September 20, 2014

The Cat's Meow

Cat Nail Art

This is a recreation of a design by +Liz P, that I saw on Instagram.  The mint green polish paired with the black cat and pastel confetti makes a sweet look.  I improvised on the thumb since that was not pictured in the design I saw online.

Today's nail art is a dedication to my Grandma.  She loved cats, so it is only fitting that I have cat nail art when I say good-bye to her today.  She certainly was the cat's meow :)

Nail Polish
Polish Used:
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet
  • Wet n Wild - Black Crème
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Lacey Lilac
  • Revlon - Bubbly
  • Miss Kiss - Chrome Crazy
Other Supplies:
  • Nail art brush
  • I Heart Nail Art Pen - Fine Black
  • Base and top coats

With the use of the nail art pen, this design gets a lot easier for all the outlining.  I actually managed to do this with my left hand (I'm right handed), since triangles are fairly easy to draw, even with your non-dominant hand.  To create this look:
  1. Apply a light green base color using Mint Sorbet.
    Green Base Color
  2. Using a nail art brush and black polish, paint the cat on the middle finger.  Start with a half circle on the tip, and then add two triangles for ears.
    Cat Head
  3. Paint various triangles in pink, purple, and silver on the index, ring, and pinky.
  4. Paint a heart above the cat head with pink polish.
  5. Use purple polish to paint two triangles for the inside on the cat's ears.
     Triangles and Heart
  6. Using the fine black nail art pen, outline all the triangles and the heart.
  7. On the thumb, use the nail art pen to write "MEOW," but make the "O" a paw print instead.
    Meow Nail

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