Good job! I don't think I have seen the ones you were insipered by but those look great. Your photo could be a little clearer... Check to see that your macro is turned on that makes a huge improvment. The macro setting is made just for NAILS!!! It is usually a little tulip picture on the button.
my sister has a 10 megapixel Sony CyberShot. It is wonderful! and small enough to keep in her purse. I have a big-daddy Canon. It's great but it is kinda big, it's just a step below the SLR's that the pros use.