Friday, March 23, 2012

Let me see your peacock!

Hi Readers!  Holy Hannah I'm still on a high from my fabulous butterfly water marble!  I cannot believe it but I posted my pic on ProfessionalDQ's facebook page and she told me she liked mine better than hers! WHA??????????!!!!!!  OMG my head is EVEN BIGGER now!!!!! LOL!  But what no one realizes is wow that's a lot of pressure to live up to!  I mean after that great mani if you wear something bad everyone looks at you like you're a one hit wonder.  Not that one hit wonders aren't great--I mean come on Vanilla Ice and Ice, Ice, Baby--  Debbie Boone with You Light Up My Life or Aha's Take On Me. Or how about Peter Billingsley from A Christmas Story or Paul Hogan from Crocodile Dundee???  All great one hit wonders.  So really I will be in good company if that's they way the cookies crumble readers.
Instead of Franken Friday I decided to use some of the polishes I used for my butterfly water marble.  I really liked a few of them and thought to myself why the heck do I not wear these???  I did another gradient and really I should have submitted this one for Rebecca's contest but again day late and a dollar short lol! Here it is readers!
For some reason whenever we see the colors green or teal, blue, and purple together we just think peacock!  
What I love about this mani is you can still see the black stamping over the darker colors of the blue and purple.  Here's a nice close up!
I have to say I think this is stunning so I'm still on top of the billboards!
Check out my new peacock ring! It goes great with this mani!
It's a really huge chunky ring so really only suitable for looking good while doing nothing such as work or house work lol--kind of how high heels work best when you are sitting down ahahahahahaha!!!  I do really like it though.

How did I get this look?? Quite simple I did two coats of Petites Utopia then sponged on OPI Swimsuit Nailed It (I think one of my favorite blues EVAH) and then I sponged OPI Grape, Set & Match on the very tips.  I stamped using Kleancolor black using image BM211.  Here's a picture of the polishes I used

Since I mentioned the peacock today I thought we should all learn a little bit about the gorgeous peacock so here are our peacock fun facts for the day:

They are actually called peaFOWL as the males are peacocks and the females are peahens (I seriously thought of also capping "cock" and "hen" in those names and decided against it.  Good call wouldn't you say????)
Their offspring are called peachicks--omg how adorbs is that??
Just like cupping your hand to your ear to hear better the same thing is applied for the peacock when he spreads his tail--this helps him pull or direct sound so he can hear it better!
Color mutations do exist in peafowls and they are sometimes bred exclusively to produce an all white or leucistic plumage
They are forest birds which nest on the ground but (and I did not know this) they also roost in trees
Peafowl are native to India and Burma but there are also populations living in Japan, England and even South Florida in the states!
Peafowl mean different things to different religions:
In Christianity the peacock symbolizes eternal life
In Babylonia and Persia the peacock is seen as the guardian of royalty
In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Saraswati the diety representing benevolence, patience, kindness and compassion and knowledge
In ancient Rome the peacock was associated with Hera Queen of the Gods
In some cultures the peacock represents pride and vanity due to their "cocky" nature of their strut!
Look at this gorgeous peacock!
And here's one of the beautiful white peacock

Okay so that's it for today readers!  What do you think of my mani today?? Am I just a one hit wonder or did I pass muster with this one?

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


  1. It looks amazing, I love all the colors and the stamping came out so neat. BTW, I love ProfessionalDQ's channel, she's amazing!

    1. OMG Carolina I love her channel! I got stuck on there for hours one day! I'm definitely going to try a few more of her marbling ideas in the future!

  2. That's a great peacock manicure!

  3. This is gorgeous!! Where is your water marble post? I can't find it..

    1. Jodi it's the one just before this post lol! The Oh no I broke my arm one!

  4. You did an amazing job! How did you bring yourself to actually take it off?

    1. Thanks Jim! I'm still wearing it. I'm going to do a new mani at 2am lol! AND I got my order of foils in from Dollar Nail Art so that helps tremendously!!!!