I think these are my favourite nails so far this year even though I only really had time to do the design on the ring fingers. I couldn’t stop looking at them all week. This was probably one of the few designs I have had to sketch out and plan on paper beforehand also.
I firstly painted all nails in 2 coats of the base colour. This was Barry M’s retro blue for the ring finger and their limited edition Christmas blue for all other fingers.
On all fingers except the ring fingers, I used a large dotting tool to place 3 dots of the darker blue on each nail. This is because I didn’t want them to be left boring and plain.
On the ring finger I then used the lighter blue to add a half circle at the top of the nail. This made the background behind the ears of the owl. I then painted in a ‘tombstone’ shape from the bottom of the nail to be the owl’s belly.
I then used a dotting tool to add to big white dots for eyes, and a smaller black dot was added for the pupils. I then used a shimmery yellow shade that I have and used a very small dotting tool to create a small triangle for the beak.
I’m really pleased with how this turned out and think it looks super cute. I also think the shimmer and glitter in the shades used make it look a lot more special. Enjoy!