Monday, October 29, 2012

Cat's Eyes Like A Three-Year-Old

I thought I'd try to get all creative for Halloween and do some cat's eyes. I no experience with nail art and the outcome proves it but I'm still going to wear it.

My inspiration was seeing this manicure on and then seeing China Glaze's Cat's Eye nail polish. It really is the gold color of a cat's eye, most notably a black cat (of which I have four) so I thought I'd give it a shot.

Figuring I'd do the middle and ring fingers as the eyes, I blacked out the other three nails and used the ChG Cat's Eye on those two.

Then I thought, unlike the Eye of Sauron one, the eye shouldn't be the whole nail. I should try to make it eye-shaped since it's not supposed to be two eyeballs floating around in space.

With that in mind, I tried to make them oval shaped with a curved base and tip in black, which is China Glaze Liquid Leather. I also happened to have one of my brood sitting on the bed next to me whose eyes are not entirely that gold color--they have a green center. Remembering that Dana's boy does, too, I thought I'd add that just to break it up a bit and dabbed some China Glaze Cha Cha Cha in a circle in the middle.

Then it was add the pupils in black, add a small white dot (Sally Hansen Hard to Get) to seem like a reflection, and to try and break the rest of the black up a little I thought I'd try to do what's supposed to be a pink nose (OPI Argenteeny Pinkini) on the thumb. Which is way too big so I blacked out the edges some and ended up with this:

It's all done freehand with a fine brush and LOL I'm sure we can all tell as much. Wavy lines, nothing is even, just now realizing a pupil got dragged so that needs fixed. It looks like a kid did it and I'm pretty paranoid about that but guess what! I'm rockin' it regardless.



  1. I think its really cute. Loving that you made it with 2 eyes, where some others only did one eye was a little creepy lol

    1. Thank you very much. :)

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