Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Guinness Nails


(I'm holding a Guinness stress-ball, not an actual pint)


Name: Guinness Nails

Colour: "Black Onyx" and "Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?"

Story: Today, I decided to create a twist on the old French Manicure by using the same technique but with black and cream polish to create the appearance of a pint of Guinness! For those of you who aren't familiar with this drink, it is an Irish Beer with a black body and creamy head. This is one of my favourite beers and I decided to feature this manicure because it is from the country where my parents and all my family for generations have lived, Ireland. In this beautiful country, Guinness has been brewed since 1759 where it is the best selling alcoholic drink in Ireland; however, it is enjoyed worldwide!


Method: To create the appearance of this beverage on each of my nails, I first painted my nails black with my new OPI "Black Onyx" polish. This created the dark appearance of this full bodied stout, with the shiny finish of a glass. Once that had dried, I applied my Sally Hansen French Manicure Guide Stickers to the edge of my nail line. These handy and very affordable little stickers can be found at most drug stores in North America, I got mine at Shopper's Drug Mart here in Canada. Next, I applied a coat of OPI's "Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?" and removed the stickers once it was dry. Using this simple process, I had a unique looking manicure that looks great on it own but better with the interesting story behind it.




http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sally-Hansen-Adhesive-French-Manicure/dp/B000Q50ZRC

"Did You Ear About Van Gogh" was provided by OPI
If you would like to read more about Guiness, they have a really cool website.

76 comments:

  1. this is really cool! i always want to do some more fun things with my nails but I don't have much time...so it's always just simple! really love this

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Alexa, yes it is a simple and fun manicure! Great that you stopped by:)

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  2. This is gorgeous! I really like the colors, too. I need to find the Sally Hansen stickers and soon.

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    1. Thanks Kristen, I really like the colour combination too. It nice to change it up sometimes:)

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  3. I love this!! Also that Guinness stress ball looks so awesome

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    1. Thank you, yeah that stress ball comes in handy sometimes lol:)

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  4. super love it!

    visit my blog? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/
    and if you like it, feel free to click that follow button pretty! =3

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog:) I will check yours out for sure.

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  5. This design is so so cool love it, might try it, too.
    And I also want a stress ball like that! :-D

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog and for leaving a comment. Glad you like the Guinness nails.

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  6. Awesome! Love this cool mani!

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    1. Hey Natalie, thanks for viewing my blog, I agree it is pretty cool:)

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    1. Thank you Shannon, I appreciate your comments:)

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  8. Hola guapa! te invito a que pases por mi blog que estoy de sorteo!!
    Un besazo!

    http://cosmistyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  9. Thank you, you have a wonderful blog, I stopped by earlier, thanks for visiting mine:)

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  10. Wow! This is amazing!
    Ps. I love Guinness beer :p

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    1. Thanks Judy, glad you like the manicure and the beer:)

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  11. This is awesome!

    I love Ireland, I was lucky enough to visit there once. The best breakfast I ever had was at a bed and breakfast in Kilkenny. Home made raspberry jam and scones!

    I remember reading about the history of Guinness, how pregnant women were encouraged to drink it way back when. It is good for you! I love all the mystique that goes with the brand. I love Guinness, but it doesn't love me : ( I have a Guinness pint glass we use all the time. I treasure it!

    lovenailpolish

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  12. So glad you got to visit Ireland, what a wonderful place. The breakfasts at the B & B's in Ireland are renowned for being amazing. Guinness used to be advertised as "Good for Your Health" and yes there are many stories associated with it's health benefits. Regardless it is just nice to enjoy a pint now and again just for the joy of it.

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  13. OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST THING IVE EVER SEEN!!!!!

    I'm giving away lots of St. Tropez & OPI Goodies in my international blog giveaway, c-c-c-check it out: here
    Good Luck :-D

    Kirsty-Anne x

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  14. Hi Kirsty-Anne, you have a great blog. I checked out your giveaway, it looks awesome. Thanks for your wonderful comment and for stopping by.

