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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ABC Challenge: "O" is for Orange Owls


Howdy, everyone.  We're on to another ABC Challenge and this week is "O".  I've got to say upfront that my "O" manicure should start with an "F" for Fail.  I really don't like these but I spent a decent amount of time on them and sometimes you just gotta put your mistakes out there so you can remember not to go there again lol  Anyway, here's what I did:



This is my first attempt at owl nails and I think I just went overboard with them.  Simple is always better but sometimes I just forget.  I showed them to my boyfriend and his response was, "Ok, I know those jewels are eyes, but what's that at the bottom?  Teeth?"  He couldn't even see the owls!   Oh, well...I'll do better next time, I swear!


I also think my color choice was bad.  I'm out of nail polish remover so I used yesterday's mani as the base for this and orange and purple always end up Halloween-y looking to me.  I'll throw a polish list at the end of the post if you're interested in the others colors I used.  I'll be changing these up tomorrow for sure so be sure to stop back by to see me hopefully redeem myself! 

If you've got some time, be sure to check out the other gals participating in the challenge.  You can find them via the thumbnails below.  As always, thanks for reading!

Polish List:
Sinful Colors~Hazard
China Glaze~Peachy Keen
Wet 'n' Wild~French White Creme



25 comments:

  1. Aww the owls are super cute, what ruined it for me were the eyes because they make the owls look evil :(

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    1. I was hoping they were going to look more jewel-y, but yeah, they do look a little evil lol Oh well, next time I'll do friendly owls!

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  2. O also stands for OMG!!! I think these are totally adorable and the detail you did is exeptional. I do not think they are a fail at all, be proud of your skillz, I would be if I were you. I really love purple & orange together too. Well done :D

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    1. Thanks! You know how it is when you have an idea and the execution just doesn't come out the way you want...that's pretty much what happened for me. They're not the worst thing ever, but definitely not my favorite.

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  3. Evil owls - love it! You just need to add some angry brows over those eyes.

    I totally see the owls, and I think they turned out really cute!

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    1. Angry, evil owls might be pushing it lol Thanks, Liz!

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  4. Lol!! Boys don't know anything!! I love love love these, such a cool take on owl nails!! Now we just have to convince the bf that owls have teeth now !!!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. I usually don't defer to his taste in nails, as he tends to hate anything that's bright-colored, but I couldn't argue with him that they look a little strange lol

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  5. Such an intricate design with lots of details. I'm sure this took quite a while to work on! I think they look like owls and turned out well!

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    1. That's the main reason I didn't change them before I posted them, I spent a couple of hours on them and I just couldn't deal with starting over lol Thanks, Jenni!

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  6. I don't know what he's talking about. These are fabulous!!

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  7. I can definitely see the owls and also the effort you put into them, they look fab! Although I agree with Nailista, I think the gems make them look a little sinister-like they're gonna watch me! I still love them though!

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    1. Sinister Owls...maybe they would make a good Halloween mani? Thanks :)

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  8. I don't see it as a fail at all! And I don't think they evil either. So pretty :)

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  9. Thanks, Simona...I'm glad they look better than I thought they did lol

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  10. I can totally see the owls, not fail at all :) Great idea!

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  11. I don't see the fail in here! Your owls are super duper cute IMO!

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  12. This is no fail, girly-girl. This is an uber success. Infreakingcredible.

    They didn't come out the way you envisioned. That's ok. You made something else, and it's astounding.

    :)

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  13. I see Owls! But I do understand when you have a mani planned and the execution fails. That's what happened to me with this letter too. Nice attempt and now you know what not to do for next time so it will look how you envisioned! I still think they are adorable btw, and not so much a fail! :)

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  14. I think they're adorable!! I never would've thought of owls!

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  15. I think they're adorable me too! And I love the color combo too - when I was a teenager my favourite sweater was orange&purple. I still love it, but I cannot wear it, I'm too fat now. :D

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  16. Oh my gosh I love your owls! You're too hard on yourself. This is absolutely NOT a fail but O for Outstanding! I think it also looks really tribal :D

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