I was inspired by the colours in my October Nailbox box, and for my first design this month I did some cute owl nails.
I started off bt masking my nails with round stickers on my middle finger and ring finger. I then painted a base colour of NailsInc Kensington High Street on all fingers. I had to peel the stickers off carefully to create the ears of the owls. I decided to add a reverse glitter gradient on the 'non owl' nails with Essie Summit of Style. This is just such a pretty antique gold glitter that really sparkles.
For the details on my owl nails I used Rimmel Caramel Cupcake for the tummy feathers, with individually placed glitter particles from Summit of Style. Then I dotted on white and black for their eyes and orange for a beak.
With a little less time to come up with a nail design I tend to fall back on to nail stamping because it's quick and easy and looks really effective. I went for a lacy butterfly effect with this design using Essie Ballet Slippers as a neutral base, and white stamping over the stop using MoYou London White Knight and the number 10 Princess Plate. I really liked the overall look, but wish that I had been able to vary the stamped image.
I was recently having a look around in Kiko, and I was taken with three sparkly shades. I was going leave them and put them on my Christmas, but my fiancé wouldn't let me leave and bought them for me. This is 531. How pretty is this? I am a little disappointed that it doesn't have a fun name to match the beautiful sparkle.
To finish off the month I decided to go with a metallic and black plaited nail design. I only added the plaited effect on my ring finger and thumb because it can take quite a bit of time to get the finished look depending on how long your nails are. I used True Brit London Taxi Cab, Barry M Grey, and OPI Turn on the Haute Light for this look.
So, as you can see, a bit of a mixed bag overall. I think the owls were my favourites this month. What;s yours? Leave me a comment and let me know. I can't believe December is already knocking at our door, but that does of course mean it's time for Christmas nails - yay!
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