Hello Lovely Ladies,
Today is Victoria Day in Canada; I hope all of my Canadian friends and readers are enjoying a nice long weekend. Though I am working this morning, I intend on spending the rest of the day with my family, with a nice BBQ dinner; my grandma is leaving for Poland tomorrow… thus today is bitter sweet: we will be celebrating her being here with us, but we know that as of tomorrow she will be traveling back home.
Today’s post is a fun one, I hope you enjoy this look as much as I did:
(PSSST… PUEEN is now on BIG CARTEL with extended shipping options!!!!!! Direct Link HERE)
Last week I stopped into Bootlegger and bought some fun long sleeved tops, one of them featuring an owl. I thought it was a snazzy deal (yes, I did just say snazzy, but that is what a $10.00 price tag does to me)! I couldn’t resist the owl sweater, and when my still-stylish Grandma saw it she also fell in love with it as well- so I bought two
I got home, heart pounding from a shopping-high; so much so that I Instagramed a photo of my purchases HERE. Two sweet Ladies suggested that I do a ‘matching’ manicure.
Well, Whoo-whoooo doesn’t turn down a good challenge? This girl!
I drew inspiration first from the colours of the sweater: The grey (Cult Nails Faded), the caramel-brown (OPI San Tan-Tonio) and the coral-peach beak (BarryM Peach Melba).
I was a little pressed for time (or I may have attempted a freehand owl), but the lack of time AND the convenient recent arrival of the new PUEEN40 plate (available on Amazon or BigCartel) made this stamp a fun alternative.
I was selective with the owl image and did not stamp the extra branches (as this is a full nail design). I also made the eyes white (and then added the black dot) as well as added a few smaller dots to the belly
I originally had the OPI nails plain, but felt like the manicure needed a ‘bit-more’. This time, my bit more was Animeniac Crash Landing. I thought the jagged glitter bits were feather-like and would add a complimentary element of interest to this look.
I so grew to love this manicure- honestly!!! With schoolwork now at the forefront, the demands of life (did I mention we put up a whole new deck last week?…), Olivia joining a soccer league, and wanting to really get the most of Grandma’s visit I have sort of forgotten about my nails… They in turn have started to rebel, chip and split… so they are at their ‘short-er’ side, and yet, this manicure made me so happy.
PSSST, I thought I would pass this on (as a fellow reader shared with me): PUEEN plates are now available through Big Cartel and they ship to the US, Australia, UK, and “Elsewhere”
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What do you think of this owl look?
Though I jumped on this challenge, a few of you have asked me to test-try other PUEEN images and to put together a skittlette how-to mini-tutorial… all those requests are coming up in the near future *I promise… I’m just slow going sometimes*… I also have all of those lovely OPI San Francisco collection shades to swatch for you *phew*
Wow… this feels like a chatty post from me! Thanks for sticking through it
THANK YOU FOR READING!