14 December 2011

Penguins in Santa hats

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Wednesday :) I know I should be wearing pink but I'm just not feeling it lately :( Instead, I'm going into Christmas overdrive. Usually I'm not especially festive but this year I'm spazzing about all things Christmas-related, probably because I can't go home for Christmas so I'm trying to make the best of it!

Also, before I get into my most - I just wanted to say thank you for the sweet congratulations on my one year blogiversary :) It means a lot to me and I'm so glad to have met you all!

So I have my first real Christmas mani to show you guys today. My love Jen and I decided that we were going to challenge ourselves to do holiday manicures and settled on three as an appropriate number. She's already done two and I'm just posting my first! I decided on penguins with Santa hats because I love penguins and adding a Santa hat to anything makes it festive... right? I started out with two coats of Etude House Sherbet Blue as my base, then started making my penguins with a dotting tool, which is why they're a bit lumpy. I like things that are kind of messed up though, so I don't mind! I used Wet n Wild Black Creme, Wet n Wild White On, Konad special yellow and a-england Perceveal (which is pretty much one of the most perfect reds ever) for this. It took me ages but I was being lazy and doing other things so I doubt it would normally take that long! Then I added some topcoat, because all the layers of polish make this a bit uneven.

They look a bit crazy but they're my crazy penguins so I like them haha. I have no idea what happened with the penguin's eyes on my pinky. They're uber googly and I think I was all stoked on how relatively normal their eyes looked until then and then I jinxed myself. His eyes are wider than his body hahaha!

Also, it's 2:30 AM as I write this and I just finished taking the pictures, so that's why they're under a lamp. I'm building a lightbox soon, hopefully, so I can finally stop being at the mercy of the sun, but until I do...



Tehe - I wanted to try out the lovely Deborah's signature hand pose. It looks better with her adorable nails, I think!

So, there you have it. One of my first proper attempts at nail art that I've shown on here LOL. What do you guys think? Be merciful!

Have you done any Christmas designs yet? What do you think you'll be wearing Christmas day? :)


 Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!


                                                          

23 comments:

  1. Okay those penguins are TOO CUTE!!! Also I think Pinky Penguin is adorable, he's just surprised is all :) I haven't ventured out into nail art yet so I think you did a great job!!

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  2. I love this!!!! SO cute! I am wearing a Black dress with Super High gold (mainly) heels with a tough of black! Any suggestions on a nail design? I was thinking maybe a gold wrapped present? These penguins are adorable! I need to get to this talent level!

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  3. Awesome! They look like the Spanish bunch of penguins in Happy Feet!

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  4. Ehehehe!!! So cute! XD Gorgeous polishes too! I really would like to own some A England ones.

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  5. I love your crazy penguins <3333

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  6. This is so adorable! Look at them, awwwwwww! <3

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  7. These look so cute! It reminds me of my penguin socks! I wanna try and do this to my nails!

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  8. Aahhhhhhh this is cuteness overload! LOVE them!

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  9. You're so talented! And that's the perfect background colour for the little penguins!

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  10. I friggen love this and hate you at the same time! These 'lil guys are so adorableeeeeeee!

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  11. Oh my gosh, these are so adorable! I especially love the penguin on your pinky––I laughed out loud when I saw him. Really awesome :-)

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  12. I love your penguins!! They are so adorable! <3

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  13. These are just ridiculously cute!! Such a great mani - v creative. They must make you smile every time you look at your nails :D xx

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  14. OH MY GOSH YOU DID MY POSE! You should have seen my face as I noticed... like O.O whuuuut?

    I think it looks great on you too :D! And that manicure - to die for! Those hats are supercute <33. HAHA you are SO annoyed now because I did <33. And again <33. Maybe even some <3333?

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  15. I DID THESE PENGUINS!!! They are soo freaking adorable, and they will unwrapping presents with me this sunday!!!
    Originally, I thought it would bring a touch of winter to christmas in melbourne, but since it's gonna be pretty lame weather, they should fit right in. I have a link here to my twitpic account/penguin nails: http://twitpic.com/7vs3c1

    hope you like!

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