The Daily Nail: Blue-gly Eyes!

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to give myself a mani! Our internet has been really awful the past few days, so I decided to take a break and get some paint on these nails.

A few of you may know that I used to be extremely faithful to Orly’s “Blue Collar” as my go-to candy blue nail polish. But I feel like the formula has changed, and the polish dries too dark now to be my favorite.

It has been a long journey to find something to replace it, but that journey is over!

Meet Barry M‘s “Turquoise!”

In sunlight, the polish is much lighter in the bottle, and I was afraid it would be TOO light, but it’s actually perfect and covers in 2 coats.

 

 

 

I’ve also been wanting to try gluing googly eyes on my nails for a little while, but I’ve never gotten the chance…UNTIL NOW!

 

I never paid much attention to googly eyes before, but I was surprised by how many different sizes there are available at Michael’s! I decided to go with the 5mm. On Twitter, I asked if I could just super glue these suckers on to my nails, but then I was told about NAIL GLUE. OF COURSE THERE IS NAIL GLUE.

I used 2 coats of Barry M Turquoise and then dabbed some nail glue on my nail. The bottle says you’re supposed to glue directly to the nail, so I don’t know how well this will work on top of polish.ย  Then I carefully placed the googly eyes. You actually have some time to move around and arrange the eyeballs, so don’t freak out too much.

Then I busted out some nail art pens to draw the mouth and some polka dots and hearts. The Sally Hansen nail art pens are more spendy than I’d like, but they make drawing on your nails so darn easy! I finished off my other nails with some Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” and this other glitter from an indie nail polish company that I didn’t really end up liking.

Pardon my strange Jimmy Dean E.T. fingers and horrible cuticles. I have come to terms with not being a hand model for some time now. Also, I am really the complete opposite of ambidextrous, so the heart on my right hand appears to have a leak on the bottom, plus my polka dots have shadows that I could chalkย  up to camera blur but I won’t.

If you decide to glue eyes onto your nails, may I suggest making sure that BOTH thumbs get a face, because it’s really fun to watch the googly eyes google when you type on your smart phone.

Here’s a short stupid video I made of the googly eyes in action. Happy Friday!

 


13 Comments on “The Daily Nail: Blue-gly Eyes!”

  • laura

    says:

    that video may have just made my life. now what am i going to do for the rest of the day?! i have far too much time to replay it and laugh to end the day being semi-normal still. i think i might just have to buy some googly eyes immediately ๐Ÿ™‚ also, i sent it to my husband at work, i wonder what his coworkers will say when they hear that blasting from him computer hahaha

    • TwinkieChan

      says:

      Did you ever try it? My first eyeball fell off today!

    • TwinkieChan

      says:

      Hee hee YAY!

  • Gail Drenzek

    says:

    OMG!!!! that was too cute, you make me smile no matter what you do. I just may have to glue some eyes to my nails and I have some.

    • TwinkieChan

      says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Did you try it?

  • KittyArr

    says:

    That is so cute and funny!
    I want to do this so I can see the eyes google when I type on my iPhone!!!!
    Sounds fun haha…
    Thanks for making my day Twinkie Chan:)

    • TwinkieChan

      says:

      Aw I lost an eyeball today. Sad day indeed!!!

  • Caz

    says:

    omg googly eye nails…..genius!

    • TwinkieChan

      says:

      DO IT! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sarah

    says:

    Thats pretty ingenius — stealing that idea ๐Ÿ˜€

    • TwinkieChan

      says:

      Yeah do it! I lost an eyeball today! I wonder how long the other 3 will hold up!

  • Nail Glue

    says:

    Wow great video, i love it. Thanks for sharing important post with us.

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