Saturday, March 9, 2013

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Hot air balloon nails for an adventure

I did some quick nail art on Thursday night, because there was no way I was staying up late to do my nails last night.  We had to be up bright at early is morning to leave the house by 5.15am, as we were going on a balloon ride - Yippeee, it was fantastic, but first the nails.

I used Picture Polish sky as my base colour.  I printed out some water decals, cut them out individually and placed them on my nails. Every nail on both hands was different.




Now to the balloon ride.  We have a public holiday this weekend in Canberra, for Canberra day. However this year is special as it's the centenary of the city.  Every year during the 9 day long  Canberra festival they have a balloon festival, with balloons taking off from the lawns of old parliament house.  Today was the first day of the festival. Every year they bring in some 'special' balloons, this year there was a lions head, a turtle, a peacock and Darth Vader!  All the special balloons are privately owned, so you don't get to ride in those, but our regular balloon was just perfect.


Here are a couple of photos of balloons in the sky, it was around 7.45am and shows less than half the half the balloons.


A little earlier, and a lot higher, here is the view of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Museum and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. We were able to get about 25 balloons in this shot.

A nail shot (of course), looking down over some of the embassies in Yarralumla.


And did I feel like a complete doofus taking this nail shot at 3500 feet in the air, with balloons in the background? YES, but what an awesome shot!


Lastly, here is the PRIME balloon that were were in - can you see me?


My Mum and Dad were so awesome, they came out with us at 5.15 in the morning and looked after Mr 4 and Miss 2, who both thought the experience was amazing.  The kids got to watch and help with inflating and packing away the balloon, and naturally Mr 4 wants to go on a balloon ride himself now, even though he can't see over the edge of the basket.  They all drove along behind the crew 4WD, following the balloon, waving up at us from the ground and taking lots of photos for us. Thank you M&D!

22 comments:

  1. Ahhh that picture with your nails and the balloons in the background is perfect :D

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  2. nice my parents traveled down there for the ballons this wekend. i cannot wait to see the pics!

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  3. very creative pics and post! Now I want to see nails inspired by Enlighten :)

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    1. Ohh yes, I should try glowing Follow the Current fish nails!

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  4. I love seeing nails that have their inspiration on something visual, like landscape. These are so pretty and inspirational, too! :)

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  5. awesome nails and what a perfect photo with the balloons in the background!

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  6. I need to invest in water decals! God they're lovely

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  7. OMG that looks like so much fun! I love the shot of the nails with the balloons in the background :) Honestly, I'll have to get back down to Australia again soon!

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  8. That reminds me of the film UP! :) Looks like fun

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  9. This turned out fantastic! Hope you had a blast ~

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  10. adorably perfect nails for the occasion :-)

    You are way more brave than me!

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  11. Your air balloon nails are so pretty, the decals look perfect and I really love the shot of your nails up in the sky :) Enjoy the long weekend, I'm jealous as Sydney doesn't get one!

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  12. Your nails are so perfect!!And you all ways have creative ideas on the water decals XD

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  13. OMG! I love these decals! How do I get these for myself? I just have to have them. Love your nail art sooo much. Can't wait to see what you do next. :).

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  14. What an awesome event! I love that you took a picture of your balloon nails with the balloons!!!

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  15. Love this!! Is there a post to your water decal instructions or is it the same as the tattoo ones that you've done before?

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  16. I love those nails, so perfect.

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  17. Amazing post and amazing nails!! They are just stunning! :-)

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  18. I've been to that Balloon Festival before. It was really amazing to see all the balloons launching, I didn't get to go in on though. I like the shot of your balloon nails with the balloons in the background! :)

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  19. Ok love the nails! I need to know how to make or buy the decals you used for you nails. Glad you had a good time

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    1. The decals are really easy to make. I just have a cheap ink jet printer and the decal paper was purchased of ebay. I just print my images in a document making sure they are the right size for my nails.

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I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband, Mr Seven and Miss Five. My blog is all about nail polish, and a few other bits in between. You can contact me at morenailpolish@iinet.net.au