Tuesday, 27 May 2014

An Abundance of Kiwis!


Hello everyone!

Today's post is another "sock inspired" one! (I might have to start a series of sock inspired manicures haha)
I bought some lovely socks with kiwis on them! (the fruit, not the bird - although that also would have been awesome) They are absolutely adorable, and I thought the print would look fabulous as nail art as well.

I used OPI's Amazon...Amazoff as a base coat, and then painted on the kiwis with acrylic paint. When I bought Amazon...Amazoff I thought it was a bit more similar to the colour of my socks, but the polish is more teal/green than my socks. I do think the colour is similar enough though to still fit the design :)

Here you can see my nails and socks together (and for some reason, the colours in this picture look so much brighter than in the other pictures. I'm not sure why, because when I open the picture on my computer it looks like the others - I think Blogger is being difficult. Sorry! Anyway, the colours of my nails are more accurate in the other pictures):


It was actually amazingly easy to paint these kiwis: I started by painting some half circle shapes in green paint. Then I added the brown half moons and made yellow dots in the middle of the kiwi. Then I used a toothpick to make the black dots.



What do you think of these? I really like these! Although in retrospect, maybe I should have made the kiwis a bit bigger so it was more obvious they were kiwis.

Thanks for reading! Now I'm going back to writing papers! :)

22 comments:

Manases Andrea said...

Cute socks and your nails match them perfectly, I don't think that you should made it bigger, I like it this way, they look very cute!

Tanya Minxy said...

This is adorable *.* Great job! =^.^=

Robin said...

Thank you Tanya! :)

Robin said...

Thanks Andrea! I'm glad you think the size is good the way it is now ;)

Alpha Amore said...

Oh I love this design! Both the nails and the idea of a sock inspired mani. :-)

bubica vucko said...

love it ! so cute manicure !

Cutecle said...

Those are so pretty and so cute! I love them.

Manases Andrea said...

I tagged you at my blog with the Liebster Award:
http://andicolouryourlife.blogspot.ro/2014/05/liebster-award.html
If you like it, you could answer to the questions! Thank you.

Robin said...

Oh thanks a lot Andrea, that's very nice of you! I'll definitely do it! I still have some other awards I urgently need to to, but one of them is also a Liebster Award so I'll combine it with yours :)

Robin said...

Thank you! Yeah I have a whole stash of crazy socks so I could do a lot more of these sock inspired designs haha! :)

Robin said...

Thank you! :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot! :)

Ela said...

That's a great idea! Love this mani, so cute:)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Ela! :)

HGNailDesign said...

It is s adorable (: and really cool idea ;)

Ithfifi Williams said...

Wow this is such a cute design, I think the kiwi's look so cute and look amazing with the base colour you chose :) xx

Robin said...

Thanks a lot! :)

Robin said...

Thank you! Yeah Amazon...Amazoff is such a great colour! The only downside is that it stains your nails a bit, but since I always wear polish anyway no one is going to notice that haha ;)

Craftynail said...

hehe these are adorable!!!!!!

Lucy (the Nail Snail) said...

These are so cute, the kiwis look perfect! Amazon...Amazoff is a gorgeous color :)

Robin said...

Thanks Jacqui! :)

Robin said...

Thanks a lot Lucy! It is indeed a verrrry pretty colour! The only downside is that it stains my nails a bit though :/ Now I must always wear polish to cover that up, oh no ;)

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