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

11:00:00 AM

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



  • You Might Also Like

    19 comments

    1. Replies
      1. I think they may be my favorite manicure yet. lol thank you!

        Delete
    2. I literally went 'EEP!' when I saw these. Too cute!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Thank you!!! A customer at work did the same thing haha

        Delete
    3. I thought the challenge day was tomorrow!! Haha. I'm so dumb. When I saw your pic on IG I was like why's she posting this now?! Oh my gosh. I just typed up the quickest post ever. I hope I don't sound toooooo idiotic! Anyway- I love these. They work perfectly with your round shaped nails. And I love the footprint accent nail. Very cute!! I love that we both did animals. :)

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Ave got thrown off by the challenge day too!!! She thought it was metallic day, instead it was B&W lol. I need to go read your post, i'm on such a delay because of this damn cold!!! Thank you for the comment, and i saw you did cows!!! I was going to do cows!!!! i'm going to go write this on your blog now lol

        Delete
    4. i loved this manicure.. SOOO cute.. i just have seen yours and nicole's and loved both manis..!!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. Thank You!!!!!!! I loved Nicole's cows...animal manicures always are adorable! hahah

        Delete
    5. Super cute!! I am loving how they are like half nail loving it!!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I think if I put a base on, like green or blue, I wouldn't have liked them as much! The white polish covered the yellow stain from the emoticon nails so it worked perfectly!!! hahaha thank you!!

        Delete
    6. Aww these are sooo cute, very neat job!

      ReplyDelete
    7. Your nails are so cute! I love that you included paw prints!

      ReplyDelete
      Replies
      1. I was iffy about putting them on, but am so happy i did!!!! Thank you!

        Delete

    Oh how I love reading all of your comments! I truly appreciate each and every single one!