Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Frog Eats Cupcake and a Giveaway

Hello! I am cramming a bunch of stuff into this post so I hope you have a minute or two to check it out. First of all, the Frog Eats Cupcake mani. What the.... okay, so my friend Amber is having a nail art contest and you can  create a mani using her favorite things as themes. Her favorite things include: frogs, pink, cupcakes, animal print,  and stars. I crammed almost all of those things into this mani. :D

See!? It's a frog on a pink background eating a cupcake. There's even a little fly buzzing next to him and he don't care, he just wants the cupcake! And really, who doesn't love cupcakes?! (This is actually the first time I have even done a cupcake mani and it was kind of fun!) I did not take any pics during the painting of this manicure, but I started with the frog, then did the cupcake, and finally added his little tongue zipping out, and the fly on my pinkie. The base of the cupcake is China Glaze For Audrey, but everything else was done with acrylic paints.

I started the mani with this bright pink shade from Sally Hansen. It is called Speedy Sunburst. This is two coats and it has great coverage and is easy to apply. (And look, I am just like Sarah of Chalkboard Nails. She doesn't own this hand pose you know, so I am rockin' it! Moo hoo ha ha ha ha! I kid, I kid. I love Sarah, so I have to give her a hard time.)

And to seal the deal and hopefully help me win Amber's contest, I added stars. What the heck, why not?!? Now I have to win. :D This was with a Bundle Monster stamp and Konad special white polish.

Here are the polishes I used in this manicure: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speedy Sunburst, and China Glaze For Audrey. Ok, now for some fun! Every 20 posts I make a donation to a local women's shelter as a way to give back to my community and make my blog do some good. We all know a little makeup or a nice manicure can really boost ones self esteem. And for women transitioning out of substance abuse, a little boost in self esteem is so important. With my 100th post I am donating another $10 to Women's Recovery Services. I encourage you to find a way to make your blog help your community. 

And to celebrate my 100th post even MORE, I am giving away one bottle of my Sonoma Nail Art custom polish: Sister Sparkle The Exalted One! I just did my first sale of polishes on etsy and it was an overwhelming success. Thanks to everyone for your support. To win this bottle of polish, you need to follow my blog. You can also enter by following Sonoma Nail Art on Facebook. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 1st at 9:01pm Pacific Time. Open to everyone, international entries welcome! 

You could win this! ^^

a Rafflecopter giveaway

60 comments:

  1. welp im not gonna enter amber's contest after this. youve clearly won already. besides didnt i tell you to stop being sooo damn awesome?

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    1. LOL! No, you have to enter! And there is more than one prize anyway. Plus just because I SAY I am going to win, doesn't mean I will. :)

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  2. lol @ Briana! This is the seriously the cutest thing ever Michelle. I may die from cute overload.

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks Chels! Please don't die. :D

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    2. Yes, please don't! We NEED your polish! Lol

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  3. OMG this is just too cute for words :D I starred at it for 5 minutes and just couldn't believe how awesome and realistic it looks :D You did an amazing job and you always have such unique ideas!!

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    1. And you clearly have to win! :D Just forgot to tell you that =)

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    2. Awwww, thanks Theodora! That is very sweet of you to say. I kept laughing at myself as I finished this mani last night. It still makes me giggle. :D

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  4. I love how the frog knows the best thing on the cupcake is the cherry WOOT! This is sickeningly adorable as always!

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    1. You always start with the cherry. Am I right, or am I right or am I right? Right!? right, right. (nerd points if you know what I am referencing)

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  5. I love your mani, this is so cute!
    and thanks for doing this great giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks Misch! And thanks for following me, good luck!

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  6. I am obsessed with frogs! And am now in love with this adorable mani. Great job it is so creative and fun!

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    1. Ha ha! With a name like Jenna Froggy I can understand why! I actually do a bit of work on a Froggy radio station. My on air name is Cricket, ha ha!

