Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Favorite Thing Nail Art Challenge: "My Favorite Animal"

Hello everyone!

Today I am gonna show you a mani including cats! I really do looove cats!

My parents have 3 cats, my bf's mother 3 too and his father 2. And I think in the future months we are gonna adopt one too! I love their grace and their attitude, I love listening to their purr too! And they are really de-stressing when you pet them :)
I am also crazy about zebras, beavers and llama, but I preferred to do only one animal so that this mani doesn't look like a mess!

For this mani I started with two coats of various polishes:
OPI - Skull & Glossbones for my thumbs and ring fingers,
OPI - Sparrow Me The Drama for my index and pinkies,
Stargazer - 237 for my middle fingers.

For my gold blingy nails I added one coat of a F21 polish that looks the twin of LA Colors Color Craze - Goddess (I think they are the same polishes but different labels are printed on the bottles). I layered two more coats of polish: an unnamed baby pink & pale green chunky glitter from Claire's.

For the kitty design, I started by freehanding the global shape with Wet'n Wild Black Crème (isn't that polish in every of my posts?). Then I took my OPI - Alpine snow for the details and I colored the little noses with Sparrow Me The Drama. :)

For my right hand, I used the method of home made stickers for the little cats ;)

I am really in love with this mani, it is very fun and girly but in the same time grey and black look classy together! What do you think?

And now a SURPRISE! I have more pictures about my favorite animals for you! They were made one year ago so sorry for the bad quality of the pics!

For my beaver mani, I started with two coats of Essie - Sew Psyched (<3).
Then I freehanded the beaver with a tiny nail art brush.
I used Essie - Chinchilly for the principal color of the beaver, Sèche - Blanc for the eyes and teeth, a mixture of both for the cheeks and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Slick Slate for the details of the cheeks, nose and ears.

For this simple zebra design, I started with two coats of Sally Hansen Chrome - Champagne Pearl.
Then I added the stamping zebra design that can be found on the plate m57 using Konad Special Black.

Did you like those old manis? Which animal mani do you prefer?
I might need to come out with a llama design now ;)

You can find more informations on the challenge here: Ohlalapolish's Nail Art Challenge

Have a great day! <3


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  1. I love your freehand designs! You're so talented!

  2. Oh my gosh, your little cats are so cute! I love the colours and accents you've combined them with as well - fantastic mani :)

  3. Oh these are so sweet and cute - you are so good at getting everything even and perfect. I love them!! The beaver is way adorable!

  4. Those are so cute. I don't know if I like the kityy or the beaver manicure more!

    1. yes it's so sad I had no access to a good camera when I did the beaver one... And this was my cousin's polishes so I'll not be able to do it again soon (she lives in the usa and me in france).


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