Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Penguin Nail Art!


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!





Colors Used:
  • 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,