home ideas from, right? Her ex-con gnome home builder bf :p

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    2. you mean your ex-con gnome home builder husband with that killer 80s stache

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    3. Oh no... I could never dream of stealing your life-long-love.

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  4. I love gnomes! How cute! I'm going to have to try out some gnomes of my own :D

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    1. yay! can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  5. That's brilliant! Ok a little odd but brilliant:). You have incredible patience and a fantastically steady hand!:) xx

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    1. thank you!!!! took forever to do but well worth it!

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