Friday, November 2, 2012

My Daughter's Musical Note Fingernails

My daughter plays clarinet and violin, and she sings and dances.  Music is in her bones, and always has been...she's the baby who would drop everything to start bopping up and down when a catchy tune came on the TV, radio, or stereo (thinking back on it makes me smile).
She can dance gracefully

And she can really shake things up (where she got her awesome sense of rhythm, I'll never know...it certainly wasn't from me or her father).


When she finally convinced me to let her older brother take her to see Forever the Sickest Kids in concert, she was as happy as a girl could be...totally in her element.

Her brother took this picture of her at the concert, he also got one of her w/the singer but it came out too blurry to post here (you can guess though, blurry or not, that it was her favorite picture of the day).

Last summer she was gifted a pair of Rihanna concert tickets that were SUPER close to the stage, and though I like some of Rihanna's music, after looking up concert footage on YouTube, I could not in good conscious let her go.  She was 12 last summer, and there was drinking and a lot of sexual references being thrown around in those videos (on stage, by the singer).  I'm not sure how old she'd have to be for me to allow her to go to any concert like that... probably never, lol.  But it was hard for me because she was soooooooooooooo disappointed.

Much to her credit, she was not disrespectful, and she did not beg, but the sadness was all over her and it pretty much broke my heart.  Some people said it was no big deal and I should have let her go...well, to me, it was a big deal, and I couldn't let her go.  Sometimes we have to make the judgment call as parents that's not popular, that we just feel is right in our gut, regardless of everyone around us pooh-poohing and saying we're being silly. And so that's what I did.  But it still stings thinking about it, because I like my daughter to be happy.

Fortunately for her, she got to see a Justin Bieber concert shortly after, and that alleviated a bit of the sting.  ;)

Anyway...on to the fingernails.  Little woman is completely into fingernails this year.  She's got more colors of nail polish than I do socks...and I have a lot of socks!  She dresses them up, dresses them down, makes pretty shades of her own, creates pretty designs, funky designs, what have you.  She just loves it.  So when she decided to get stick and peels (I'm not sure what they're really called, I call them wallpaper designs because they remind me of that old contact paper from the '70's, lol) I thought she'd be forever and a day deciding on the design she wanted.  Nope.  She came across a set of musical notes and her decision was made in 15 seconds flat.  I'm telling you, she's a music-girl, through and through.



As soon as she got the package in her room, she got to work.  She cut and applied them all on her own, and I think they turned out really cute.  Good job, sis!

What about you?  Anyone use the cut/peel nail pictures yet?




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  1. Her nails are awesome. And oh my, she must have been in her glory at Justin Bieber's concert. I took my 8 year old to see Big Time Rush and One Direction last March and I'd swear it was the highlight of his young little life. Thus far.

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    1. If she got to see One Direction she would probably faint on the spot because 'oh my gooooooooooosh, they're the greatest band EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH,' lol. :)

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  2. My daughter would love those nails. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier from the hop. I'm your newest follower.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following. :)

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  3. Now that you've mentioned One Direction, my one-year old niece is totally addicted to them. Can you believe that??? She started watching their videos since she was ten months old, and she's been hooked ever since! She'll stop with whatever she's doing as soon as she hears the 'Get Up Get Up' thing, lol!
    She's got to be the youngest Directioner I know, haha!

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    1. That is hilarious. Sounds like you have a music lover in the family too. :)

      My daughter likes the band, but I think it's the boys in it that she likes even better. ;)

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  4. 1st just let me say, what a brilliant, and very thoughtful idea to watch concert footage; I had a duh moment... I hadn't thought of that. My hubby keeps reminding me... just ask Google. I with you, Mama... I am of the same mind-set; I am not in a big hurry to expose my children to 'adult' stuff. As a parent, all I really got is my gut...gotta. gotta listen to the gut! I had a similar experience of an online game; one day my daughter (7) tells me she heard about a game you can play on-line, while watching one of the kid shows... I am very selective about the channels I let my kids watch, or so I thought. I thought well if one of the channels advertised it, the game must be for kids... so I checked it out... and signed her up. I monitored the 1st time she played, and I'd ask her questions about the game; one day she refers to one of the characters as 'friend' and I explain to her that it is a character not a friend, I didn't want her confusing the two. Well she was right and I was wrong... that night I was lying in bed and that conversation popped in my head; I jumped up from bed, and thought about what hubby said, just ask google. Come to find out it is LIVE and the game is played with 'KIDS'. I put a stop to it immediately, she was crushed, and disappointed... but regardless of what anyone else might think I am not okay with her interacting online with others at such a young age. Sorry for writing a story book; your writing on the subject struck a cord.

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    1. I love when parental instinct like that kicks in (you getting the feeling in the middle of the night to go check), and we're almost always right, true?

      I'm with you totally on the live interaction. There are def. a lot of stories of 'kids' not really being kids. It is a challenge to instill online safety with the kids, I think in most part because they 'feel' safe (they are after all sitting in their comfy homes, completely unaware that not everyone has good intentions).

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  5. So perfect for your daughter! I didn't know there was such a thing as these type of fingernails. My 15 year old daughter would love this...

