Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Update+Halloween Owl Nail Art

First, don't forget that the huge multi-blogger giveaway is still going on!

Second, I want to apologize for the lack of posts, not doing Halloween nail art, etc.  A close relative has recently received a devastating medical diagnosis and my family is a complete mess over it.  The whole situation is very emotionally and mentally draining and I just haven't been able to concentrate on blogging and art.

In an effort to get my mind off of things, I had some fun this weekend!

I visited Ross Mill Farm & Piggy Camp on Saturday!

Then I went to a street fair to meet the owner of Dollish Polish on Sunday!  I got a hug and bought some great polish!

Then today, I decided to see if I could get out of my funk and get some nail art done.  It didn't go very well, but I think it still turned out pretty cute!  Problems I ran into:
  • I used Elmer's Glue as my base coat, so the polish separated from the nail at the cuticle.  It usually doesn't do that.
  • The moon and one of the owls turned pink after I added top coat.  I have no idea what happened.  I painted over the moon with white polish, but I left the pink owl (middle finger) alone.
  • Top coat messed up the owls' eyes, so I had to paint over them, wait a while, and top coat them again.  As a result, those nails (and also the thumb) ended up super thick.
  • The general shape of each owl wasn't as perfect as I wanted it to be.
That thing I'm holding is a weird spider web lollipop!

Products used:
  • Background-Elevation Polish Jungfrau
  • Moon-painted over original mix with OPI Alpine Snow
  • Clouds-mix of China Glaze Snow and Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Branches-mix of OPI Warm Me Up and Smitten Polish Cocoa & Cardis
  • Owls-mix of China Glaze Snow and OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • Owl wings-mix of China Glaze Snow, Orly Liquid Vinyl, and OPI Warm Me Up
  • Owl tummy-mix of China Glaze Snow, OPI My Vampire Is Buff, ad OPI Warm Me Up
  • Owl beak and feet-mix of Zoya Creamy and Zoya Arizona
  • Owl eyes-Zoya Creamy

All products purchased by me


  1. I don't know, these are super awesome! Pictures don't even reveal any of those flaws! The owls might've turned pink if you've ever used that top coat before over a red polish...

    1. Thanks! Only the moon and one owl (oops, accidentally wrote two, gonna go fix that lol) turned pink, though, and they got pinker over time, as if a reaction were taking place. I also put top coat on a piece of white paper after the first episode of "pinkening" (the moon) and it looked fine and clear. Weirdness!

  2. Super cute nails, and omg those pigs <3