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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blueberry Sprinkles!

Meow, kittens. Today I'd like to introduce you to one of my franken creations...Blueberry Sprinkles! Inspired by Rebecca at rebecca likes nails, I decided to play with Wet n Wild Party of Five Glitters and assorted clear, white and colored polishes (the names of which I know I wrote down somewhere but I sure as heck don't remember where) and came up with the "Sprinkle Collection." Trust me, Rebecca's tutorial is far better than anything I could come up with so be sure to click her link to check it out. Anyway, here is a shot of all my sprinkles to date, from left to right, Strawberry, Lemon, Kiwi and, today's star, Blueberry Sprinkles. Now, on to Blueberry Sprinkles indoors: and outdoors: I am soooo in love with this color. Application was a bit tricky, with the polish being a little thick in places, but I think it's worth the effort. I applied base coat and three coats of Blueberry Sprinkles. I love how it looks like a jelly sandwich but achieved with just one polish. The depth of the layers fascinates me and I can't stop looking at my nails, despite the fact that I cracked my left thumbnail at the tip of my finger, hence my new nubbins. *Tear.* I am eternally grateful to Rebecca for inspiring me and I'm super-excited to try out the other colors I made.

On a more serious note, I'd like to share that I polished my nails baby blue to show solidarity with a friend who tragically lost her infant son. Several friends of hers are joining in on this effort to honor him on July 4th. I won't name her here as her story is her own to share but if she is reading this, please know I am thinking of you and will definitely have you and your boy in my heart tomorrow, as always.

If you are American, as I am, I wish you a very happy and healthy Independence Day and to my friends around the globe, I hope tomorrow will be a lovely day for you, as well.

xoxo,
K

16 comments:

Painting Rainbows said...

They're so pretty Kari! And I got goosebumps over the special occasion blue :).

Jen said...

Oh Kari, that looks so cool! What a neat idea to make you own polish :)

Kari said...

Thanks, Megalicious! I definitely wanted to commemorate this sad but important event in our friend's life.

Jen! So excited that you peeked in here, yay, I miss you! It was SO much fun to make these.

Thakitty said...

It's reaaly came out to be a gorgeous nail polish and even most, it has a good mean :)

Congrats!

thakitty.blogspot.com

Kari said...

Thanks so much, Thakitty! Thanks for following!

lnievin said...

Kari you are an awesome friend to support your friend's grief. On a lighter note isn't frankening the greatest?! I love it! I love all your sprinkles!!!

Kari said...

Thank you so much, Inievin. It is really such a small gesture but I wanted to do something to show I care. <3

Thanks for the compliment, too. It is really all Rebecca's doing, lol. Her franken was so pretty, I had to try something similar and being crazy for sky blue, I had to start there. :)

Geo58 said...

Wow Kari: I love this Fran-ken Blueberry Sprinkles, your nails are so well done, it's like most nail colors look like okay it's painted on, with this Fran-ken it's like the whole nail is one piece of blueberry sprinkles (If you could remove the whole fingernail it looks like the polish went down below the nail as a solid piece, does that make sense?) Either way, I love this polish, I never made a Fran-ken but with your tips and tricks I think maybe I could, love this polish and your nails, Happy 4th of July too.

Love,

Georgey:)

Sara S. said...

The blueberry sprinkles remind me of the frosting on a Pop-Tart! Now I want to eat one! lol They look very cute. :)

Kari said...

Hee hee, thanks, George. You should totally try it, it's SO much fun!

Thanks, Sara! It does look sort of Pop-Tart-y, doesn't it? LOL, I love them!

Jossie said...

Luv it, did a pink one with orly basketcase, thxs to u!!

Kari said...

Oh yay, Jossie! I'd love to see it. P.S. Following you now! :)

Jossie said...

Thxs! Yeah I will post pics tomorrow :-)

Lacquered Lover said...

These are amazing! I am loving them!

new follower here, can't wait to keep reading and hope you check out mine as well!

rebecca said...

awesome Kari!! happy to inspire you :)

Irishenchantment said...

love all your frankens!

so sad about your friend and her baby

shel xx