Bwahahahaah! So in case you couldn't tell, that is Sarah on my thumb and Nessie is swimming along the rest of my fingers.
Here is the beautiful base polish. I will tell you which colors I used to make this base mani at the end of this post. Hint hint, one of the colors I used is up for grabs in my 100 follower giveaway! You still have time to enter. Just click here and scroll to the bottom to get your name in the drawing.
I started by painting Nessie on my nails. I made her look kind of cartoony and fun. This was a fairly easy design to do. You could do it with acrylic paint like I did, or try it with nail polish. I think this design would be easy to do either way.
Here is Nessie pretty much finished, and before topcoat. Also, no Sarah Waite yet.
By the way, this is a pic of Laurie Nievin who suggested the Loch Ness Monster design. Thanks for the great idea, Laurie! :-)
This is my nail polish BFF, Sarah Waite. When I decided to paint her face after she pretty much begged me to do it, I chose this picture of her. It is black and white, and fairly stark, so I thought it would be easier to duplicate rather than a color photo.
Here is how I started with acrylic paints. I used only black and white acrylic paint for Sarah's portrait.
Here she is without her glasses on. I also made more adjustments to her hair before finishing the portrait.
Before topcoat. I think I got pretty close!
Here are the nails together. I added some little bubbles to Nessie. Of course, when discussing this nail art with Sarah and Laurie, we knew that the two designs would have to duke it out, and thus the nail art on my right hand...
It's Sarah Waite vs. The Loch Ness Monster! (I was tired after that portrait of Sarah, so this was a lot easier design to paint using my non-dominant hand.)
Polishes used in this manicure: Wet n Wild mini color icon in a shimmery aqua green, Sinful Colors Nail Junkie, Essie All In One Basecoat, and Seche Vite topcoat.
This manicure demanded an epic video to showcase all of its awesomeness. I give you the Battle of the Ages!!! Sarah Waite vs. The Loch Ness Monster:
I am SUCH a nerd! And no, I am not going to paint your face on my nails. LOL
Lmao at your vidReplyDelete
bahahahahahhaha Laurie! I love this so much :)ReplyDelete
Heh heh! Thanks Leslie!ReplyDelete
Thanks destany! I hope Laurie likes this too. :)ReplyDelete
brb, gunna go freak out about how amazing this looks!ReplyDelete
Wow your skills are amazing! It looks just like Sarah!!!!ReplyDelete
Ha ha Winnie! Come off the ledge! LOLReplyDelete
Thanks so much Nory!!!ReplyDelete
I love this more than I can even explain. You are just too talented! It's perfect!!!ReplyDelete
Not only is the nail art great . . . the video! Priceless!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sarah! You provide fun inspiration, I like silly things and (obviously) so do you!ReplyDelete
Ahahaha! Thanks AllisonL! I would have posted this earlier, but it really needed the video.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandra! :)ReplyDelete
These are amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shopping Addict!ReplyDelete
Michelle you are very talented and very funny!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Sam! I am glad this made you laugh. :)ReplyDelete
You are just awesome, just sayin'!ReplyDelete
Haha, that is so cool!ReplyDelete
That's really funny and amazing!!! I'm not worthy!ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thanks Amber! hugs!ReplyDelete
Thank you Pauline!ReplyDelete
LOL Mira! Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Such a fun post! Love you polish girls to death!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Amy! :)ReplyDelete
OMG this is amazing!!! love it!! best mani of 2011 hands down!! and i also love lauries pic :)ReplyDelete
Wow...so funny!!! lolReplyDelete
This is sooo freaking awesome!!! You are extremely talented! And the video was great too :)ReplyDelete
Ha ha, thanks Taylor! That's high praise. There have been some epic manis this year, I mean Snooki alone... LOLReplyDelete
Thank you Nail-Ink! :)ReplyDelete
Oh thanks Amanda! My hubby just rolled his eyes at the video, but I thought it was sooo funny!ReplyDelete
Haha this is too funny!ReplyDelete
haha i love this!! the nail art is amazing but the video!! pretty awesome! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Helga! I'm so glad it made you laugh!ReplyDelete
Oh thank you Charlie! I worked hard on that video to really make it fun. All kinds of sound effects, the Muhammed Ali clip, even Bruce Lee fighting sounds. I am so glad you like it!ReplyDelete
You are one super talented nail artist!! I am in awe of everything you do! This is a bit silly-but who cares!! It's awesome!ReplyDelete
Hee hee, thanks Fingers. It is actually INCREDIBLY silly, but that is cool, so am I. Thanks so much for your nice comment!ReplyDelete
This is like the coolest mani I have ever seen.....ReplyDelete
Thank you Pretty and Polished Lady! That is so nice of you to say!ReplyDelete
omg, you did an EXCELLENT job! i really like the glittery backdrop, and the portrait is dead on! i totally suck at drawing people hahaReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Sneakerette! I'm so glad you mentioned the glitter polish background. I think my nail art may have actually really detracted from it. And you should keep trying portraits! Practice makes perfect! :)ReplyDelete
I'm totally in love with your blog!ReplyDelete
I found it in Sarah's blog and immediately have to follow!
You're a great more than great, a wonderful designer nails!
congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm following your blog, I LOVE ITTTTTT!
maria clara x
Thank you so much Maria! I am happy you found me through Sarah's blog. Thanks for following me!ReplyDelete
Thank you ministyle! :)ReplyDelete
sorry, but awfullyReplyDelete
Gee, thanks lutana. I really appreciate that you took the time to say something negative instead of just look at someone else's blog.Delete