Lion Pride

After browsing some nail blogs, I decided I would attempt the paw print design for my school's upcoming football game. I found this idea on Nail Polish Art Addiction. Since the school I teach at is home of the Lions, I thought this was a great idea. This was the first time I had attempted to use the dotting tool and actually left the design on. I usually struggle getting the dots to come out looking good.

I started off by painting all of my nails with Orly - Frostbite, except for my ring fingers. I decided to paint these two fingers with ColorClub - Almost Famous (from the Poptastic Collection). As you probably could have guessed, the school colors are blue and yellow. After the base color on the nails dried, I added a top coat (currently using Orly - Sec' N Dry). I used the Frostbite and Almost Famous to dot on the paws, alternating the color used for the base and paw print.

I think I did a better job on my right hand, which is really shocking since I'm right handed. I think by the time I had worked my way over there, I had a little better idea of what the paws should look like and how to curve the "toes" around the pad of the paw.

These pictures are not the best quality for two reasons: 1. I wore these all day at school, helped out at a tailgate party, worked a football game, and then photographed them the next day. 2. Ohio weather was showing it's true colors when I took photos and I had to sneak in photos during a brief intermission from downpours.

So what do you think? Have you ever tried mascot inspired manis?

~ Nailed by Ericka ~


Fingers | September 12, 2011 at 4:38 AM

This is really a fun football mani! Love it!

Let's Get Nailed | September 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Fingers - Thanks :) This really helped me feel spritied and cheer our team on to victory!

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