Sunshine manicure

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Those people who know me know that I am really not a competitive person… I don’t care if I’m on the winning team, or the losing team, but when it comes to being the craftiest… You better watch out, cause I got a huge crafty ego!
So, I have been spending far too much time on Pinterest lately, checking out my competition…and I have been noticing that there are some really amazing looking manicures, like my personal favourite, tye-dye nails!
So anyways, I was driving home tonight thinking about how horrible my nails looked because i have been painting a mural at school, which got me thinking about manicures, and what kind of manicure could I do that i haven’t seen before. (There’s my nasty crafty competitiveness showing through!) So i thought to myself, wouldn’t it be cool if I could paint a sunshine manicure?
So here’s what I did…first, let me tell you that I used a special type of nail polish that has a fine, detailed brush (I just don’t want you to beat yourself up if your nails don’t turn out as nice as mine… Don’t worry, it takes a little practice, you’ll get there!)

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So, we started with a nice pale sky blue as our background…Samantha willingly volunteered her nails…

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Then, I used the white brush to paint a few dots close together to look like clouds. I did this on every other finger for Sam. Then, I used the yellow to drop a blob of nail polish and used the brush to spread out the yellow to look like sun rays. Considering the size of Sam’s 7 year old nails, this was tricky!

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So, you might think that I stopped there, but oh no, I decided to kick it up a notch…by adding nail polish grass. That’s right, nail polish grass.

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Now, unfortunately Sam was refusing to sit perfectly still by this point, and it was her bedtime, so I had to continue on my own hand, which was actually a lot easier, because my nails are a much bigger canvas…there was enough room for a sun, cloud, grass, and I even had room to add three flowers!

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Now, if only I didn’t have to mess up my amazing manicure by painting my mural again tomorrow.

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