Lit from Within: Owlets

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I saw these cute nail owls from Nail Polish Wars, and decided to try my own version.

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?

 Right hand:

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!


  1. So cute!! i might just try these myself, plus I am loving your mug!!!!!!

    1. Thanks! It really was a lot of fun. :) I hope to see this on your blog! :)

  2. Oh So Nice!!! I love this! You did so well.

  3. Very nicely done! Thanks for posting pics of the steps; finally, an owl mani I might actually be able to emulate successfully.

    1. I'd love to see it if you do! Feel free to post a link to your blog or pinterest or instagram!


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