Today I have my first nail art post for you! I chose to make a simple turkey design, using some of the polishes from my Thanksgiving Favorites. It is a fairly simple design, but still festive and cute! You can use any colors you wish for this manicure, but I will list out the one’s that I used.What I used:
- ZOYA’s “Louise” (brown)
- Revlon’s “Hyptonize” (gold or yellow)
- China Glaze’s “Just Be-Claws” (red)
- China Glaze’s “Riveting” (orange)
- Nicole by OPI’s “Disco Dolls” (gold glitter)
- Sinful Colors White
- Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black
- A large dotting tool
- A very small dotting tool (or a toothpick)
The first thing I did was apply ZOYA’s anchor base coat to protect my natural nail. Of course you can use whatever base coat you have. Next, I used the smallest dotting tool along with some orange polish, and drew a feather down the mid-line of my nail. To do this, I placed the dotting tool at the tip of my nail, right in the center, and stippled lightly to drag the polish towards my cuticle. You want to use less pressure as you get to the tip of the feather so that it has a pointed end. This center feather should be the longest. Next I took some gold polish and drew two feathers on a diagonal that began to the right and left of the orange feather. These feathers were a little shorter than the orange, and then I repeated that step with the red polish, as seen below. I though that the feathers needed a little something extra, so I added 2 glitter ones that you can see in the finished product.
Next, we have to make his body. For this I used the large dotting tool and my brown polish. I made a large circle for his head right at the center of the orange feather. Then with the polishes brush, I painted a half-circle connecting his head to the tip of my nail, to serve has his body. Once this was dry, I added two small white dots with my dotting tool to create eyes, and then used the Sally Hansen nail art pen to create his pupils. You can easily do these steps with a toothpick if you don’t have the items that I used. To make his “wattle”, or that red part that hangs from the turkey’s neck, I just dabbed a small amount of red polish in the middle of his belly. Then I used the gold polish and created a small triangle under his eyes and overlapping part of his wattle.
And that is it folks! Isn’t he cute?? I think it would be fun to have his eyes looking in different directions or even change the color scheme completely and turn him into a peacock. For the rest of my nails, I decided to paint them “Hypnotize” and then top them off with “Disco Dolls”. On my index, I only covered half of the nail, because I wanted a little contrast to break up all the glitter.
I am really happy with how it turned out, and I hope you guys enjoyed. Let me know if you try it out! Check out my Favorite Thanksgiving Polishes Part One and Part Two for more inspiration. Talk to you soon.