Monday, July 22, 2013

Monkey See, Monkey Do Monday--Nails Like Lace

Hi Everyone--I absolutely cannot believe this mani I have to show you today.  It is SO FAR beyond my comfort level I can't even fathom I've done this and am wearing it!  I worked on this yesterday and honestly it did not take me long to do at all.  I took a million pictures of it so bear with me.  

I've actually done the base for this mani before.  I did a gradient using China Glaze No Plain Jane, Deviantly Daring and Rare and Radiant.  I stamped using BM313.  I always said I wanted to some back and do a full manicure like the accent nail I did long ago well today is that day ONLY I got to make this into a Monkey See, Monkey Do post for me as I saw this amazeballs Dinosaur/Dragon looking manicure over at Nails Like Lace.  She did this back in April and I've finally taken the plunge to recreate it!

I'm just going to post the pics I took--First up is pics without flash

Here are pics with flash

I took a few in the shade as well but still didn't really capture the duochrome

This manicure is not really "me" at all but because of that it's totally me!!!  It's not practical at all, it's probably totally not work appropriate yet I'm going to show everyone at work including both of my bosses this amazing manicure tomorrow and I know I'm going to get kudos from them both.

I'm glad I'm learning to step outside the box--I think a whole new world awaits me with these spikes!

I got my spikes as well as my studs for my neon mani I posted the other day from The Born Pretty Store .  They have free shipping and can't beat that!

I did lose a few spikes throughout the day yesterday--I lost a couple while cooking so I had to really reinforce and make sure they rest were very secure.  All I used was Seche Vite.

I hope you enjoy this one--I know I sure do!  And thankfully I have a few posts ready for the rest of the week so I don't have to take this baby off right away!!!

Thanks for stopping!!!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. Love it! I can't bear 3D things on my nails, so I'm immensely impressed!

  2. I love the way it looks!! So not practical for me though.

  3. Love the mani but not the spikes....those have gotta go.

  4. I just noticed that the mani matches your background LOL.

  5. I love that this mani matches the background on your blog - annnnd I need those spikes in my life, like, right now!!

    Awesome work!!

  6. Laurie - if you slapped someone with the back of your hand, you could draw blood.
    Have you considered getting into the pimping business?

  7. I absolutely love this nail art, not the most practical for everyday use but still I would like to try it someday :)

    By the way, these nails remind me of Bowser from Mario Bros. :D


    also I wear spikes pretty often so i suggest using nail glue.

  9. I love what yo did laurie. The bohemian polishes over black look terrific. You came up with something bad ass and pretty at the same time!

  10. Thanks everyone for the awesome comments! I had a blast doing this mani! I really thank Briana for helping me think outside the box alot more often!!!! I'm sure this spikes shall return and I might smack Schlee with them!!!!