Monday, February 2, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Animals - Punxsutawney Phil

It is time to start another NCC theme! This month we are inspired by animals. My first design was a must.  

As a proud Pennsylvanian, I couldn't complete an animal inspired manicure on Groundhog Day and not include Punxsutawney Phil.  I think I would be exiled from the state.  I actually don't live that far from Punxsutawney.  I drive through it every time I visit my best friend and I have sat in the freezing cold on Groundhog Eve on Gobbler's Knob.  Back when they still allowed alcohol at the Knob, that made it a lot of fun! I wish I had pictures of that night!

In honor of Pennsylvania's most loved and hated mascot, I present my Punxsutawney Phil manicure.

I started with two coats of Zoya Blu.

I used Louise to add Phil's base.

For Phil's belly, I used Chanelle.  I also used all the colors to add some small dots to my other nails.

I used Purity to add his eyes

And Willa to add the pupils and nose/mouth.  I also went back and added some clouds behind Phil using Purity.  

I think my little Phil is adorable.  I was really worried that he would turn out looking like a brown blob but he didn't!  I was going to do this whole scene but the stress was too much.  This simple design is perfect!


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