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Day 7–Black and White with Music

I have always wanted to do music note nails so this challenge has again allowed me to cross off another design from the nail art bucket list! I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Xtremewear in White On. I found this polish really thick and not too easy to work with, but it seemed to smooth itself out once I put a topcoat on.

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Then, I drew on the notes with black acrylic paint. For those of you who are musician’s, notice how the bass clef is on the thumb of my left hand ;-)

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Here is an “action shot” with my violin putting the nails in a slightly better context!

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I also promised a little recap of how the Elmer’s glue method worked out for me and honestly, it worked a little too well. I used the glue instead of my normal base coat and used a topcoat as well, but by the middle of work the next day, two of my purple nails had slid right off my nail! I actually managed to find the nails and adhere them back on to my nail using clear nail polish so that my manicure wouldn’t look funny while I was at work! I think the reason why the nail polish slid right off is because Elmer’s glue is water-soluble so every time I washed my hands, the water dissolved the glue. I am not giving up on this method because it has worked for other people so maybe I will try reapplying my topcoat first thing in the morning to give my nails a fresh start. The great thing about this method is that glitter removal is VERY easy and left my nails completely undamaged.

Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

27 comments

  1. Interesting to hear about your results with Elmer's Glue. Good luck playing violin with those nails! ;)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Playing violin just doesn't happen with these nails...so I always get a little sad when I need to perform because I have to chop the nails off!

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  2. oh i didnt realise you played the violin, that's so cool! and of course you have my interested in trying the glue method out myself! keep on playing

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    1. Try it and let me know how it works for you so maybe I can figure out what I'm doing wrong!

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  3. I just bought Elmer's glue today! I can't wait to test it out. Did you mix any water with the glue or just use the glue straight away?

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    1. Yup, I used the glue straight up! No diluting!

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  4. Do you still play the violin? I have a fiddle (are they the same?) that my grandpa MADE for me, and have used it to take lessons although I quit a few years before moving away. I should really take it up again.

    Your nails are so cute! I love this mani!

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    1. Yup, I still play on occasion! And yes, violin and fiddle are the same just the style of playing is different. Wow, your grandpa MADE it for you??? I would LOVE to have a handmade violin!

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    2. He's so talented, I got the first one he's ever made so it's SUPER heavy and bulky but he's made one for every child of his (9) and they've gotten super sleek and sexy. I cried SO much when he gave me that thing, it's so special.. I think he's only ever made another one for a 'grandchild' and it was for my brother's wife. Daw, this is making me miss my grandparents!

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    3. Oh no, I didn't mean to make you sad! Can you play the fiddle?

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    4. I used to, but I haven't played in years. If I didn't live in an apartment building I think I'd pick it up again though, I love fiddle music! But I think that just runs in the french Canadian blood lol

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    5. I live in an apartment building as well and what I ended up getting was a "dampener" which is a heavy piece of metal that sits right on top of the strings. It basically takes away that beautiful reverberating richness that makes it sound like a violin and instead makes it sound like your playing a piece of cheap tin. It's the only way I can practice though. LOL, that's true, when I think of French Canadian, I do think of fiddling! Well, that and Great Big Sea!

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    6. LOL I love Great Big Sea! I'll have to look into getting a dampener, even though it doesn't sound totally appealing haha. Thanks for letting me know!

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  5. This is so cute! I've been thinking about doing a musical notes nail design but I keep thinking I'd probably fail at it and put it off, haha. I really like how you did the picture with your violin!
    Thank you for the follow up on the glue method! I just got a glue today, I don't know how I'm going to apply it evenly yet, though. Even more excited for my polishes now. (: My only reason I haven't bought glitter polishes is because I hate removing it. So glad to know your nails came out undamaged!

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    1. I'm very sure someone artsy like you can draw musical notes!
      Let me know how the glitter removal method works out for you. I want to know if it was just me!

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  6. thanks for providing an update on the elmer's glue method. when i was little, i used to love putting a thin layer of glue on the palm of my hand and then peeling it off... ok that was totally random! back to nails... the white polish looks so pretty on you!

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    1. LOL, I think we all did that as kids!! Really? You like the white on me? I feel so naked with white!

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  7. omg Jayne!! Your music notes are so cute!!
    lmao I love how the glue method worked...too well! haha. I need to try that out...

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    1. Thank you! Let me know how the glue works out for you or rather whether it worked "better" for you than for me!

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  8. these are adorable!

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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  9. Absolutely stunning NAILS! I think I might try out the challenge, GOOD LUCK!
    x
    -Imani Love

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    1. Thank you!!! Good luck with the challenge if you decide to give it a try!

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