Simple Flamingo nail art

Lately I have noticed a new trend of Flamingos on everything! Fabric, stationery and homewears. It has inspired me to create a super simple Flamingo nail art design.

Flamingo nail art shades:

flamingo nail artLeft to right: Rimmel 60 seconds vinyl shine in ‘Black out’ (now called 60 seconds super shine in ‘800 Blackout’), Chi Chi salon formula nail polish mini in ‘Boys Boys Boys‘, Essie nail colour in ‘Madison ave hue‘, piCture pOlish nail polish in ‘Fairy Floss’

1. Paint your nails with a blue polish as a base.
flamingo nail art2. Use the light pink shade (fairy floss) to paint your Flamingo’s body, neck and head. I used a toothpick to paint the neck and head, so they were not to thick/big.
flamingo nail art3. Using another toothpick, paint on the black details including the eye, beak and legs.
flamingo nail art4. Finish the design off by painting on the wings with the darker pink polish.
flamingo nail artWhat trends are you loving at the moment? I also noticed there are a lot of Banana things around, I wonder if this is because the Minions favourite food are Bananas?…coincidence haha

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piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013- Celebrating the year of the blogger

Not only is it my birthday today (yay), but it is also piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013! This year’s blog fest is all about celebrating bloggers and showcasing some amazing nail art, using some gorgeous piCture pOlish shades!

I am excited to be apart of the event for a 2nd year! You can check out my post from last year here.

The three colours that piCture pOlish kindly sent me to use in my nail art, are ‘Wisteria’, ‘Hot Lips’ and ‘Marine’.

piCture pOlish blog fest 2013

L-R: Hot Lips, Marine, Wisteria

It took me a couple of weeks to finally decide on the nail art design that I decided to create, but I finally came up with a Peacock manicure because the Marine shade reminded me of the male peacock’s green/teal feathers.

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013- Peacock manicure

I used a plain white polish to make the design stand out and a little orange for the beak…everything else was created with the 3 piCture pOlish shades.

piCture pOlish blog fest 2013For the body, I made a kind of ‘bowling pin’ shape with Marine. Then I painted on teardrop shapes (as the tail) in Wisteria, in an arc cascading over the two outer nails. I finished those 3 nails off by adding a white dot for the eye, Hot lips inside the ‘tail feathers’, a small orange beak and the crest on the peacock’s head.

piCture pOlish blog fest 2013

please excuse my awful skin! my hands have been drying out from the chemicals I use to clean at work! definitely should use some mosturiser!

For the two remaining nails I painted a peacock feather on each, with alternating colours. (purple on the outside & pink on the inside, reversed on the other nail).

piCture pOlish blog fest 2013

If you like the look of any of the shades above, you can purchase them from piCture pOlish now! Or from their network partners. piCture pOlish ship internationally (*some exclusions). Also if you love a good bargain be sure to check out their Everyday deals page.

Check out some of the other great blogs participating in piCture pOlish blog fest 2013 below and link up if you are participating yourself!

What is your favourite piCture pOlish shade? I love Wisteria, I don’t own a lot of purple polishes.

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Disclaimer: the three shades pictured above were kindly supplied to me by piCture pOlish for Blog fest 2013.