Good morning polished world! How are you all doing today? It's Tuesday, but no Twinsie Tuesday today. I believe last week I posted that this month we will be taking a little break from our regularly scheduled posting. I think we have one coming up though the week of Christmas....I should double check that.
I'm starting to get in the holiday spirit! Are you? It is taking me a little longer this year because our weather is unseasonably warm. I really am hoping for a white Christmas. I'll cross my fingers and say a prayer!
Today my manicure is a re-creation of this adorable penguin manicure by @kt_tk1 on Instagram. After stumbling upon it on Instagram, it went immediately into my must re-create file. It's honestly one of the cutest things I've ever seen!
Let's take a look!
- FingerPaints - Patent Black
- FingerPaints - Paper Mache
- FingerPaints - Sparkle With Me
- Salon Perfect - He's With Me
- Salon Perfect - Glam Glitter
- Acrylic Paint
Aren't these the most adorable things you've ever seen!? I love the little guys!!! I didn't think that they would be so easy to re-create either. For my middle finger, I started out with a base coat. Using acrylic paint, I drew the heart shape face on my nail. While that was drying, I painted on the scarf. I then went back through and added the rest of the facial details.
My ring finger took a little more work. I started off with a base coat of white polish. Once that was dry, I put nail art tape across my nail and painted on a coat of Salon Perfect He's With Me. This polish is a dupe of China Glaze's Red Ruby Pumps. Love having it as part of my collection, but I'll talk about that in my next post. Once dried, I took black acrylic paint and outlined my nail and painted on the little fins...or flippers? What do you call them on a penguin?? Then I added the scarf and the feet, covered off with a top coat, and called it a night!
Since I really, really, really want snow, I added a top coat of Sparkle With Me by FingerPaints. This polish is so so pretty. It contains multi-hexed white glitters with holo silver flecks throughout. It really reminds me of fresh snow. Over the black it's like snowfall at night.
On my thumb I decided to do a coat of Paper Mache with a top coat of Glam Glitter. This is a red, green, and gold top coat. It is a dupe of a China Glaze which came out years ago before I got into polish. I'm so happy it's part of my collection! I think it really tied the manicure together!
What do you think? Fan of this adorable manicure? Something you would try??
Until next time <3,