Friday, August 12, 2011

FBFF: If You're A Fly Gal, Then Get Your Nails Done...

Hello ladies....I'm soooo excited to be the host of today's FBFF Manicure Party.  This weekly forum, initiated by Katy from ModlyChic, brings hundreds of bloggers together via a link system in order to share ideas and opinions about all things Fashion and Beauty (and sometimes blog) related.  If you would like to join or learn more about the group, click here.

Lately, I've noticed that I've become increasingly obsessed with all things 'nail related'. I've always felt as if biweekly manicures and pedicures were an added expense so about a year ago, I began to purchase things that I could use at home to do my own manis. My polish collection is growing larger and larger by the day but by no means does it compare to this collection, which has well over 300 shades of pretty.

Keep in mind that I hadn't toyed with the idea of creating my own nail designs until about two weeks ago when I came up with the idea to host this party. They are in nooooo way picture perfect but it saved me $20 and a 2 hour trip to the nail shop.

Here are the colors that I used:
Revlon 800-PowderPuff/Yellow/IntensePink/BabyPink/BrightOrange
The Revlon was purchased on clearance from Farm Fresh (I got this on 'Double Coupon Wednesday' so it ended up being FREE after the coupon) and the Nail Art colors were purchased from the Dollar Tree.


1. Begin by painting your nails with 2 coats of a white base.

Base Coat-Revlon 800-Powder Puff
 2. Paint each nail with one strip of your choice of Nail Art Laquer-you may use as many color choices as you like (these were purchased from the Dollar Store and they have tons of colors).

Clockwise from Top Left-Bright Orange/Intense Pink/Yellow/Baby Pink
3. Finish your nails off with a top coat and viola!



Finished Nails
 If you could create a name for this mani, what would you call it?

Now it's your turn.






Would you all participate if this were a monthly event?

Post Title from: Work It by Missy Elliott


55 comments:

  1. AtthepinkofperfectionJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Hey Miss Rockwell! I'm so excited for this week's posts!! I love your mani-it's making me really want sherbet! Perfect for summer!

    -Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection

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  2. Oh yes! My manicure 'to do' list is now overwhelming me!! But it's ok...I have tons of new ideas and inspiration!
    Rockwell

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  3. I love the striped pattern- the colors you chose are so fun! :D

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love the colors you chose and how simple but interesting your manicure is. I think I'm going to have to be brave and try that out myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Yay! So glad you joined us!

    Rockwell

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  6. It's okay...we will know who you are. Thanks for linking up.

    Rockwell

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  7. So as not to compete with anyone else...I'm having trouble deciding on a day that would work well for everyone:-/
    Rockwell

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  8. That's the second vote for Rainbow Sherbert...I think it's a go!!

    Rockwell

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  9. Definitely give it a try..it was super easy!!

    Rockwell

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  10. I'm definitely doing it again next month. Trying to decide on a feasible date at the moment.
    Rockwell

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  11. Yes, it should be a monthly thing! :) -Rachel (adistinctstyle.blogspot.com)

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  12. thanks for hosting this little party
    i think it is a terrific idea!
    can't wait to go check out what other people did with their nails
    brett

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  13. Super fun!  I'd call it Rainbow Sherbert... looks yummy!

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  14. I love Rainbow Sherbert! It's so fitting.

    Those marble nails are to die for but I'm afraid my patience is too thin for them! Lol
    Rockwell

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  15. Gasp! I Doooo remember fruit stripes...with the zeeebbbrrraaa! Good one!
    Rockwell

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  16. I'm excited to see everyone else's manis -- I'm always on the lookout for something cute to do with my nails!

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  17. Hmmm...I'm not sure what I would name this manicure, but I like it. The colors are really summery. Thanks for hosting the link-up.

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  18. It was sooo fun going through to see everyone's designs! I got so much inspiration from it!
    Rockwell

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  19. So far I've gotten Rainbow Sherbert and Fruit Stripe so I'm thinking of just combining the two!
    Rockwell

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  20. Good idea! Thanks for linking up!

