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NOTD: Black Cat

0 Posted by - October 30, 2013 - Makeup, Nails Makeup, Uncategorized

It’s been a while since I toyed with nail art but, with Halloween tomorrow, it seemed like a perfect time to feature the little black cat faces that I sometimes sport on one or two nails. They’re fairly self explanatory and this particular effort is far from perfect, but hey, the neighbourhood cat population isn’t complete without the scrappy one with the wonky eye and mashed up ear.

First prep your nails with some kind of base colour. I went for a sheer glossy pink in the form of Clinique A Different Nail Enamel in 02 Sweet Tooth. Once the base colour has fully dried, paint a black half-moon onto the end of your nail. I used Barry M Nail Paint in Black and the brush in the bottle to create the semi-circle, slowly rotating the nail from side to side to get a smooth curve. Next, block in the ears by painting two tiny triangles with a nail art or old eyeliner brush.
When the black has dried, take a small dotting tool or opened kirby grip and dot white polish to create two little ovals for eyes. Once the white has dried, add a tiny dot of green (or blue/yellow/orange) into the centre of the oval. I used Rimmel Salon Pro 500 Peppermint. Allow to dry again before using a very small brush or dotting tool to paint a thin line of black straight down the middle of the eye to form the pupil.

Seal with a glossy topcoat (I’m currently using Seche Vite but the jury is still out) et voila, Halloween-ready kitten nails.

60 Comments

  • Amelia Dale October 30, 2013 - 9:53 am Reply

    MIAOW. I love it. xx

  • Anya Cross October 30, 2013 - 10:01 am Reply

    I LOVE THIS. If I hadn’t just had shellac put on my nails, I would definitely be trying this out x

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  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt October 30, 2013 - 10:06 am Reply

    I LOVE IT!!!!! So cute, have to try that at the weekend! Xx

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  • Gita Bončina October 30, 2013 - 10:11 am Reply

    I love this! Might just try it out today :)!

    xx

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  • Annick October 30, 2013 - 10:48 am Reply

    This is so adorable! I might actually try this one out! :)

  • Ella October 30, 2013 - 10:58 am Reply

    This is so cute! I’ve tried cats before but I was never really sure how to do the eyes. Thanks!

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  • Isabel Cristina October 30, 2013 - 11:11 am Reply

    This is cute!! ^^

  • mirastanislawa October 30, 2013 - 11:36 am Reply

    Awesome! I love the first picture. You’re so cool. x m

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell October 30, 2013 - 11:42 am Reply
  • Emily Knott October 30, 2013 - 11:43 am Reply

    Ahhh love these! Will have to try and do this myself!

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  • Stevie October 30, 2013 - 11:43 am Reply

    so cute, I’m definitely going to try this!

  • Laura October 30, 2013 - 11:44 am Reply

    wow this is amazing, so cute (:

    LauraThroughTheLens

  • Alittlebitunique October 30, 2013 - 12:31 pm Reply

    Your nails are amazing, I’d love to be able to do this

    Ellen // A little bit Unique // Facebook // Bloglovin // Instagram

    xx

  • 901lovley . October 30, 2013 - 12:33 pm Reply

    This looks awesome! I wish I had the patience to do nail art :)xo

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  • Gemma Douglas October 30, 2013 - 12:44 pm Reply

    Ah, these are so cute! x

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

  • Michaela October 30, 2013 - 12:52 pm Reply

    I’m so hopeless with nail art…I tried this design a while ago and got so impatient waiting for the colours to dry in between that it went all smudgy :(
    This is so cute though!

    xx
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  • Georgina October 30, 2013 - 1:04 pm Reply

    These are adorable Meg! Love them, might have to see if I can get away with a sneaky one or two on my nails at work tomorrow :) x
    Georgina The Librarian

  • Emma Be Beauty October 30, 2013 - 2:20 pm Reply
  • Lindsay October 30, 2013 - 2:22 pm Reply

    Just one day shy of National Cat Day…impressive! I could sport this all week in that case

  • Leannemariexo October 30, 2013 - 2:56 pm Reply

    Love this. So simple and easy to do! The best kind of nail art in my opinion!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  • Bella October 30, 2013 - 3:41 pm Reply

    Love your look in the first picture, LOL!

  • hazel mae October 30, 2013 - 5:27 pm Reply

    These are so cute!
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  • Embellished October 30, 2013 - 6:25 pm Reply

    This is so cute and seems simple enough!

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  • Fiona Manuelli October 30, 2013 - 6:26 pm Reply

    I NEED TO DO THIS TO MY NAILS!

