Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Animal Week: Octopus

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Morning loves! Here we are at Day 4 in the Digit-al Dozen's Animal Week and I have some more under the sea themed nail art to share with you. I absolutely love octopuses for a number of reasons. First of all they are incredibly cool looking and amazingly smart animals. I watched a documentary on octopuses and apparently they are on the same level of intelligence as humans but they broke off development somewhere early on and have almost a completely different biological makeup!

octopus nail art

I google image searched octopus to get some inspiration and one of the first images that popped up was this post by Sonoma Nail Art. I absolutely loved her octopus so decided to take it as my inspiration but switch up my colours as well as where I placed him.

octopus nail art
octopus nail art

I started with China Glaze For Audrey as my background and then used a variety of purple polishes and my smallest nail art brush and dotting tool to create my octopus.

octopus nail art
octopus nail art

On my thumb and pinky I decided to create a glitter gradient using Jordana Cosmic and Icing Disco Ball. I used Cosmic on the octopus nails to create some more visual interest.

octopus nail art

Here are all the purples that I used! I almost pulled out every one in my stash ;)
Barielle Grape Escape
China Glaze Gothic Lolita
Nail The B.Y.T.C.H. Fruity Cutie Butte
Zoya Keiko
Wet n Wild On A Trip
Rimmel Night Before
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Vigorous Violet

I'm also trying out this new hand position, what do you all think?

octopus nail art

I really enjoyed creating this octopus look, and love having sea creatures on my nails! I am a huge fan of all BBC productions such as Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Life and the underwater portions are my favourites to watch! What are your favourite kinds of animals?

Make sure you come back tomorrow I have some of my best nail art ever to share with you :D Check out the rest of the Digit-al Dozen's posts below!


  1. What a beautiful and very lovely octopus! I do love the underwater creatures as well! They are always so interesting and mysterious! Not to forget, the vibrant colours they have!! ♥

  2. Wow, this is crazy beautiful, love it!

  3. Beautiful inspiration, awesome manicure! :-)

  4. Oh my flip! This is ah-mazing!

  5. naaawww, he is super cute!

  6. THIS IS AWESOME! I love your mad freehand skills :)

  7. I laughed out loud in a good way when I saw this! I love it! The colors are perfect! It makes me want to buy that base china glaze Tiffany!

    1. haha yay! You should it is a gorgeous colour!

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