Monday, 20 August 2012

NOTD : Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Okay guys, so the original design I had planned to do on my nails yesterday actually didn't turn out well at all, and I took it all off as soon as I'd finished the design on my thumb, plus the fact that I was too lazy to go and do my nails straight after writing the post like I said I did. But never mind, I've still got a new NOTD for you, so don't worry ! I've had this design in my inspiration file for a week now (I think ?), and so when my initial design for today failed miserably, I turned straight to this.


So I based today's nails on this design by Nancy Mc, a nail artist I've been following closely on Tumblr for the past year or so, and I absolutely love her work ! Her nail wheels she posts are full of wonderful inspiration, plus she uses great colour combinations that always come up so flawless !


Now besides the fact that these nails are highly impractical (the fimo didn't fit on all my nails properly and I didn't cut the slices thin enough to mould to my nails), I absolutely love them ! They look soooo much better in real life than they do in the photos, and both hands put together look amazing (if I do say so myself) !

The polishes I used for this design were OPI Steady as She Rose for the base colour, then I used my Models Own Wah Nails nail art pens in black, white, yellow and blue (plus OPI Big Apple Red) for the mouths and details on the faces. I used fimo slices and rhinestones for the eyes.


So what do you think ? Would you wear something like this on your nails even though it gets in the way and you're worrying about bits falling off ? I'll keep you up to date as to how long the fimo pieces last before they snap off ! Hopefully the nail glue I used is so industrial they shouldn't be going anywhere ! We'll see though won't we !

Also, don't forget to vote for my nails in Makeup Savvy's finalists for the 15 day nail challenge ! All you have to do is comment the letter of your favourite (mine are entry A, hint hint) !

UPDATE : I ended up picking the fimo eyes off individually after 24 hours of perfect wear (major picking though, teeth and everything, it wasn't going anywhere) ! I even jammed my thumb nail in my nail drawer just after I'd written the post and that fimo did not budge !

18 comments:

  1. These are so cool! Loving your blog since I saw it on Makeup Savvy!

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    1. Ahh thank you ! Glad to hear you're enjoying it !

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  2. So cool! I never would have thought of using fimo for the eyes. Great job :)

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  3. Oh these are so cool! I've used fimo a few times (without glue, just using top coat to glue them on) and they've lasted pretty well (well 1-2 days), as long as I avoid doing the washing up ;o) I think they are perfect for a night out.

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    1. Totally agree ! I used to use top coat until I discovered this nail glue (seriously, it's practically industrial), and I've done all my usual business and stuff and they've stayed on fine !

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    2. Oh wicked! I am always a bit feared of glue being difficult to shift off my nail afterwards, does it come off with polish remover or do you have to buff it off?

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    3. Erm glue is quite a bit tougher to get off my nails I find, but I've never really had to buff it off, I find that my nail polish remover brings it off fine, and if there is a bit of glue left on, it usually just lifts off when I scratch it with my other nails !

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  4. ahh they are amazing! love your blogposts! i'm following

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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    1. Thank you :D Glad you enjoy them !

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  5. I'm in love with those! They are absolutely fantastic! I'd love to wear those on my nails, even if I would be 100% worried that the fimo got away, it would totally be worth it! :D I think I just becae a fan of yours!

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    1. Haha thank you very much ! Honestly, with the nail glue I used I don't think there's any need to worry about the fimo coming off, it dries like cement !

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  6. Great job Sarah, so cool! I'd have them picked off within seconds, I have no patience!! Congrats on winning the nail challenge xx

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    1. Ahh thank you muchly ! Truth is I loved running my fingers over the fimo, endless hours of fun !

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  7. omg these are immense! :)

    www.iwishicouldwink.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I dont think this is wearable but this is so pretty and arty. too beautiful for words.
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  9. these are wicked. I would never have thought of using Fimo for the eyes, but it works perfectly!

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