One of my most-pinned nail art pieces on pinterest was not even done on my nails, but my friend Catie’s. She asked for rainbow colored owls on her tiny nubbins, and people loved them! Now that I have nubbins, I decided it was time to do the same to my own nails.
The amazing part of this is that the only colors that are the same between her mani and mine are the light blue, light purple, and yellow. Everything else is different! I went for a darker set of colors than what I did for her, more fall-themed since I think I did hers in the spring! Also rather remarkably, all but four of the colors are Zoya polishes, because Zoya cremes are magical. Go figure!
~ Dark pink: Zoya – Ciara
~ Light pink: Revlon – Bubbly
~ Dark purple: Zoya – Monica
~ Light purple: Zoya – Malia
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Sia
~ Light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Dark teal: Zoya – Cecilia
~ Light teal: Zoya – Wednesday
~ Dark green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Light green: Glitter Gal – No Worries
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
In retrospect, I probably should have used an even lighter teal than I did for the “light teal” color, as it doesn’t stand out as much. Oops!!
I put together a tutorial for this, since I know people loved it the first time! No idea if it will be useful, but this mani is actually really easy. The hardest part is waiting for the thicker coats of polish to dry before you add dots! Enjoy!
Step 1: Paint your nails with a base color. Once that is dry, add a semi-circle starting halfway down your nail to the free edge using a lighter shade of the same color.
Step 2: Add large yellow dots for eyes.
Step 3: Using the base color for that nail, add small vertical dots for feathers within the lighter semicircle. Make sure the semicircle is dry first!
Step 4: Add white dots within the yellow dots.
Step 5: While the eyes are drying, add and orange triangle and small orange ovals for the beak and feet.
Step 6: Add black dots for the eyes. Top coat and your done! Make sure the eyes are dry before you add top coat or you risk smudging the black polish all over your owl’s stomach. Voila!