Saturday, July 21, 2012

Let's go to the CIRCUS!!!

I was sitting at work the other day staring at my computer screen... Like pretty much everybody does when they sit in front a computer at work... and all of the sudden I noticed my screen saver.  I mean I picked it so I knew I liked it but I just all of the sudden NOTICED it.  The thought in my head was that would make a cool nail design. 
So I had some other things to do first and I was hanging on to the Neon water marble that I had done last Sat.  I really didn't want to take that one off.  I was in love. But on to new things.

I started this one with a base coat then with a make up sponge I sponged on Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away, China Glaze Seduce Me and I didn't have a darker Gray so I mixed China Glaze Pelican Grey and China Glaze Liquid Leather together.  I used the sponge to try and get that faded look in the back ground of the picture.

Then I just went free hand and drew swirls, dots, lines... what ever idea I could pull out of the picture.  Now I don't really think my nails look like the picture and around nail 8 I was struggling for ideas because I wanted each nail to be different.
 The big daughter said it reminded her of Cirque du Soleil.  She is in band an this will be their 2nd year doing songs from it for their half time show. 
Colors used for the designs :
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away
Wet N Wild On a Trip
Confetti - Banana Bobanna Cream
Tip Top - Pot O Berries
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pretty in Hot Pink

No matter how hard I try I can not gt my right hand to cooperate when I am trying to take a picture with my nails lined up straight.  That little pinky just wants to twist off into lala land.
I am very happy with these. They are very whimsical I think.  Painting the right hand was definitely a challenge and it turned out better then I expected.

Here are just some in natural light just because the colors are so much brighter.  Again.. Had a time trying to get my fingers to cooperate while I trying to take the pictures.  But you get the idea.

 So there are my circus nails haha..
I really enjoyed doing them.  Also don't forget that today is Saturday and that means it is SHOWCASE SATURDAY on MY FACEBOOK PAGE.  So stop by and show me what your wearing.  Last week we had 11 participants so I am hoping for more this week and more then that each week after. :)

As always THANKS for reading
Amy <3


  1. Stunning! Love the colours! Such a cool abstract style!

  2. This is awesome :) My little finger never wants to cooperate in photos either.

  3. Love this! It's super whimsical :)