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11/13/2011

Colors: Blue Lace (Nicole), He’s My Boo (OPI), Mummy Knows Best (OPI), Concrete Evidence (Ulta), Black Lingerie (Revlon), Imagine If (Nicole)
It’s been a while since I posted any nail art. School has been keeping me busy! But since Happy Feet 2 comes out in a few days, I thought I’d do a penguin manicure. Truth be told, the penguin here looks more surprised or shocked than happy, lol. Oh, well!
If you’d like to recreate this penguin, start by painting your nail with a base coat and then a base color. I like to think you can choose any base color, but I went with something blue since it reminds me of winter/snow. Then, use a dotting tool and/or striper to create what looks like a black bowling pin. Add wings to the sides of the “bowling pin.” Once that is completely dry, use a dotting tool to create a white U shape on the head. Then, using a somewhat large dotting tool, plop down one large black dot in the middle of that U. Use a dotting tool to create the white tummy area; connect the white U and white tummy areas. Once the black/white portions are completely dry, use a make-up sponge to sponge on a gray color very lightly to the belly, add the beak and feet in orange, and then add eyes. Decorate your other nails similarly, and seal in your designs with a top coat. :)
To create the gradient nail (it’s supposed to look like the penguin’s tummy!), paint your nail with a white base color. Once that is dry, use a make-up sponge to sponge on a gray color. Start at the tip of your nail, and sponge your way up, but don’t go all the way to the cuticle—you want some of the white to still show. Once the gray layer is dry, use a make-up sponge to sponge on some black. Start from the tip of your nail, and sponge up to about the middle of your nail. The trick to using black is to make sure you don’t load your sponge with color. Keep sponging until you feel like you have a somewhat ombre effect. After that, I added a layer of glitter, which is actually more apparent in person. Seal in your design with a top coat like Seche Vite, which will help the whole thing look smooth and glossy.
I feel as though the rest of the nails are self explanatory, but ask away if you have questions. :)

Colors: Blue Lace (Nicole), He’s My Boo (OPI), Mummy Knows Best (OPI), Concrete Evidence (Ulta), Black Lingerie (Revlon), Imagine If (Nicole)

It’s been a while since I posted any nail art. School has been keeping me busy! But since Happy Feet 2 comes out in a few days, I thought I’d do a penguin manicure. Truth be told, the penguin here looks more surprised or shocked than happy, lol. Oh, well!

If you’d like to recreate this penguin, start by painting your nail with a base coat and then a base color. I like to think you can choose any base color, but I went with something blue since it reminds me of winter/snow. Then, use a dotting tool and/or striper to create what looks like a black bowling pin. Add wings to the sides of the “bowling pin.” Once that is completely dry, use a dotting tool to create a white U shape on the head. Then, using a somewhat large dotting tool, plop down one large black dot in the middle of that U. Use a dotting tool to create the white tummy area; connect the white U and white tummy areas. Once the black/white portions are completely dry, use a make-up sponge to sponge on a gray color very lightly to the belly, add the beak and feet in orange, and then add eyes. Decorate your other nails similarly, and seal in your designs with a top coat. :)

To create the gradient nail (it’s supposed to look like the penguin’s tummy!), paint your nail with a white base color. Once that is dry, use a make-up sponge to sponge on a gray color. Start at the tip of your nail, and sponge your way up, but don’t go all the way to the cuticle—you want some of the white to still show. Once the gray layer is dry, use a make-up sponge to sponge on some black. Start from the tip of your nail, and sponge up to about the middle of your nail. The trick to using black is to make sure you don’t load your sponge with color. Keep sponging until you feel like you have a somewhat ombre effect. After that, I added a layer of glitter, which is actually more apparent in person. Seal in your design with a top coat like Seche Vite, which will help the whole thing look smooth and glossy.

I feel as though the rest of the nails are self explanatory, but ask away if you have questions. :)

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