Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Inspired by Peacock

I recently received a save the date for a college buddy's wedding and it inspired me....not because of the actual save the date itself, but because she adores peacocks (the coloring not the actual animal) and it's been a while since I've tried peacock inspired nails (remember these I did for S?). Andrew and I attended a friend of his' wedding 4 years ago that was all peacock colors and it was super pretty. The blues, the greens, the purples...beautiful. Ever since then peacock inspired weddings have stuck around so I wouldn't be surprised if that's what my buddy chose for her wedding colors! I might have to repeat these nails for her wedding day!
For these I did a bunch of sponging to get the different colors to look cohesive and pretty. The colors I used for the background are China Glaze Tree Hugger, China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires, Zoya Shawn, OPI Teal the Cows Come Home, Zoya Kristen, and Liquid Metal Pu (HA that name). Then I stamped Bundlemonster BM212 in Art Deco white for the peacock and the peacock feathers.

Just to illustrate her peacock obsession adoration, here are some Hallow photos circa October 2011:
Andrew was Charlie Brown and I was a Catholic school girl (how original right -- that uniform was my actual high school uniform FYI) so we were pretty lazy that Halloween as far as costumes go. My friend however totally killed it in her handmade peacock feathers!

And finally, you might have noticed I added a poll to the upper right column of The Files. It's just asking you to let me know what kinds of posts you enjoy reading the most and to give me an idea of post ideas. Please please please click your choices and I'll continue to work on bringing the best blog posts!

12 comments:

  1. The peacock is so cute!
    xx Iris
    http://nailartbyiris.blogspot.nl/

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  2. I love the gradient :) The peacock turned out beautiful :) x

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  3. ohhh...I love peacock anything and i love this nail art...so so pretty


    --Sony
    http://nailscontext.blogspot.com/

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    1. YES! The coloring is SO pretty!! Thank you so much!

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  4. i love it when you link to super old posts i've never seen before! in this mani i have really liked the gradient under the stamping (you see you're not that bad in gradient?!) and i love your friend's peacock costume. wow, she put so much effort in it and her amazing eyes pop s much in that mask! i actually have always hated the uniforms idea, most of all for teens in schools, thank goodness we don't have much of that here. i voted for life posts, but i want more tags as well! i wanna do collab tags with you!! maybe i should put a poll on my blog too..

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    1. I've been trying for a while to make my blog more circular and to allow people to go back and see relevant posts that they may have missed. I tend to find a new blog and then just go back a bit so I always miss things. It's nice to be able to keep finding new things on a blog :) Alright, life posts and tags it is! And yes, absolutely we should all do a collab. Did I read in your email that we should start some type of blog community?? I'm all for that! We'll have to start brainstorming name ideas :D And yes I would definitely give a poll the thumbs up!

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  5. WOW!!!
    Such an amazing manicure... I LOVE IT!! :)
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm already positive that this design will have a spot in my "Best Of" 2016 post...and that post is not until January 1, 2017!! :)

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  6. I love the peacock nails you linked back to, really effective! And I love the base you used in these new Peacock nails!
    As for that peacock costume, that's awesome, pretty talented too! Way to go her!! Haha :)

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! Those old nails feel like FOREVER ago! And yes, that costume is probably the best homemade costume I've ever seen. Way cool!

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