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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Guest Post :: No Shave November Nails

Hello Loudmouth followers! I’m Sandi from Pushing Polish and I was totally flattered when Stephanie asked little old me to do a guest post on her amazing blog. I’ve never done a guest post before either, it’s my first time! The thing I like to blog about is nail polish and nail art, which I’ve been into since 2011. I used to be a nail biter so wearing nail polish really helped me kick the bucket on that habit, and then it slowly expanded to nail art (go big or go home right!). After a few months of showing off to my friends, they all suggested that I start a blog...and here I am. So, nail art - that’s what I’ll be bringing to the table today. Enjoy!




For the start of November, I decided to do some moustache nails. Not sure how many people are aware of No Shave November or Movember, but it’s a month when men stop shaving to raise awareness of prostate cancer initiatives. Last month I did something for October’s breast cancer awareness, so I thought it’d be cute if I participated in this month’s prostate cancer awareness as well.

First I’d like to discuss my base color, which is a self-made frankenpolish of mine. Since the ribbon color for prostate cancer is blue, I made a color as such. I had a blue polish but I wanted something softer and more jelly-like and this is what I came up with. I’m naming this polish Cry Baby Cry, because I like to name my frankens after Beatles songs!

As for the nail art, I used large and small dotting tools for the moustaches and a tiny paintbrush for the blue ribbon (Milani Dude Blue). Then I used a silver and a black striper to outline the ribbon (Kiss Nail Art Striper).

That’s all I have, what do y'all think? Before I finish, I’d like to thank Stephanie for inviting me to post on her lovely blog. I hope I lived up to her expectations! Toodles!

(She totally did! Please do visit Sandi and her adorable blog. She's a total sweetheart and super creative with her polishing! I'm continuing to take on guest posters for the rest of the month, so if you're interested, please email me: theloudermouth AT gmail DOT com)

17 comments:

  1. Those are awesome nails!

    xo Jennifer

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  2. I love them! I wish I was better with my nails!


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  3. i like her take on breast cancer awareness nails :)
    Was considering doing mustache nails too but in pink, now that i see her blue version however it just provides another excuse to wear blue nail polish again so soon after my gangnam style nails which wasn't too long ago...i always feel odd drifting back into my fav colours more often but now i can just be like:

    'What? No, you see...the blue is back for Movember...ya...that's it, i'm not nailpolish colour biast at all...' Thanks for the fun glimpse at your creations Sandi!

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    1. You should never need an excuse to wear a fun colored nail polish! But this is a great excuse to nevertheless :)

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  4. Nail art is something I´m not so good at but is something I´d like to try. I need more creative ideas like this. I might as well start doing my own nail art. Thanks for this inspiration. :)

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    1. Yesyesyes! Do it! It's a lot of fun :)

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  5. I love the Movember nails! I love solid white nails and yours look really good, it's hard to find the right polish to accomplish it since solid white is usually super thick and hard to apply gracefully, it's also super opaque and unforgiving. I'm not surprised your base coat is homemade. How'd you make it? Any recommendations or tips to make or buy our own solid white base coat?

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    1. That is a common problem with white cremes, they are just very harsh and chalky looking (like you painted your nails with white out). I use OPI Alpine Snow when I need something opaque, and the formula is good. I quite like it. But if I wear white polish on its own, I love white jellies such as OPI Don't Touch My Tutu (I have a swatch of it on my blog).
      If the formula thickness of your white polish is what concerns you, have you tried adding nail polish thinner? It helps a ton with application!
      I made my polish by mixing a few colors together to get the desired shade and then I added clear polish to make it jelly-like. Hope that answers all your questions!

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    2. Yes! Thank you for the helpful info!

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  6. Haha! This is great! I have no patience when it comes to doing my nails, so I'm always so impressed by nail art. :)

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  7. Nice guest post and super cute mustache nails for a good cause.

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  8. great post!!

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  9. The mustaches are really nicely done!

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  10. Great post! Such a cute idea to celebrate No Shave November (which my hubby always participates in)!

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  11. this is sooo cool i love it
    and for a good cause :)
    kisses <3

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