Thursday, June 28, 2012

HOT HOT HOT

When I was about 8 years old, and my sister was 5 we went on a family road trip from the Pacific Northwest down to Sunny California. My little sister and I spent much of that ride rolling around in the back of the Datsun with the seats folded down (of course, not wearing seatbelts) munching on McDonald's burgers and whining, "Are We There Yet?" One evening we stopped at a motel and my dad opened up the back of the hatchback to let us tumble out into the parking lot. Dang, that parking lot was HOT! We jumped right back up into the Datsun and tried to convince dad to drive the car around to the door of our hotel room and we would just leap out over the hot pavement into the room. No such luck. I asked my mom if she could get some eggs so that we could really try to fry eggs on the cement, again no such luck.

This manicure is my version of eggs frying on the pavement! It is part of Neverland Nail Blog's Summer Fun Nail Art challenge. :)

Sunny side up!

I started with my favorite black polish: Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris. I topped that with a coat of Love & Beauty Charcoal polish (I hate the names of Love & Beauty polishes!)

I topped my nails with Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love matte topcoat to give my nails the appearance of blacktop.

Here you can see the progression of the artwork, I used white, yellow, and black acrylic paints with a small nail art brush to make the eggs. 

These are the polishes I used to create this look, and a matte topcoat.

Finally I used my small nail art brush and coated only the eggs with Seche Vite topcoat to give them a shiny finish. Again, sorry for my thumbnail, I broke the corner of it. :(


46 comments:

  1. SHUT UP! This is too clever. YOU DARN CLEVER BIOTCH! *shakes fist* <3

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    1. Thanks sue! These are really fun to wear. :)

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  3. I love the inspiration for this! And your eggs look so 3D, this is great :)

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    1. Shading is the fun part of this mani. Thanks so much!!

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    1. And they are hot to the touch, ha ha. :)

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  5. so cute and original. i like it. :)

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    1. Wow, thanks for that. I am now brilliant, take that Sarah Waite! :P

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  7. Wow!! These are wonderful. I seriously thought you had nail stickers on your nails. You are so talented!

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  8. I always wanted to try frying an egg on the pavement. Maybe I should. :D

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    1. Let me know what happens! It's actually not hot enough to do it here, it would just be a big mess. Ha ha.

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  9. This is so clever! I am always amazed by your amazing freehand skills!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! :) That is really nice of you to say!

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  10. Very original! It is def hot if you are frying eggs, ha ha, very cool!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! I thought this would get a few laughs and fit the theme well. :)

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  11. These are great! It is hot enough to fry eggs where I am. What a great idea, and they look AMAZING!!

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    1. Thanks so much Beauty Ninja, they were really fun to do.

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  12. This is adorable also so weird because I saw this post after thinking about creating a manicure with believe it or not eggs...um and some green ham hahaha I'll leave it there but I think you get the gist. In any event I'm interested to know what time of nail brushes you use. I'm always in the market to find some new ones that I love! You are as always AMAZE-BALLS!

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    1. Hi Lacquer Lockdown, believe it or not, I actually did Green Eggs and Ham nails! Check it out: http://www.sonomanailart.com/2012/03/green-eggs-and-ham.html

      I use a small nail brush from Sally Beauty Supply, it is orangish yellow (the handle) and is marked 306. Check out my FAQ section for more details. :)

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  13. I've actually done the fried eggs on the pavement, it's a really cool thing to see (& then jump in the pool/beach/lake) great idea!

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    1. Did they stick to the pavement? Did you try to eat them (I hope not!)? LOL how funny. :)

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    1. Good, I am glad you are laughing. :)

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  15. how fun! you always "nail" cool ideas!!!

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  16. Haha!! These are so cute!! Love them!

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