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  7. Good luck in the contest!
    Love this mani- it's so cute!
    And thanks for the giveaway! I wasn't fortunate enough to buy one when you were selling them (everyone was just faster than me I guess LOL). BTW, the giveaway ends on my birthday! Finger's crossed!!!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! Happy almost birthday and good luck in the drawing!

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  8. Again: wow, I'm impressed by your design, as always. (;

    Lyciènne

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    1. Merci Lyciènne! That is very sweet of you to say. :)

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  9. This is so stinkin' cute. Congrats on your 100th post and your first etsy sale!

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    1. Thanks so much Amber, I am so proud. :)

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  10. I wanna a cherry Too! Lol

    awesome Michelle!

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    1. Thanks so much Sam! I will save you a cherry. :)

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  11. I love your nail art. It always looks so realistic. And yeah, your Etsy shop was cleared in SECONDS. I tried to grab a bottle and it disappeared during checkout. You've got a very successful future ahead of you in the indie polish business :)

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    1. Thank you starification! I can't wait to get more base and restock my store!

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  12. Ahahaha this is sooo cute!! XD I love this! XD
    Congratulations on 100 posts!!! :D Thank you for having such an awesome giveaway! :D

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  13. Yaaaaay! I'm so lemming this! :D
    Congrats on the followers and the sale, and it's awesome what you do for your community!

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    1. Thanks so much sweetie! Good luck in the drawing!

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  14. This is magical. First off the nail art is spectacular as usual. You totally won the contest in my eyes!
    Second congrats on 100 posts and your etsy sale! I logged on a little too late and just missed out.
    You really are an inspiration :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Steph! I hope to be able to restock again in late May or early June.

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  15. Hi there! I write on behalf of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We were quite excited to see your tribute to the work we do. Most people are not aware that we are a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation, and that we have a trademark in the name "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" to ensure that our name is used for charitable purposes and not for profit. Could you please contact me to discuss this? It would be great if we were able to work out some type of charitable fundraising opportunity. Thanks! Sister Risqué

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    1. Thanks so much Sister Risqué! I donated 1 dollar per bottle to your Russian River chapter but I would LOVE to make it a 100% of profits donation for this color. I didn't see your email so I sent a message to the Russian River chapter of the Sisters. I hope I can help you spread the word and do more good deeds! Thank you!

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    3. (Forgot to include email in deleted post)
      Wow - that would be great if you were able to do 100% of the net profits to the RR Sisters, and it's great that you were already doing $1. I'm sure the RR Sisters will be happy to hear about this. My email is risque@thesisters.org if you need any help.

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    4. Yay! I am so glad we could work out the name change and have the net profits go to your great work. Love the Sisters!!

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  16. I swear you have some of the best nail art, and congratulations on your hundredth post! BTW I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! You can view the information here http://kimpellingbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much Kim! That is very sweet of you. :)

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  17. I'm a little late to the comment party, I know. But better late than never, right?

    Congrats on the first etsy sale! Oh and I think the little fly in this mani is the perfect finishing touch. :)

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    1. He was an after thought, and I like how the frog doesn't even glance at the fly. Nope, it's all cupcake, all the time. LOL

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  18. awesome giveaway

    vite-fait@live.com

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  19. That is SO CUTE and you are an awesome person for giving so much to charity :) you made me smile on two accounts :)

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    1. Thanks Becca! I feel very strongly that I am lucky to be able to have this outlet for my creativity and have the luxury to buy polish and spend time on a blog. It is important for me to give back to my community to make life better for other people.

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  20. Love this. A friend of mine is a member of the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence in Seattle and she is sparkly just like your custom color!

    Great idea!

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  21. That is some seriously cute nail art. It's like a little story on its own, haha. :)

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  22. Gorgeous nail art. I love these nails and your amazing polishes :)

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  23. Will you be selling this nail polish again?! I just discovered it and I AM IN ABSOLUTE LOVE.

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