Mani Monday’s Mythical Unicorn

So it’s been a minute since I’ve stopped by my blog to write and share. Goodneass, I don’t know where time goes. For instance — How on earth is my oldest going to be turning 9 tomorrow morning? What?!?

As a mom of three, life is going a mile a minute, but my daughter and I did find some time to make sure I nails were ready to take on the week. She wanted a unicorn manicure and after figuring out I was going to pull that off for her, I went with something simple for myself.

Sometime my little girl’s manicures are easier than others, but I certainly try my best each and every time. No matter what her request, I am always thankful for manicure time because it gives us both time to pause our crazy life to talk, laugh and beautify. Each and every manicure is another memory created.

Behold … the quickest (and easiest) way I could come up with to create a unicorn mani for my princess.

Watermarked Unicorn

To start we polished four of her fingers with Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Glistening Pink and prepped the ring finger with a base coat of Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Iceberg White. You can’t have a unicorn without a sparkly magical horn and for that I used the 7-in-1 Gel Finish in Glimmer. Ears and lashes were created with a beautiful midnight plum polish from years ago and we finished off the magical creature with a little more Glistening pink to tie it all together. To draw the unicorn detail all I used was a toothpick and a paper plate for polish puddles.

Although I think the design could be much improved¬† through a second attempt … alas, our time was up when my toddler woke up from his nap.

For my own manicure I decided a simple design with beautiful fall colors would do me just fine. It may still be near 100 degrees here in the Arizona desert, but I can start to dream of cooler fall temperatures and this mani helped me do just that.

I started with Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Smoky Plum and completed the look with accent nails in Effortless Mauve Pro+ Nail Enamel. After just completing my daughter’s unicorn nails, mine looked a little plain so I had to add the heart accent to jazz the look up. Again I just used a toothpick to dot the smoky plum onto the nail and draw the dots downward to connect to create a heart.

Do it yourself manicures were my first love and really my first introduction to the beauty world. I am so glad my little girl and I can share the joy of being creative together and creating beautiful memories.

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