Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Mini Manicurist: Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Petal to the Metal

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The Mini Manicurist: Petal to the Metal

It is no secret that I like nail polish. My kids always think of me when it comes to beauty products, nail polish in particular. So it should come as no surprise that both of them love shiny things...like nail polish. The lovely and glamorous Dave of OPNL  sent my girls their very first indie polishes...and of course the elder wanted me to take proper pictures. And thus, a new series was born.


The Mini Manicurist: Petal to the Metal

Look at her! My firstborn! She's even got her pose down pat. This is her very first time painting her own nails. Ever. I think she did a kick-ass job. It is easily 10,000X better than my first (or thirty-first) attempt at painting my own nails. She managed to get 98% of the polish on her hands...and with no practice at all. I am proud. I also can't believe she is eight.

She is far more committed to the cause than I am, she drew her own background for the pictures! I just use tissue paper and watercolor paper. This is what professionalism looks like. Beware the new generation, guys. It is coming for us.

The Mini Manicurist: Petal to the Metal

This will definitely become an irregular regular series on the blog, I can promise you. We are going to take a trip to Ulta (when we get our next coupon) and pick her up some proper supplies. I told her that if she keeps her room clean and takes care of her things, that we can make her a whole vanity/primping area. So far, so good.




32 comments:

  1. Oh lord when I get pregnant I so hope I have a girl just so I can do things like this with her! So much fun!

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  2. She's 8 and she's already a pro! Excellent work and beautiful polish!

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    1. she's pretty thrilled with herself!

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  3. That's adorable! My wee one is 13, and I have mixed feelings about her and my indies stash. She's great at nail art, but once left one of my favorite indies open to dry out. I threatened to make her sleep on the back porch. She said that wasn't safe, and I agree. If it happens again, she'll be sleeping in the car. That way she can lock the doors. 😂 Your little did a great job at polishing, and that color is amazing on her...kudos!

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    1. I have a whole stash of minis that I rarely use (I have giant hands) so I figure I can keep her out of my good stuff for a long time...plus I'm hoping to parlay this into clean rooms and no fighting!

      Sleeping in the car is totally safe. I think she'll be fine!

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  4. So adorable! I joke with my hubs about our future children being polish addicted from the womb haha.

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    1. pretty sure my kids are. Every holiday/birthday/etc its always "Mommy needs polish". I am proud.

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  5. So adorable!! Look at that pose!

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    1. she already has her own mind about things. At 8. Im in trouble.

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  6. How fun! Love this post, she'll be a pro in no time!

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    1. putting us all out of business in a few years, I promise!

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  7. How cute! I hope my little niece is like this so I can have someone to talk about nail polish with! She's only 1 right now though! lol

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  8. Polish as bribery! Haha, the nice thing about being an adult is that I can let my room become messy and STILL get new polish. Shhhhhhhh.....

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  9. I love this! Her pose is perfectly on point.

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  10. This is so cute! I love her pose

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  11. So cute! I did something like this with my kid on my blog, then she started biting her nails. I CAN'T GET HER TO STOP and it's driving me batty. That was awesome that he did that for them though.

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    1. My kids have drawn him a THOUSAND pictures over the last year and change, I think this might be payment?

      And I told her she couldn't have it if she bit her nails...and she suddenly stopped!

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    1. She's getting HUGE though. STOP GROWING!

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  13. Ahh I love this post! My daughter also loves to paint her nails (she's 6) and did a guest post on my blog, she even told me what to write to describe the polish. It's a great bonding experience and I hope it continues for you.

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    1. awww how awesome! My 5yo is really bossypants about what color *I* paint her nails...but the elder thinks she can do all her own stuff.

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  14. Aww this is the cutest! I love that she really went for it! And she's got such a head start, too! Heck, I was well into my twenties before I was any good at polishing.

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    1. I tried when I was young, but my mom is a "Mauve or...mauve" sort.

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    1. doing my part! I can't imagine the stuff that will be out there when she is grown...

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