Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey Nails

Do you remember when you were a little kid and you used to trace your hand to make a turkey? Well, since I am so incredibly creative, I translated that fun pasttime to my nails!

To be quite honest, I HATED them so much that I didn't even bother with cleanup. The brown at the tip of the nail made my nails look as though I had only really tiny nails. It just looked really, really bad so I took it off right away. Though it could have been a good idea... my selected color palette just didn't work for this look.

Here are the steps I followed for my turkey nails, in case you can think of a way to make them look amazing:
  1. Apply 1 coat of CND Stickey top coat.
  2. Begin by polishing on one coat of China Glaze Solar Power to each nail except the thumbs.
  3. Next, in a ruffian pattern, layer on (freehand) OPI Hot & Spicy, OPI Don't Mess With OPI, and OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys.
  4. I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust so the messy lines wouldn't be as obvious.
  5. For the thumbs, I used 3 coats of OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys.
  6. I freehanded the eyes, beak and gobbler (what is that thing, anyway?) with a dotting tool and acrylic paint.
  7. I finished the whole look with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat.
So... do you think you can make my nails look better than I did? I'm sorry I didn't worry about the cleanup. They really did come right off because they were just that horrible. Though I have to admit, that turkey was pretty dang cute!

Happy early Thanksgiving!


  1. Just so you know, I'm a terrible blog reader. I read everything in Google Reader so I hardly ever take the time to open a new window, log in to GFC, and actually comment. But this.... dude, love it!

    I may try my hand at this on Thursday to amuse my family. :D From a distance, the design does give you stubby fingers a bit, but it's still super adorable.

  2. well you did a really good job on the turkey! It's super cute^.^

  3. aweeee! This is super cute! I wanted to do a Thanksgiving mani and wasn't sure what to do! Your little turkey is so cute! I laughed so hard at the gobbler comment. :-D

  4. It is so adorable:) I just used to trace my hands and count the divisions as if the number would ever change!!!o.O


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