Thursday, February 21, 2013

Why Am I Always a Day Behind?

Once again, I am a day behind in the February Love-ly NAC.  The theme for this was gifts.  I have two manis for this, so please forgive me.

This first one probably doesn't make any sense.  Look, and then I will explain.

This was inspired by Chalkboard Nails HERENow the reason these are considered "gifts" is that one of Bria's teachers loves owls.  So I did these on Bria's nails as a "gift" for her teacher.  

I started with Sinful Colors Cinderella as a base.
The Owls were made with China Glaze Your Touch (body), Zoya Cheryl (wings and legs) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening (eyes and beak).
The hearts were made with China Glaze Your Touch and Nina Spun Sugar.

Bria said that the big owl was scratching his butt, because I messed up his wing (tee hee).

The next mani was inspired by the gift box my valentine chocolates came in this year.

I started with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid red.

 This color isn't really me.  It is too bright a red.  I like those vampy reds.  One of the benefits of the Insta-Dri is that it really does dry really, really, really quick.  I can paint my nails five minutes before I walk out the door with no topcoat and not worry about ruining my nails.  This red, though, is terrible with the staining.  Nails, cuticles, everything, so make sure you wear a base coat or two.

Then I stamped with Sinful Colors Black and LeLac XL plate B.  Love this plate!  I wanted to use Konad Special Black for this stamping, but I think my bottle is getting too old and the stamp to detailed, because I couldn't get the image to transfer, the polish kept drying too fast.


  1. These are both adorable manis for the challenge. Those owls are too stinkin cute! No worries on being late. Better late than never! :)

    1. Thanks Sam...kinda sad that the challenge is coming to the end. Got some ideas going though for what is next.

  2. Both are sooo cute! I love owls, and that mani is just the most adorable thing ever <3 You're so talented (:

  3. So adorable! I love the color scheme on your version of the owl nails! :)

    1. Thanks Sarah! I couldn't have done it without you!