February 18, 2016

Mommy's Mani Monday - Catch up!

I know, I know. I'm a terrible blogger. I leave y'all hanging all the time. I'm sorry, I'll try to do better!

This post will catch me up on all of the Mommy's Mani Monday prompts that I haven't posted yet. :-)

First up, "revisit". With this one, we revisited a theme that we didn't get to do due to not being in the group, or just not being available. I revisited the 'dotticure' theme, and then transformed it into a swap mani (to see later!).

The next prompt was: inspired by your children's Halloween costume. Well...we had an "army guy" (he wore a Special Ops costume), Yoda, and Belle. THAT was not easy to put into one mani! lol! I kind of like how it turned out, though. The green here represents Yoda. My ring finger is supposed to be camo - to represent the "army guy", and the rose on my index finger is for Belle!

Next was "your favorite technique". I LOVE stamping. I used to think it was cheating, honestly! I would think all these nail ladies had these mad freehand skills, only to find out that *gasp* it's a STAMP?! No way! Never! Not me!!! Now, here I am...over 100 stamping plates and 5 stampers...haha *sigh*

When the 'favorite song' prompt came up, I immediately knew what I wanted to do! I have been LOVING Holy Spirit by Francesca Battistelli for quite a while now, so I went with it.

Ok, how many people can say they have ONE favorite book? I know I can't! So, when 'favorite book' popped up as a prompt, I did what any bibliophile would do! I crammed 4 books onto 4 fingers! Ha! Index finger - the Divergent series, middle finger - Harry Potter, Ring finger - The Hunger Games series, pinkie - 50 Shades of Gray (yeah, yeah...)

Having 3 very opinionated little ones makes all of these "your kids' favorite..." prompts pretty difficult. For "your kids' favorite movie", the answers went a little something like this: Oldest daughter - CINDERELLA!!! My son - TRANSFORMERS!!! Youngest daughter - Ummm...NEMO!!! To which I responded...'How about Baymax???' Trio of "noooooooooooooooooo", but they adore Big Hero 6 and they ask to watch it every.single.day. so I went with it!

The next one that came up was a mani that represents your state/country. I had so many ideas for this (Detroit sports, U of M, MSU, robins, lots of things), but I decided to go with my country...the land I love, the good old U.S.A.! This is SUPER simple, but I do like how it came out.

Most recently, we revisited the mani orders prompt. I was instructed to recreate one of my earliest manis (which I LOVE, and I've wanted to recreate it, so this was perfect!). However, since it was a few days before Valentine's day, I recreated it using all things pink and red!

 Here's the original version of this mani, which was done almost 2 years ago!

If you would like additional information on any of these manis, please just leave me a comment below, and I'll do my best to let you know what I used! Some of these are kind of (embarrassingly) old, so please forgive me if I don't remember!

What's your favorite theme to create from? Do you have a favorite painting, song, book, movie, technique? Let me know below! Thanks for stopping by :-)