Daisy the Hippo!

9:00:00 AM

Hey everyone!!!  How are you this fine day?  It isn't so fine here, earlier in the week we were in the 50s and now we have dropped down to the 30s with freezing rain.  Luckily, we didn't get hit with an ice storm, but instead loads and loads of rain.  And nothing is more fun than walking through parking lots with ice cold rain falling on you.  I guess it could be worse, it could be snowing again.   Despite the weather, the birds are chirping, the crocuses are blooming, and the tulips and lilies are starting to emerge from the ground.  I am determined to keep my nails some what Springy and cheerful.  Cheerful nail art should make the weather cheerful, right?

This nail art design was inspired by one I saw on Instagram by Emily (@erd10).  I would have never found her Instagram or this nail design if she didn't tag her photo with #nailart.  When I get bored, I will sit and search through this tag to get inspired and hopefully find some cute designs to feature on Nails4Yummies (don't worry, I also check #TheLittleCanvas and #Nails4Yummies).  I fell in love with her little hippo and daisy nails and put them on my to-do list.  The other night, I had a couple of disasticures, and needed something cheerful, and what better than Daisy the Hippo.  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:

  • Sinful Colors - Mint Apple, Snow Me White, Black on Black
  • Pure Ice - Kiss Me Here (seriously, HATE this name)
  • Ulta - Sun Sational
So after my disasticures, I really needed to use my favorite polish, which of course is Sinful Colors - Mint Apple.  For some reason, this shade of mint with the subtle shimmer (every time I type this, I think of Susan) is just pure perfection in a bottle.  I always have full coverage in two coats, which I have seen others haven't had.  I've had two bottles and never have had streak issues or uneven application.

When my base was dried, with my nail art brush, I outlined Daisy the Hippo with the dark gray polish and painted her head in.  With my dotting tool, I added the gray ears and let the face dry.  While it was drying, I used my dotting tool and added the daisies no the other nails.  Since I didn't like the look on my nail of just two flowers, I added the white dots to even it out.  With the same dotting tool, I added the nose and eye details, finished with a top coat, and called it a night.

What do you think of Daisy?  Adorable idea, right?  Have you ever copied someones manicure you found on Instagram??

Oh how I love Instagram.  Searching the tags and finding nail artists like Emily really keep me inspired.  Don't forget to tag your art using #TheLittleCanvas or #Nails4Yummies for a chance to be featured on the @Nails4Yummies account!  I cannot wait to see what you artists all are doing on your nails!!!


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  1. You always have the cutest nail art, I love it! I don't comment often but I always read your posts and your nails always make me smile. :)

    1. awww thank you so much!!! I'm glad i can make some smile with my crazy nails :)

  2. Awwwwwh, she's so cute! I love her! Awesome =)

    1. thank you! <3 I think the Mint Apple makes them so much better too.

  3. I saw that these got featured on Tumblr, yay! They're so cute!

    1. yes they did!!!! now i'm over 600 followers :) thank you!


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