Fun & Fingernail Friday!

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on February 3, 2012

in nails, random, Side Dishes

I just had to follow up last night’s Itty Bitty Burgers with a Fingernail Friday to keep the fun going! I know I skipped a few weeks, but it’s for good reason: after months of doing my nails twice a week, the novelty wore off. I went and got a shellac manicure which lasted two weeks, then I was given a challenge. My students and friends started asking me when I was going to try that “water marble thing”.

Water marble is this seemingly simple concept: drip nail polish onto distilled water in a cup, marble with a toothpick, dip nails in and voila! Cool marbled nails.

Here’s a video of the concept:

I tried it time and time again, and all I got was a mess. But then I got motivated, and took about two hours on a snowy Friday night to actually get it right. And it was good!

And then, I got ambitious and did it again, and was even more pleased with the result:

Something about having that fun design on my nails got my mojo going again, and I did some lovely peacock feathers:

And then this kind of Valentines-y half moon design which my students insist look like Pokéballs from Pokémon.

And then, my friend Sarah sent me her most recent design too, its kind of Patriotic and nautical.

Another thing I’ve really picked up is crocheting. My tutorial for a super-bulky scarf  was extremely popular, so I started challenging myself to make amigurumi, or cute crocheted stuffed animals. Or rather, tiny stuffed crocheted food.

A macaron:

And a cupcake

It’s loosely based on this real cupcake I made almost two years ago:

And, just for fun, a silly picture I found that made me laugh ridiculously hard because, to be honest, I’m a crazy cat lady.

Have a great weekend!

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Biz February 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM

You are so crazy with your nails Mara! I think I’ve painted my finger nails a dozen times in my life. Oh, and because I am klassy, just took off the last of my pedicure I had . .. in August!

Enjoy your Sunday – I’ll take this February weather any day!
Biz´s last blog post ..Happy Birthday Sophie!

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