Friday, July 20, 2012

NOTD: Golf challenge (or, the difference between plaid and tartan)


My manicure today was inspired by another theme in my Purple Crumpet Fairy group--Golf. Yep, golf. I don't really play golf much, and I wasn't sure what I could do to make golf cute. I had almost decided to skip this challenge when I did a free association that saved me. I thought about golf, and how it makes me think of Scotland, because it originated there. I then started to wonder if that's why a lot of golfers wear plaid, as a sort of tribute to Scottish tartan. And then I started thinking about how I'm not sure how much of a tribute it would be, since you see some crazy ugly plaids out there. 

And that's when I got my idea. A crazy ugly plaid. 

(And yes, I do know that my mind is a very scary place to hang out.)

So here's what I did for my manicure: 

What I decided to do was paint my accent nail to look like the green of a golf course, complete with the golf ball going into the hole. The base on all my nails was Ulta's Once In A Chameleon; on my accent nail I put Zoya's Rina (a beautiful green bar glitter) over this. With a dotting tool, I put a dot of Wet n Wild's Everybody Hates Chris on the nail, and then a dot of Sally Hansen's White On. For the other nails, I wanted to do a cheesy sort of plaid, so I stamped them using Konad m60 as a guide with Color Club's Pure Energy. Then I went over the plaid in several places with Pure Energy, Everybody Hates Chris, White On, and a Kiss gold glitter striper. I finished up with a coat of Seche Vite, and voila! My tribute manicure to golf!

Thanks for taking a look, and please don't forget to check out the other bloggers who participated, below. :)



  1. Lol, your mind isn't a scary place to hang out, silly! =)
    I like the way it works and all the creative things that come from it!

    1. Thank you, but I don't know...there are some scary corners in whatever is responsible when I get up to do something, sit down a half an hour later and managed to forget to do what I got up for...:/ Kisses back. :)

    2. LMAO! Gotta love you, M! =)

  2. I think these turned out great. And don't worry, my mind wanders way more than yours so you're safe. :-)

    1. I don't know about that...mine goes on walkabout quite frequently...>.>


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