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 ENORMOUS..lol:
Here are the close ups of each character:
Captain Barnacles Bear
Shellington Sea Otter
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!