Tweet Tweet Tweet! I’ve spent a bit of time on Twitter lately and a friend suggested that I look into doing the Twitter bird. When she suggested it, I bet she thought I’d just do the cartoon icon on all five nails…. WROONNGGGGGG- actually it was a really cute idea but I decided to run with it and do a bit extra…
For this manicure, I started off each hand with one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat (I need to get some more, I’m running low) and one coat of Maybelline’s Summer Splash, except for the ring finger was two coats of Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud. For the white, I used Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud, the yellow was OPI’s The It Color, the orange was OPI’s Chop-Sticking To My Story, the darkest blue was Orly’s La Playa, and the shades of blue in between were a mixture of Summer Splash and Lavender Cloud. I topped off all fingers with two coats of Seche Vite Top Coat. (I need more seche, too! :-))
My favorite’s the owl and my least favorite is the 3d bird on the ring finger. It was such a cute cartoon that I had to do it, but it was surprisingly detailed. I hope you all can see the tiny whale-carrying birds on the thumb! Nonetheless, I’m sure all of you “twitter”-ers know what all of these images are (or maybe not?). The Fail Whale shows up when Twitter is over capacity; the owl (so cute for twitter to use this image) is if your account has been suspended for suspicious activity (never saw that one firsthand!) and the other three are different versions of the main twitter icon and mascot.
After breaking my ring finger nail by dropping (and catching) my 30+ pound life size sculpture head in class (clay is apparently heavier than flesh and bone…), I decided to trim all the others down. That way, they can grow back evenly. I never have needed to cut my nails in the past as they never grew long enough to need it, but after I started this blog, I realize its a tough experience to see all that long growth go sayonara!! But it was worth it.