Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Challenge Your Nail Art: Owls

Hello Readers!

Today's nails are for the newly re-opened Facebook group, "Challenge Your Nail Art". For the month of October there is a challenge every other day, and the October challenges are mostly centered around fall and Halloween. Super fun themes, so I decided to give it a try. I am a day late but here are my owl nails!

I decided to go with a strongly fall-leaning theme for my owl nails, because the weather is finally cooling down here and I am getting into the fall spirit. I decided to add a stack of books because owls and books traditionally go together, and I tried to place the leaf decals over them to suggest that maybe the owl has a stack of books hiding in his little owl tree.

My base orange polish is Essie's "Taj-ma-haul", and my main yellow is Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in "Lemon Heaven." I also used Sinful Colors "Courtney Orange" and the brown is LA Colors "Ruthless". My black- which I stamped with- is just the classic Wet N Wild black creme.

I actually used 4 different plates to achieve this look. The owl himself comes from Bundle Monster's "Fuzzy and Ferocious" collection:

My books come from this MoYou London plate from the "Alice in Wonderland" collection:

My scallops (I picked these because I thought that they kind of resembled owl feathers) are from Bundle Monster's "Hangloose" collection:
And finally, I made my little leaf decals with this Aliexpress dupe of a MoYou London plate, from the "Mother Nature" collection:

Hope you enjoyed these fall nails! Do you enjoy creating fall manis? What is your favorite theme? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Brilliant stamping as always. I seriously need the book stacks pattern tamping plate <3

    1. Thank you! Yeah, that image is super awesome! I can think of so many geeky uses for it. It's one of the main reasons I bought that plate.