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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chowder's 5th Birthday!

Good morning folks! Today you get two posts from me -- one nail art and one indie collection swatch post. Let's start out with the nail art!

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may be aware that I have a little doggie named Chowder. He is an adorable bichon frise/poodle mix and a really sweet little guy. I love him almost too much. Well today just happens to be his fifth birthday! Of course I had to do nails to celebrate!


I wanted these nails to look like a puppy was walking through a confetti covered floor, or something. They turned out really festive and fun, I think!


I started with a base of OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh. Then I freehanded on puppy prints using OPI The Color of Minnie, LCN Spice Up Your Life, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Essie Mojito Madness, OPI Ogre the Top Blue, and OPI Funky Dunkey.

Finally, I hand placed bits of pieces of glitter and shards from Pretty and Polished Mardi Party for the filler confetti.


On my thumb, I freehanded a five because he is turning five years old (duh).



Of course I couldn't let this post go without using it as an excuse to post a bunch of pictures of him! Prepare for maximum cuteness!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE CHOWDIE!

53 comments:

  1. These are just crazy adorable--and so is Chowder! Happy Birthday to him!

    Such a brilliant idea for this mani. The colours are so bright and cheerful, the little paw prints (!) came out so well, and Mardi Party fits it all perfectly (I can't wait for my bottle to get here! ;p). ^_^

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  2. So scrolling through the nails thinking, "man, those are amazing. What an awesome post!" and then BAM, puppy cuteness.

    Chowder is adorable.

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  3. Love how colourful this is, so adorable. And it goes without saying but you're dog is SO CUTE :3

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  4. What an adorable mani for an adorable dog! Love this!

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  5. Happy birthday to Chowder - you did a fun and cute mani for the occasion!

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  6. Cute mani and cute puppy!! Especially like the picture of him dressed like a doctor...I think I died.

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  7. Great fun nails and oh, he is just as cute as a teddy bear!

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  8. Ahhh what a cutie!! Happy birthday Chowder!! (love the nails too!)

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  9. What an adorable doggie! Love the festive mani :)

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  10. This is insanely cute - and so is your doggie! Love this :)

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  11. Cute nails and cute dog! Love his name too!

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  12. so cute!! Happy birthday Chowder!!

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  13. Awww! He is too cute! Happy Birthday Chowder! :)

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  14. Great nails, and you get major points in my book for not calling him a "bichonpoo", ick!

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  15. Happy Birthday Chowder! Great nails!

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  16. He's adorable! I have a bichon too, but he's a bichon havanais ;) love the nails too :)

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  17. omg cutest mani ever! Chowder is adorable too! :)

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  18. OMG I can't get over his picture as a Doctor!! (who?) So cute!!
    and I LOVE your mani too. It is so much fun!!!
    Happy happy birthday Chowder <3

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  19. Aw he's so cute & the manicure looks amazing!

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  20. Hahaha I love the second to last picture! Precious!

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  21. Cute mani and such adorable pics of Chowder! Great name BTW ~

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  22. Omg..your dog in glasses!! Cutest thing I think I've ever seen!

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  23. This is such a fun mani!!! I just love the rainbow flakies! It's so festive!

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  24. I am so impressed by your amazing freehand skills!!! And Chowder is so cute! Happy birthday!

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  25. Both and adorable manicure and an adorable dog!!! Happy Birthday, Chowder!!!

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  26. I can't decide which picture of Chowder makes me smile the most! What a sweetie pie, and how sweet to do a mani for your baby!

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  27. Awww so cute!! He looks like my doggie, she's 3/4 bichon frise and 1/4 poodle but she is white - but the same innocent yet bratty look on her face, like they're up to something! Heheh so cute!!

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  28. this is the cutest and most awesome manicure!!! in love!! your baby is adorable!!

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  29. nails look awesome, and the dog is so adorable! *hug*

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  30. Oh he is the cutest thing ever :D I like the mani too :)

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  31. Aww he's so cute!! And the glasses! Happy birthday! (and nice nails, of course!)

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  32. How cute, love the design and Chowder is adorable!

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  33. what a gorgeous little dog! LOveee the nails! :)

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  34. so beautiful Nail Art and Chowder i so lovely :)

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  35. Awww....what we do for our pets.
    I've been trying to do paw prints, granted...much smaller, and they
    never turn out very well. Maybe I will try to make them big like you
    did. What did you use? Just a large dotting tool, or a brush?

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    1. I used a medium length striper nail art brush. The key for me was making the "toes" rounded... I found that when they were more skinny ovals that my pawprints looked like bear paws.

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  36. Darling doggie and such a cute mani! Love the colors and that it's freehanded.

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  37. Love it such a cool and happy mani done for Chowder~!! Happy Birthday Chowder!! :D

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  38. Awww, this is such an adorable mani! Love the nude paired with the rainbow colors, and Chowder is sooooo fluffy! :D

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  39. thats so cute! i love your nails!

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