Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!! The inner workings of a clockwork grapefruit.

Today is my Dad's birthday!!  Happy birthday Dad!!

I tried to make this manicure look mechanical and industrial.  My dad is a contractor - he builds houses - in fact, he built the house I'm living in right now, as well as the house that he, my mom, sister, and grandmother live in.  I wanted this manicure to reflect the tools and hardware he works with every day.

Color Club Worth the Risque with Konad m65 and China Glaze Recycle
I used two coats of Worth the Risque topped with Recycle using the new-to-me plate m65.  I love this design!  I think it looks like all the pieces inside of a watch or something - very cool.




The flash made the design look more subtle than it is.  IRL, the grey shows up a lot better.

Since it's his birthday, I wanted to share a few pieces of advice my dad has given me over the years.  It's funny - he's said these things many times, but for both I can remember an exact point in time and event tied to each.

*When you go to get your hair done, always choose the stylist with the worst haircut.  You don't want whoever did her hair cutting yours!

*Never stick anything smaller than a grapefruit in your ear.

Have a wonderful Sunday all!!

21 comments:

t said...

Happy Birthday!

The pieces of advice made me smile!

I hope you have a nice day.

Tierney said...

Hahaha, I love his advice and your nails look awesome!!

Ally said...

Haha, his first piece of advice makes perfect sense..i've never thought about that before!

I always loves your nails/nail designs.

Beautiful!

Thess said...

Congratz! =)

And this mani is awesome, and it is my least favorite plate! =O
You made it look good! =)

MissMarlboro said...

I love these!

gildedangel said...

That is a gorgeous mani!

peripatetic33 said...

that it tooooooo pretty

JacieO said...

That's hair stylist's advice is spot on! I think I want your dad to be my dad!

Rhea said...

OMG, your nails have become so long!

Tuli said...

LOL...great advices :-) I was so touched to read this post....Happy Birthday for you dad and a big hug for you ! I wish you many many more years together full with joy, laugh, health and of course, lots of love !

And how can I skip this mani - it is gorgeous !!!

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Brooke said...

Thanks t!! And thankd for the birthday wishes :)

Thank you Tierney!!

Thanks Ally!!

Thess, I remember you saying this was your least favorite design - I actually love it! I debated about buying this one for a bit. I'm sure it depends on the colors - I may dislike this one with another color! lol Thanks :)

Thanks gildedangel, missmarlboro, & peripatetic!

Thanks Jacie!! He's the best Dad I could ever imagine - I lucked out :)

Rhea - two are fake :( I keep breaking my nails lately! But they are growing quickly at least!

Aww, Tuli, thank you :) You're so sweet!! and thanks about the mani too :)

technopathetic said...

Cool konadicure! I want that plate now :] Happy Birthday to your dad. I mentioned your blog my page I hope you don't mind :D

Jackie S. said...

I love the Grapefruit reference! Happy Birthday Dad!

Linnie said...

Very pretty!!!
Ahh and I see you did some 'recycling' ;)

KONADomania said...

Happy B-day to your dad!

You did a splendid job with this manicure, love it!

Krafty Kelsey said...

I can't believe how much I like this konad design. I didn't like the looks of it on the plate, but it looks fantastic on your nails!

Tiffany said...

thanks!

I done my blog myself... I just won $35.00 from Bloggy Blog Designz the other day and they took my navagation buttons and made them blue and put my name after every post...

The rest I done all myself... I got a free template from a website and installed it myself...

Theresa said...

Ahhh your dad is full of TONS of good advice along those lines. He is always so much fun! (and so funny!) Hope he had a great birthday!

jo.frougal said...

LOL his advice is so spot-on! Bet he was tickled pink you nailed this tribute for his birthday, LOL.

witoxicity said...

What a lovely mani! Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad (hmmm, why am I always late?!)! Those are very wise words from a very wise man. I especially like the first one. :)

 
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