Swirl Mani w/ Anchorage Brewing’s Galaxy White IPA
I’m gonna get crazy today and review the beer first…hold onto your hats, people!!
Ale: Here’s something that will tickle your funny bone (or make me look like an idiot. Either way…I do it for your enjoyment. Don’t you ever forget it):
Nails: This label is pretty intricate, but I couldn’t resist. I wanted to go all out and recreate the hop vine swirls on all of the manis but once I saw the simple green swirls on their own, I decided to stick with a couple accent nails and rock this mint/chocolate look. I might do this same design for X-mas but with red and white to give it a peppermint look. I started with 2 coats of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Haute Chocolate:
Then, using Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pen in green, I drew a green hop bud on each nail and swirls coming out of the bud in a counter-clockwise direction. After each nail had dried, I went over the green for a second time to make the color a bit stronger:
On the ring and thumb nails, I used a black nail pen to outline the bud and each swirl and add some details to make them look like vines:
(Forgive my cuticles…being a Browns fan during football season = bad cuticles.)
Final step was using a dotting tool and some white polish to place some white dots throughout the swirls and there you have it!
On another note: As some of you know, I live in Brooklyn, NY. Last week we saw some pretty intense damage to our surrounding areas due to Sandy. Jersey Shore, the Rockaways, Red Hook, Long Island and many other areas are devastated. A nor’easter is hitting us today as well and people are still without power and heat. While a lot of people have gone back to normal life, there are still many that will not be able to do that for quite some time. Help is still needed and here is an article that outlines various ways you can help: http://gothamist.com/2012/10/30/heres_how_to_volunteer_time_money_t.php
Suck it, Sandy.
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