Saturday, August 31, 2013

Monkey see, monkey do: butterfly wings

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One of the things I love best about blogging is the people I've met. Tomorrow is the birthday of my friend Narmai, who I've come to know pretty well over the past year or so. I tend to think of her more along the lines of a distant cousin, seeing as how similar we are in many ways.

I was already plotting and planning a manicure for her special day tomorrow, and then this morning I saw her beautiful butterfly wings manicure. She added some glow in the dark polish to this manicure, which looked pretty neat! After commenting on her post, she ordered me to try this.. so I did!

She's also convinced me to practise stamping, so I shall try to do some more stamping in the next few weeks.. just in time for the holiday fun! Anyway, the one plate I don't have is the butterfly wings, which of course is the one I wanted the most. Oh well. So I had to freehand this.

First I did a jelly sandwich using Sinful Colors Nail Junkie & Kissy. I added a coat of Fantasy Makers Go With the Glow. Then I simply used my Shany nail art polishes to draw in the lines, and finally the dots. I decided to stay true to nature and make the dots random.

I wasn't able to get a great picture of the glow in the dark effect, just because I've had a migraine for the past 5 days.. so I'm a little shaky and without much patience :( Oh well, as you can see, it definitely glows and looks pretty neat!

This was a lot of fun, and I hope I'll get a chance to do more nail art soon! Thanks to Narmai for the inspiration, encouragement & friendship :) Have a great day tomorrow!!

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