Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nail Art for April 15th

Autism Awareness Puzzle Pieces and Disney The Little Mermaid

At the risk of being ridiculous and posting three posts for today (you know I couldn't wait to post those pixiedusts) I decided to combine my nail art for today into one post.  Since I just finished writing up my review of the pixiedusts, I will make this post short and sweet :)

First up is my Autism Awareness manicure.  The theme was puzzle pieces.  This is my first time attempting this technique but I didn't have any trouble with it.  As I'm sure it is obvious, I skipped the tape and opted to free hand it.  

I started with three coats of OPI Cuckoo For This Color, which I picked up on clearance at Ulta on Saturday.  I then took Essie In The Cab-ana and layered it vertically over half of my nail.  Third was Essie Maximillian Strasse Her and fourth was Essie No Place Like Chrome.  I finished off the dots with a bobby pin.  What do you think at my first attempt at a puzzle piece mani?

Check out these other lovely ladies:

Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious

Last but not least is my Little Mermaid mani for a Disney Challenge.  


My pointer was inspired by the vibrant red of Ariel's hair, where I used Essie Snap Happy and stamped seashells with Essie Penny Talk.  I wanted one finger to look like the ocean so I used both Essie In The Cab-ana and Essie Maximillion Strasse Her to create some movement like the ocean.  I stamped a tiny crab using Essie Snap Happy to represent Sebastian.  My ring finger was Zoya Godiva to represent sand and I stamped a mermaid with OPI Mrs. O'Leary's BBQ.  My pinkie was inspired by Ariel's purple seashell top.  I used OPI Plugged-In Plum and stamped with Essie Nothing Else Metals.  The Little Mermaid was always one of my favorite Disney movies.  Do you think I did it justice?



  1. the ring finger with the mermaid is amazing~~~~~~~~~ OMG

    1. Lol, thank you...I thought it looked like she was sitting on a beach :)

  2. Both manis are beautiful! I love the little pieces of puzzles in the first one and the mermaid in the second one! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Me too! It's such a great polish and it's fantastic for stamping!

  4. Both mani's look beautiful - the little crab is so sweet LOL

  5. Pretty designs :)