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« on: May 09, 2013 10:23:56 AM »

I had no idea people posted manicures here! I've apparently been away from Craftster for entirely too long.

This past year I've done quite a bit of nail art (and not really much else, craft-wise), so I thought I would share a few of my favorite designs. All are painted on my natural nails using nail polish, and quite a few of these were done for various online competitions. If anyone is curious about the polishes used, I'm happy to share, just ask (i also have them listed on my blog).

Mary Shelley Manicure


Super Mario Bros. Manicure


RHPS Manicure


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Hungry Hungry Hippos Manicure


Alice in Wonderland Manicure


Calvin & Hobbes Manicure



Christmas Tree Manicure


and here are a couple stamped manicures:



I've got lots more, but these are my favorites Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013 11:30:04 AM »

Fantastic nail art!  I love the hungry hippos!

Such vibrant colors and detail...hope you won some of the challenges!

I bet it is hard to change your manicure and get rid of one design for another...but at least you have pics!

how long does it take to do one set on average?
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013 11:34:43 AM »

WOW! THese are amazing!  Are you ambidextrous?  Coz even IF I could make my left hand look this good, I guarantee the right hand would be somewhat.... lacking, to understate it.... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013 11:47:35 AM »

I wonder if you could paint them on the purchased nails and then put them over your own nails...I am also sure that only one hand would look decent... Grin if I tried to paint with my right hand!
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013 11:50:23 AM »

Those are wonderful! I looooove the Mary Shelley ones!
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013 12:08:38 PM »

Bah! All of these are freakin' fantastic!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013 12:10:30 PM »

Fantastic nail art!  I love the hungry hippos!

Such vibrant colors and detail...hope you won some of the challenges!

I bet it is hard to change your manicure and get rid of one design for another...but at least you have pics!

how long does it take to do one set on average?

Thanks! I won two contests, with the Calvin & Hobbes design and the Alice in Wonderland design.
All of these I wore for about a week, wasn't too keen on giving them up any sooner, lol. Some were very time-intensive, for example, I think the Calvin & Hobbes and Mario Bros. manicures took around five hours each to do. The stamped manicures were closer to an hour. I don't normally spend more than an hour or two on a design unless its for a contest.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013 12:17:09 PM »

WOW! THese are amazing!  Are you ambidextrous?  Coz even IF I could make my left hand look this good, I guarantee the right hand would be somewhat.... lacking, to understate it.... Wink

I'm not too bad at painting with my non-dominant hand but I'd never be able to pull off anything too complicated. For stamped designs I will do both hands, but for some of the more intensive nail art designs, I just go for something that coordinates with the design (frankly I'm sick of nail polish by the time I get the one hand done, lol). Here are some examples:

Coordinated with design:


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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2013 12:19:26 PM »

I wonder if you could paint them on the purchased nails and then put them over your own nails...I am also sure that only one hand would look decent... Grin if I tried to paint with my right hand!

Yea, you could totally do that! I've never worn press-on nails before, but I've seen lots of people selling hand-painted sets, would be a lot of fun for special occassions. It certainly would be a hell of a lot easier painting on something that is not attached to you!
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013 12:32:44 PM »

fascinating...I like that you do each hand a bit different...looks like fun...I am amazed at all of the posts recently about nail art...there are really some talented people who do such clever stuff in such a small space! Cheesy

Thanks for the info...I learned something today! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2013 01:35:47 PM »

Wow! These are brilliant! So detailed!  I really like the mario set & the hungry hippos.

You have skills! Whenever I attempt to paint my nails, I essentially just end up with painted fingers!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013 09:21:15 PM »

They're all beautiful, but I really love the hippos - they just made me laugh!   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2013 11:46:46 AM »

They are all awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2013 05:22:21 PM »

Those are all so beautiful, creative, and well done.  I can't imagine painting pictures on my nails, I have enough trouble with regular polish.  My favourite is the Calvin and Hobbes one.

One question: can you do this on both hands?
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013 04:12:26 PM »

so very awesome! they look very well made too <3
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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013 08:20:12 AM »

Those are all so beautiful, creative, and well done.  I can't imagine painting pictures on my nails, I have enough trouble with regular polish.  My favourite is the Calvin and Hobbes one.

One question: can you do this on both hands?

Not really, no Smiley If you look on the first page, I posted a few examples of how I deal with painting my dominant hand. If it's elaborate nail art, I will just do something simple that coordinates with the artwork (creme with glitter accent, for example), whereas if its a stamped design, I will try to do both hands the same.
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013 03:05:20 PM »

Wow!~ You are very talented! I love the Calvin and Hobs one so much! Beautiful nail art!
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This is a Featured Project! Congrats!  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013 11:40:31 AM »

Cute!! I think the hungry hungry hippos are my favorite!
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WOW these are SERiously impressive!
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2013 11:53:10 PM »

your calvin & hobbes manicure may very well be the greatest thing i have ever seen. ever.
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Oh wow, I love these! My favorite is probably the RHPS ones  Grin
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