Thursday, 21 November 2013

Polar Bear

Nothing to Disclose

Hello lovelies!

Let me start this post by apologizing for my cuticles. Holy whoa are they awful in these shots. It looks like I went up to the Arctic to paint these nails plein air by watching an actual polar bear. (I did not; it was inspired by this photo.)

In fact, he is something of a poor specimen of a polar bear, isn't he? But he was fun to paint, if a bit frustrating to position on two nails.

Water, ice floes, and bear are all acrylic paint. All painted on a base of two coats of White On so I had something opaque to work with.

POLAR BEAR IS GLARING AT YOU (don't take it personally, he's just kind of a grump):

On my thumb, I layered a whack of blue polishes, including Passport Blue, Jungfrau, 204 (a purplish flakie), and Pitaraq:

Polishes used:
Sally Hansen - White On
American Apparel - Passport Blue
Elevation Polish - Jungfrau, Pitaraq
Inglot - 204
Duri - Rejuvacote (base coat)
acrylic paints
tiny detail brush

I have received so many beautiful polishes over the last week, and no idea what to do with them. I'll try to think of something before the weekend, when I have my O for Outrageous prompt for my ABC Challenge and not the foggiest clue what to do about it. Will try to get something tasteful in before I take a leap into the great void of outrageousness!




  1. This is absolutely amazing, like wow! Haha, the bear looks fantastic and all of the colors are gorgeous together! All of your nail art is terrific (:

  2. Aw, thank you so much for the sweet words, Marisa! I really appreciate it!

  3. Wow, it is really realistic!
    I can feel the cold and I can nearly hear the roar of the bear... :-)

  4. Wow! You blew me away with your bear!!)) He is so real and cute!!!

  5. So... where should I begin my praising from? hahaha
    Seriously, I love everything about your work and that includes the way you write your blog :D Your words always manage a smile from me, which considering the dull office environment around me is not little to say ;)
    And your polar bear, grump or no grump, is adorable! And how you managed to position it in two nails and make it look as word: Wow!
    With all this awesomeness going on, I only but vaguely noticed your cuticles, so don't worry much about it. Just give them some TLC throughout the weekend and they'll be nice and cuddly all over again :)

    ps. sorry about the already long comment but had to say just this one more thing: your cocktail combo on your thumb def paid off - can you speel gorgeous?! :D

  6. That bear!! He is awesome! But, even moreso, I love your ice rock dealio. That thing is RAD! <3

  7. Thank you so much!

  8. Thank you Anastasia!

  9. Aaahh, I'm so happy you like him, sweet Mina! Your message is, as they always are, super adorable and very much appreciated! xx

  10. Thank you so much Josephine!

  11. Thank you dear!

  12. Yay! My "what the heck do I do with this nail" nail! I'm super glad you like it. I might do a full mani like that one day. Thanks sweetie!

  13. This is stunning! Excellent job!!!