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December 31, 2011
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Oh hayyyyyy!  Been a long couple of months but SUPER excited for a new year/kissing off 2011 so turning it out tonight with some costumed fun (and yeah, my hands are a total wreck, so starting those off fresh for the new year too).

I wanted to get some simple nails going that used glow in the dark polish for extra dark-room effect, needed to use the colors from my outfit (green, black, white and pink), and do something that would match up with a retro look.  Started with a white base then covered it up with two coats of OPI Zom-body To Love to get the glow down, followed with a stamp in black from BM-203.  Afterwards I went in with some Miji pens to finish out some wonked lines (would not advise sitting on the couch doing that sort of thing when a little dog is in full-tear mode, there WILL be bouncing on and off of the cushions) and then fill in a few bits with white and pink, net effect with some odd glowing shapes in the dark given that half of the glow is covered somehow.  But wait, there’s more!  So that it still had some oomph in the daylight I also added a coat of nubar 2010.

So toodles 2011, you were interesting… but HUH-LOOOOO 2012, you’re gonna be grand!  Happy New Year to everybody — onward and upward!

Miji Nail Art pens

OPI Zom-body To Love

nubar 2010

Glow in the dark manicure

15 Responses

  1. Hannah says:

    Glad to see you’re back! I thought you were MIA. Cool nails, love the perfect design. I am so sloppy doing nails like that, even if I’m using special products. I guess it takes practice!

  2. the nerd says:

    Thanks Hannah! Just been dealing with some real world stuff but things are sorting out so I expect the site to whip back into shape quickly. :) And yesssss with the practice — this was actually the first design-y thing I’ve done in weeks and my hands were definitely crazy shaky, guess you really do have to stick with it!

  3. Lynn says:

    You’re very creative. I like this(= happy new year!

  4. Jossie says:

    Super awesome!!! Absolutely luv it!!!!

  5. Erin says:

    I’m so glad you are back–I missed your awesome nail designs! I LOVE this design—very cool!!

  6. Aren says:

    Yayyy! Glad to see you’re back around. I was wondering where you’d gone and was kinda starting to worry. : (

    I love this mani. The design is great and the colors you picked are perfect.

    Happy New Year’s! : )

  7. denise says:

    Yay, you’re back! You have been missed! Glad things are sorting out for you and I look forward to your posts for 2012.

  8. Kejal says:

    hey long time!! miss havin to read ur blog and comments!! Good to see u back!! Happy new year!! may this one be way better for u than last!

  9. I am glad you are back :)
    Great nail art :)

  10. Helga says:

    This is so pretty!

  11. Fingers says:

    Where in the hell have you been?????? I’ve been worried sick I tel you! I even emailed you!!!!! I had nerd withdrawals!!! Glad to see you back!

  12. Emily says:

    Glad you’re back, Nail Nerd! :)

  13. the nerd says:

    Thank you ladies! :-D Sorry for stressin’ anybody, just had to focus on/deal with some stuff that took me out of pocket for awhile. And yikes Fingers, I didn’t get your email! (there were definitely email/hosting issues at some point last month)


  14. Tyne says:

    oh happy day! I’m happy to have you and your mad nail art skills back, definetly missed you and hope everything is ok, happy new year sweetie! Love the mani it’s looks awesome as always.

  15. I love your color combination!! =)

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