Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Flip Flop #5 and Polish Days Mash Up

Hello ladies :)  I only have one day left in work this week, happy days!  Honestly, what are they even paying me for lol.  I'm going on a visit to Elekta on Thursday, which is a company that make linacs for radiotherapy, so that should be interesting!  For my new followers, I'm a trainee medical physicist by the way :)  Then on Friday I'm going home for a long weekend.  It was my little sister's birthday last Saturday, so I'm going back to spend some time with her shopping and drinking milkshakes.

So anyhoo, today is day 5 of the Flip Flop Challenge, and the theme was 3D or decals.  (As an aside, my right hand is so cold I'm actually struggling to type...time to put the heating on I think!)  Um...yes, so, as it happens, this theme fitted perfectly with the manicure I'd already done for this month's Polish Days!  Is that cheating?

This month's Polish Days theme is nature.  I've been loving The Polar Bear Family and Me on the BBC (I haven't seen the last episode yet, and god help anyone who tries to ruin it for me *glaaaaare*) so I created these cute little polar bear nails!

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More velvet nails!

I used Barry M Matt White under the flocking powder, and Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream with a rubbish Saffron glitter that never dries, hence the state of my thumb nail.

I literally love polar bears so much.  The guy on the program got to hold a little baby one, and I don't think I've ever been so jealous of anything ever.  He did also have a bear having a good go at eating him...not so jealous of that one.  If anyone's interested, the program's on You Tube (as I discovered when I went to watch the second episode on BBC iPlayer and it was gone!  Almost ruined my day!).


I drew the face on with a Sharpie.  I then went and did some dishes (a rare occurence) and both face and flocking powder were still intact.




So I have two sets of links for you today!  All the other Flip Flop ladies and their 3D or decal manicures, and the Polish Days participants - I can't wait to see how everyone else interpreted the nature theme.  Enjoy!



22 comments:

  1. OMG this is one of the cutest mani I've seen EVER!! Great idea and really amazing use of flocking powder; I really love this mani in two points, its super cute look and your fantastic idea <33333

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    1. Thanks Ameerah :) Not quite as adorable as the real thing though! (Or as deadly...)

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  3. This is too cute! Love how you used the flocking powder.

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    1. Thanks Helen. I'll have to do some googling to see what other ideas people have had for using flocking powder - it's nice to do something with it other than full velvet nails :)

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  4. oh, sooo cute and fluffy! Adorable!

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  5. This is such a cute mani! Love your polar bear, and how you used the flocking powder :-)

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  6. Thanks for the tip about The Polar Bear Family and Me!

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  7. O. M. G. Fuzzy polar bear nails. Cutest thing EVER! *squeal*
    Great job, I just love these!

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  8. I will allow this form of cheating because it's so cute!

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  9. The little furry polar bear is so adorable :)

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  10. Ohh this is so cute!!) And it's amazing how you've thought of such interpretation of the theme)

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  11. Outstanding and happy-making job! :)

    Brava!

    Lisa

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  12. This mani literally made my day. It's so adorable! I love the little glitters in the flocking powder, and I NEVER would have thought of using it to make fuzzy animals!

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