Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Turkey Time! #FallingForNailArt
We're almost to the end of the Falling For Nail Art challenge! I'm not going to finish *exactly* on time, but I'm hopeful we'll be at the end before December!
What's Thanksgiving without turkey? The turkey marketing people really got this holiday in the bag. I wanted to make a vibrant, jeweled turkey feather mani based on this tutorial from NailPro.
It starts with Revlon Polished, a crelly creamsicle-cantalope color. It's thin..and a little streaky. Even with three coats, I wouldn't wear it on its own.
I made the outline of the feathers with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Chop Chop Copper, a gorgeous copper and gold microglitter with pink and chartreuse flashes.
Julep Karmen is like fire in the bottle! I wish it looked like that on the nail, but it's still a pretty and vibrant red with flashes of gold.
I thought that using a black striper, like I did on my pinky, would look best, but it actually didn't work. A gold glitter striper from Milani was better. This design is versatile, too - it only looks like feathers because of the context. Different colors would give it a totally different look.
I used another tutorial, this one from Adventures in Acetone, to help me make the turkey on my thumb. I used the same colors for the feathers, and Cult Nails Miss Conduct for the head, Tempest and Nevermore for the eyes, and Sinful Colors Mardi Gras for the beak.
Now, that's a turkey that looks too good to eat. Good thing, too, because I'm sure it tastes terrible.
Lots-o-bottles shot: Revlon Polished, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Chop Chop Copper, Cult Nails Miss Conduct, Tempest, and Nevermore, Sinful Colors Mardi Gras, and Julep Karmen and Milani gold nail art striper.
That's a lot of polishes! What's the most polishes you've used in one mani?