Saturday, 13 October 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

To make up for not posting for the three whole days this week, get a whopping 3 posts this weekend! You had Day 2 of the challenge this morning and you can expect day 3 tomorrow as well as this gem in the middle.

In case you couldn't guess, this mani was inspired by playing cards. I'm not big on card games myself, I can just about manage the simpleton ones like rummy and pig but my brother is big in to poker. For his 18th birthday I wanted to take him on a night out to play casino games but totally chickened out. What a lousy sister I am! Maybe that will have to be his surprise this year. 



I used two coats of OPI Samoan Sand as my base colour and then freehanded around the shapes with a nail art brush to get the cutout effect. They really remind me of a set of window shutters I once saw that looked something like this.
The red is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red and the black is... of course W7 Black! It's topped off with a coat of Sally Hansen Advanced Hard as Nails plus one coat of thickened Essence Better Than Gel Nails to smooth everything over.




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22 comments :

  1. Ooh I have to try Essence better than gel nails top coat.
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  2. oh my god i love these! so gorgeous!♥

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  3. I can't believe you freehanded those - they look perfect! Poker is a really fun game when you learn how to play, my flat has recently started having weekly poker nights :) It's really fun and can get super competitive really quickly!

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  4. What a great mani!! I love the cutouts as opposed to stamps. I immediately thought of Alice in Wonderland when I saw your pics!

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  5. You did a great job free handing it!

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  6. So cute!! Woulda been awesome with my Halloween costume two years ago - Queen of Hearts! :)

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  7. Just awesome!! It doesn't look like you free handed that at all! I love your nail art!

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  8. Love Charlie Sheen, and your poker nails!

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  9. These are fab - I totally thought that was bare nail under there! Great job Sammy!

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  10. TUTO pleaaaaaaaaase!!!!! :)

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  11. It looks so great. You've done really fine freehand work!

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  12. That's freehand? OMG Wow so pro-fesh!!!!

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  13. i am so amazed that you did this by hand! i don't know how you were so steady to do it! i love those little windows too :) this looks really amazing! x

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  14. These would be perfect at the bridge table also. Too bad you couldn't just put decals down and paint over them, dry and then remove the decals. Much easier!

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