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23.2.10

Tell me the time while I do my nails....

For quite a while now, I've been meaning to try a manicure a la Dita Von Teese with reverse tips, or over stated cuticles depending on how you look at it. I figured the easiest way was to paint fake ones and stick them on, so that's what I did!

I trundled down to my local Priceline this morning, bought a pack of 200 plain fake nails and painted them with my Revlon 'Valentine' polish. Added a top coat and stuck them on, that easy.

I'm not sure how long they'll last(I don't wear fake nails) but even for a week they look cute and achieved perfectly the look I was going for.

I often get asked when I include my little cuckoo clock in the background where I got it. I picked it up about two years ago at an el-cheapo variety shop for $2. True story!


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35 comments:

Cotton Socks said...

it is a great clock! what an awesome find.
i love the dita nails.
maybe i will try it too.
i think ill put a bit of paper over my nail and paint the rest.
hope it'll work.

Indigo said...

I love the half moon nails! Such a good idea, I;ll have to go hunt up a packet of fake nails myself tomorrow.

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Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

Oh, I love a good bargain!

Fashion Hayley said...

I have the exact same clock, we got ours in New York at Urban Outfitters for $12. Ours no longer works though as it fell off the wall and broke, still looks cute though.

megannielsen said...

Oooh I love that skirt!

Mez said...

whaaat!?
$2
?!?!?

I want one too!!

Julie said...

Wow! My favourite look of the year thus far Lady M - the red nails and lips against the vibrant purple are gorgeous.

Divnah said...

Could you tell us again where you got your divine nude shoes from? Every time I see you wearing them I think how much I NEED a pair!

Thanks!

Betty Darling said...

Excellent idea! I tried hand painting with the half moons and its really hard to get them just right, your look great!

Love the skirt too, great shape.

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Grant said...

I love the purple number that you're wearing in this post darling - It's really amazing. The whole ensemble is as a matter of fact :D

And clever idea painting the nails and then gluing them on :D

Xx

harbourmaster said...

That skirt shows off your tiny waist like Dita, gorgeous!

Oh, Natalie.. said...

That skirt fits you amazingly.. so tempted to try these nails but I can't handle wearing fakes! Drive me mad..

x http://www.lemon-butter.blogspot.com

Andria said...

Lady,
You're wonderful.
Looking forward to the weekly vlogs!
I love your purple piece and the amazing job you've done on your nails!
What a lady!
Love andi

Fashion Tidbits said...

lovin the makeup!

Anitra said...

I love the first pic! Great nails! You inspire me to try harder with my make-up application! xx

Miss Emmi said...

It's actually not that hard to freehand paint outside the moon. however, if you struggle, those little stickers used for french manicure guidelines can also be used.

I love painting the moon one colour (typically something metallic or glittery like silver/gold) and the nail itself a dark red or blue.

Mae said...

Wow your nails look amazing - what a great idea! Your clock is super cute :)
Cant wait to read more!
x

RetroJetGirl said...

I wish I were allowed cute nails at work. Alas it's too much maintenance to do them for days off the re-paint for work.Maybe on my next month off I'll give it a go...

Suz said...

gorgeous jacket!

April said...

Oh I love the outfit, you look damn good!

WendyB said...

Love that kind of manicure!

Flit About said...

LOVE the mani! How cool is it? I want to try myself now!

Such!A!Nerd said...

I LOVE YOUR NAILS ...
ME AND MY ADDICTION TO NAILS!

Amy Alexandra said...

The Fingr*s glue with the red lid from Priceline (apprx $7) will have the lasting for ages. Just be careful you don't soak them in the bath and use gloves for washing up.

Your outfit is gorgeous..as always!

I am launching my own blog shortly and have added your loving writings to the blogroll. I'll let you know when it's all up and running.

Amy Alexandra

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ALWAYS CHASING said...

They look great, I cant wear the fake nails as they are too wide for my nail beds...

The purple shrug is not something I would think to wear but it is quite striking!

SdV said...

too cute, and I love the clock!

Robyn said...

Cute! I love the half moon look. I may try it some time but because I always have short nails (all the better for playing music with) I'm not sure how it would look.

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

i love the nail..but i think i love that purple jacket more! so good!

Miss J said...

Purple is a great colour for you Lady M, love the nails too!

Miss J

xyling said...

Wow...nice nails! maybe I should try that too

Ms Dash said...

I second the french nail sticker strips! I use them all the time to paint my nails with the lovely moons at the bottom! xx

Penelope said...

Love your reverse-mani! Very Dita Von Teese. ^__^

Laura said...

Great look! I love painted nails but not all the retouching that goes along with it. Polish seems to stay on the fake nails so much better!

darlingdee said...

Dita Von who? Haha, she can eat her heart out!

Original Sophie said...

Fantastic post! Love the outfit, nails, makeup, shoes, clock and even the chair-love it all!!

Sophie x
www.themodernfabulous.blogspot.com