Friday, 22 June 2012

Parrot nail art manicure for Summer Challenge - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle

Hello lovelies!

Thanks to the Summer Challenge I participate in (Thank you for putting it together Debbie!) I take on 'projects' I wouldn't normally do and it pushes me to do very elaborate and creative manicures. Like today's one!

The topic for today's Summer Challenge is Jungle mani or Parrots and I chose to paint my favourite parrot - Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao). Macaws are magnificent birds and I love them! My first ever boyfriend had 24(!) of them so I've spend years in their company, could admire them and sometimes even touch them. Don't get me wrong, they can be very angry, aggressive and dangerous birds but they are beautiful. They could snap your finger in half if you'd just give them a chance :D

I used to paint and draw macaws so this mani wasn't as hard for me. Firstly I've used KIKO 343 and CND Urban Oasis to create the jungle background. I dipped dots of CND into the wet KIKO polish and dragged the needle through it to create two-colour background. Then I started to paint the macaw with acrylic colours.

Hope you like it and hope you'll share it to spread the love :)

Parrot nail art manicure - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle

Parrot nail art manicure - Scarlet Macaw in the jungle


Aren't they just beautiful?




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71 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! It's amazing how you can make your nails look like pieces of art! xxx

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  2. This is incredibly beautiful!!!! Bravo!!!! :D

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  3. This looks so amazing, I love the detail! You're so talented! Feel free to come and do my nails any time! ;)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha, thank you very much :) If I would live ner you then yes :)

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  4. I think I can't do a manicure like this, it's so beautiful and also this manicure reminded me that the movie rio :)

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  5. This is fabulous! A real work of art :)

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  6. Wow, this is gorgeous! Did you do it just on your left hand or both hands? If both, then you must have the steadiest non-dominant hand ever :P

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    1. Thank you for a lovely comment Mari :) I did it only on my left hand, I'm not that good with my non-dominant hand ;)

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  7. Your skill is amazing... beautiful!!!

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  8. This is amazing :) You're so talented! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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    1. Not THAT talented ;) But thank you very much x

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    1. Thank you very much, I love your nail art too! x

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  10. wow! I am speechless. This look amazing. You are talented!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm no artist, just experimenting a bit ;)

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  11. Wow this is so amazing!! You did a very nice job!

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  12. WOW!!! Perfect!! Really?! Perfect!

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  13. Holy CRAP Lucy, this is insane! Absolutely amazing :D x

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  14. Phenomenal. One of the most impressive and beautiful nail art I have seen.

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    1. thank you so much for a lovely comment even though I know there's many more talented nail artists out there ;)

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  15. Wow! You are so talented!

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  16. WOAH!!!!!!!! I cant believe how perfect that looks!!!! great colors!!!

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  17. Clever. Very clever indeed.

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  18. This is absolutely stunning! :D

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  19. Holy. Moly. Now THAT'S certainly not a chicken. Gorgeous!!

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  20. OMG! You are so talented & so amazing!
    WOW! Absolutley stunning!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you very much Karo, also thank you for commenting x

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  21. Jaw-droppingly beautiful!!! WOW!

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  22. This is undeniably beautiful!

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  23. Thank you so much for all the amazing comments! Thank you for visiting my blog and spending your time commenting. I hope I wil be creating more interesting manicures so you'll keep reading ;) Thank you! xxx

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  24. i'm speechless... this is really a piece of art <3

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  25. You are so talented! This looks amazing! You've got me thinking outside the box. I need to be more creative with my nail art. I've never painted mine like they were one canvas like that. Love it!

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  26. wow this is stunning! amazing nail art!!

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  27. Amazing! I love parrots and this looks so beautiful.

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  28. I adore scarlet macaws, they are such beautiful birds.

    Amazing nail art :)

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  29. this is just...brilliant! i'm speechless! awesome. truly awesome.

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  30. I have been following your blog and admiring your nail art for quite some time now, but I never commented before. However, I just felt the need to tell you how truly amazing this design is. It looks like a painting, the details are superb and it proves once again how talented you are.

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    1. Thank you so much Irina and thank you for reading and commenting :)

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  31. These are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  32. Gorgeous! So impressed with your artwork xoxo

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  33. This is some of your best work I've ever seen! So unique and gorgeous ♥.

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  34. This has got to be the most creative nail art I've ever seen! Bravo!

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  35. This has got to be the most creative & artistic nail art I've ever seen! Bravo!

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