Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Nail Fun - 27 polishes, an 8 yr old, one hour and 1 Momma!

Nail Fun

Nail Fun is all about having fun with your nails.  Layering it, splattering it, making pretty patterns with it … it’s the most fun you can have on your own with a child in the house !!  J 

The “Beth”

So, in a rare moment of agreeable mumliness, I had agreed that Beth could do my nails in the holidays.  For those of you who don’t know her, Beth is 8 and a mini me.  I’ll admit, I expected her to use almost every polish I own, for the layer of varnishes to be at least an inch thick on every nail and for me to be ITCHING to rub it all off.

But, you know, she’s good my daughter, and amazingly, she came up with some COOL designs.  The thing I loved the most was her care and attention to detail – she rarely went outside the lines, treated the polishes like the goddesses they are, and although she did try to use 5 polishes on every nail, she’d thought it through, and knew exactly what to dab where.  Yes, she was a dabber.  A super delicate, tongue-slightly-sticking-out, don’t breathe dabber.  Bless her.

Oh yes, this is where she turned to my face of awe and wonder and said – “you just thought I was clumsy didn’t you?”   Nooooooo.

So, to give it its official title – 27 polishes, an 8 yr old, one hour and 1 impressed Momma!

I’m going to start with my absolute favourite – isn’t this one AMAZING?!  Tiger stripes and glitter.  Amazing combo, and she did something I would have NEVER thought to do – she applied the colours independently rather than 1 on top of the other, so not only do you get the colour contrast, you get a texture contrast too.  Gold star for Beth!

My equal favourite was this amazing galaxy explosion - it looked slightly more cool in person.  Oceans of navy and red polish dabbed together and then a layer of CG Techno to give it that galaxy dazzle.  Really loved this one, especially with the red peaking through.

Here's another galaxy type one she did, this really needed a base colour though ....

I love this crazy cami one too.  Blue and green varnish with some stretegic and amazing dabs of Not Like The Movies, covered in a KleanColor green glitter - me likey this one.

This one makes me smile - isn't it like Christmas ?

This one is ANNOYING.  She did an AMAZING wave design i was jealous of in navy, blue and lilac which looked super beautiful.  Then she put a great big dollop of yellow on it (though she did get it to look like dripping paint - how is she DOING this ?), so to tone it down we shattered it.   Not too bad.

And finally, the not so pretty ones - especially the double crackle mess on the end !!!

She had a whale of a time which is the whole point, but YES they were a bitch to take off !!!

Happy nailing:)

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