Creative musings in bright colors

Peacocking

It’s the week of Thanksgiving! What this really means is that I am only working 1.5 days this week…before my parents meet the entire extended family of my fiancé for the first time. Oy! DAMAGE CONTROL. Anyway. I don’t (yet) have special Thanksgiving nails lined up, but I’ll see what I can get done tomorrow! For today I present the wrong type of bird, a peacock rather than a turkey!

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This peacock was enabled by my sister, who gave me some water decals a year ago…that I still hadn’t tried! Unfortunately, these are a bit thick (so they don’t lie completely flat on the nail as they should) but they are still stunning. It is a black peacock on a clear background.

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I made a teal + glitter base, added the decal, added top coat (to make the decal stay…they liked to slide around) and then went in with a fine detail brush to add some gold to the feathers. Another round of top coat, and voila!

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Colors
~ Teal: Zoya – Wednesday
~ Glitter: ORLY – Sparkling Garbage
~ Gold: Sally Hansen – Liquid Gold

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The decals lasted about 2 days before they started lifting off, a side-effect of the thicker material. But they still looked awesome while they worked!

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Comments on: "Peacocking" (11)

  1. Wow these are gorgeous! Love the decals and love the colors

  2. Tamara Kossoff said:

    “Lordy-lord,” these nails look gorgeous!!!

    Don’t worry about inter-meeting families: it took me decades to realize all families are nuts! That’s why you are offered a drink as soon as you walk in a house to pay a visit, to lower the level of bizarreness.

  3. These are very pretty. And good luck with the family 😉

  4. Omg. this is gorgeous!

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