Friday, December 24, 2010


If you've been reading my blog for a few months, you may remember the owl nail art I did back in August. I just love those little owls - I've painted them on boxes, doodled them on my notes, you name it - and I thought yesterday that I'd use the same basic method to put some penguins on my nails. I used two coats of China Glaze For Audrey for the base color, and a random black and white for the penguins. They're not entirely neat, but I think they're cute.

I did my thumbnail and pinkie nail, too, as well as my right hand, but I couldn't manage to get a good picture of all my nails, so you get to see these three. I did have a bit of trouble making the penguins - I had read you could use Sharpies for nail art, so I initially used a black Sharpie for the penguins because I figured it'd be easier. But then when I put on top coat, it smeared all over the place. I went back and dabbed polish over the smears, but it made the penguins look kind of lumpy. At least now I know that Sharpie will smear! I don't know whether or not I'll change my manicure again for Christmas (it depends on whether or not this chips), but I definitely won't be posting tomorrow, so have a merry Christmas if you celebrate it, and if you don't, have a great weekend!