Day 22 of OMD Challenge- Panda Bear Nails

The theme of day 22 in the nail art challenge is ANIMALS.  I’ve been wanting to try panda nails for a while- so I tracked down a great blog tutorial to use as a guide: Kung Fu Panda 2 Nail Art by Mini Nail Blog.


Brown ♥ Orly Coffee Break

Green ♥ Wet n Wild Lickety Split Lime

White Accents ♥ OPI Alpine Snow w/ sephora nail art brush

Black Accents ♥ NYC Black Lace Creme w/ dotting tool and sephora brush

Black Bamboo Stamp ♥ Black Konad Special Polish and Konad M66 Plate


I’m sure there’s gonna be a ton of other fun designs for ANIMAL day!  Make sure to clicky here to see them all! ↓

22. Animal Themed :

Read My Palm!


I’m psyched that the theme for today’s 30 Day Challenge is GREEN!  Green is probably my favorite color for nails- and the shade I’m wearing today is just my style.  It’s called Sephora by OPIRead My Palm  and it’s a sage colored cream.  I pulled some inspiration from the name of the polish and came up with this idea:  Palmistry Nail Art!  I can paint my nails to look the lines on the palm of my hand.  Sure, why not paint part of my hand onto another part of my hand?  Sounds logical.  LOLread_my_palm

I started with two coats of Read My Palm.  Then I used my sephora nail art brush and some black nail polish to mimic my heart, head, fate and health lines.  I used my own palm as a reference, so this mani is just as unique as me!  The awesome thing about this design is that I didn’t need to make the lines perfect since neither are the lines on my hand.  I also painted a star on my ring finger and a cross on my index since I found some prominent markings on my mounds. Lol hmmm, interesting!  One means I’ll come across a lot of money and I’ll excel in the arts, and the other means an affectionate relationship will alter me and I’ll marry for love.  😀

Wanna hear more about Palmistry?  Keep readin’…

WHAT ARE THE MAIN LINES ON OUR PALMS?  Here’s a handy dandy sketch I made to help you identify your lines!  Like her fuchsia painted nails?


RIGHT OR LEFT PALM?  Which hand are you supposed to analyze when reading your palm?  There’s varying opinions on this.  Some say that if you are right-handed, then you should read your right hand… and lefties should read their left hands.  On the other hand, I’ve heard that an analysis of your dominant hand represents the situation you were born into.  Then as you get older you should read your non-dominant hand which represents the circumstances that you find yourself in as you age and progress in life.  I went with the latter since that seems to make sense to me.

WHAT DO THE LINES MEAN?  Here’s a really good site that discusses all the different lines in detail: Psychic Library/Palmistry Room. If you have love on the brain and you’re interested in marriage lines then here’s a neat site for you:


Hope you enjoyed my palm reader nails!  They were fun to work on! 

Have you learned anything about yourself from palm reading?

Butterfly Wings


I had a lot of free time last night and sat down with my box of very old polishes that I never use.  I rummaged through them and tried out all my spring-iest colors.  The AVON Retro Rose floored me!  In the bottle it looked matronly, but once applied it morphed into this stunning peachy pink with gold shimmer!  I sponged on some Sinful Colors Lagoon which is a sheer orange shimmer.  This polish must be very old- check out the retro bottle in my bottom pic!  The peach and orange looked great together and then it hit me- MONARCH WINGS!  Yes!  Time for me to try out butterfly nails!

Butterfly wing nails have been one of my favorite looks ever since I got interested in nail art.  They’re breathtaking and have been on my to-do list for a while.  I’m so glad I finally tackled this project last nite.  I guess I just needed the perfect base color to inspire me!


I used some black wet n wild polish and a sephora nail art brush to freehand the black wing outline.  The design was very forgiving… I didn’t even have to wipe it off and start all over again –  you girls know what I’m talking about, right?  Here’s the list of polishes and tools that I used….

butterfly_toolsI love it.  It will break my heart to have to take it off once it starts chipping!  And in case you are wondering… yes, that IS snow in the background of my pics.  We got another bad storm last night in NY.  Will it ever be spring?  Probably not.