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Wet n Wild Week: Dove Nail Art

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wet n wild week, I need a refresh-mint, dove nail art, nail art for short nails, mint nails

wet n wild week, I need a refresh-mint, dove nail art, nail art for short nails, mint nails

Dove Nail Art

For Wet n Wild Week I knew I wanted to do nail art, and while I was looking at my stash I Need a Refresh-Mint from their Megalast line jumped out at me as a great spring shade. It is one of my favorite polishes to wear, because it is so light and feminine looking. I got the idea to put doves on, because I thought white would compliment this well. I used touches of gold dots to help fill in some of the space, and even made the wee little beaks gold to coordinate with the dot embellishments. I am happy with how my fat little doves turned out, even though they are not really realistic looking (though lets be real, I am still a beginner and at this point realistic birds are a pipe dream).

The doves were done with a dotting tool and a brush. I used acrylic paint to do the design, using white, black , and gold. I used the dotting tool to map out where I wanted the bodies and heads, and then finished the shape out with a small art brush I got from the craft store. I dotted the eyes with the tip of my brush, because I just think it looks odd when everything is hand painted but they eyes, which are perfectly round. The beaks were also done with the brush.

Do you have this polish, and do you wear it often? Have ever put birds on your nails?

Written by Leticia

Beauty Blogger just outside of the Seattle area. Makeup enthusiast, Star Trek nerd.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Love the doves! You are getting to be so talented at these adorable manis :)

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!

  • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

    Adorable!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks :)

  • Norah Salazar

    Great mani, for a newbie to nail art as you say, you definitely got this!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!

  • BeautyJudy

    Aw! This is so cute! I LOVE this nail art!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you! :)

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    Very cute. Good job

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.wordpress.com/ Jessica W

    So cute!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks :)

  • erikatheicyone

    Very cute. :D I love the colours you selected and your doves are adorbs. I admire your ability to freehand such cuteness. :)

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you! I would love to able to do faces.

      • erikatheicyone

        With a little practice, I have no doubt that you could. :)

  • Kelly R

    These are adorable! You are so talented!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    You are so good at nail art!!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    so cute!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks :)

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    This is so cute! I wouldn’t have though of the combination.

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you :)

  • http://www.glitzglambudget.com/ Silvana @GlitzGlamBudget

    Leticia I always love your nail art! This looks beautiful!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you <3

  • Noelle

    These are so freakin’ adorable!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Adorable! You are are so good at creating cute nail art :)

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    AH this is so stinkin cute!!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks :D

  • Amber

    This is so sweet! I love wet n wild polishes!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Me too, and they are so affordable!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    So cute and I love that base shade for summer!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I feel like I’m so repetitive.. lol but it’s so cute! I love the doves!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Sometimes I feel like I’m repeating myself too lol

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    I can’t get over how much I love this!!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Oh my – these are adorable :) And, refreshmint is one of my favorite polishes

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      I have worn it many times

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    How adorable!!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks!

  • Justina

    You come up with the world’s cutest manis. I’m dying over this!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!

  • Ange

    These are SUPER cute, I am obsessed with your cute little nail art ideas!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thank you!!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    cute doves! I wish I could do nail art!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      I need to practice more on nail wheels. I’ve gotten lazy lol

  • Anastasia

    I can’t help it, they really look like white duckies to me because of their long golden (yellow) beaks :) So cute!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      They do though! I might do them yellow next time lol :)

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Haha I think duckies just like Anastasia does!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      LOL!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I thought this was going to be about Dove body wash or something for nails. LOL. That’s successful branding for you. I wasn’t even thinking about the birds! Such cute nail art!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      That is successful branding lol

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    How SWEET!!!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    You make really cute nail art! You can make this your twitter profile

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      I could!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    now how cute is this mani!?!?

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      Thanks! :)

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    This is seriously such a great idea! Good job Leticia!

  • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com/ EBBlogAshley

    Love the Doves! I wish I had the patience for nail art.

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    Cute!!!

  • Betzy Carmona

    They are perfect for a baby shower :)

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