Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Animal-Inspired Manicure

It's no secret that I dread the nail art Twinsie Tuesday themes. So when I saw "animal-inspired manicure" as one of the upcoming themes, my first reaction (after panic) was: CHEAT! Because really, do you guys want to see me struggle through a nail art challenge with my kindgarten-level art skills?

But instead, I decided to be a sport and search for a simple nail art tutorial that maybe even an artistically-challenged person like myself might have some hope of completing. I came across the idea of penguin nails and thought it looked both super cute and relatively easy. I didn't want to press my luck too much though, so I limited the penguin to an accent nail. I know my limitations!



I know it's far from mind-blowing, but given my abilities (or more accurately, lack thereof), this is like the freakin' Mona Lisa. I think the little penguin turned out cute! This is the first of our nail art themes that I actually wore out of the house.

I used Essie Boxer Shorts (which will have its own post later this week) as my base color, Sally Hansen White On for the penguin's tummy, OPI A Roll In The Hague for the beak and feet, Revlon Red for the bowtie and Rimmel Black Satin for the eyes. Since I don't own any nail art brushes, (I know, you're shocked) I did the detail work with a toothpick.

It may not look like much to anyone else, but I'm proud of my little attempt at nail art! We have some very artistically gifted ladies in the TT group so be sure to check out what everyone else did this week!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Srsly Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That Is Gorgeous
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

43 comments:

  1. He's adorable, Chelsea! I love the little bowtie, especially. :D

    Congrats on your artistic success!

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  2. Great job! I adore that bowtie!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I was nervous to attempt it but I thought it would make a cute finishing touch.

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  3. It came out so cute. I love penguins!!!

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    1. Thanks, me too! I always love the penguin house at the zoo. :)

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  4. It's awesome! I've never attempted something like this. You did great!

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    1. Thanks Cordia! Neither have I, so I was nervous but I think it turned out well!

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  5. This IS the frickin' Mona Lisa...you did a great job. I love it! Now I want winter to come nooooooow!

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    1. Awww thank you Tara! <3 I know, this made me long for cold weather!

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  6. This is sooo adorable!!!!!!!! Omg!

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  7. This is adorable! I love penguins!

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  8. Haha, so cute!! I'm impressed with your little penguin! He's adorable! :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I was so proud of him! :)

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  9. So cute and creativ :)

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    1. Yours turned out great! I managed to navigate through everything despite the fact that I don't speak any German. :)

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    2. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my site. :)

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  10. Whaaaaaat!! That penguin is AMAZING! I love everything about this mani. It's so adorable, and Boxer Shorts is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I was really happy with how it turned out. And absolutely, Boxer Shorts is such a cute color!

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  11. I love this mani!! It's so cute! You did a great job.

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