July 29, 2010

Summer Fun Nails

Let's be honest.  You can't hide your ugly toes all summer.  (Okay, when I say ugly I'm really referring to my own.)  You're going to have to bust them out so they should look presentable.  $40 pedicure?  No thank you.  Here are some fun little things I've found to give myself the look of a salon pedicure or manicure.

1) Stickers.  You can find these at Wal-mart and they are pretty cheap.  Paint your toes, add the stickers, then add a clear coat.  Voila!  Not bad, huh?  (I'm talking about the pedicure - not my feet.  This foot is actually my better foot.  Yup, the other one is even uglier.  I have what I call a "sneaky toe."  It hides behind one of the other toes.  My sisters make fun of me.  Some day when we're even closer I'll show it to you.  Or not.)


2) Nail Art Pen.  I found this the other day at Wal-mart.  I bought one by Crayola that was white.  I even went crazy and painted my fingernails, which I've probably only done about 4 times in my life.  (I never liked how they looked painted when they were so short and my nails have always been short for piano and guitar.  Anyhow, now I'm starting to think they still look cute painted even if they're short.  Goodness!  I am really blabbing on today!)


Here's what I came up with while doodling.  It was kind of fun. 

 
3) A Polkadot Tool.  My sister bought this at Michael's the other day.  It's what they use in salons for polkadots.  It was cheap.  She said you take the nail polish brush and leave a small dot of polish on something and then dip into it to make your dots.  That way you don't waste a lot of your polish and you don't make a mess.  Here's what the tool looks like.  (Sidenote: I think this tool is actually made for embossing paper, but it makes a mean polkadot.)


Here's her current paint job.  So I ask her if I can take a picture of her toes and she agrees.  She puts on her flip flops and lays on the ground on her back.  I ask her what the heck she's doing.  She says feet look better when you're not putting your weight on them.  I thought that was hilarious.  So now you have a tip for photographing your feet, too.  She's hilarious.


Tomorrow we're going to have a giant episode of "You Roared," so if you've done something inspired by this blog please upload it to the flickr group or e-mail it to me.  It can be a craft or even a hair picture.  Let's have fun showing each other what we've been up to!  I can't wait!  See you tomorrow and thank you for reading my blog.

ONE LAST THING IF YOU LIVE IN UTAH.......
My sister is having a rummage sale on Saturday and I thought I'd tell you because she's selling some gorgeous stuff.  She has great taste and she's trying to rid herself of a lot of extra decor, dressers, etc.  I'm also selling a lot of stuff at it including some original paintings.  Anyhow, if you're around Draper and you have some free time Saturday morning, click HERE for all the info you need.

27 comments:

  1. I love the polka dot idea. Those dots are so tiny, they are perfect!

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  2. I love your ideas. The Crayola marker works way better than the one I bought. Mine just oozes out all nasty. I wish I could go to that sale. I love that dresser she did. JEALOUS!

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  3. what fun
    PS. your nails look FABULOUS and are not too short.

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  4. I love your yellow and white nails. Were you able to do it on the hand you draw with? That would be the real challenge...

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  5. Aw, your toes are adorable! I know a two-year-old who has a sneaky toe. When my sister and I were teenagers we used to joke about "ooh, sexy toes!" because in our homeschooling community, open-toed shoes were considered immodest ;-) And that's all the interesting things I have to say about toes!

    I like how you used the nail art pen! It looks great with the yellow base. Instead of the polkadot tool, I use a toothpick. I'm cheap.

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  6. I usually hate giving myself manicures or pedicures, but seeing how cute your toes and hands look is making me want to play!

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  7. Cute! I see some nail inspired shopping in my future to get my tootsies beach ready (vacation starts tomorrow, YAY!). Totally cute.

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  8. Cute! I see some nail inspired shopping in my future to get my tootsies beach ready (vacation starts tomorrow, YAY!). Totally cute.

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  9. That's adorable! I love what you did with the white Crayola pen. While I do a very pale pink for my fingers on occasion, I use crazy colors for my toes such as peacock blue or a pearly chartreuse. When it comes to nail color it's business up top and party in the back, or bottom, as it were.

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  10. In beauty school, we used a tile to put our paint on. I still use one, and they're great. Just make sure it has a good glaze on it, and polish remover will clean it right off when you're done. You can also use acrylic paint for nail art. Just make sure you put a good topcoat on. :) And after doing probably a hundred pedicures in my life, I've decided that NO ONE has cute toes... Except for babies. And that's only because they're tiny.

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  11. Love the nail ideas! Stickers are a great idea.

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  12. Get out! I just bought that exact yellow polish on Monday. It was a little more 'big bird' than I had wanted but seeing it on you makes me love it! Cute ideas!

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  13. Those toes are adorable! I've been meaning to use one of those nail polish pens.

    Also - I'm giving away one of my necklaces - thought you might be interested!

    http://www.chelsea-gwynne.com/2010/07/fleeting-summer-giveaway.html

    Best,
    Chelsea Gwynne

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  14. I love the polk-a-dots. Don't know if I have the time/patience to get them done, though. I also have 'sneaky toes', although I guess they never bothered me.

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  15. Your nails look adorable! I could never have been steady enough to draw that cool design on my fingernails - I'm impressed!

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  16. I've never heard of a nail art pen! So cool!

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  17. Nail art--how fun! My 5 year old daughter will love this!

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  18. LOL You crack me up!

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  19. U 2 are a riot today!

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  20. Very cute!! :-) Just today I started wearing my hikers cuz I realized my sandals which I've been wearing all summer just didn't have enough arch support. :-( Oh well, I have painted toenails buried inside my hikers. :-)

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  21. I use sharpies to draw on mine all the time. They're great because I can just paint a base color and draw away, and with a top coat it stays on great.

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  22. If it makes you feel better, my baby toes both sit almost all the way under the other toes. I actually don't bother to paint them because you can't even see the nails because they're sideways!

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  23. Ha Ha Ha! Love the post. I have a sneaky toe too. Lol! I've never thought of it that way. You made me laugh. Great post though. I've never seen that Crayola pen. I'm going to have to try that out. Oh, and love the yellow nails also. I would never think to polish mine that color. I'm too plain. :)

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  24. I've LOVED Hair/Nail week! Thanks so much for the DIY about curling w/ a flat iron. I was one of those who could never figure it out....not anymore!! And the nail ideas are great too. I just spent way to much on a pedi that didn't last my 7 day vacation - bummer. So, I'm down on nail salons and up on DIY! Thanks for all of your inspiration ;)

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  25. A-I love painting nails and I WANT those pens. TOO COOL.
    B-I love that you are rockin the rainbows. Best flip flops EVER.
    C-WE love you keep up the amazing and fun posts!

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  26. Okay, I saw this post this morning and and went to Walmart to grab that fantastic Crayola pen, and couldn't find it anywhere! What section is it in???

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