Friday, August 19, 2016

P is for Parrot in Paradise

Hello Readers!

It's time for another installment of the ABC Nail Art Challenge! After a bit of deliberation- there always seems to be so many possibilities for each letter- I decided to go with "parrots" for the letter P. I almost did peacocks, but I guess I will have to save that one for another day. I feel like I kind of have to get as many summery manicures in before the end of summer, and peacocks aren't as summery as parrots. ;)

I used a Bundle Monster plate from the Fuzzy and Ferocious Collection to reverse stamp a fun toucan (which is not technically a parrot, but oh well).

I used Sinful Colors "Rock the Bow" for the grayish blue background on my middle three nails, and Essie "Going Guru" for the light green on my thumb and pinky, as well as the reverse stamping for those tropical leaves. 

I was originally going to do the macaw from this stamping plate, but I ended up liking how the toucan turned out better than the macaw. (I put the macaw on my Cinderella hand). 

Here's my toucan plate: "Pretty Birds", from the Fuzzy and Ferocious collection by Bundle Monster. I just love this whole collection, but this plate is pretty awesome with the eagle (for fourth of July or other patriotic holidays) and I am looking forward to using the owl in the fall. 

This plate is also Bundle Monster, from the Hangloose collection. I used the leaves in the upper right hand corner for all my foliage on this mani. I love how the edges of the leaves are left outlined, which made it easy to put just a little of the leaves on my nails to make it look like we are seeing the toucan through the leaves in the jungle. 

Thanks for stopping in today, and be sure to check out the other ladies who participated in this challenge! Happy Polishing,
-The Midnight Stamper