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!


  1. Happy Ground Hog Day! Adorable!

  2. Have to say this is probably the only Groundhog Day/Phil nail art I've is darling!!

  3. Ha! I'm from Bethlehem PA! Where you from? Thanks for thinking of P. Phil! X


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