    Rockwell

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  21. Hi Rockwell. I loved doing the Friday mani link up. The girls at work HATED my mani, so I challenged them to a Monday Mani-Off. I posted the pics of our mani's on Monday and got lots of comments - so maybe Monday is a good day. And --wait for it -- you could call it "Just Another Mani Monday" (reference to The Bangles song...). 

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  22. Love all the post's ladies!

    ❤❤
    Buffalohearts.blogspot.com

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  23. I would name this colorbock frenzy! I linked up.

    -Cherrie 

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  24. Thanks for hosting this week!  I love the stripes on your nails. :D

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  25. I really loved this FBFF topic idea. I'm obsessed with nail art myself :) LOVE your manicure and now I'll have to try it :p I'm sure everyone will give me some great ideas!

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  26. Thanks for hosting. This was fun. Where I live, it costs $3 to get a professional mani done, so I rarely DIY. But actually, I felt kind of arty doing it myself and will DIY more often. YES - I think I'd link up if you did this monthly. I want to try marbled nails next.

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  27. Wow ! Your nail art is awesome ! Love the stripes in coordinating colors ! That was fun ! Thanks for hosting !

    http://a-pretty-nest.blogspot.com/

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  28. I left my link, but put my name as Alana instead of Merry Alana, my blog name.. oops! Don't know if this can be fixed? Thanks for hosting, I think it's a great event!

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  29. It reminds me of that fruit stripe gum!  Remember those commercials?  Yipes!  Stripes!  Fruit Stripe Gum!!  lol!!  I'd go with fruit stripes :)
    Love this whole idea darling, good work!
    xoxoxo
    Lia

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  30. I <3 the art deco nail design polishes. They are super easy to use (once you get the hang out it). Cute idea for your your nails by the way!

    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for hosting it.  I actually did not know today was a DIY nails day.  I just happened to do my nails yesterday (metallic gold tip and clear) and then posted my diy this morning.  what a coincidence!
    Thanks again!
    Maya

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  32. Love your vertical stripes.
    Just linked up with mine...
    Daphne.

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  33. hmmm...Fruit Stripe?!  a monthly event? I would participate...especially since I have a bunch of ideas to try out now! :)

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  34. I wish I would've chosen a blue or green color too. Thanks for visiting;-)
    Rockwell

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  35. It was my pleasure hosting it. I'm thinking of maybe branching out and doing it biweekly or monthly.
    Rockwell

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  36. Yayyy! Glad you enjoyed it!

    Rockwell

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  37. Thank You ma'am. Yours were gorgeous as well!

    Rockwell

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  38. Here I thought I was so clever by using 2 colors! :) I think if I were going to name your manicure, I'd call it Rainbow Sherbet.

    If I was really daring, I'd try some of the creative manicures they have on Refinery29: http://www.refinery29.com/everywhere/beauty/nail-polish-colors (How awesome are those marble nails?)

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  39. That's awesome! Thanks for linking up;-)

    Rockwell

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  40. Sherbert sounds soooo yummy. Thanks for linking up!!

    Rockwell

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  41. OMG!!! Only 3 bucks for a professional mani!? That is insane! And yes I do believe that I will be doing this monthly...finding the right day will be the thing...
    Rockwell

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  42. Thank You much. So glad you stopped by;-)

    Rockwell

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  43. Thank You;-)

    Rockwell

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  44. Isn't it so fun looking at everyone's different designs!?

    Rockwell

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  45. This is *such* a great idea. I can't believe you got so many participants! I am terrible at doing my nails but I really I were better at it!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  46. I mean who doesn't like being creative, especially when it comes to nails. I'm doing it again next month so hopefully you will link up.
    Rockwell

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  47. Hi :-) I didn't join the FBFF as I'm no nail art girl (gasp!) but yours just has to be the pink rainbow! Not a very creative name, but it didn't leave any other names any chance ;-)

    Relatable Style

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  48. I love the name! You should really consider trying it out. It's relaxing to say the least!
    Rockwell

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  49. I love the summer-y colors you picked! Thanks for hosting this FBFF

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  50. Love it! Love it! Love it! And you noticed how all of my post titles come from songs! You're great!
    Rockwell

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  51. I had a ball hosting. Doing it again next month!

    Rockwell

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  52. Thanks...it was my first time trying something so intricate! I thought this link up was so much fun!
    Rockwell

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