Penguins are pretty easy. On my left hand I liked the penguin on the pinkie and thumb. On my right hand I liked the ring finger penguin. I thought the polar bear and the peeking penguin were also sort of cute. I used the nail polish brushes themselves to do almost all of the black penguins and white belly parts. I used this Youtube tutorial to do the dancing penguin. Surprise, it is cuter dancing on youtube.
This is NYC Tudor City Teal with a Sinful Colors Green Ocean gradient and reverse gradient accent nails. Green Ocean is a flakie. I believe this color combo would probably end up looking Green Ocean does in the bottle. I'll have to try a full nail one day to know for sure.
Zoya Blu weirdly makes my very pale skin look tan. (Yes, I consider that tan. All of you who actually have some melanin in your skin quit laughing.) Blu seems to be a bright white pigmented polish with some blue color mixed in. It has surprisingly good coverage in one coat, but I used two. I like it on its own, but I can envision lots of nail art with Blu. I can see mixing this with navy or mixing it with white and silver. We'll have to see what I come up with.
This is Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Black Tie. It is a black polish with a green/purple duochrome. It ends up looking like an oil slick. I don't know if they still sell this polish, but there are a lot of dupes. Zoya Ki is one. Sally Hansen polishes and I just aren't friends. They don't wear well for me.
This is Zoya Zuza. It is a Tiffany blue polish with a foil finish. It is just gorgeous and pretty unique. I like it on my nails when I'm pale in the winter and it makes a gorgeous pedicure in the summer. Be sure to use a base coat with this one because it will stain your nails blue without one. I have Bison football players written on my hand since I was doing a NDSU Bison manicure next.
Here is the manicure I wore to watch the NDSU Bison win their third national football championship in a row. I had planned to do 3ish jerseys, an nail that looks like a football, and the rest green. I've been sick lately and not thinking clearly. I couldn't think of any players names, not even Ojuri or Jensen. I asked my dad for help with their names, and before I could stop him, he had named 10 players. So, onto my fingers they went. Go Bison!