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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 22 "Inspired by a song"

Hi all, I know I'm late posting but at least I'm posing closer to the actual day than I have been! Today's mani was a tough one for me. I had a few ideas and I just wasn't feeling any of them. That on top of the killer headache I haven't been able to shake for about a week now I just said eff it and went with the song that kept popping in to my head all day anyway Mariposa Traicionera (treacherous butterfly) by Mana
Actually they were inspired by the album art for the single. 

I started with 2 coats of Essie Head Mistress and topped that off with 1 coat of SV.

This is a color my hubby picked up for me a few weeks back and I'm really glad he did. It's such a beautiful red and sort of jelly like in it's glossy finish but more opaque than a jelly. I have to say I would not have picked this color up ever. It doesn't look like much in the bottle, but on the nail it looks amazing. I noticed too in low light it looks burgundy and in bright light it looks like a candy apple red! 

My attempt started off with intentions to recreate the album art exactly, but after several tries with free hand art on my nubbies I opted for the easier version and just stamped my butterflies. 

I used Sally Hansen Golden-I with my fauxnad plate SE-18 to stamp.

It turned out a tad more delicate and girly than I had intended but overall I'm satisfied with it.

Here is the video for the song in case any of you are interested. It is in Spanish, but even if you don't understand it it's a beautiful song even if it is about heart break and pain. I hope you enjoyed the mani and the video. 

On another note, I will try to keep up with the challenge posts from now on but I do have to say I have to officially quit the Nail-aween  challenge. Sorry to those ladies who are still going strong and have been wondering where my spooky manis are. Things are just so busy, like I said at the beginning of the month I have a lot going on blog wise. I have a new Indie collection to review for you all, I am currently working on swatching for that. As well as a holiday collection, from a pretty well known but still fairly new Indie, that I will be receiving soon to review for you all! So, though I am sad that I can not finish the Nail-aween Challenge, I am super excited to have the opportunity to show you all some really cool new lines! 

Thanks for coming by and welcome to all of the new followers I am still getting!  Don't forget to click the links at the bottom of the post to see what the other talented ladies have come up with for this day of the challenge, I've seen some of them and they are pretty amazing! 

-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nail Narcotics
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
-Mixed Mama
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Patty Greenberg
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa 
-Mari at Nailista 
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
-Chameleon Stampede 
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish 
Robin Sparkles

Last but not least if you haven't entered my giveaway for a BN full sized bottle of Nailgasm Unicorn Barf, what are you waiting for? Click on that picture and go do it!  There are only little more than 3 days left to enter! 


  1. That Essie is amazing! I need a really good red. I think i'll go try and get that one!

    1. It really is amazing! I'm not a huge Essie fan but they hit it out of the park with this one!
      Haha! I just realized I forgot to watermark all these! Oh well!

  2. That is the perfect shade of red on you!!

    1. Thanks hun! I really love it, I haven't taken it off yet! O_O WOW! LOL

  3. I just picked this Essie up like a week ago. Glad I did, it looks amazing!!!
    I love how the butterflies are so shimmery. It looks beautiful, and your nubbins are soooo cute!!!! We can have nubbins together for awhile, since I just took mine down (again! dammit!) to get rid of some annoying curling.

    1. Yay! Nubbin sisters! LOL I look a bit lie a freak right now actually. My left hand is nubby and my right is still semi long, I coldn't take them down with all the swatching I need to do for reviews. It's making me crazy, cause you know I hate walking around with uneven claws!!

  4. Great! Now the song is stuck in my head. LOL Everytime I pop in my Mana CD I skip straight to this track and warble at the top of my lungs...people must think Im crazy 0_0

  5. Well I'm glad it's stuck in someone else's brain for a while! It was in mine all day! Lol

  6. I love this color!! And I'm glad you're still doing this challenge!! Your nubbins are still gorgeous - cray cray!! I just broke a nail today and put on a fakie - hope you can't tell which one it is :)

    1. Awwww! Damn It! But no I couldn't tell! So that's a good thing! This color is fab! I finally took it off today, sad face!

  7. Just found your blog you have awesome nails. Head Mistress looks great on you! I'm always amazed when I have red on my nails :)

    1. Thank you! Red really is awesome! I always look past the reds because I'm like eh, red. Until I put a red on! Then I'm like why dont I wear more red!!! LOL

  8. omgggg I LOVEEE that song! plus i am loving your short nails they look great on you!

    1. I think it's my favorite by them! and thanks giry, it's really an adjustment. LOL

  9. i love mana!!! mariposa traisionera love that song!


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