Jul 12, 2013

you're a butterfly in the wind without a care...

So, as most of you probably already know (if you've been following me for a while) that my favorite band is 311.  I saw them Sunday in Detroit , so naturally I had to do my nails (I also did my toes, but don't worry.  I won't subject you to FEET)!

My nails were inspired by the lyrics 'you're a butterfly in the wind without a care...' from 'Beautiful Disaster', along with a tshirt of theirs that I own.  This mani is ESPECIALLY special because I used TWO different techniques for the first time ever!!!  The Saran Wrap technique from Birchbox blog and the Advanced Stamping Non-Decal technique by Natalie Brookes.

 This is actually my replacement shirt.  I got this shirt YEARS ago at a show and it was my favorite.  It became worn and stretched out.  So I lurk Ebay to find replacements (still looking for one other shirt to replace) and a few months ago I was lucky enough to find this little charm for like 5 bucks, it's pretty much brand new! SCORE!!!!

I started with China Glaze "Mimosa's before Mani's" as the base and then applied Zoya "Blu" over top of that. Right away, I dabbed with saran wrap to create this marble sort of look. This was my first attempt and not that great, but I was planning on covering it up anyway!!!
I applied a fast-drying topcoat (Hong Kong Girl) and then let it dry just a little bit, so it was still sticky but not enough to create a smudge. While the topcoat was drying, I filled in the images of the stamps.
I used Konad m68 on my thumb, index finger, and middle finger.  I used m25 on my ring finger with Konad Special Polish in brown, and filled in with Zoya "Wednesday"
The 311 symbol was created with a waterslide decal that I had made last year. 
I love how my thumb turned out!

Comparison of my inspiration with my mani!  How'd I do?!

And of course, I must post pictures of the awesomeness that occurred.

I recorded this video and uploaded to YouTube ... I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! <3

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