Thursday, September 1, 2011

money saving: {girlie} nails edition


sometimes, i get lost in you tube.
forgetting the clock.
that can be a bad thing.

one stumbles upon some money saving tips.

when there are 60 nails in the house that beg to be girlied up, 
who can afford such a salon treat on a regular basis?
can you say... cha-ching!?

mama got a french mani/pedi, with a lil' hello kitty on one finger.

achieving a french mani is really not hard at all.  acetone {salon formula. bought mine at sally's beauty supply} melts polish like buttah! and makes it so easy to work with.  there are several tutorials on you tube to show you how. {this is the one i used.}

the girls each chose to have these cute, glittery hearts.  {i used a black nail pen to make the hearts.}

except gracie wanted these lil' mario mushrooms on her toes.  too cute.

other nails we intend to try?  zebra stripes, converse shoes, and many more...

not forgetting the ever popular newspaper nails {thanks to pinterest}.

so maybe the fingernails don't last an entire week.  they never do.  unless you get fake nails.  not really my thing.  but the toes?  they look maaauvelous dahling. ;)

whatcha think?  wanna try it?  let me know how it turns out.


  1. Very cool! I watched that lady do my french manicure the one and only time I got it and thought Puhleeze, that was so easy. Thanks for all the links!

  2. How fun! I'll have to take a look at the videos. I recently learned that a local high school has a cosmetology school. For $6, I can go have a pedicure (and my girls can have one too!). My friend did this & her toes looked fantastic!

  3. I love it! I have to start dinner and then we are going to try this!

  4. Oh my goodness!! I HAVE TO TRY THIS! I love the newspaper nails!! The hubby and my boys will be rolling thier eye at me...AGAIN! HA!

  5. Too cute! All the nails are so stinkin' cute!!!
    I would love to try this, but I seemed to have missed the day when fine-motor skills for painting nails and braiding hair were passed out. :( Poor Cloe! She needs to make some good friends!

  6. What great ideas. Kei is going to LOVE these. I know what I will be doing tonight. So glad I popped over tonight.


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