ABC Challenge: "G" is for Girly Bits, Glitter, and Green!!

Hello, honey bunnies!!!!  Welcome back for week 7 of Kimber’s ABC Challenge, and the gawjuss letter “G”!

I caution you to hold onto your hat, cause we’ve got a whole lot of tonsil-shots coming up…

How’s the weather by you?  Have you had your fill of winter?  Well, only two weeks after I sang the beauty of my snow-capped trees, I’m in a different place; a place called Seriously Sick and Tired of Snow.

Enough already.

It’s no wonder I’m driven to the colors of fresh cut grass and the crocuses of spring.

Well, this being a nail challenge, I grab ideas wherever I can,  so I began by pulling out every green and blue swatch stick on hand.

Then I fashioned a palette of colors that would bring this “G” mani to life.

Here’s how it went down…

MY “G”-TEAM: from L-R:  butterLONDON Bossy Boots, a pale pistachio GREEN creme; L’Oreal Now You Sea Me, a turquoise creme; GIRLY Bits Smurf Dance, that crazy-fun indy festival of white, blue and silver holographic and matte GLITTERS, all happily suspended in a pale aqua jelly; Sinful Colors Open Seas, a pale GREEN sea GLASS creme; and once again, Nubar Vogue Vert, a dusty pastel spring GREEN.

A little ANAL RETENTIVE?  Mmm hmm.

Take those five lacquers and a few inches of striping tape, and this is watcha get…

Top to Bottom:  Nubar Vogue Vert (thumb – tricky application, this 3-coater kept “lifting” up the painted layer beneath), Sinful Colors Open Seas (index finger – opaque at two coats), Girly Bits Smurf Dance atop butter LONDON Bossy Boots (middle finger – one quick swipe spread the glitter out evenly);  L’Oreal Now You Sea Me, striped over butterLONDON Bossy Boots (ring finger – two coats to opacity); and Nubar Vogue Vert (pinkie – tricky polish “lift”).


I was really liking this mani alot, when out of nowhere, I got to thinking, “What if?”

(Seriously…when WAS the last time I left Perfectly Well Enough alone? I don’t rightly recall…)

So, I pulled out out those teensy weensy metallic beads I recently scored (super cheap) from the good folks at Born Pretty (need a coupon?  see the sidebar for 10% off and free shipping).

Shiny.  Blingy.  Right Up My Mani Alley.

I quickly planned out a basic pattern for the placement of beads on my index finger, the routine being thus:  Dip a toothpick into a bottle of top coat; dab that toothpick right where you want the bead to go; then lick (Mother Nature’s glue) the tip of another fresh toothpick, and lift up a bead for quick placement.

Once all the beads are positioned (or as in my case, after one forgets to position the final row), it’s time to lay on a coat of GELOUS (we’re really plugging the “G’s” today, folks), and then follow that up with a layer of favorite top coat.

Now, looky here….

All sparkly, GOLD, and another “G” connection.

Well, darlings…that’s it for this week’s contribution to Kimber’s ABC Challenge.

Until next time, I hope you’ll join me in seeing what my glorious co-challengers have up their sleeves for this very G’ful challenge…

  43 comments for “ABC Challenge: "G" is for Girly Bits, Glitter, and Green!!

  1. February 20, 2013 at 5:20 am

    WOW…showoff!(kidding) You got a whole lot of “G’s” goin’ on here. I like!

    • February 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      LMAO! Yeah, I lost my mind for a while there.

      Thank you 🙂


  2. February 20, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Here’s another G for you… GORGEOUS!!! I love it, the shades of green are so pretty and they all work together so well.
    The weather here in Oz is hot, hot, hot! Today bushfire smoke from our bordering state has drifted across and totally blanketed us! Not a good day for hanging out the washing… Looking forward to some cooler weather here for sure.

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:39 am

      Just dropped a note over on your site to learn how things are going with you. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and meditations.


  3. February 20, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Fantastic use of alliteration, as well as nail polish 😉

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:39 am

      LOLOLOL Thank you, Natalie!

  4. February 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

    A ton of G’s and it ended up looking super cool and fun!
    We had 90 degrees today so…it’s like summertime here!

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:43 am

      LOL. Thanks, Mari! 🙂

      I could get into some Mexico sunshine right about now!!!


  5. February 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Ooooooh I really love this Lisa! All the greens and blues are so so pretty <3 I can stare at this all day 🙂 Great job for the G challenge!

