Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nail Fetish

While perusing Pineterest I found these FAB Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Nails....

So I replicated one of them with a lil bit of a change....using Lacey Lilac by Sally Hansen Extreme Wear and Sharpie's!

While blogging I found THIS inspiration:
Yo can go here to rad all about it (plus she has FAB outfits, favorite things and recipes - her blog is a must stop)
I didn't use Martha Stewart glitter because while getting groceries at Wal-Mart I picked this 4 pack of extra fine glitter up for a buck!
I polished my toes the night before with Taunting Teal by Sonia Kashuk, let them dry overnight and the next morning I simply swiped my toe nail with clear polish and shook the glitter over it (you may notice I had my foot on a sheet of paper to catch the excess glitter)
When it was done it was A LOT of glitter, so much that I started to remove the glitter polish combo to do it over. While doing so I found that the glitter was just the right amount, no need to start from scratch! (I think this process takes a lil trial and error). Here is the after:

I opted for the coppery glitter to compliment the teal (vs. doing a shade or ombre affect)
I don't think my toes-ies are fab or anything, was just trying to capture the coloring but was SO hard (with flash too bright, without flash is what I am showing above and with flash is below)

Don't be afraid to have FUN with your nails and try new things! If you think some looks are too bold for you, experiment on your toe nails first! Pineterst has a TON of inspiration! Check it out!


Debra from Bungalow said...

Yes, I agree, I just got a color like denim on my toes. It's cool! : )

lori said...

A girl after my own heart. Nail polish and glitter in one post!
: ) I love trying new things on my nails, so thanks for the inspiration!