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March 21, 2012
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This right here is the next step in overcoming my texture-phobia — one day you’re gonna pop over here and see me with nothing but blingy rhinestones on my nails and I won’t. bitch. about. it.  I started with a two coat base of nubar Edgy Umber, another “can’t go wrong” polish from this awesome brand in a deep, cool chocolate color (it’d be bitter and delicious with salt if you could eat it.  But don’t, you’re not that confused lady from My Strange Addiction).  When that dried, I added an arc of color in bright pink from a Migi pen so I could set not one but TWO rows of rhinestones from Bundle Monster on the nail.  Then I put in a couple of coats of  Barry M Once Upon A Time (I love you if you just thought of Moody Blues) over the tips, sealed it all down with some SV and carefully stepped away from the nails before I went too far.

One Night in Bangkok Nails

Barry M Once Upon A Time

Glitter and rhinestone manicure

bundle monster

nubar Edgy Umber

Hey, um, Nerd — what the heck with the title?

Follow the breadcrumb trail of crazy here: At first it sort of looked like colors for a sundae, but a sundae would have red for the cherries, and this doesn’t… Focus on the stones, that’s all you see at first anyway, maybe they’re lights?… Yes!  The rhinestones must be lights!  So maybe it’s like Vegas nails, with a string of bright flashing hypnotic bulbs and a whole lot of glitter and flare, but something really dark resting at the edges… Wow, that kind of works…  But wait, if I call it “Vegas Nails”, that sort of undersells a manicure I could do in the future that would actually feature real Vegas landmarks and junk painted in, let’s not go tossing good names away because you’re lazy… What other cities are kind of flashy and gnarly in equal measure?

And then this song popped in my head and it was all over:

11 Responses

  1. Gem says:

    These are gorgeous!! x

  2. Maria says:

    CAPTCHA hates me – how can 8 + 1 NOT be 9???
    I’ll not retype the message again, just say blingy and nice colors…

    • the nerd says:

      Shoot, this Captcha plugin just isn’t working for you! I just put up a different Captcha device, hopefully one a little less annoying… (unfortunately having some sort of captcha on here is necessary, otherwise I spend every morning deleting hundreds of spam comments, it’s super annoying and weakens the integrity of the database when crammed with spam links and code).

      • Maria says:

        - thank you I’ll try the new one.
        Wow on Blogger most of us have removed the captcha entirely, and none of us experience spam, even bloggers with very many followers. But I can see how annoying it must be, and the new captcha looks easy, thanks :)

  3. Katherine says:

    So pretty!

  4. I must say I just love the explanation for calling it “One Night in Bangkok”! (and I recognize the agony when you realize that you’ve already used the best title before, just because you were lazy ;)

  5. Helga says:

    Haha you’re so funny! These nails are party party! Omg with your word verifications, animals on skateboards? Lol

  6. Jackie says:

    Thank you for posting the link to the song. The entire time I was looking at that pretty mani I was singing it and contemplating looking up the song on YouTube. :-)

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