Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Educational Nails!


I decided to do something cute and simple for parent night. I actually painted my nails Sunday evening, and this is how they looked Tuesday morning.

If you're wondering why that pencil has a huge flower on it, I got tired of constantly buying pencils for my students to walk out of the room with. I would go through a hundred or more a year, paid for out of my pocket. I tape flowers on them now and refer to them as "embarrassing flower pencils." Generally, they don't accidentally walk out of the room with a rose. Unfortunately, when I have a sub, they are invariably stolen. I'm disappointed every time that just because I'm not in the room, some students will tear the flower off and walk off with my pencils. (I'm also disappointed that many substitute teachers can't be trusted to keep half my belongings from wandering off if I don't lock them in the closet...)


Products Used:
~Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Basecoat
~MAC Lacquer in Obey Me (I still hate the formula on this. I much prefer Finger Paints Curator's Crimson. Obey Me costs twice as much, but is runny and takes three coats instead of two. NOT impressed, MAC! The only thing it has going for it is the adorable bottle...which is why I bought it in the first place).
~Milani Diamond Dazzle on the tips
~OPI Who the Shrek Are You (this color is awful and I absolutely love it!)
~Ye olde generic fimo apple
~Revlon base and topcoat (I'm finding this chips less on me than Seche Vite!)

Simple, but very cute. My camera didn't pick up the sparkle very well. :)

Happy school year!


  1. I'm a cliche, it's true. XD I love the apple motif for teachers. :)