Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Peacock Nails!

Good Morning Lovelies!

Today I thought I'd show you what I did WAAAAY back when we went to Philly!

If you just wanna see the final product, skip to the end, cause this is a Step-by-Step guide to how I did it!

First, my Inspiration:



Here are the Polishes I chose:


They are:
CG "Emerald Sparkle", SC "Show Me the Way", Ultra Pro "Brassi Bronze", Pure Ice "Wild Thing" Maybelline "Go Go Green", CG "Sexy in the City", OPI "Ink"
I chose all shimmers because of the shimmery quality of peacock feathers.


I started with 2 coats of China Glaze "Emerald Sparkle" topped with 1 coat of Sinful Colors "Show me the Way".  Since I knew that there would be a METRIC TON of polish layers I decided to take an acetone dipped Q-Tip and just take the polish off the center of the nail:



Then I added an egg shape to the center of the nail with 2 or 3 coats of Ultra Pro "Brassi Bronze":
 


Now, Using a tiny brush, I outlined that egg shape with 1 coat of Pure Ice "Wild thing"  then topped that with 2 coats of Maybelline "Go Go Green":



Finally, Add a dot of China Glaze "Sexy in the City" to the fat end of the egg.
Then, inside that dot, do a small 3/4 pie shape using OPI "Ink".
Now I realized after the fact that the "Ink" should have been placed at the top of the "Sexy in the City" dot, so be sure to do it right, and NOT like me! LOL

And Voila!:


Peacock Nails!

I'd like to give this a go again in the future.  It was kinda messy to me, so I'd like to make it alittle cleaner.
This would probably look fantastic on a stiletto nail!


Well, that's all for today my Wonderful readers!

I hope you have a fantastic day!!!!

{{{Hugs}}}
Christy

24 comments:

thriszha said...

wow!! this is pretty amazing.. im also about to made a peacock nails for i saw a peacock when i went to Dubai..hehehe.. now i have ur blog post for my reference for making a peacock nails...thanks for sharing this...u too have a great week!! xoxo

Evil Angel said...

I love it! I should do this whe I wear my peacock feather hair clip.

Camy said...

That's very beautiful and interesting!

LfsAlot said...

This picture does not do this mani justice!!! It was so much more beautiful in person. It's nice here but to actually really see it was amazing!
BTW, love the new blog design :)

Ange-Marie said...

omg omg omg! I am *obsessed* with peacocks. I forsee some nail plaigarism in my very near future!

Brooke said...

I think they turned out really pretty! I would have never even thought of that idea, good one.

I even like they way the nails look when you removed the polish from just the center, it looked really cool just like that!

Marisa said...

wow, such a creative nail art..congrats!
Kisses
marisa

PaO* said...

Me encantan!! es una genial idea

AllYouDesire said...

wow! I think I wouldn´t be able to do this :)

nihrida said...

Omg! How do you come up with all these great ideas? This is great! Now come do mine! =)

L said...

Awesome step by step!

Helen (Nice Things) said...

I love it! Wow! I definitely want to try it out myself - it's really pretty.

Nina said...

That looks amazing! I must try it although I don't have all the right colors.

Eli said...

They're very original! BTW I'm loving your new layout ;-)

Mama Jen said...

this is so amazing looking..i love it!

gildedangel said...

That looks so cool!!! I hope you don't mind if I steal it in the future!

konADDICT said...

nailed it...genius!

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

NICE! this is very creative turned out awesome.

Shayla said...

Wow, how original! I never would have thought to do something like this. Thanks for sharing!

PS - Loving the Christmas theme :)

Jessica said...

This is beautiful! I love peacocks. I just might have to try this, its so pretty!

Pinkginger said...

This is lovely! You are so creative!

ainos2 said...

Truly amazing mani!
Your color choices are just spot on.

Tabula Rasa,,, said...

Very nice! thriszha beat me to it, but yes, I've also been planning my own version of peacock nails since I picked up my last ChG haul. May I add you as more inspiration for my mani?

Lucy said...

Very pretty nails. Maybe you could blur the polishes together somehow. Still a gorgeous manicure. Love all the colors.