Monday, August 1, 2011

Perloined Mani and Dead Lemmings

(*Note: No actual lemmings were harmed in this post.)

I have been wanting to do a mani based on my favorite pair of Chucks for a while now, and when I saw MaD Manis' Obnoxious Punktastic manicure, I was jealous because it was almost exactly what I wanted but hadn't been able to think up myself!  So, I stole - ahem - freely adapted it.  I hope they don't mind!  Here are a few pics of the mani and the shoes:

I used the fishnet pattern instead of zebra stripes, because I always wore torn fishnets with my Doc Martens in high school.  I used Cult Nails Devious Nature for the base on the pointer, middle, and pinky, China Glaze Liquid Leather for the base on the thumb, and OPI Show it and Glow It for the base on the ring, the bow on the skull, and the lightening bolt.  I used Konad Special Polish in Black for the stamping, and Bundle Monster plates.  Make sure to check out MaD Manis' original - it is super-cute (and much more expertly stamped)!

I also killed some lemmings late last week, and they arrived today!  I went on a discontinued-OPI eBay spree, and I got Movin' Out, Midnight Blue Glitter, and Glacier Bay Blues.  They are SO pretty; I can't wait to wear them!  Behold:

OPI Movin' Out, Midnight Blue Glitter, Glacier Bay Blues

Even my crappy camera and lighting can't disguise their beauty!  Well, that's all for now.  I have to get up at 4am (I hate the "opening" part of working the opening shift, but I love getting off work at 2:30 pm!), so I'm off to bed.

xoxo, Natalie


  1. It looks so cute! I LOVE that lightning bolt peeking through!! And I never mind people using our designs as long as they credit back ;)

    Very nice! :)

  2. I love how each nail has a different design, but you tie it all together with a colour theme.

    And nice OPI choices! Movin' Out is especially beautiful. I haven't tried my bottle yet, but will soon. It looks like a rainbow in a bottle - beautiful!
    - Mary

  3. Thanks, Amanda! I love your blog - you have such cute ideas!

    S&L: Thanks! One of my favorite things about nail art is combining different colors or themes that you wouldn't think would work together, yet they do.