Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tropical Toucan Nail Art

Hey guys!

Today I have some fun tropical nail art for you! I found this really cute image of a toucan and decided to incorporate it into a nail art design.

I freehanded the majority of the design, but I decided to also include some stamping as well! I don't stamp often, but I really should do it more so that I can work on perfecting my technique.


The base colour for this design is OPI Did It On 'Em from the Nicki Minaj Collection. I thought this was a good tropical-looking shade to set the tone of this manicure.

The colours I used to freehand the toucan and his branch include Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme, OPI Alpine Snow, China Glaze Foie Gras, China Glaze Lemon Fizz and China Glaze High Hopes

Finally, using China Glaze Starboard, I stamped the leaf image from BM15 on my thumb, ring and pinky finger nails.


Surprisingly, the toucan itself wasn't as hard to draw as I thought it was going to be. I just focused on one shape at a time (the body, the beak, etc) and before I knew it, it was complete!


So what do you guys think of my toucan design? I'm quite proud of this design, if I do say so myself!


32 comments:

  1. What a cute little chubby toucan - a really fun ans sweet mani!

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  2. This is amazing, so neat! I would love to sea a tutorial with this design!

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  3. oh i love toucan!!! you did a great job of this, oh to have your nail art skills!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Very very pretty mani! I love the toucan!

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  5. This is completely adorable! I love it!!!

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  6. I love that it stretches across two nails!

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  7. Your free-handing is amazing! I cannot believe how clean it is. Super cute Kayla.

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  8. I'm so in love with this design!!!! Well done!!!

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  9. That is one cute little toucan. Great job!

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  10. This is so cute and fun! Definitely summer ready!

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  11. I love this! So summery & fun. If only I had freehand skills even close to yours!!

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  12. Awesome!! I love this mani ♥ !

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  13. Owwww, cute!

    Like FB the my friend from German -> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unha-Estranha-no-Ninho/213004885484359

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  14. amazing! like it's real but on your nails :)

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  15. This is soo cute I love it!!! Perfect colours too!

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  16. Cool! I LOVE the toucan! XD
    how do you prevent the black from smudging while applying top coat? I find that my designs always smudge after applying topcoat no matter how long i wait :/

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  17. This is amazing and so... clean!

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