16.11.12

The Nail Files: Some Day Your Froggy Prince Will Come...and That Day is Today.


The Nail Files Link Up


My in-laws rolled into town on Wednesday and between hitting up all of the tourist hot spots that New Brunswick has to offer, specifically: The Covered Bridge Potato Chip Factory and the Saint John Reversing Falls, we've spent our nights hanging on the couch. 


My MIL, who I affectionally refer to as Mamma G, loves frogs so when we were trolling around Pinterest last night and found a mani with a frog and crown, it was a done deal. Truth be told, I was a little nervous as it was my first time doing nail art on someone other than myself, and even though the froggies aren't perfect, I'm okay with how they turned out (Curse my shaking hands! Haha!)


Pinspiration

Rite Stripe Black and Green, Julep Felicity, Finger Paints Paper Mâché, OPI Don't You Lilac It? and DS Coronation, China Glaze I'm Not Lion. For tools, I used a medium dotting tool, flat brush and skinny brush.



One coat of Don't You Lilac It? to start on all nails.

The Frog: I mixed the Green with Paper Mâché and did two coats for the frog body (with a flat brush). Then I used Paper Mâché and a medium dotting tool for the eyes and the skinny brush for the bottom half-circle. A small dot for eyeballs with Black and the sides of the mouth, and then I used the brush that came with the Black to outline the whole frog and do the mouth. Believe it or not, this is the first try!! BAM! (haha--this is a may-jah accomplishment for me as it usually takes one hundred two or three attempts.)


The Crown: One coat of Felicity, followed by one coat of I'm Not Lion. I outlined the crown with Black, using the brush that came with the bottle and then used DS Coronation for the crown jewels (medium dotting tool for the centre and a small dotting tool for either side). 


The Rest: One additional coat of Don't You Lilac It? and then dots with DS Coronation (small dotting tool).




Man oh man Nail Filers, it is ONE MILLION PERCENT easier to do nail art on someone else's nails. Seriously, it made me want to paint fake nails and then just glue them onto mine. I kid, I kid...sort of.


Happy Friday, everyone!


And thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!

12 comments:

Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) said...

Adorable. I love that color purple.

Nikki said...

Wow that is intense. I do good to get my nails painted without polish covering 3/4 on my fingers... I have no talent for nail painting, but you obviously do! Want to come paint mine?? :)

Crystal said...

I just had a feeling that you were going to do the frog this week when I saw it pinned on your board. So cute! I like your color selections too! Now, what is the talk about a potato chip factory?!?

Subliminally Smitten said...

This is awesome! You did an amazing job!

Bubblymuppet said...

OMG, this is AWESOME!! I love it!

Haro yume said...

D'awwww, cute frog!
I like the purple(Don't You Lilac It?) background color better, than the pink :)

tara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE. absolutely amazing!

the style soup said...

super super super cute!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

You did a GREAT job!

Les said...

This is quite possibly the cutest idea I've ever seen! And you did an awesome job on it!

Please stop by and say hi! leslyni.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend!

kjpugs said...

This is ADORABLE! I actually like yours better! But yeah my two fingers can't do that like the inspiration picture. Maybe it's the longer nails that helps? Great job with this cute mani!

Sarah E. said...

I think I love the purple instead of the pink :) Very very cute!