Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rubber Duckie Nails and Giveaway!

Here are some Rubber Duckie nails I have entered into Chalkboard Nails nail art contest. Sarah said we couldn't use acrylic paints, so I didn't, but DANG it is a lot harder to do nail art with nail polish. Sarah's contest is for either warm colors or cool colors, so I went with warm. :)

My technique for this art was similar to working with acrylic paints (but more of a pain in the butt), and I used the same small nail art brush I normally use. I painted white silhouettes of duckies on my nails first to make sure the colors would pop.

Here are the polishes I used in this manicure. The base color is Essie "Orange, It's Obvious!" Love that color! And I don't remember the names of all the others, but there you go.

I just hit my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY for Sonoma Nail Art. Yay! So to celebrate, I am giving away one set of my Halloween Nail Art polishes. :) I will do a simple Rafflecopter giveaway. This is open INTERNATIONALLY, so everyone can enter. I do ask you to be a follower of my blog, and you can get an additional entry for following my facebook fan page. Deadline for entry is 9/19/12 and winner will be announced on 9/20/12. Please make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And finally! This is also the 120th post on my blog. Every 20 posts, I make a donation to Women's Recovery Services in Sonoma County. They help women transitioning out of addiction, and I think this is a great way to have my blog do a little bit of good. We all know that a pretty manicure can really boost your self esteem, and I want to help empower woman in my community to feel good about themselves and improve their lives. If you would like to make a donation, click here to find out more about Women's Recovery Services

42 comments:

  1. Cute manicure. And thank you for the Giveaway! Sonoma Polishes are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Ida! It was a lot harder to do without acrylic paints, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

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  2. I just love your nail art, you are so incredibly talented. And I must add I love your polishes too! :)

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  3. Happy blogiversary! I love the duckies, they are so adorable!

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  4. Your talent continues to blow me away!

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  5. Good luck on the contest with Chalkboard nails. My hubs and I call you the Picasso of nail art, lol. Not that your art is like Picasso, just that you are a talented artist :P

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  6. Your talent continues to blow me away!

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  7. WOW! Those duckies are as cute as they are cool! Your nail art rocks! :D That is so awesome that you donate to Women's Recovery Services every 20 posts. Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Happy Bloggy Birthday!

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  8. This is so cute! Your work never ceases to amaze me, it's so detailed and perfect. Thanks for the awesome giveaway too, I am really hoping to get my hands on these one way or another. Do you plan to stock them again?

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    1. Yup, in fact my next restock will be the day after the giveaway ends, September 20th. :)

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  9. Love the dickies! Thanx for the awesome giveaway :)

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  10. Love the rubber duckies - great idea and colors!

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  11. You made me break into song here.
    "Rubber ducky, you're the one..." :D

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  12. Love it! It is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  13. Just love the duckies!! Need a baby chick for the pinkie..Also love the colors..they're warm and bright all at the same time.

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  14. Adorable duckies. I want to win this fabulous giveaway SO much!!!

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  15. Oh wow you are really good. The duckies are so cute :)

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  16. Love your ducks! Want to WIN sincerest pumpkin patch! My dad calls me to tell me when it's on every year so we can "watch"together. :) (and i'm 31) lol

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    1. I'm almost 40 and I loooove It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! :)

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  17. This mani is so freaking cute!! Happy Blogiversary!! :)

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  18. Very cute nails and thanks for this giveaway :)

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  19. thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    and that's cute duckies there

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  20. wow, I love the nails! so adorable! :)
    and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  21. I entered as Georgia Karantani
    gfc blublu
    katnatasha(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. This is really cute- I love the detailing on the duckie!

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  23. Omg cute duckies <3 Freehand nail art is already hard, but doing without acrylics is even more badass :) Good luck in the contest!

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  24. I love your blog and your polishes. Thank You!

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  25. Congrats on your one year blogaversary. I am always still so freaking in awe of your freehand skills!

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  26. Those ducks are SO adorable :)
    Congratulations on your bloganniversary hun :)
    hugs

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  27. excellent skills considering you had to do that with polish! The duckies are super cute! Congrats on the blogiversary!

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  28. The duckies are so darn cute... :) thank you for the giveaway :)

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  29. Very cute,thanks for having a giveaway

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  30. The duckies are adorable!!! Love your polishes!! Might need to go back up to Tallulah for more pretty soon!!

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  31. So cute! Although I am sad I just missed entering your giveaway. :(

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  32. Hi there, I finally made it to Tallulah and I wanted to let you know I love my new polish, sonoma sunset!

    Also, I reviewed it on my blog today, I wanted to give you a heads up. Really a great job on the polish. Good luck on the sale today.

    lovenailpolish

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  33. So cute! It reminds me of the chickens I did for easter. :)

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