Peacock Nails

Monday, May 24, 2010
Hi dear reader!

I've made this mani a few weeks ago for the nail art contest over at Daph's blog. For my inspiration I used two pictures of a peacock; one with the feather detail and one full. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, especially after working on it with a whole awful lot of polishes.

I can't remember all the polishes I've used but the base colour is OPI's Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow. For the feathers I took out OPI's Over the Taupe. The different tones of green are OPI's Who the Shrek Are You? and Fiercely Fiona, China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle and a nameless Maybelline. The blues I've used are OPI's DS Fantasy, DS Sapphire and What's With the Cattitude and China Glaze's Sexy in the City. I topped it with Chanel's Illusion D'Or.

For the peacock itself I started out with OPI's Fiercely Fiona and create a little depth with Who the Shrek Are You?, China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle and the nameless Maybelline. The blue is, like the feathers, OPI DS Fantasy. The peacock's beak is China Glaze 2030. In the feathers is also a hint of brown: OPI's Over the Taupe and Espresso Your Style! Again, this one is made glittery with Chanels Illusion D'Or and China Glaze's Golden Enchantment. I used a tiny paintbrush when applying the different polishes.

The result:

Peacock Nails Nail Art Design

I'm liking the outcome! This was a first for me, creating the peacock using different shades and I think it worked out pretty well. And of course I'm happy I can show you now haha!

Have a great sunny day!
Michelle

32 comments:

Tassa said...

The best! :)

thriszha said...

so pretty...good luck :D

noor.vandijk said...

echt suuperleuk! ik heb op jou nagels gestemd :)
vond ze zo mooi met die kleuren!
zag het omdat ik ook zelf meedoe haha.

Katrina said...

wow! thats super pretty!! =)

Rebecca said...

This is one of my favourite nail arts that I've seen!

Emma said...

i just votes for you! this is gorgeous!

kelliegonzo said...

omg amazing!! my friend courtney is obsessed w/ peacocks and she's going to die when she sees this! awesome!

salini said...

i really really like your design!!
it worked out amazing!!
10/10 nails :p

Bertine said...

Wowww ik ben verbaasd!! prachtig:)

Michelle said...

Thanks! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you! :) Same for you of course!

Michelle said...

Dankjewel Noor! Jij ook veel succes, vond de jouwe ook erg leuk! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks!

Michelle said...

Thanks Rebecca! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you!

Michelle said...

Hahaha, thanks! Peacocks are very pretty animals, I love them!

Michelle said...

Thank you :)

Michelle said...

Haha, dankjewel! :)

Taki J said...

"Worked out well" is quite an understatement. Gorgeous mix of colors.

AutumnDaydreamer - Shirley said...

WAUW!!! Soooo pretty!!!!

Jackie S. said...

Love it!

Michelle said...

Aww thanks!

Michelle said...

Thank you!

Michelle said...

Thanks :)

Emybloom said...

I was inspired by this to do an EoTD from peacock colours - though its not online yet (www.emybloom.com)

Michelle said...

Oh, nice! Definitly checking that one out :)

Deniz said...

oooh, adorable!!!

Michelle said...

Thanks Deniz! :)

Timi said...

this are very cute! good luck to you!

Michelle said...

Thank you!

lilynail said...

love this mani !! i want do one beforea long time i need to do this :)

Michelle said...

Thanks!

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