Monday, 19 March 2012

St Patty's Day Guinness can mani

This is a bit late... oh well.

I everyone had a fun (and safe) night.  I know I did :)  It was full of booze, creepy men (including one who actually looked like a rat), and late night shenanigoats with the girls and the boy.  Followed by waking up late and going on a 2 hour walk because it was so nice outside!

Anyhoo most of my nails were pretty much just quick nail art.  But on 2 fingers on each hand I used Guinness cans. How did I do this? 1) Get case of Guinness 2)Drink them all 3)Save some and use it in Chocolate Guinness ice cream 4) Carefully cuts ends off of can 5) Cut can down the middle so you can open it up into a sheet 6) Cut out parts of the can you want to use 7)File them down so they fit the way you want them to (and so they aren't sharp) 8) Use the edge of a table and bend them so they fit to the nail better 9) Cover your nail in a couple layers of polish to protect it 9) Glue them down with nail glue 10) Finish with topcoat so it doesn't get scratched up.

And to answer a few questions before they are even asked 1) No they were not sharp and 2) Removal was easy. One actually fell off.   And the rest I soaked in pure acetone to loosen them and peel them off.  Getting the remaining glue of my nail was easier than removing glitter.

Left Hand: G and N from Guinness can.  And ignore my horrific broccoli floret 4 leaf clover.

Right Hand: 2 more can pieces.


 What I used:
Guinness can (I forgot to take a picture of everything else), Essie's Pretty Edgy, and Fishnet Stockings, OPI Black Onyx, Chanel Graphite, China Glaze Medallion, Sally Hansen Gilty Pleasure, Claire's Snow and a bunch of paint.

Hahaha I was trying to label Orange in this post and it kept changing it to Jason Orange... I almost left it.

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16 comments:

  1. sounds like a lot of work but awesome idea using beer cans!! love the end result! :)

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    1. Thank you! It wasn't THAT much work but I don't think I would have had it in me to cover the whole nail and do a full manicure :/

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  2. That is one weird technique! Love the rainbow nail!

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  3. so creative. love the results.

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  4. Live this! Definitely going on my to-do list! Great job!

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  5. this looks great! i love each nail. i LOVE how you used the can itself on your nails. that is so clever! and that drink sounds really good. im not much of a guinness fan but you convinced me!

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    1. Thanks! I LOVE Guinness (and darker beers in general). But Guinness goes amazingly with sweet stuff like chocolate!

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  6. That is so cooool!!! I love the idea of using the actual can and I love the font! Pretty rainbow too!

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  7. This looks amazing! Thanks for giving me an excuse to drink Guiness!

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    1. Thanks! And it's always a pleasure to spread the Guinness love :P

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  8. Very cool and creative.Love your mani!

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