Sunday, August 25, 2013

Octonauts Nail Art!

Good morning, readers! If you follow me on instagram (@adventuresinacetone), you saw a sneak peek of these nails weeks ago. I'm just now getting around to posting them on the blog for you.

I really challenged myself with this mani! It's been a long time since I've done intricate nail art on my right hand, and it's been forever since I've actually shown that hand on Adventures In Acetone. For one, it takes a lot longer and I hold my breath most of the time that I'm doing the nail art on that hand. Secondly, it is awkward to take pictures of that hand! Hard to hold the camera and hold the bottle, etc.

But, here we are! One of the favorite kid shows in our house is The Octonauts on Disney Jr. There are 8 main characters on the show so I knew I would have to do all 8 if I did Octonaut nails. The fact that even my one year old got super excited pointing and touching my nails made it worth it!(click here to see The Octonauts if you have no idea what show I'm talking about.)

My base is Elevation Dykh-Tau, a pretty seaglass holo. The characters are all done using polish, dotting tools, striper and detail brushes. I've topped it off with HKGirl top coat, no smearing!

And for an awkward pic that my hubby took for me that makes my right hand look

Here are the close ups of each character:

Captain Barnacles Bear

Kwazzi Kitten

Peso Penguin

Shellington Sea Otter

Dashi Dog

Tweak Bunny

Professor Inkling Octopus

Tunip the Vegimal

What do you think? I loved these and wore them for days until they chipped. It was a fun challenge and turned out to be one of my favorite nail art manis I've done. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Ohhh so sweet !! :D

  2. Adorable! You really have attention to detail! Both hands are awesome and beautifully photographed! <3

  3. Dane just declared them "OOOHHHHH!!! AWESOME!!!"

    I'm totally jealous and must build up to your skill level and attempt these myself! :)

  4. I dont have kids and therefore have never seen this show but these are so stinkin adorable!

  5. These are amazing, I just adore them :-)

  6. You are so amazing! LOVE them!

  7. OMG they are so adorable. That penguin is so cute <3

  8. They are really too cute! Very good, I envy your accuracy ... especially for designs on the right hand!

  9. I have no idea what this show is but the characters are CUTE! Great job! XD

  10. I've never seen this cartoon, but I adore your nailart!