Monday, October 1, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 8 - Black and White - Pandas!

Welcome to Day 8 of 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art!!!  Day 8's theme - Black and White!  The two simplest colors, although, some people say that they aren't a color but instead a shade.  Or maybe it's the other way around, I'm not 100% positive on that whole thing.  Either way, the theme is black and white.

To me, black and white can be kind of boring.  Think about it, what things are black and white....dice, checker board.....meh.  Okay, a checkerboard does look really cool on a nail, I've done it before, but I just was not feeling it for this challenge.

So me, the crazy Alaina who is never happy with a simple manicure, got to thinking "How could I turn black and white into something less boring?"  The lightbulb went off, and I realized I could do an animal manicure!!!  My choices were zebras or pandas....guess which cute option won.

Let's take a look.






Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
Cute right?  I took inspiration from Google Images where I searched "Panda Nail Art."  I believe cutepolish also did this design because one of the pictures looked like her nails.  If you would have told me a year ago that I could recognize someone by looking at their nail pictures online, I would have thought you were crazy. Today though, I see someone's nails and can immediately identify the owner.  *hangs head in shame*

To get these lil guys, with a paint brush, I painted arches onto the nails which were going to have panda heads.  Once the arches were there, I used the bottles brush to fill in the tip of the nail from the arch.  When dried, I used my dotting tool to add the ears, eyes, and nose!  On the ring finger, I painted on two coats of white, and with the dotting tool added some lil paw prints!

I love animal manicures.  Seriously, who could hate them!  What's your favorite animal manicure?  Have you ever done pandas?

As a reminder, this is the challenge....and don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies!






  • Nicole from Polish Me, Please!
  • Ave from Polish Pixelle,
  • Jessica from Once Upon a Polish
  • Cynthia from Of Life and Lacquer