Friday, May 13, 2011

Nails of the Day - Safari Skittles

Edit: Due to Blogger's downtime, this post was removed (it was originally posted on Tuesday) and re-posted and all of your lovely comments were also removed. :(

Hey guys!

I'm sorry I haven't been around for the last couple of days - I've been super busy getting back in the groove of being in school 5 days a week (I haven't done this since my first semester back in 2006). Plus my internet was down last night and I didn't realize until after I had taken a load of photos for the part 2 post of my top 10 polishes. I decided to post this nail art first but the conclusion of my top 10 post will be up tomorrow or Friday.

Also, I want you all to know that I'm slowly but surely responding to all of your emails! I promise I haven't forgotten about you, I've just been a bit overwhelmed these past couple of weeks.

Anyways, I definitely haven't finished with my floral nail art series but I decided to take a break from that today and do some animal print nails. I was originally inspired by a new tote bag I bought for school (picture after the jump) but once I got going, not even one of my nails ended up looking like my bag! Nonetheless, I hope you like it!


China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
OPI - Take the Stage (base on thumbs)
Milani - Gold Glitz (base on index fingers)
OPI - DS Desire (base on middle fingers)
OPI - Bring on the Bling (ring fingers)
Nicole by OPI - The Next CEO (base on pinky fingers)
China Glaze - Golden Enchantment (glitter top coat on thumbs and pinky fingers)
China Glaze - Ingrid (cheetah spots, zebra stripes)
American Apparel - California Trooper (giraffe print)
OPI - Black Onyx (tiger stripes)
Seche Vite Top Coat

More photos after the jump (including one of something you don't see very often - my right hand)!


(Right hand)

(My inspiration)


  1. I love this! Soo Creative!

  2. This looks awesome!! So creative! Just found your blog and we are now following. We would love for you to visit our blog and follow back if you like. :-)
    Jayme & Mendi

  3. cute! the giraffe is nice.

    do you have ds original? just curious. i am seriously considering spending $24 on it... hah

  4. they look great!! love the colors :)

  5. Very nice. I like the giraffe the best I think :)

  6. I love each design by itself. But together...?

  7. I love it, it's really unique, are they stamps or free-hand?

  8. This is seriously my new favorite!! I love animal prints and you did an excellent job! I'd love to see tutorials of your skills!

  9. That is so beautiful! You made a perfect selection of shades!

  10. OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS!! How did you do the giraffe print? Did you just use a small paintbrush to draw the lines?

  11. Thanks everyone!

    Rebecca: I don't have DS Original but it's been on my wishlist for a while now. I don't think I see myself spending anything over $20 for it though. I'll just keep hoping that I'll come across it someday on a blog sale or something.

    VampVixen: It's all freehand. I've never used stamps before but if I ever do, I'll definitely mention it in the product list. :)

    BlushingNoir: I'm actually working on doing tutorials! I'm waiting for my bf's Mom to return from her trip with my video camera but I've also been playing around with my video editing program and trying to figure everything out. It'll happen eventually! :)

    Amanda: Yup! It's a small brush from Michael's and the brand name on it is Simply Simmons.

  12. Girl you are SOOOOO creative!!! Amazing work!!!!

  13. I love it ! your nail arts are awesome !

  14. i commented on this before but again, cool!

    HEY you should add this to the bk nail art comp. bump that thread back up!

    i asked last time i commented out of curiosity, do you have DS original?

  15. Thanks gals!

    Rebecca: That's the reason I did the mani in the first place! I haven't added it yet in case I decided to do something else before the month ends but I think this will be my entry.

    And no, I don't have DS Original but it's been on my wishlist for a while now. I can't see myself spending over $20 for it so I'm just hoping that I get lucky and come across it on a blog sale or something.


    Please post some tutorials on these, you are an artist and I would be honored to even try to attempt some of these.

    Holy wow!!!!

  17. hahaha, i want it so badly and it's going for like $24 on ebay right now... i might end up buying it to cheer myself up!
    i was going to buy OMG when it was still going for $15, so i think if i don't get this one now i'll regret it when it goes up!

  18. Then I say go for it! In fact, if I had the money right now (because of my course load this semester I had to give up 1 of my 2 shifts at work a week, which is going to be tough) I'd probably get it as well now that I think about it. Someday!

    Speaking of OMG, I saw a listing today for it and it's going for $60! $60! I want to completely my OMG collection pretty badly but that's just insane!

  19. i say FORGET OMG. holy crap!


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