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  • Cici October 30, 2013 - 6:32 pm Reply

    these look so so cool and cute :) thank you so much for sharing! I’m totally going to do this right away :) xx Cici

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  • Roxanne October 30, 2013 - 8:19 pm Reply

    These are AMAZING!!! x

  • Pink Elephant Blog October 30, 2013 - 10:23 pm Reply

    How cute are these!!!?? Love them! x

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  • Coco October 30, 2013 - 10:40 pm Reply

    This is adorable, very simple but brilliant x

  • kimberley October 31, 2013 - 5:15 am Reply

    Ahhh love the gif, what a great look!

  • Océane D October 31, 2013 - 9:09 am Reply

    Woah! SUch a cute look! Must try.

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  • liza prideaux October 31, 2013 - 1:23 pm Reply

    Oh so cute!
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  • Michelle October 31, 2013 - 6:53 pm Reply
  • Niki Caron October 31, 2013 - 7:42 pm Reply

    This is the most adorable manicure ever! I love it!

  • Annie November 1, 2013 - 4:01 am Reply

    This is so adorbz.

  • Allie H November 1, 2013 - 8:08 am Reply

    They are so cute, I’m so rubbish at nails though x

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  • Kate Amunrud November 1, 2013 - 8:18 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh! So cute and really perfectly done.

  • Anna November 2, 2013 - 3:34 pm Reply

    Super cute! I love this nail art idea

    The
    Koalafornian x

  • Elizabeth November 2, 2013 - 10:45 pm Reply

    They look fabulous lovely – you have such a steady hand!

    Elizabeth x

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  • Sandra November 2, 2013 - 11:51 pm Reply

    How cute!

  • Sylvia November 3, 2013 - 7:46 am Reply

    So darn cute! And you made it look so easy, may have to give it a try.

    sylvialoveslipstick

  • Patricia Snook November 3, 2013 - 11:58 am Reply

    The GIF is fab! I’m so clumsy that perhaps I’ll try my left thumb nail and let you know the outcome…

  • Daenaaa_x November 5, 2013 - 7:32 pm Reply

    So cute omg! Must try this!

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  • Kyllie November 6, 2013 - 12:46 pm Reply

    Me encanta, es muy original y divertida!

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  • Loweboe November 8, 2013 - 8:17 pm Reply

    Such a fab idea! So cute, will definitely try this out next year!

    Lola x

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  • Jessica Lee Hart November 13, 2013 - 3:58 am Reply

    So cute! Loving this notd :)

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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    xx

  • Zubie November 13, 2013 - 9:26 pm Reply

    Very Cute nailart!
    Love how you included a GIF.

    -Zubie
    zubiesmusings.com

  • Ori November 15, 2013 - 3:28 pm Reply

    why you arent making any new yt videos?? miss you boo!

  • CatLuuver November 16, 2013 - 10:58 am Reply

    First time on your blog…I’ll be bookmarking it. I absolutely love the cat nails. I’m not skilled at painting my nails, at all. But you make this seem so easy. I may give this a try. Take care.

  • Isa November 16, 2013 - 2:30 pm Reply

    This is such a cute idea! I really miss your yt videos, hope you’re fine!

  • Ana Margarida Guilherme November 16, 2013 - 9:30 pm Reply

    I miss your videos. You’re my favourite youtuber.

  • Char November 17, 2013 - 5:04 am Reply

    I understand that this post is old, but I stumbled upon it when I was researching pureology. I thought they claimed to not have sodium lauryl sulfate (sls)? Also something to note, it contains propylene glycol which can easily penetrate the skin and weaken protein structure – they actually use this in anti freeze solutions! Water is the first ingredient, and as you know they list the most ingredient first – so they are using water to fill up your bottle. Take a look at L’BRI pure n natural shampoo. No SLS, nothing artificial in it. The first ingredient is aloe. My husband had sores on his scalp most of his life and after using this shampoo they were gone n a few short months, for the first time ever!! http://www.grover.lbri.com/haircare.aspx

  • StylEnigma March 3, 2014 - 2:54 am Reply

    Nice nail art. You have to appreciate free hand. It’s a talent not everyone can master.

  • StylEnigma March 3, 2014 - 2:55 am Reply

    Did you find that the Seche Vite shrinks and causes the polish to lift?

  • Dbakeca Italia March 4, 2014 - 8:24 am Reply

    looks nice:)

  • Rainbow Rain Blog June 25, 2014 - 1:03 pm Reply

    Ah these are so cute! I don’t think I’d have the patience to try and get these right, as they’d end up as huge black smudges if I lost my temper haha. So cute though, nice work!

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  • Takara A October 13, 2014 - 11:37 pm Reply

    I’m definitely going to try this, looks awesome.

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  • Rae // theNotice October 31, 2014 - 12:09 am Reply

    These are ADORABLE, Meg!!!!

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