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    1. They peel off pretty fast, but they are cute and fun, especially for the young girls who change their nails all of the time anyway. :)

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  6. Oh those are too cute! I can think of at least three little girls who would like these! I use stickers on my nails all the time because I have a thing for Python and I haven't met a nail tech that could paint them.....

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    1. I had to look Python nails up, and they look like what I envisioned. There were some neat looking Python foil wraps that popped up. :)

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  7. I have never used any of them. I like to stay pretty plain on my nails. Hers turned out really cute! I love her choice. And don't sweat the small the stuff--she'll get over Rihanna. You have to make tough decisions as a mom. At least she wasn't disrespectful. That's good. :)

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    1. I've been pretty lucky w/my teens, knock on wood. They have all had their moments, but they've been very rare, and never really intense. When I was a teen, I would have handled it differently, I'm sure. Proud of my munchkin. :)

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  8. The fingernails look great. I guess you can do different ones everyday. Very cute :)

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I like Theresa's ides to put some in her Christmas stocking. :)

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  9. She is such a pretty girl! Love the design she picked too. I haven't tried them yet since I don't wear fingernail polish, but my girls are obsessed. I may have to find some of these peel and sticks for their stockings this year.

    I also like some of Rihanna's music, but I do change the channel when certain songs of hers come on the radio. I don't think I would have let my 13 year old go to her concert either. Maybe at 16 or 17? Definitely not in the younger teen years though!

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    1. Stocking? Great idea. :)

      Maybe Hello Kitty. She's a fan (already have the Hello Kitty duct tape ready for her stocking...because she flipped out happy when she saw a role in the store, LOL).

      I rarely paint my nails and have only had tips once (and I thought they were pretty but not practical for me).

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  10. She is lovely.

    I agree with you about not allowing the Rihanna concert. It's too much and peer pressure and music can be a very bad mix. If our kids only understand that hard decisions are hard for us too.

    So glad she was respectful. It's great to hear, because it seems all is portrayed out there is that children will rail in your face and call you names if they don't get their way.

    Maybe one day you can talk to her about how felt about having to do that and why.

    Her nails are really cute
    But I have no idea what the cut and peels are! I'll have to google :)

    Yay for a musical girl! Music is that coffee for me :)

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    1. Yep, you and my daughter would get along just fine...that child dances all over this house. She dances to answer the phone, dances to brush her hair, dances to answer the door bell... you get the idea. :)

      I loved your adoption post today!!!
      http://www.jamericanspice.com/2008/11/something-very-dear-to-my-heart.html

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    1. Haha, you SOUND like my daughter. And you made me laugh. :)

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  12. Cute nails! I played clarinet too! I still do, just not as much :)

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    1. It sounds pretty. I like to hear it. :)

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  13. I haven´t used them but I´m tempted. I first saw them at Sephora. Are they good? They they stood up to the test?
    Hope you have a great weekend

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    1. They peel like wallpaper, lol. I wouldn't recommend them for more than novelty (and for that, they're perfect).

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  14. First--you did the right thing by not letting her go to that concert at her young age. Second, the nails look GREAT! I am a nail polish hoarder but I have never tried this stick on stuff--it looks so cool. Think I'd better try it!

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for stopping by. :)

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  15. I so respect you for sticking to what you knew was right for your daughter. That is fantastic, and there are artists that are far more appropriate with their content as you know. Good on you!

    She's a cutie and so are her nails!

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  16. Love the nails! What a pretty girl!

    Happy Weekending!

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    1. Thanks, Veronica. Always happy to see you visiting. :)

      Happy weekend to you too!

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  17. Very cool. When I was in high school I actually used to paint a single detailed picture with a tooth pick on my thumb nail and that was it. I am sure this is a lot easier. :)

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    1. I bet everyone thought it (your thumb) was cool too. I remember sparkle polish being the big 'thing' when I was in school...but I'm going waaay back. ;)

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  18. Hi again! I'm also following your lovely blog!

    So glad we connected!

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  19. love the nails!! Found you through the Sunday Sync!
    Helene in Between

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    1. Thanks, Helene...and I love Sunday Sync!

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  20. I love those nails. I haven't tried the peel ones yet but really want to. They just seem so cool! And that's great your daughter is so musically gifted. I am really big into the piano and have been trying to teach my daughter it as well. I think every child should be able to experience at least one instrument

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    1. I've been thinking for awhile that our library is the perfect place for a piano... I'd love for my youngest to learn it early!

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  21. My 17 yr old daughter has done something similar with her nails. As for myself, I wouldn't even bother. They'd be ruined too quickly.

    I don't blame you for not letting your daughter see Rhianna in concert. Verrrrrry suggestive lyrics.

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. You don't even look old enough to have a 17-yr. old, Paula and I bet you hear that all of the time.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. Thank you for linking up with Super Sunday Sync this week. Hope to see you next week!

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  23. Love that she has such a spirit for life. My little Reagan is going to be the same way!

    Thank you for co-hosting Raising Imperfection and linking up your favorite post!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  24. These are really cool! I have seen lots of different brands and patterns, I would love to try these. I think my kids would love it too!

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