Yesterday I shared my thoughts on Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz with you. I was really impressed that it actually was dense and indeed covered my nail with just one coat.
The only thing was I felt like I couldn’t properly rock that shade of gold and orange glitter, so I did silly nail art on top of it.
Here are the Chicken Drumstick Nails I ended up doing. 🙂 With poultry on my nails, I was way more comfortable sporting this manicure. It reminds me a little of shake ‘n’ bake chicken.
For the bone, I used an L.A. Colors white striper, and for the meat, I used OPI Espresso Your Style!, which is a pretty shimmery brown.
Hehe, I don’t know how many of you will actually want to recreate this look. I still took step-by-step photos of it as I was painting so that I could include a little nail-art tutorial for you. Maybe you’ll want to modify these and turn them into turkey drumsticks for your American Thanksgiving. 😛
Side note: I was a vegetarian for 4+ years partially as a personal challenge and partially because I saw an alarming documentary, Earthlings. I couldn’t watch it all because it was so disturbing. (If you click on the link, you’ll be taken to the free online video of it. Warning: It’s very depressing and graphic.)
These days, I do eat meat, but only 1-2 times per week. (I’ve always loved the way meat tastes, but I got really used to cooking vegetarian dishes over the years, so it’s really only when I eat out that I tend to eat meat. And after being a vegetarian for a few years, I learned that there are tons of delicious meatless dishes. Some of them, like the vegetarian lasagna I make, still tastes way better to me than any I’ve tried with meat! That really surprised me. Sometimes we just have to give new things a chance.)
Chicken Drumstick Nails Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 1 coat of Milani One Coat Glitter Gold Glitz – Provided by Milani
- Bone: L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer (white)
- Meat: OPI Espresso Your Style! (brown)
- Milani Top Coat & then Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
*~* Chicken Drumstick Nail Art Tutorial *~*
What I Used:
Step 1: Apply Your Base Coat
Step 2: Paint Your Background Colour
If you’re going to use a shimmery brown polish for the chicken meat, I suggest using a creme polish for the background colour instead.
Wait 10-15 minutes to allow this to dry a little before proceeding to the next step. (But if you’re like me and you’re sprucing up an old manicure, you can move straight to Step 3.)
Step 3: Create the Bones
Using your white nail striper polish, create “Y”s on each nail at a random slant. Alternatively, you could use a dotting tool to create the top of the “Y” and then a brush to make the ‘tail’. I chose to use a nail striper polish because I felt like this was the fastest method. (Also, I was testing out the L.A. Colors striper for the first time and wanted to see how it worked.)
Step 4: Paint Some Meat on Those Bones
If you have a sparkly background like I do, I recommend using a creme brown for the meat. I don’t think I have one, so that’s why I reached for OPI Espresso Your Style!, the shimmery brown.
Use the nail-polish brush directly from the bottle and use a dabbing motion to add blobs. Don’t try to make them all even – it looks cooler if they’re all different. Also, you may consider bringing the brown part higher up on the bone than I did.
Wait a good 20 minutes or so to let all of this dry. You may want to wait even longer if your polish blobs are thicker. If you rush to the next step, you risk smearing your hard work.
Step 5: Add a Top Coat
Hope you had fun seeing how I made these ridiculous nails! I had this idea in my mind for the longest time, so I’m glad that I finally was able to try it.
Would you rock silly nail art like this? Do you love eating wings as much as I do, or do you prefer drumsticks? Are you a vegetarian, or have you tried reducing your consumption of meat?