First, a coat of nude sheer all over the nail, and when that dried, I applied the reinforcement stickers for the half-moon mani and painted different colors on each nail. The right hand got the same colors.
I have really small nail beds, and my nails are not very long, so I wasn't sure how I was going to fit all that detail on my nails. I decided to dot the eyes in first, so I could space out where the belly would go. A lighter, complimentary color was used for the belly.
I used the dotting tool to make smaller black dots for the owls' eyes, and used the owl's body color to make the belly dots. I also used the dotting tool to extend the ears of some of the owls.
Beaks added, cleaned and topcoated! Aren't they cute?
Matching owl mug from a friend. Perfect match! :)
These days, I rarely wear a mani more than a day - this one I kept for 3 days, I think. I loved it that much. Hubby said this was his fave mani so far. High praise, indeed!