Odd, when you search “mouse nail art” all you get is Mickey and Minnie! I wanted to do REAL mice (you know, the kind I work with every day in lab. Brown and fuzzy), and so this manicure was born!
The base is the last of my new Israeli polishes, Wow #301, a greyed out yellow. It is an interesting color, even if it is a yellow. This polish was a bit runnier than the other WoW polishes, but did go on evenly in two coats.
I specked on some orange (with a coarse sponge) to make the background look like cheese. At least, that is what I was going for. I then painted on the mice with textured polish (because really, mice are fuzzy!) and went from there. If you want to see how I actually did it, look at the end of the post for a tutorial!
I had a lot of fun with this manicure. I have gotten so many new polishes recently that I just keep doing simple geometric things rather than “art”! It doesn’t help that I am trying to figure out what to do with the KBShimmer blogger holiday collection. I just do NOT want to cover those beauties! Ugh.
- Yellow: WoW – 301
- Orange: Wet n’ Wild – Sunny Side Up
- Grey: Zoya – London
- Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
- White: Zoya – Purity
- Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
What do you guys think? Adorable or just weird?
Step 1: Paint nails yellow. Since it is yellow, it will probably take 2-3 coats :-p
Step 2: Dab orange polish onto the rough side of a sponge and dab the sponge to your nails. Alternately, crumple up saran wrap and put orange polish on it. Dab the saran wrap on your nails for a similar effect.
Step 3: Top coat your nails. After this you will be using textured polish, so if you want the surface smooth you have to do it at this stage.
Step 4: Paint the mouse’s body with grey or brown textured polish. It should look like a symmetric teardrop.
Step 5: Add small semicircles of black for the ears. Make them extend beyond the edge of the mouse’s body.
Step 6: Add whiskers and eyes in black polish.
Step 7: Add a small pink dot for the nose
Step 8: Add a small amount of pink in the ears. It should not be totally opaque.
Step 9: Add a tail with black polish. Done!