Saturday, February 18, 2012

A hint about homemade nail polish decals...

I hate my blog posts without pictures!
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Because I don't want anyone to go through making the same mistakes I've made (and also because it's just plain funny), I'm sharing a simple tip to make life easier for you if you decide to make custom nail polish decals.

If you need to sneeze? Turn your head. If you happen to have a couple of hundred tiny little nail polish decals drying on a sheet of paper and you sneeze over them? They're light enough to be moved by the resulting breeze.

Did I say moved? I think that's too polite a term...

... these things blew all over the place.

One sneeze, and suddenly my paper full of decals wasn't quite so full anymore, and there were tiny bits of dried nail polish everywhere except where I wanted them. I groaned, and I may have said a not-so-polite word. My husband, ever supportive and concerned for my well-being, immediately asked what was wrong.

I didn't want to tell him.

I did, though. I explained that I sneezed, and scattered the nail polish bits from here to kingdom come.

I'll give him credit. He did try not to laugh. He failed though, and pretty dramatically. He apologized through his giggles, and when I didn't laugh along, he said, "But baby, you have to admit... it is kind of funny."

Eh, who am I kidding. At that point I started to laugh too, and suddenly it wasn't quite so overwhelming anymore.

I hope this gives you a giggle...

Also, I'm experimenting with embellishing the nail polish decals, seeing just how far I can expand this idea. So far? I have so many thoughts! Here, have a simple teaser...

And now, back to the drawing board. Or sleep... sleep might be good right about now... Whatever. :D

Til next time!
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  1. The visuaL in my head was just to much, I laughed!! My hubs would've laughed to!!!

    1. Yea, I couldn't even get upset, really, because it WAS funny. It was just too silly! At least it wasn't green glitter, like when I had glitter up my nose, in my hair, all over my face...

      I found glitter for months after that.

  2. Too funny - but what a mess. btw I love the heart and swirl design pictured in this post.

    1. Oh yea, I was picking up bits for a while! I'm glad you like it... I was just fiddling around, filling in blank spaces. Lots of fun!

      Ooooh, I just thought of another way to use the punches just now! *goes to make a note*

  3. aww that sucks! glad you can laugh about it, I need to try these home made decals asap, its just so cool and clever.

    1. Oh, I laugh at just about everything. I'm a firm believer that we're only on this Earth for a short time, and there's no guarantee we'll have another day. We may as well wring every drop of joy out of our time as we can! Thanks!

  4. this made me laugh :) , , btw,, i pass you the versatile blogger award :) ,,

  5. Funny stuff! I am a new reader of your blog. I was linked to through another blog with regard to the DIY nail designs. I just love it! So far I have purchased a fleur-de-lis and heart hole puncher and having fun with it! I look forward to going through your posts and catching up! Thank you!

  6. I don't think I would've been laughing, I would've been cursing and hubby better have run for the hills if he laughed... except he plays pc games with headphones on and probably wouldn't have noticed the chaos.

  7. Sounds like something I would do, I'm always making a mess of things, especially when I'm trying particularly hard NOT to, lol! so funny!!!


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