19 Feb 2014

My OH does my nails!

Hello everyone! When I saw a suggestion in the British Nail Bloggers group on Facebook that we all get our OH's to paint our nails, I barely had time to get the words out of my mouth before Scott told me he was up for it, asked for a sheet of nail templates and started drawing ideas (he also muttered something about 80's bay thrash metal). Here's us in various incarnations (we've known each other for 19 years, although the school uniform pic was only a couple of years ago for my birthday!):


Here's what he had to say about it all:
When asked to paint my wife's nails my heart immediately sank. Imagine Leonardo da vinci's other half being asked to emulsion the back bedroom. It's not going to go well. Still, it sounded like a laugh so I jotted down some ideas from what I'd seen her do in the past and decided to keep it deceptively simple. Dots, stripes and dark, gloomy colours to match my love of heavy metal. In reality, they looked bright, jaunty and oddly optimistic! I found the whole process quite relaxing and I think the finished product turned out better than expected! Now I'm going to sit back and wait for my Jessica endorsement. Scotty x 

He asked for striping tape, a brush, dotting tools and chose some "intreresting" colours before he got to work. Now I'm a control freak at the best of times but when it comes to my nails (which are in really bad shape at the moment for various reasons), I had such a hard time with this! I spent most of the time looking anywhere else but at what he was doing! I took a few snaps though. As you can see by his posture, its a good job that he doesn't do nails often lol :)


And here's what he came up with, using Jesscia Ruffled Bottoms, Color Club Age of Aquarius and Take Me To Your Chateau, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement and All About Nails Licorice :)



I'm the first to admit that I was actually impressed and quite proud of him! It worries me slightly that he already has ideas for "the next one". I can just see all the OHs getting competitive and starting their own challenge ;)

We've all linked up so go and check out what all the others have got up to - there are some crackers in there! :)

Sam xx



16 comments:

  1. Oh he did a great job! Mr Faff and I are going to do this one this weekend. He seems intent on a bee theme for reasons that are not entirely apparent to me.

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    1. Ooh, can't wait to see that - its good to have a man with a plan lol!

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    2. He ended up chickening out and decided he wanted to do Liverpool colors instead. *shrug*. Boys are weird.

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  2. He did a fab job! My OH is going to do mine on our next lot of days off...he's nervous bless him :D x

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    1. I think for a moment he actually started to think he would be as good as me with his first go, then he tried to get the right amount of polish on to the dotting tool and all his dreams were crushed lol! Can't wait to see yours! :) xx

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    1. Haha! He's loving all this praise :)

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  4. Wow, he did a marvelous job! Love the purple and black combo!

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    1. I did like his colour choices! Watch out for his own blog coming soon lol! ;)

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    1. I know, right?! So much better than I was expecting! :)

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  6. This is really nicely done! Very nice design!

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    1. Thanks Monica! He was very pleased with himself!!! :)

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  7. These are... AMAZING! So neat and lots of techniques. Definitely grading this one an A!

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    1. Thanks Charlie! I think I'm going to try and do this every couple of months - I liked having a day off and he seemed to get so into it lol!

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