Monday, July 14, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Countries and Cultures, Day 1: The Shire, Middle Earth.

It's time for another nail art week with The Digit-al Dozen! This month's theme is Countries and Cultures, and I'm working on them each morning so I have no idea how this week will go. For today's post, I was inspired by the fictional "country" called The Shire found in Middle Earth (from The Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit). The Shire is where the Hobbits live in their little Hobbit-hole homes built into the hills. This is my interpretation of a Hobbit home, complete with fuzzy flocking powder grass!

Here is a Google Image from Trip Advisor of the Hobbit house that Bilbo and Frodo lived in (did you know that you can take a tour of the set!?)

I knew that the flocking powder would be the highlight of this mani, so I didn't get too detailed on the home, but I still love how it turned out! I painted on the entire manicure and then used Seche Vite top coat to seal it in. Then, I went back in with some non-quick dry top coat and painted it only where I wanted to have the "grass" and followed my Velvet Nails Tutorial to get the fuzzy look.


We had a Hobbit marathon recently, and then yesterday we watched Return Of The King so I was in a Middle Earth mood for these nails. What do you think? Have you tried flocking powder for nail art? Thanks so much for reading, I can't wait to figure out what will be on the blog tomorrow.




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26 comments:

  1. That is the cutest mani. I love the flocking powder for grass. It has a wonderful effect and it looks sparkly too. I tried flocking powder once but the first time I washed my hands, it lost a lot of the fuzzy and the effect.

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    1. Thank you! I've done flocking powder a handful of times and the best advice I can give for it to last through washes is to apply to VERY WET polish, preferably not-quick drying. Then press down into the polish and let it sit a while before brushing off the excess. When I've worn them as full manicures fuzzy nails in the past, they stayed over 24 hours with washing included.

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  2. Lol! Hundreds of countries to choose from and you choose a fictional one! Love it!!! :)

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    1. Haha, you know me! I live in a fantasy bubble!! :D thank you

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  3. Oooh this is so cute!! I love this!

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  4. What a lovely recreation! It's clear that it's Bag End and the flocking just makes it all the sweeter.

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  5. aaaaaw, this is adorable, love it :D

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  6. Definitely my favorite! You captured Bag End perfectly!

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  7. Oh my! These are so epic! I love them! Beautiful work!

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  8. I can't even. These are just outrageously good. The fuzzy grass is a great touch!

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    1. thanks!! It really made the mani 100% better with the fuzz. I wasn't loving them prior to that step. YAY for textures!

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  9. I wish I had your imagination and just a 16th of your talent! GAH! Love!

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    1. Thank you! But you are absolutely talented!!

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  10. This is seriously so genius! I absolutely love how these turned out! So impressed <3

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  11. This is brilliant =) Good idea!

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