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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

I wanted to do a special manicure for Father's Day, but I couldn't decide on what.  This idea is one that has been floating around in my brain for several months now, and I thought Father's Day was the perfect occasion for which to make it happen.  And for any other "Good Eats" nerds out there... yes, this was inspired by Alton Brown's mixer.  :P

I think it turned out perfect.  :)

This is 2 coats of Deborah Lippmann Stormy Weather, a rich, graphite grey creme, as a base.  I then applied the flames using BundleMonster plate BM12 and Konad Special Polish in red and yellow.  To create the swirled effect in the flames, I first covered the design with the yellow stamping polish and then topped that polish with drops of the red stamping polish and used the pointed end of an orange stick to mix them.  I then scraped the polish and applied the stamp as usual.  

On my ring fingers, I wanted to create an accent nail, so rather than starting with the yellow polish, I first put down the red polish and then topped it with drops of yellow.  I then sealed in the whole thing  with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat.  

I love this look.  Even Tim, who usually couldn't care less about my manicures, said this one looked "bad ass".  I hope you love this one as much I do, and for any dads reading... I hope you have a fabulous day!


aimeeus said...

This is so cool! What a great idea mixing the polishes!

Dewaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

Beautiful mani :) I love the green base!



sue said...

Nice mani for Father's Day.

BeautyScraps said...

This looks awesome! I really like the red and yellow mix! It almost looks metallic in your photos.

NailsByDiana said...

Love it!

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Really nice stamps for the nails. I love that graphite color. It's very chic.
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Mihaela said...

Great post! I love your blog^^


I'd love to follow you if you could do the same for me <3

Denise Gutierrez said...

very cool idea for father day!!! I cannot WAIT to get my stamp set in the mail!!! (any day now!) I am a newbie and love your stuff! I am your newest follower!


HelloThereBlondie said...

I adore this :)

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