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  15. What an original take on the traditional French manicure, makes me want to have a pint of Guinness:)

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  16. Hi lovely,
    I really like this post! These nail are so stunning!!!
    Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other:)
    Have a great day!
    Xoxo
    Mary
    Fashion tea at 5

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    1. Hi Mary, Thank you for your nice and positive comment! Your blog is amazing, I love Victoria Secret:) I am following you now.
      http://www.opinionatedaboutopi.blogspot.ca/

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  17. bwahaha really cool nails. love it so much
    btw mind to check out my blog?
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  18. Thank you Jessille, love your blog and am a follower now:)

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  19. love your nails! :D

    xoxo,
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com

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  20. Whoa!!! lurv the G-NAILS, they are so cute & classy.
    thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, am your new follower.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/
    hugs+kisses

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  21. Great, glad you like the Guinness nails and that you visited my blog:)

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  22. Love guinness and love your nails)
    Love your blog & hope you'll love mine and follow me back.
    WatchMyBlogHere

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    1. Thanks Lida, loved that blue dress you bought on holidays, beautiful!
      Thanks for visiting my blog,

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  23. Such a lovely post, I love your blog¡¡
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: http://loscaprichosdediana.blogspot.com.es/

    xoxo

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    1. Hi Diana, glad you like the blog, I loved your blog too! Thanks for following me, I am now your follower too.

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  24. Wow! Super nails!!!

    Thx so much for your visit!
    Gladly follow you back, love!

    xoxo

    www.nicoleta.me

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  25. Thank you Nicoleta, thanks for stopping by and for joining my blog:)

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  26. Nice nails :D
    Would you maybe like to follow eachother? Love,
    Anne

    movieanne.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Anne, glad you stopped by, really loved your nail art rose manicure.

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  27. Hey, cool nails! And very nice blog!
    I am a follower now! Please check my blog and follow back if you like it :))

    http://gamesoffashion.blogspot.com/

    xoxo, Press

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  28. Thank you for your kind comment! I have checked out your blog too! Love the orange scarf:)

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  29. This made me laugh!!!! and I adore the idea - nails inspired by beer!)))

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    1. Thanks Natalsie, I loved your shoe inspired nails too:)

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  30. love this! followed you in gfc, hope you can follow back! http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Hi glad you like the Guinness post, as an Irish girl yourself I'm sure you appreciated it:) Thanks for your comment and I am following you now.

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  31. This looks great! I'm really loving your blog, its such a unique concept. Love blac and white together as well. Awesome!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    I'm following you now, hope you'll follow back :)
    Xoxo
    Kelsey


    http://kelseylovescosmetics.blogspot.com/!

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    1. Hey Kelsey thank you for your lovely comment! Following you now, I loved your August Empties post:)

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  32. Your blog is great! I love the nails.. Keep them coming.

    I am following you now, hope you can do the same. Thanks dear! :)

    http://iamjenalipio.blogspot.com

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  33. Thank you so much! I stopped by your blog too, very beautiful pictures of your vacation:)

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  34. Great post and blog, I'm following you too sweet!

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    1. Thanks so much Ester, and glad you stopped by to view my blog:)

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  35. so pretty, love the combo
    would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo Ewa

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    1. Thank you so much, I stopped by your blog and it is wonderful!

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  36. haha this cracked me up

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com/

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    1. Hey Jessica thank you! You also have an amazing giveaway on your blog! So excited about it.

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  37. wow, great nails!

    www.saymejustine.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Justine, thank you for your comment and for visiting!

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  38. Hi dear,
    thank you for your lovely comment!
    I'm following back
    When you have a chance take a look at my latest post:)
    I wish you a great day:)
    Kisses
    Mary
    Fashion tea at 5

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  39. Hi Mary,

    Thanks for stopping by, loved your recent post too:)

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  40. Waouwww that's a beautiful idea :p Nice colors ^^

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    1. Thank you and glad that you like the Guinness nails!

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    2. Thank you and glad that you like the Guinness nails!

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  41. What a fabulous idea--I love these!!

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  42. Thanks Clarissa:) I love to hear comments from my followers!

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  43. haha I love the humour in this! If only your nails could be chewed when you needed a stiff drink ;)
    Brooke oxo

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  44. oh my goodness!! i have absolutely try that manicure! i love guinness and Ireland *___*

    nice blog!

    http://shopaholicfrancy.blogspot.it

    xoxo
    francesca

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  45. Thanks you Francy. You can't beat a pint of the black stuff:) I'll check out your blog too!

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  46. Love your nails!
    Mind to check out my blog?
    Maybe we can follow each other
    xoxo
    www.thebeautyyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  47. Thank you Livia, thanks for following, I will happily return the favour:)

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