Monday, January 9, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Decades 50's Sock Hop

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's a Digit-al Dozen week and the theme is Decades!  I was really drawn to this theme and I made a list of fun ideas.  When it came down to it though, I had to give myself a reality check and what I am capable of (especially if I don't have a stamping plate of the images I want).   I decided to start with  the 50's.


Let's get to the mani!

Products used:
Tighty Whities (white creme), Yoga Pants (black creme) from Drip Drop Nail Paint
This Life Turns A Good Girl Bad from Lemming Lacquer
Clean Up Brush from Clear Jelly Stamper (press sample)
Lots of Dots (dotting tool) from Mitty (press sample)
Gem Glam Top Coat from Dream Polish (press sample)



When I think of 50's, I think of poodle skirts and saddle shoes.  I initially planned on creating a poodle, but at the end of my work, I realized it looked like...well...just picture if a velociraptor and a giraffe had a baby with fur...yah...like that.  So I switched to polk-a-dots.  :)




So, what do you think when you hear 50's?  Do you see 50's in my mani?

As always be sure to check out the other Decades manis below from the Digit-al Dozen.

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka BeginNails



52 comments:

  1. Ahh so cute!!! The shoe nails are perfect!

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  2. Yay for Polka Dots! Love the combo of the two designs!

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    1. LOL - polk-a-dots are the best! Great minds think alike! ;)

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  3. Ahaha! Velociraptor/poodle! I wanted to do a poodle as well, and stopped for the same fear. You end look is gorgeous though!

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    1. LOL :) It scared me...I showed it to my husband and he did the "well, what did you want it to be?" haha

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  4. Were poodle skirts in the 50's? I love that you drew saddle shoes as part of the mani.

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    1. Poodle skirts were the 50's icon! I googled Poodle skirts to verify & it says "The poodle skirt remains one of the most memorable symbols of 1950s Americana and is frequently worn as a novelty retro item, part of a nostalgic outfit." I was paranoid for a second. haha

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  5. OMG, I need to this velociraptor/giraffe/poodle! These are nails are really cute too!

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    1. HAHA - I'll see if I can find it, I practiced on a nail stick!

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    2. This is SO cute! And I really want to see your poodle/velociraptor giraffe hybrid.

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  6. I definitely see the 50's in that mani! Great job <3

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  7. I love the addition of the polka dots. Such a great mani :)

    Tracy
    @oliviajadenails

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  8. LOL at your velociraptor/giraffe baby. I like the art you ended up with, it's perfect!

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  9. agree with you, I think polka dots and poodle skirts!

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    1. I love polk-a-dots & the styles from the 50's! :)

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  10. Oh my gosh this is so cute!! Can't wait to see what you do with this theme the rest of the week :)

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    1. Thanks Emily! This has been my favorite theme so far. :)

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  11. YES! Saddle shoes were my favorite when I was little. I tried to get some for my kid, but she just wasn't feeling them. Kinda broke my heart. I love what you did here. Can't wait to see what else you do with these prompts.

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    1. We had saddle shoes as kids too! Love them, they have such an innocent, nostalgic feel to them. :)

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  12. Your saddle shoe nails! <3 <3 <3 <3

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  13. I like how subtly '50s it is. It's cute and doesn't beat me over the head with nostalgia.

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  14. That ladybug polkadot design is so cute!

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  15. This is so cool! And super cute, love the inspiration!

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  16. Oh my gosh, I've never seen a saddle shoes design before. That is the cutest!!!

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  17. omg this is PERFECT! Reminds me of when my grandmother was talking about sock hops lol!

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  18. Oh my goodness, what a cute manicure! I love it!

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  19. This is just too cute!!!! Everything is just perfect!!!

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  20. I love how this turned out - Super cute

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