Monday, April 15, 2013

Guest Post: Elizabeth from Did My Nails (and a tragic story of two fingernails)


Sad news to report today, ladies.  On Friday, I broke not one but two of my nails on my left hand.  Not sure what I did but one after the other, the corners of my index and middle finger cracked off in a steep, black diamond-like slope.  I discussed the issue with a number of my Twinsies and we came to the conclusion that the best course of action would be to file down to nubbins so that the nails would all have a chance to grow back at the same length.  It's precluded me from swatching (and I have the new Zoya Pixies and the summer SpaRitual collections I am dying to show you!) but thankfully, I have a great group of ladies to count on during these trying, trying times.

Please welcome Elizabeth from Did My Nails, a fellow Twinsie and one of the funniest bloggers I know.  I just love this girl and I'm psyched she's gracing my blog with her fantasticness.
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Hi, Amandalandish readers!  This is Elizabeth, from Did My Nails, and I really am honoured to be able to fill in today while Amanda nails recuperate.  If there are two things Amanda knows I love wearing on my nails, they're teal and glitter, so I decided to do a manicure that didn't use either...and walked straight into what was probably an easy third guess by doing some floral nail art.  I've been doing a lot of it lately, and maybe that's to do with spring coming on, but I can't seem to get enough of it!


A couple of days ago I hit up Google for "floral fabric" and compiled a big, fat file of patterns and colours to try, and this combination was at the top of the list. The base is OPI Don't Talk Bach To Me, from the recent Germany Collection. This mustard-chartreuse-lime concoction really shouldn't work on paper, but I absolutely love it. For the rest I mixed up some acrylic paints, following the basic colour scheme of the original fabric. The flowers on that fabric look totally different, but these are the flowers I know how to paint, so...um...if anybody asks, I was inspired to reinterpret the flowers for nail art.  That's a thing, right? Yeah, let's go with that.


Thanks for reading, and thanks very much to Amanda for having me today!
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Her nail art kills me every time.  The talent!  Insanely good, right?

Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for pinch hitting for me and my nubbins!

13 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous! Elizabeth has some amazing skills!

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  2. Great job as always Elizabeth!!

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  3. You guys are too sweet! Thank you so, so much! ♥

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  4. Beautiful mani!!! Hope your nails grow quickly! :)

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  5. Oh no! Poor nails...I hope they grow quickly!
    Great mani, Elizabeth!

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  6. This is simply perfect! The nail art, the color combo, everything!

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  7. I wish I could do flowers like this.

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