Hi everyone! Today I have a special guest post to share with you. I have been reading Anutka’s blog, Wacky Laki for a long time now. Not only does she always have perfect swatches, she is also a  stamping queen. And I don’t just mean she has clean execution, rather, she takes stamping to a whole new level where she would free hand decorations, color in the design, or create decals using stamps. So, I was simply thrilled when she agreed to guest post for me. To my surprise, her nail art features penguins! I think hers would have a blast playing snowball fight with my Holiday Penguins that I created a little while ago. Without further ado, please read on and enjoy this fun and gorgeous creation from Anutka!

Hi Everyone! My name is Anutka from the blog Wacky Laki. I’m so excited to be guest posting here today for the lovely Kate. I am a big fan of Kate’s flawless swatches, nail art and tutorials so I was really honored when she asked me to create some nail art to share with all of you. This little winter scene really warms my heart and I hope you enjoy it too…

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For this manicure I started out with a base of Nicole by OPI Nothing Kim-Pares to Blue. It is a lovely sheer baby blue shade with subtle teal and purple fleck shimmer. I thought it made the perfect background for my winter scene…

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I stamped the snowy trees using Essence Stamp Me! White and Bundle Monster plate BM-H02. Using a white lacquer, I added a bit of ‘snow’ along the tips of the nails…

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The penguin is a decal that I made by stamping using Essence Stamp Me! Black and Cheeky Jumbo plate L. I colored the hat, scarf, face, belly, and feet using acrylic paints. I really enjoy making decals to use in my nail art. They give me the opportunity to create much more detailed designs with images that I would not be able to create by drawing freehand…

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The other great thing about making decals is that I can easily create a mirror image for the other hand. In this case I thought it would be fun for the penguin on my right hand to have a different colored hat and scarf…

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Thank you again to Kate for featuring me here today and I hope you enjoyed this manicure!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka 🙂

Thank you Anutka for such an amazing nail art creation! I look forward to future collaboration opportunities to work with you again! 😀

Thank you so much for reading and have a great day ♥