Nails, nails, nails!

I spend a lot of time on Pinterest.
I'm amazed at what I find on there, but until a few months ago, I had no idea what a big deal nails were.

Longest fingernails.  Yuck.

I really don't like to paint my nails. 
If I paint them, the paint always chips in a few days, and the time doesn't seem worth it.
However, I do almost always have my toenails painted.
Polish on your toes lasts so much longer and I'm always flip flop ready!

Because of Pinterest (and my 10 year old daughter), I have been inspired to save a few nail polish how to's.
There are some really cool designs I wanted to share with you, and they seem easy enough.

I love these Dandelion nails with the wispy fluff (technical term) flying from nail to nail.
Snapguide has a tutorial on how to make your very own Dandelion nails.
Seems easy enough since it can be very random.

How to Dandelion Nails | Snapguide

I pinned these newsprint nails months ago but haven't gotten around to trying them yet.
All you need is newspaper and alcohol.
What could go wrong?

Ombre is the new "it" thing, so you can't go wrong with this gradient nail design.
You just put your nail polish on a flat surface and dab the polish on the tips with an eye shadow applicator.
I think I'm going to try this because there isn't much polish to chip.  
This is a manicure that would last for some time.

More ombre nails.
Ombre nails how-to.
Who doesn't love glitter?
Lyndar the Merciless  describes how she does it and you can too.

I can't find the original source for this picture, but there are several genius ideas going on here.
Hello tape, where have you been all my life?

Nail polish ideas

We all know we can use stencils for painting the wall, but for your toes.
Why yes you can!
See how at Remade simple.

I actually did try these Mickey Toes from Random Thoughts of a Super Mom
before our Disney trip.
I used leftover vinyl from a project and a hole punch.
So easy!

Here's what seems like an easy alternative for a french manicure.
PopCosmo shares her method of using paper hole reinforcements.
Neon French Manicure

Again, not sure on the source for this (darn pinterest pinners!), I pinned this idea for next year.
Somebody will be searching the free box at garage sales looking for paper hole reinforcements this year!

valentines day nails. :)

So are you a nail gal?
If so, have you found any methods I should know about.
Pinterest is starting to make me come around!


I Gotta Try That said...

Wow such fun nail ideas Rachel! I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
Marcie @

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

I really love the newsprint nails! What a great look for a literary nerd like me. :) I need to get some nude polish. Can't believe I don't have any in my collection.

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