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Friday, October 16, 2015

Crumpets Nail Tarts: Geeks


This week's theme was actually pretty easy for me to figure a design for, because there are two things I geek-out about: Doctor Who, and The Little Mermaid (anything mermaid, really :D )


I knew exactly what I wanted to do to combine the two, and it's based off this amazing t-shirt I *really* need to buy someday from Teefury:


Before I show you my nails, I need to tell you - they're nubs :(  Earlier in the week, my cat decided to wake me up 40 minutes before my alarm by meowling at the bedroom door, because she wanted out.  My husband was already up with the kids, so I rolled my 7 month pregnant butt out of bed to let her out.  What does she do?  She darts into the bathroom as soon as I stand up - so I chase her to the bathroom, where she decides to then dart through my legs, tripping me and causing me to fall, landing in such a way that my pointer finger completely broke off down to the skin.  

Damn cat.

So I had to cut them all down.  And I had to figure out this design around short nails.  I didn't let myself get angry though.  I adopted a very passive attitude towards the whole ordeal after realizing plenty of women wear nubs fantastically, and I could very well be one of them.


So, without further ado, here are my nails:

Yes, that *is* the ninth Doctor's sonic ;)



I wish the hand peeking out from the Tardis had shown up better from a front-looking stance.  The Tardis ended up a bit bigger on my nail than I anticipated, but even without fully seeing it, the image still makes sense :)  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out - only took me about 2 hours to complete (I was half distracted binge-watching Bones on Netflix).  

I hope you enjoy the design!!  Be sure to check out the other absolutely fantastic Geek-themed designs through the inlinkz below!!

Oh, and here's one more Geek meme for you, because it made me LOL pretty hard :D

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44 comments:

  1. What a great way to combine two different ideas! I really like how you made it work on your nails! Also, this length looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! I admit it is easier to hold a polish bottle with shorter nails :P

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  2. two great things that go great together. And don't be sad. Your nubs are fabulous.

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  3. i totally love these! your nail art is amazing!!!!

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  4. as stated on your ig photo, i love this! haha and that trek and dr who meme at the end, goood! made me giggle!

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    1. Lol I love when I find a good meme!! :D Thank you Cheyenne!!

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  5. Uhm, ALL THE YES to this manicure!! Great job. :D

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    1. Thank you Jessica!! Hope you and your new sweet pea are doing well :)

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  6. THESE ARE INCREDIBLE. Now, I've never seen that shirt but these popped up on pinterest and I had to go tell you THAT THEY ARE AWESOME.

    ...but now I'm really curious if the consistency of the air inside the tardis can change so that a mermaid could swim inside...

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    1. A www well thank you for taking the time to tell me this!! I very much appreciate all the support for my art ^_^ And I like to think the air would support her swimming right on in ;)

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  7. Absolutely stunning Shawna! I really admire your freehand skills, they are awesome. Your nubs look great! You have long nail beds and can totally get away with it.

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    1. You are way too sweet!! Thanks so much for the kind words!! <3

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  8. This is great!! Very cute idea. I don't watch Dr who though.

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  9. Omg those memes are perfect!!!! Hahaha love the mani as well! Two of my fav things mixed together

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    1. Thank you so much!! Glad you enjoyed the memes! :D

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  10. Perfect mani and super cute ♡

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  11. These are fantastic and you are rocking the hell out of your nubs!!

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    1. Thank you!!! It's a weird adjustment for sure!

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  12. I've got nubs too due to a bad break. Hate that, but they grow.

    NOW...for important stuff.... THIS IS SO FREAKING AMAZING I CAN"T EVEN DEAL WITH HOW AWESOME IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Nubs have their pros and cons, I'm just glad I finished up company swatches before they broke! And thank you so much for your kind words!! So glad you like the mani!

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  13. I LOVE this! I have this tee and it's one of my favorites! ^__^

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    1. Thank you!! Definitely one I'm gonna get next year!

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  14. These are amazing, great job. :)

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  15. You did an amazing job on this! Wow - the detail is phenomenal!

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  16. Loved all the geeky memes and your nubs look beautiful!! You did an amazing job!!! <3

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  17. Such a fun look! I adore the combination of themes here :).

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  18. Oh my, I love this! Your nail at skills are great!

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  19. That Ariel makes me squeal with delight

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  20. Oh my word, these are fantastic! Amazing job!

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  21. Perfect combination of both worlds. And I think your nubs look great, thank goodness you have such a flawless long nail bed.

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  22. I want to freehand like you! This is incredible!

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  23. Your posts are always my favorite! Is it wrong to say I feel like we might be secret twins? Doctor Who, Bones, Disney, TNG, nails... I also demolished my pointer nail this weekend (playing football) and am trying to come to terms with nubs/zenly accept my fate. Girl, you rock those nubs! That art is fantastic and insanely detailed!

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  24. Awesome freehand work! Your nubs look great, they'll be long again before you know it.

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