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:43 am

      Thank you, Lariesa!!! 🙂

  6. February 20, 2013 at 9:57 am

    LOL that’s a lot of G’s 😀 Such a fun looking mani, I love it!!

    Still full on winter here. A lot of snow and temperature stays below freezing. Sun is shining though, so I’m not complaining, yet 😉

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks, Ria! Pretty soon it’s gonna be springtime for all of us.

      Can’t wait!!!! 🙂


  7. February 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    G’s everywhere! You did an amazing work, I love how you used the metallic beads.

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks, Cristina. I recommend you get some of those beady things. Such fun!!! 🙂

  8. February 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Love that each of your nails is different! I’m ready for spring too 🙂

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you, darlin’! The indecisive in me loves skittle nails.

      Spring. Spring. Spring.

      If we say it enough, it will come…right? 🙂

  9. February 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    This is sooo cute! I love skittle manis:)

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you!!!!! 🙂

  10. February 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Lots of “G”s, awesome!!! I love the girly bits glitter!!!! Yes, I’m totally with you, sick and tired of cold as well. We did not get much snow at all, but I had my fill of cold, dark days that’s for sure!

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Oh, Jenni…I hear ya, re: Girly Bits. Love. Love. Love that polish. Pam Heil is a brilliant lacquermaster.

      Onward to April showers and spring flowers!


  11. February 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Ok, I love you Lisa, but I think you cheated on the “G” count!!! No fair!! j/k
    I love this mani!!! Very creative nail designs!!! Gorgeous as always!!

    I hope you feel better soon and the snow melts! I’m with you. I’ve been fighting something all winter and I just want the rain and cold to go away!!

    Feel better soon!! And if I can help you. let me know!! xoxoxox

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      LOLOL. Sorry, Dionne. Call it a case of temporary insanity. LOLOL. Went into serious G-overload!

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment and well wishes! Hugs, darlin’!


  12. February 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Holy cow I love the nail art on this one.

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Squeeee! 🙂 Thank you, sweetie!!!


  13. February 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Stunning! (Not a “G” but no more to say… ^_^)

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      LOLOLOL. I’ll take “stunning.” No “G” needed. LOL.

      Thank you so much, Ceitie!!!!


  14. February 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I think I love you! ROFL 🙂
    I love green, I am sick of winter and your mani is pure gorgeousness. And your ideas and G’s are GENIUS! To say the least!

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      And I love YOU…and your kittays! Oh, yeah!!!! LOLOLOL

      Thanks for your happy-making comment, Simona!!!! 🙂


  15. February 21, 2013 at 12:22 am

    You are a rock star !! This skittle mani is absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it!!

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      YAY! (swishing around in the mani room, rocking my air guitar, feeling all fifty shades of Eric Clapton).


      Love you, girl!


  16. February 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I love mix n’ match, they’re just so fun! ^^ Can’t help but love your mani, and your humor! Gorgeous!

    • February 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 You made my day!


  17. February 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I am obsessed with these beautiful minty pastel colors for spring. Lovely!
    I am ALSO SICK of the cold/snow… dreaming of beaches and margarita’s 😉

    • February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      I hear ya, sweetie. And given your penchant for pregnancy-induced homemade salsa at 3 in the morning, I say that hubby of yours needs to get you and the kids to a beach, STAT.


      Happy weekend, and thanks for your sweet comment!


  18. February 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This is tres awesome! It’s so shiny and blingy and light! Makes me wanna go lie under a tree with a good book and an iced coffee. And seriously, I need those greens!

    • February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      And I want to join you under that tree, Kimber! Except, can we put a little vodka and Kahlua in mine?



  19. February 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    this is very impressive! congrads

    • February 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you, Kristen!!!


  20. February 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I’m loving the skittles! My favorite is the striped nail 🙂 awesome

    • February 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      A little secret between the two of us….the striped is my fave, too! 😉

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting! 🙂


  21. February 22, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Holy frickin cow Lisa!! I LOVE it!! You are really rockin this challenge! I need everything from this mani!

    • February 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      Squeeeeee! 🙂

      Thank you, Gini! I’m smiling from ear to ear right now!

      TY, TY, TY!



  22. February 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I love it!!! I love that girly bits! It’s gonna have to go on my wishlist! 🙂

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