Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9 - Rainbow Nails; USE ALL THE COLORS!

Day 9 - Rainbow Nails

Today is rainbow nails! What better way to show off my inner 90's kid than with Lisa Frank inspired nails. If you don't know who Lisa Frank is then you have not lived.

Obviously a fashion icon. 
That is what it looks like when you throw up rainbows. Lisa was ahead of her time. Little did she know we would all be copying her rainbow gradient with animal print 20 years later. Looking through the shop confirmed how timeless Lisa Frank really is. She's been selling the same exact stuff, for what, 30 years and kids eat this up like its a brand new idea. Marketing geniuses. Now if only she'd come to the land of grown ups and collaborate with Betsey Johnson or someone who would accept her inner wild child and make some rainbow leopard/zebra print pumps! Seriously. I'd buy them in a heart beat.

So I guess I'm done rambling for now, onto the manicure!

Here are the polishes I used. When I said in the title "USE ALL THE COLORS" I literally meant I used so many colors.
Left to Right:
Sinful Colors - Black on Black
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - White On
Zoya - Ginessa
Stripe Rite - Black
Stripe Rite - White

Left to Right:
OPI - Go On Green
Orly - Snowcone
Orly - Sweet Peacock
Sally Hansen - Deep Purple

Left to Right:
Zoya -
Sally Hansen - Sun Kissed
Orly - Spark
Julep - Leah

Left to Right:
Seche Vite
Seche Clear
China Glaze - Wireless Holographic Top Coat

There are a few polishes I can't remember names for at the moment so I'll update them later when I get the chance!

If I didn't make it clear earlier, I just want to say that I freaking love Lisa Frank. She combines all of my favorite things: bright colors, glitter, animal print, cute furry animals and makes these fantastically horrible creations with them. What more could a girl ask for in life? Nothing. Well... except maybe some more nail polish.

I'm obsessed with this manicure. Usually I post these manicures hoping people will like them, but this one I don't even care because I'm obsessed enough for everyone.

Be sure to check out what the others did for today's mani! And follow us on twitter too!

P.S. This manicure is dedicated to my roommate! She had a poster over her bed sophomore year that was most definitely Lisa Frank. Even though she swears it was just some abstract grown up rainbow splatter thing, I know better. I can spot a genuine Lisa Frank creation a mile away. So here's to you Erin, embracing your inner 90's kid before it was cool.


  1. I've never hear of lisa frank :|
    im sheltered i know, but i LOVE what you did
    its so bold & crazy & amazing.
    im definately going to have to look into lisa frank
    because i love bright obnoxious things

  2. Omg I freakin love this! That unicorn! You are so talented! I could never draw that with a pencil let alone nail polish! You used so many color! I just love it!

  3. This is so cute!!! Love the pony? unicorn? Whatever it is, it's cute, lol!!

  4. I was OBSESSED with Lisa Frank in grade school! Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper. The end. I'm totally doing an Lisa Frank inspired design soon. Bravo, my girl! :)

  5. Thanks everyone! The unicorn was definitely time consuming haha but once I got the idea in my head I couldn't let it go.

    I'm owned so much Lisa Frank when I was younger haha I really do wish she would branch out to womens shoes. I think she would make a killing.

  6. This is the most creative thing I've seen, and who doesn't love Lisa Frank? Can you imagine if there was a Lisa Frank Nail polish line with crazy glittery neon polish!!???

  7. I put this mani on Lisa Franks facebook fan page and Lisa Frank responded hahaha I told her she should create a nail polish line!! Ugh we could only dream.

    P.S. Lindsay you will probably love her haha she has some crazy colorful designs.

  8. Awesome nails! Lisa Frank was great inspiration!


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