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May 4, 2012
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S&A requested some owl nails awhile ago (since unintentionally taking the week off last, I’m feeling horribly backlogged so you’ll be seeing acrylic stuff for a little bit here — more standard/easy manis soon, promise) and hooray, I finally got to it last night! I wanted to do cartoon owls on all of ‘em, but ran out of gas after the 3rd one so excused myself with “well leave the pinky alone and then people can see the polish by itself”. As Jeff Goldblum’s character in the Big Chill aptly pointed out, “I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex.”

And really, kind of an unexpectedly nice color — I had bought the whole fleet of SHANY nail polishes earlier this year for a song (truly, probably the cheapest polishes I own, even next to Sinful Colors) so had set my expectations pretty low… this leapfrogged over ‘em. SHANY #23 (you know it’s budget when it doesn’t even get a name) is a bright orange number that covered perfectly in two coats. The application was even, but the finish is a little… chalky I guess is the word? It’s not matte, but it’s not gloss or high shine either, so it definitely needs a topcoat, but I think it looks great with a swipe of SV over it. I used a couple of different lights (florescent, lightbox spotlight and incandescent) so between the three you could get an accurate idea of the color — I much prefer daytime/outdoor shots, but there was already another mani due by the morning so the artificial lighting had to do.

Plus a few cute little owls in acrylic. :) Thanks for the fun idea S&A!

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SHANY 23

owl nails

owl nail art

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Also, if the title made you think of “that’s like an alarm clock!”/this video, s’up Oakland, miss you!

7 Responses

  1. nail crazy says:

    two wise-mans and one weirdo – that’s how your owls look to me, love it *.*

  2. Misch says:

    this is so cute, I love it!

  3. mousiemomma says:

    too cute! i love how it has kind of a retro feel to it, yet still “modern”!

  4. the nerd says:

    Thank you ladies! They were cute while they lasted, and definitely retroish (toyed with the idea of keeping it all browns and beiges for a more realistic look, but let’s be real, I like stuff full of color).

  5. These are so adorable! I still haven’t had the balls to try owl nails! =P

  6. BB says:

    Aww these are so cute! I gotta show my friend she loves owls.

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