Thursday, January 12, 2012

Animalistic Week--Cow!

Hi Readers!  How's everyone's week going so far?  Here so far so good.  I got some great nail mail this week I'll be starting the week off with next week.  Weather here has been pretty nice, in the 40's a few days, so I really can't complain.  I've had a more animal print successes than failures so I'm feeling good.
I don't know if you know this but I live in Wisconsin--yep home of the Super Bowl Champions The Green Bay Packers, brats, beer and of course cows!  I know California keeps trying to say crap about their cows being better than ours but what's their state nickname?? The sunshine state!  What's Wisconsin's state nickname?? The DAIRY state! Nuff said
I've seen my fair share of cows too let me tell you--I had a Great Uncle who had a dairy farm--Uncle Don.  He was a really nice man, very patient with us whenever we came to visit--you know the country girls visiting the farm lol!

Here are our cows facts for the day: The main breeds of dairy cows are Holstein, Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Ayrshire.  It takes 12lbs of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream and a little over 21lbs to make one pound of butter!  Hmm the rule here should be eat more ice cream lol!  Cows have an acute sense of smell and can smell something up to 6 miles away.  They drink about 35 gallons of a water a day and chew at least 50 times per minute!

Okay onto the mani!  It's just pretty straightforward black on white lol!
Here it is with flash
I think it's pretty cute actually although I wish I would have switched up the plate image rotation so the spots don't all line up in the same place on each nail--guess I only rotated for the index finger.
To do this mani I used OPI Alpine White and WetnWild Black Creme.  I stamped with BM215--there are a lot of animal print images on trusty ole BM215.
Here's a comparison of my nails with Ol' Bessie

So that's Animalistic Week--cow!  What do you think--cute or kind of blah?

True story readers when I was a little girl my Grandpa Shaw told me chocolate milk comes from brown cows.  I'm not going to lie I believed that one for a long time!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. LOL @ the story your grandpa told you!!

    This mani looks cute! I like the fun facts that you share as well.

  2. hehe i love this one!! i was hoping you'd do the cow one!!

  3. what a great job! my aunt is a huge fan of cow print, she would love these!

  4. Thanks ladies! This is really cute! I'm SO going to rock this at the State Fair this year!

  5. Everytime I see your nail art, I die a little more inside.... just kidding You are just so good! And these ideas you come up with!

  6. I was told that brown cow/choc milk thing too and totally believed it! I also tell my kids that, LOL!

    1. Whew Alyssa I'm glad I'm not the only one who fell for this!