Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Hello Panda!

Oh hey there guys!! I'm hoping you're doing good. I have some panda nail art as pandas are universally loved animals and I went to see some pandas in real life and they were just too cute.

Also inspired by the Hello Panda biscuits that I am currently craving (even when I try to stray away from food nail art, it's always there in some form). The koala equivalent biscuit is also delicious.
They are not my proudest pandas, all the features were so difficult to paint and I have no idea why. So much time was spent trying to make them look ok. And I think they look ok, not particularly cute like I like them. I like the bamboo though, that turned out better than I thought it would. They have more depth in real life.
Another note, after I painted the pink panda everything looked disconnected so I coloured it in black with my pen (such a good decision thankfully). The background was originally turquoise blue (specifically robin egg's blue) and though it doesn't show in the picture the white of the panda was yellow tinged. I don't know why this happened, ever happened to anyone else?

Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
White: Lovely Me:Ex - White and Barry M - Matt White
Pink: Nails Inc - Notting Hill Gate (an awesome neon pink that I can never capture properly)
Blue: The Face Shop - GR501
The bamboo started with Illamasqua - Nomad (aka my favourite green), and then I did random lines with China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard, Barry M - Greenberry and the horizontal lines were done with China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint.

Well you win some you lose some (though you try not to lose some), I hope you enjoyed reading this post regardless and have a lovely day!!! :)


  1. Hehe! The pandas are so cute! Love how you did it with the bamboos on other nails :D I suppose the yellowing happened after top-coat? Well, some polishes does that - like change colours slightly after topcoated. But well, no biggie. It still looks fantastic! :D

    1. Aw thank you so much!! I wasn't so confident in this one but I feel much better now :3 the yellowing was actually before topcoat, maybe blue/green polishes do that to white? I don't know ;)

  2. Totally not a loss! I love the one with her arms thrown up, so cute!