Saturday, January 26, 2013

Birthday Penguins with Zoya Audrina and OPI 18K Gold Top Coats

My mom's birthday was a week ago and it was a milestone! So to celebrate, I decided I needed some gold on my nails. I saw a Christmas ornament at Pier One with a penguin in a gift, so I took inspiration from that and painted on some birthday penguins!

I started with Zoya Audrina which Zoya describes as a "very bright funky mix of medium pink and purple with a milky creme finish." I used two easy coats. It was bright but dark enough to allow the gold to pop. Then I did one coat of SOPI 18K top coat. Because I wanted more gold with larger flakes, I then used OPI The Man with the Golden Gun, which is especially amazing because a dear friend RAOK'ed (Random Act of Kindness) it to me when I couldn't find it! Thank you, polish fairy!

We threw my mom a surprise party and I insisted doing her nails that day. She chose Essie Wild Thing which was also topped with gold flakes. Again, you'll want to enlarge these to see the details.

Birthday Penguins Nail Art

Birthday Penguins Nail Art

Birthday Penguins Nail Art
Zoya Audrina with OPI The Man with the Golden Gun and SOPI 18K Top coat

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  1. Gorgeous color, love the gold flake and the penguins...the penguins! You are so talented with nail art!


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