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Nice Set of Hooters...

...I meant the owls!

My sister said this about my nails when we were out last night.. and I died. One, because it is a hilarious quote and two, because I love Dumb & Dumber..

A few days ago, while cruising around pinterest, these adorable owl nails were pinned.. I knew I had to do them as I have friends who love owls and they are still quite 'trendy' - but I figured I could recreate them and have people still know what they are! All bonuses.

Chalkboard Nails was the blog that they were linked to. While reading the post, I found out that she found them at Cingy Blogs Nails also via pinterest..

I really wanted to use reinforcements to make the 'horns' look more even.. But I think I might have tossed them out the other day with a wealth of papers I sent to the recycling bin.. Ugh. So, freehand it was!



**Must apologize about my horribly dry hands. Nothing is working for me this winter, and this is actually a fairly nice winter thus far. My hands are destroyed and I lather on lotion 5+ times a day, plus my medication for eczema and I'm still left with gross hands. LE SIGH!**

I apologize about the thumb.. I actually sort of gouged my index fingernail on my other hand, and I was able to salvage him on that finger, but the remnants had to stay on the thumb.. Only part I don't like about this mani!

I used Orly Spark and Orly Liquid Vinyl for the eyes, Orly Sol Cabana for the beaks, OPI Over The Taupe on the thumb, Color Club Rad Nomad on the index finger, OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue on middle, OPI Mermaid's Tears on ring, and OPI Sparrow Me The Drama on the pinky. I also mixed OPI Alpine Snow with all the colours used to make their belly area and then just dots with the base colour.

I think I have 3 people that want me to re-create this on them so far, and I am actually happy about it! These nails are adorable and I'd be more than happy to share that adorable-ness with others!

I hope everyone is having a great day - and will have a fantastic weekend!!

Comments

Freshie said…
I heart the title and this mani!
Angie said…
I love this owl trend, they are so stinking cute! And I love the title as well!
Rainbowify Me said…
Aww, they're very cute! :)
Laura said…
Oh wow, these are cute!

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