You’ll remember that not long ago, I bought the brand new Bundle Monster image plate set. The two owl designs made it a must-have for me.
To make China Glaze Elephant Walk more my style, I turned them into Owl Nails with the help of Bundle Monster Image Plate BM-309.
After these cuties were on my nails, I fell in love with the manicure. And I appreciated the grey as the base colour.
I painted the tips of my nails black with China Glaze Liquid Leather so that the owls would have something to stand on.
If you look really closely at the cute owl on my middle finger, you’ll see that he’s a bit of a show-off. While all the others have their feet on the ground, he’s balancing himself on just one leg! 😉 What an attention-seeker!
Hehe, I also like how the owls look like they’re either wearing monocles or they have shiners!
Owl Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Elephant Walk (Grey) – This was provided by PR.
- 1 coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather (Black for tips)
- Stamping Polish: Konad Special Nail Polish (Black)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
Nail Stamping Tutorial: Check out my Konad Tutorial for step-by-step written instructions & visual aids to make nail stamping easier!
What I Used to Create This Look:
- China Glaze Elephant Walk: This is the grey base nail polish. (Click the link to see my swatches and review of it.)
- China Glaze Liquid Leather: This is the black polish I used to paint the ‘ground’. (Again, click the link if you’d like to see my swatches and review of it.)
- Bundle Monster BM-309 Image Plate: 25 image plate set for $21.99 USD. (If you’re curious to see all the 2012 Bundle Monster image plates, check out my review here!)
- Konad Special Nail Polish (Black): 11 mL – $6.99 USD
- Konad Stamper (came in a set with a metal scraper): $4.99 USD for set
- Konad Plastic Scraper: $2.50 USD
- Where to Buy Konad Supplies: WowSoCool & OC Nail Art
Hope you enjoyed my simple owl nail art! 🙂 Have a wonderful Friday!
Do you think my manicure is a hoot? (Hahahaha, sorry, but I couldn’t resist the awful pun!)
Awww so cute Mary! 😀 I love your show-offy owl, what a guy! 😛
Hope you have a great long weekend!
Glad you got a kick out of this manicure. Apparently that little owl also got ‘a kick’. 😉 Oi…bad joke, but I couldn’t resist!
Thank you! Hope that you enjoy the long weekend, too!
I love the owl design! It’s too cute!
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I’m such a sucker for owls! Awesome creatures!
This design is so cute!
Glad you like it, too! Have you seen the freehand owl designs that a lot of people have been doing? Will you be trying it? I want to!
Owls! With monocles! This is too adorable 😀 Elephant Walk looks great as the base – you definitely made it work.This nail art is combining two of the best animals, owls and elephants!
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Hehe, maybe I should’ve busted out my dotting tool to make the ‘chain’ for the monocles. That would be cute.
I NEED that plate! I love owls!
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Hehehe, yes, especially considering the name of your blog, it’s 100000 times a must-have! 😀
Man I love owls and have nothing to show for it (no jewelry, no stamping plates, no cute little t-shirts 🙁 maybe I should get the BMs ) they are so on trend for the past while, and cute as can be. Your mani just rocks!
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YES, you should get these Bundle Monster image plates! 🙂 There are so many unique designs and also some whimsical ones that makes it a great choice. There are lots of other designs to choose from, but I think this set is my favourite from Bundle Monster.
I love the crazy little owl eyes! The black tips was a great idea, and good way to help line up stamping for crooked stampers like me.
Yup – they’re either gentlemen…or they got into a fist fight! 😛
Looking back now, I think it would’ve been better to stamp the owls on first and then paint the black tips. In that order, you can choose to cover the legs or show them. Hehe, but then the owl on the middle finger wouldn’t be able to show off like that, now would he? 😉
OH my gosh… This manicure is awesome and has sooo much character! I love the dance moves that middle-finger owl is putting down! Only YOU Mary could brighten my day like this 😀 THANKS
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That means so much coming from The Stamping Queen! Oh my goodness! THANK YOU! 😀