Rubber Ducky Nail Art Revisited!

9:00:00 AM

Rubber ducky, you're the one!  Devotees will remember that I did this manicure last year.  The other night when I sat down to paint my nails, I had literally ran out of ideas.  Okay, that's a lie, I just got kind of lazy and un-inspired.  I was going to do a zoo manicure with a bunch of different animals, but my head started to hurt and I was too lazy.  Plus, after doing one lion in a color that was not lion-ish I got frustrated and just gave up.  

I was thinking of re-visiting that simple mani I just bored you all with three days ago, but I couldn't do that to all of you!  I wanted to bring you all nail art!  A nice, unique, cute, Little Canvas manicure.  With my one year anniversary of the blog looming, I'm looking back on all my manicures and itching to re-do all of them.  These duckies were one of my favorites way back when, so I thought now that my nails are longer, my skills are more refined, and I have actual nail art tools, why not?

Let's take a look.  Apologies about the photos, this was one of my last manicures photographed without my lighbox.  Actually, since it took me over an hour to just get these two photos, this was the manicure that birthed the lightbox idea in my head.

Colors Used:

  • Revlon - Dreamer
  • Ulta - Sun-Sational
  • China Glaze - Splish, Splash
  • Sinful Colors - Midnight Blue, Snow Me White, Black on Black
  • Zoya - Lianne
Quack, quack, cute.  I got the idea originally from a tutorial on cutepolish.  In her manicure, she only did accent nail duckies, I obviously both times decided to do all my nails.

To get the duckies, you take your dotting tool and make a large dot for the head, and a slightly larger dot for the chest.  Then with a small dotter, you put a dot where the tail should go.  Then, in the cutepolish tutorial, she fills in the rest with the dotting tool.  I, however, decided to use my nail art brush.  When the body was dried, with my dotting tool, I added on the eyes and the beak.

Next comes my favorite part, the marble bubbles!  These are so simple to do!  You take whatever three colors you want to use for your bubbles and drip them onto a paper plate.  For me, I picked Midnight Blue, Snow Me White, and Splish, Splash.  Then, with your dotting tool, you dip it into each of the polishes a couple of times.  Dab it once onto the plate and then onto the nail, and you will have cool swirled polka dots!

So which attempt is better...this years or last?  I wish my photos were better!  Ugh! Hopefully might light box will fix that!

Until next post <3

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