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June 23, 2012
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Well isn’t that just precious?!  Dipped back into the Essie wheelhouse this week (needed a neutral color and this one flopped right in my lap) to go for a three-coat cover of Essie Miss Matched.  For a little extra flair — cuz it wouldn’t be me without something a little funky going on — I used a tan acrylic paint to add a giraffe print accent to the ring finger.  I usually do this print in the reverse (so that the splotches are my base color and the border becomes the color I add in) but this worked just as easily; you’re basically adding odd splotches of color with your small brush and then leaving enough uniform gapping between them to create the print.

Essie Miss Matched

giraffe print

giraffe nail art

giraffe manicure

8 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    So simple but very pretty. You always knock it out if the park!

  2. Kayleigh says:

    Love this! Really simple but it’s SO adorable!

  3. Neat! (Olivia) says:

    OMG! Giraffes are my favorite animals!!! I love it!

  4. Natalie says:

    This design is so cute! I love it! It’s simple yet so adorable ^.^

    • the nerd says:

      Thanks Natalie! Went to the zoo last week and saw some big ol’ live buggers — some of them have really dark coloring, it’s really pretty… I want to try that next!

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