Sunday 3 January 2016

Cute Octopuses

Hey everyone! My first post of 2016, I'm excited to see what this year will bring for me and for my blog, but today I start with these super cute octopuses (yes I had to google the plural for octopus). It seems right to start the year with a design I'm super proud of. These were inspired by Julia Heffernan, more specifically this design she posted on Instagram. I knew straight away that I wanted to do a design based off it, I adapted it slightly but I tried to stay true to the design as much as possible. I hope you like them as much as I do. I posted on Instagram about how sad I was to take these off, I actually only got to wear them for around an hour before I had to move on to something else. But at least they will forever be immortalised with pictures!

I used Barry M - Cotton for my base, and then I outlined my octopuses with MASH - Black

Once dry I used Avon - Roses Are Red, OPI - Thanks a Windmillion, Barry M - Sky Blue, and OPI - Is Mai Tai Crooked? for the colouring of the octopuses, mixed with acetone to give them a gradient effect. 

Then I used OPI - Dont Mess With OPI for the leaves, and Deborah Lippmann - Walking on Sunshine for the yellow. Finished off with a coat of Seche Vite

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. cute! Love the colors used and super cute design as well. Love it!!!

  2. These are so cute, just want to give each one a hug lol x

  3. I'm in love with these nails! :) It's for cute designs like these I keep checking your blog! I can't wait to see what else you'll make in 2016!

  4. Having this mani forever in pictures is totally worth the time put into it. This is SO adorbs!


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