December 06, 2011

24 days of XMAS Challenge : Day 6


I cannot believe it is already day 6 of the 24 day challenge!  Christmas is almost here!
I thought i would get a jump start on this days challenge, so i bring to you my PENGUIN themed nails! For my inspiration I took a look at a book from my childhood, Mr. Poppers Penguins!







I'm pretty exhausted now so i'll just get right to it.
I used Sally Hansen - shell we dance (#160) for the base color. I then made half moons at the tops of my nails using Love & beauty - royal 2 coats. It was a little to bright and I was looking for a softer ore ice like effect so i put 1 coat of O.P.I. - kyoto pearl! it was the most beautiful thing, i almost stopped right there! 
For the penguins and Mr. Popper I used Kiss - white striper, Kiss - black striper, and Nail Star - orange. It was important that Mr. P and the penguins shared the same 3 colors like the book,  although I used orange in place of the red.  I then mad a line at the top of the blue semi circle using Nail Star - metallic blue, which is the same blue i used to illustrate the feathers, as seen on the cover of the book. 
For the Final touches I used the thing i love most and have greatly missed over the last several designs.. NAIL ART BEADS! I placed 20+ on each nail to create a sort of polka dot effect. The beads I used were clear which enhanced the design by reflecting the light as well as the paint beneath. Then finally 2 thick coats of Seche Vite - quick dry top coat to secure the beads. It really just glows! I really had a lot of fun doing this design and i look forward to Day 7 : Gingerbread Men!

To see more penguin inspired nail art check out the following blogs!
 nails and stuff  obsessed with glitter ❉ Polish, Oh My!  paint that nail ❄ red hair and black nail polish ✺ Ruby's Nails ❅ finger painted  My Polish Stash  Me, Myself and Nail Polish   KK Nails ❄ My Wet Nails ✺ Life with Salpi ❅ The only way is Nails! 

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10 comments:

  1. Thank you! have you tried using the nail art beads yet? I find that thick top coat is the best way to secure them esp. seche vite!

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  2. You are VERY talented, awesome :)

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  3. Wow, you did a really awesome job! Your nails look absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Oh my gosh these are amazing!!

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  5. This is awesome! I love your penguins!

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  6. These are so cute, u have talent :) i could never make these look good i could never even paint my nails like that ..lol. great job, i hope u can follow back please britters89.blogspot.com

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  7. That's incredible! Nice job :)

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  8. thank you all! i really appreciate it! :)

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