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Candy Cane Nails

 

So, the world didn’t end today.  Phew! Good thing too, because that would have been a waste of my candy cane nails.

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I used China Glaze “Ruby Pumps” for the base, with a white striper to make the stripes.

The ring finger is China Glaze “White on White” with “Tree Hugger” for the tree covered in emerald green glitter dust and hex glitters for the star and ornaments.


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Zombie Nails

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Cue Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, the 14 minute one.  That’s how long it will take to do these nails.  They are so easy because it doesn’t have to be neat or perfect.  (in zombie voice) “ZOMBIE… NO. CARE.. BOUT. CUTICLE… ONLY… WANT. BRAINS!”

First I used this creepy shade of purplish reddish brownish nail polish and painted all around the edge of the nail.  It’s Finger Paints “Shades of Dark”

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Then I used the red nail art polish to add some blood to the cuticle and sides

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Then, China Glaze “Electric Pineapple” on top, but make sure to leave the edges showing.  Remember, be messy! Electric Pineapple is a great zombie puke yellowish greenish shade.

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Then for some dirt, sponge on some brownish moldy colours, around the edges mostly, you know, from digging out of coffins and such.  I used Sinful Colors “Nirvana” and Nina Ultra Pro “Mossy Britches” (how appropriate)

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Then use the black nail art polish to make random cracks and broken edges.

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Add a bit more blood where necessary. Then top coat.

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♪♫cuz this is THRILLER! THRILLER NIGHT…

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Escaping from the coffin:

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Going to the Monster’s Ball:

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Time for dinner:

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AAAWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


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September Celebration Nails

September is the month of celebration in Belize. We have the Battle of St. George’s Caye Day on the 10th, Carnival, and Independence Day on the 21st. So of course this calls for a patriotic manicure! And what could be more patriotic than the flag?

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First, google the coat of arms. Find one that does not depict the controversial “yellow” man, but one that depicts a more naturally hued logwood cutter.

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Copy and paste it into Word and print them off in a couple sizes.
Decide which size would fit best on your nail, and carefully cut them out with a small border of white on the edges.

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Using something with a rounded end, (I used this cuticle cutter) carefully burnish the circle into a contact lens-like shape so that it will sit nicely on the curve of the nail.

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Paint nails with base coat first, then 2 coats of a bright royal blue. I used China Glaze “Frostbite”

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Then while the polish is still tacky, carefully place the paper circle where you want it

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Next add a stripe of red at the bottom as if you were doing a French tip. I used China Glaze “Hey Sailor”

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Finally, add a top coat of Seche Vite.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELIZE!!

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Don’t forget the tootsies…

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