Monday, April 21, 2014

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Musical nails for a birthday boy

In tonight's post I'm showing you what has become a bit of a tradition over the last few years for me.  Themed nails for my sons birthday. To think that when I started my blog my little man was still only one year old and today he turned six!  

For his second birthday on my blog, I didn't do themed nails, just a photo of him. My tradition started on his third birthday, when I attempted some free hand Elmo's to match his cake. For this forth birthday, I match the pirate theme (and I particularly laugh at Miss One in that photo). Last year when he turned five I colour co-ordinated my nails and made a photo decal.

Last night I sat down to paint my nails and was a little lost as what to create.  Then I recalled what I'd been doing for most of the afternoon - decorating his birthday cake.  Mr Five had requested a guitar cake (to go with the guitar that he had also asked for for his birthday).  He had already told us he wanted a red guitar, and the guitar that he was getting had a beautiful black to red gradient.  Light-bulb moment!

Black to red gradient with water decal musical notes.  I used Picture Polish black and frank-n-furter to create the gradient.  The water decals are from The Born Pretty Store.






Here is the half sized guitar that was my inspiration. He absolutely loves the guitar.  He has no clue how to play, but he happily strums away, and then sometimes picks at the different strings. It's really sweet to watch.  The only thing is, he is a rather strong south-paw, so strumming with the right hand is a little weird for him. I keep seeing him using the left hand to strum, so we might consider re-stringing it to a left-handed guitar.


Here is the guitar cake I made for him.  It's 80% gone already after his party with about 15 other 5 and 6 year olds.


And now, just for tradition sake, here is a birthday snap of my two littlies.  Happy Birthday my big boy!


18 comments:

  1. Great manicure tie-in with the guitar and cake, beautiful job all around -- including those two darling littles... your happy post made my heart melt and brought a tear to my eye....

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  2. Happy Birthday, Bayden! :D The guitar cake is so yummy looking, and love the black and red gradient!

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    1. Wow, I can tell you read my earlier posts cause you know my little mans name. Thank you!

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  3. Beautiful mani and what a cake! Wow!!

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    1. Thank you, the cake was delicious too.

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  4. wow on the cake and I love how you coordinate your nails with the birthday themes of your boy :)

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoy having a theme to work to when doing my nails.

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  5. Oh gosh, Happy Birthday to Mr 6, his guitar, cake and your nails are fabulous,
    so is little Miss... I'll guess 4 xoxo

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    1. Thank you. Little Miss only turned three in January, but she is 3 going on 13! She is so ready to start pre-school!

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  6. I love the guitar cake. I'm keen on the hard-rock music and have two guitars, one acoustic and other electrical... And it's amaizing to learn a song by heart and its rhythms.

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    1. I wish I could play guitar. My brother is incredibly musical, can play piano and guitar and hardly had any lessons, just one of those people who practiced by himself and learned. I spend too much time doing nails to learn an instrument properly.

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  7. That is a really pretty mani! Very nicely matched with the guitar!

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    1. Thank you. I love how sophisticated the mani looked, especially as it was based off a six year olds birthday.

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  8. Ahhhhh okay you've tipped the scale :P I've been on the fence about delaying my order to BornPretty because I'm trying to save money, but I NEED those decals. They're actually already in my cart, but seeing them on the nail is enough to convince me to order :D

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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