Monday, January 30, 2012

NOTD - Belated Happy Australia Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Australia Day!

We hosted a BBQ bash, and then headed up to Big River for a camping weekend away! :)

I had ideas in my head for lovely Australia Day themed nails, but underestimated how much preparation I would need to do for the BBQ and how time-consuming it would be!  I do this every single time, and end up rushing to the shower just as guests are starting to arrive.


I've had to switch my photo-taking hand, due to a nail-breakage injury that my regular model has suffered :(

The initial plan was to do up a stencil for the Union Jack on the thumb, and another for little stars that would make up the Southern Cross on each nail.  After a few attempts at getting the base colours perfect, only to ruin them during the preparation process for the party I gave up and just used an old bottle of OPI glitter that I found stashed away (red, blue and silver mixture - perfect colours!) and painted the Union Jack freehand.

Not quite as I'd hoped, but still received plenty of compliments from my party guests! :)

How did you spend your Australia Day?

11 comments:

  1. I spent Australia day relaxing and watching tv. LOVE your nails!

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    1. Sounds like a great way to spend it! :)

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  2. They look very cute :-) love that you have old OPI stashes away haha.

    I need to get more adventurous with my nails, if I'm being good I paint them on the weekend and hope it lasts all week...

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    1. Haha! I found this bottle of OPI in the glove box of my car, actually. It had actually leaked a lot, leaving really concentrated glitter. I think I like it better that way!

      I do that with my nails a lot too. It's so hard to get them perfect, you just want them to last! :)

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  3. I can't believe you did that freehand, it looks pro!

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    1. Thanks so much! :) It looks rather messy up close, but from a distance it's not so bad.

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  4. They are fantastic! The base colour is bang on. I dont want to have to wait until Jan 2013 to try this, lol.

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    1. Thank you! :) I actually painted a layer of white before putting the blue on, so the colour would stand out more!

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  5. Fantastic. I want to see a close up of your thumb, it looks awesome!

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