September 23, 2013

Cutest Guinea Pig Nail Art EVAR! + DIY Polish Decal Pictoral

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Hello my beauties! I am SO SO SO excited to share this post with you today because it is absolutely adorable, super informative, and because it comes from my very talented and wonderful BBFF Kirsten (best blogger friend forever) of Geeky Owl. Our blogs have basically grown up together and I am so glad we met way back when doing the 31DC almost two years ago. Look at these ROCKIN' photos now! And don't miss her tip about how to get your DIY nail polish decal to stick really well.

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A guest post! I'm so honored that Emma would ask me to do a guest post on her most amazing blog! I've known Emma since the beginning of my blog, we both did the 31 Day Challenge together back in January of 2012! Can you believe it! Looking over those posts (at least my own), we've come a long way baby! :) We are now both part of The Digit-al Dozen, and we have done other challenges together to (our LOSTathon challenge), and we both do TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday where we feature an Indie polish!

Manicurity | Cutest Guinea Pig Nail Art EVAR! + DIY Polish Decal Pictoral from Geeky Owl

So I decided to pay homage to Emma's little furry children; her guinea pigs! I hope she loves it!

Manicurity | DIY Polish Decal Pictoral from Geeky Owl

I started out by finding a picture online (check it out, guinea pig stickers!) that kind of has the coloring of one of her piggies, I believe it is Sabi. I then applied a coat of clear polish onto a page protector and let it dry. Once dry I used the print out of the picture as my guide and traced using black acrylic paint. Had to do many in case I messed up!

Manicurity | DIY Polish Decal Pictoral from Geeky Owl

Using brown, black, and white acrylic paint I filled in the little piggies! And let dry!

Manicurity | Cutest Guinea Pig Nail Art EVAR! + DIY Polish Decal Pictoral from Geeky Owl

Here's a close up of the nail decal of Sabi! I learned a trick, use the same clear coat on your nail as you did on the decal and they will stick better! Helped me out!

Manicurity | Cutest Guinea Pig Nail Art EVAR! + DIY Polish Decal Pictoral from Geeky Owl

You can't really see it but I also did a gradient on my middle finger to match the coloring of Sabi. I used Finger Paints Black Expressionism (two coats) on my index, pinky, and part of my middle finger. I used Finger Paints Sketchy Character and then painted OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know over that to lighten it up. I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on the accent nail. All topped with HK Girl Top Coat.

I hope you enjoyed it as my as I did! Thank you Emma, for allowing me to do a guest post!


Thank you Kirsten!!! Oh man, SO stinkin' cute, right?! I can't even explain how happy this makes me. And isn't that macro amazing?! I begged Kirsten for her photography tips after I saw this post. I also tried to show the guinea pigs and they didn't care, but such is the life of a piggie lover :p 

If you enjoyed this post make sure you check out Kirsten's blog, Geeky Owl, and give her a hello on Facebook !


  1. Thank you so much for asking me to do this! I can't believe the piggies didn't care! :)

  2. This is awesome. I really need to try drawing my own nail designs haha. Thanks for sharing this!!

  3. Wonderful I love anything piggie!


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