I was quite flattered to be asked by Brittany to write a guest post for Clumps, you have no idea! It’s like a blogging celebrity thing. The blogging equivalent to Paula Deen asking you for your macaroni & cheese recipe.
I was Googling around, looking for patterns to inspire some new nail designs when I found this picture of a rug.
It was so simple, yet definitely captured the essence of peacocks (side note- peahens really got short end of the stick. Nature definitely did not leave any beauty for them!).
I freehanded the design. I bet there is probably a nail stamping plate that you could use to easily stamp the light green background pattern, but sometimes there is great joy and satisfaction in doing something completely by hand.
From left to right: Sally Hansen Fairy Teal, Orly Sweet Peacock, Spoiled I Only Eat Salads and a mixture of Sally Hansen Polar Bare + Ulta Snow White for the base white color.
Second side note: Have you ever seen a peacock fly? Up until recently, I didn’t even know they could, figured they were too heavy, that all those feathers must drag them down. I recently saw a video of one taking flight, it’s quite spooky how graceful and quiet they are. Birds can be sneaky. Never forget that.
Mimi is the brilliant mediocre writer of Makeup Withdrawal, a beauty blog that has it all- makeup, nails, hair and fragrance. She has finished cosmetology school, is now back in college intending to study engineering and has a great love of bears and fast cars (not at the same time, that’s dangerous.)
Note from B:
Thank you so much, Mimi! Oh, and Clumps kids..be sure to follow Mimi on Twitter too.
jing shem says
nice designed! hope i can do it in my own. 🙂
Very pretty! I love the colours, peacocks really are beautiful (sorry peahens)
I love her nail art posts…so much skill!!! Mimi, I didn’t know you were going to be an engineer! How cool!
great design… it’s beautiful! I love the colors!
I love your peacock nails! I was looking at other people’s once I did my own and I really like the ones like yours that are peacock inspired but not exactly just a feather on your nail. Yours look great, and there is a stamp in my bundle monster stamp set that would do that pattern for people (like me) who don’t have such a nice steady hand like you. Great job! 😀
Tina B says
Oh my gawd, I cannot believe you FREEHANDED that design! I can barely make a straight line with polish so I am beyond jealous. These colors all look incredibly awesome together, I am totally inspired to do something like this 🙂