Friday, 23 March 2012

A Fistful of Butterflies and A Few Butterflies More

Does anyone get that title is a reference to some old Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns?  Can you already tell I used to work in a video store?

Alrighty, so this should be my post for Girly Girl Challenge #6 but I got a little off track.  Here's why...

My favourite time to really play with nail art is when I'm about to take off a mani.  I figure it's no risk.  If I like it, it usually revitalises an old mani for a day or two more and if I screw up or hate it, well, it was coming off anyways!

So with that in mind, I sat down to play with my previous mani of Solar Power and butterfly wing ring accent.  Now after the ring finger had worked out, I chickened out and didn't want to go any further for risk of ruining it.  But now it was go time!  I did butterfly wings on all the fingers and it looked pretty good so I took it a step further...



Please ignore the tip wear on the ring, like I said this was ready to come off at this point.  Anyways, I took all but the original ring butterfly off and added China Glaze - Red Pearl on the thumb, China Glaze - Sexy Silhouette on the index, China Glaze - Riveting one the middle and China Glaze - Tree Hugger on the pinkie.  Then I flutterby'd them all up!

I liked this enough that I cleaned up the ring tip and wore it for another day!  Hence the delay with the challenge.  Also, this was some great practise for me.  It was far from perfect but I'm getting better!

Here was the full hand of Solar Power...



So what do you think?  Did anyone get the movie reference?

Also in OMG! OMG! OMG! news:

I won two giveaways today!!!!  I've never really won anything my whole life and then to win two giveaways today?!  I'm floored.

I won a custom Hunger Games inspired polish by FEVERlaquer from the lovely Casandra at The Mani-Logues.  Check out the awesome polish I won.

And

Some elf eye shadow palettes from Kimberly in her big Birthday Giveaway at Libby's Pink Vanity .

Please check out these ladies' awesome blogs if you haven't already.  I'll be doing specific posts for all my winnings when they arrive! Yay!

Also, since I seem to be on a roll, I have a lottery ticket for tonight.  Tune in tomorrow to find out how many millions I've won. LOL.
Alright, I supposed I've blabbed on long enough.
'Til next time,
Amanda

16 comments:

  1. I love these! THey're so pretty :) And congratulations on your winnings! xxx

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    1. Thank you! Yay! I'm excited about the giveaway wins.

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  2. I know a lot of movies but I didn't know this reference. That makes me sad. But your butterfly nails are so awesome! I love it with the skittle nails!

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    1. Thank you! I really liked it that way too. I also got a lot of compliments while out shopping wearing that one.

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  3. Very pretty! Love the version with the skittles =)

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  4. I was never a fan of western movies, but my dad loves them, so maybe I saw Fistful of Dollars way back in the day. I love your fistful of butterflies though, especially the skittles.

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    1. Thanks! I thinked I liked the title more than the actual movie. ;)

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  5. The butterflies came out really good! That's very lucky, two in one day! Good luck with your lotto ticket!

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    1. Thank you! I haven't checked the lotto ticket yet so there's still hope!

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  6. These are absolutely gorgeous! And yes, I got the spaghetti western reference - my Dad is a big fan :p x

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    1. Thanks Kate! Yay! Someone got it. :)

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  7. So pretty! And congrats on your winnings!

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    1. Thanks Paulina! I'm still riding high on those winnings. Can't wait for them to get here.

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  8. Congrats on the win! I'm having a giveaway too!

    My Giveaway!!

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    1. I live in Canada so I can't enter but I really appreciate you bringing it to my attention! Thanks! :)

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