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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2005 05:30:04 PM »

I love bright colors so i paint my nails many different colors. Like each nail will be a different bright color. ((like lime green neon pink orange...etc...) Then i take electrical tape and cut it into strips ((very small ones)) Duct tape is too tough but electrical tape has a weaker adhesive so it doesn't pull off the colors. Then i put the strips on my nails diagonaly and paint black polish over top i let it dry and then pull off the strips and i have black and multi-color striped nails.
((this pic is from the 1st time i painted my nails this way... so i left the middle fingers black that time))


Blue painter's tape works even better than electrical tape, and it's probably cheaper... you can get a huge duct tape sized roll for a couple of bucks. I usually use blue tape for a french manicure, because my hand shakes too much to get it even, or I'll try to smooth the edge out and I end up going too high up on the nail, etc.
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2005 01:25:45 PM »

oh snappity. well, as unoriginal as it probably is. i like superglueing sequins to my nails, a quick clear coat or sheeer other color, and its hot. although sometimes it flakes off the sequin.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2005 10:53:41 PM »

These nails look WAY to long, but I bet the designs would look cool on short nails.
http://www.nailartgallery.com/
UGHH did yuo see the acrylic TOE nails?? NASTY.....It's hard for me to envision them looking cute, I'm just seeing nastiness right now..I'm blinded by the length.
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2005 05:26:20 PM »

omg i LOVE watermelons!! mi painting my nails as we speak!! :Dthanks for the great idea!!
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2005 05:00:42 PM »

I have one of those Klutz books where they show you how to make different nail designs... I am still looking for more patterns though.  I think if you look for those online games where you go to a pretend manaicure and stuffs (like the Barbie one) you can find patterns and pictures there.   
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2005 04:57:59 PM »

I've found that who chococat1188 said is right, the pretend manicure games have nice things. The little "Miranda Manicuranda" game on disney is pretty good (http://psc.disney.go.com/disneychannel/lizziemcguire/style/manicuranda.html) I don't know how you would do the plaid ones, but they look cool. I've been dying to try teh purple ones with white swirls but I need to get some white nail polish.
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2005 09:32:00 PM »

I used to do strawberries. I only do up my toenails now though cause fingers get so much use and the polish peels right off. Anyone have any tips on making it last?
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2005 02:34:44 PM »

I am also very disturbed by the acrylic toenails.

I like doing two colors on each hand (when I actually paint my nails.) The problem is my nails start to peel and crack and the polish doesn't stop that, so I'm  usually stuck with just a clear coat.

I would love lime slices on my fingers, but doing know how. *shrug* Maybe someday I'll find out how.
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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2005 03:52:55 PM »

That Miranda Manicuranda game is strangely hypnotic.  I really want to figure out how to make the plaid fingernails.  In a fashion magazine I once saw a huge close-up of nails done in a snakeskin pattern, but it was obviously done by a professional and took hours and hours.

Where do you buy the little rhinestones that several of you have mentioned?  The only ones I ever see at the craft stores are too big, and there's no way I'm buying Swarovski crystals to glue on my nails where they'll just fall off and get lost.  And a coat of clear polish over top is really enough to keep them stuck on for several days?
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2005 07:53:12 PM »

drat i just cut my nails ...but im still gonna use some of these ideas, theyre really good!
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