Nail Art: Owls In Love

Earlier this month, I asked you on Facebook what animal I should hand paint on my next nail design. There were a few choices and the one that garnered the most votes is owls ! And so when I finally had time to do my nails, I doodled a few owl inspired nail art designs before I decided to do a couple version!

Friends, please welcome Oliver and Olivia, the owls!

Owl Nail Art Design
Owls In Love Nail Art Design by Simply Rins

My first male and female version were penguins. I didn't think of naming them back then. But when I did my whales nail art, I figured it would be really cute to name them. I decided to do so ever since. :)

Owl Nail Art Design
Oliver the Owl

I wanted a dark blue base color for this design and I was deliberating between 2 polishes and decided to wear 2 coats of China Glaze Midnight Passion simply because it has the word "midnight" on it! What could be more appropriate for these nocturnal animals, right? I had no problem with the application and I think the subtle shimmer is perfect as background for this nail design.

All designs were painted using acrylic paint.

Owl Nail Art Design
Olivia the Owl

I painted the owls identical to each other except that I added a pink ribbon on the female one. Perhaps a few eyelashes would look good as well. And to denote that they are a couple, I freehand red hearts on the rest of my nails.

Owl Nail Art Design

I hope you liked Oliver and Olivia. I'm having a blast doing animal designs. I think they're adorable and would make nails really interesting to see.

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  1. So cute! I love it! I love owls. I have an owl-print purse that I have been wanting to use as inspiration for a mani.

  2. They're so cute! And your freehand skills are divine!

  3. Hi, Natalie!
    Your purse must be cute! I would love to see your nail art inspired by your owl-print purse. Please let me know when you've done it. :)

    Hi, Julz!
    Thank you! I saw your latest nail design and I think they're cute too! ;)

    Hi, Trixie of Nailfiled!
    I'm really enjoying freehand. I'm still learning. Thank you for your support. :)

  4. nakakaloka! ang galing mo sis!!!!

  5. Nice want it on my nails too

  6. Awww...thanks! nahiya naman ako, I'm just starting out pa lang with nail art, and I think my design was a bit messy..heheh :) I'm reading your tutorials, and I'm learning a lot....thats for sharing them. :)

  7. Aaaww... I love your animal couples :) And as always I admire your freehand skills =D

  8. i love it, this is so cute :-D

  9. OMG, I love the way you draw owls!! They are too adorable <3 And the general couple idea is just so cute! :)

  10. Hi, Kellyta!
    Thank you! Have you tried freehand nail designs?

    Hi, lelila!
    Salamat! If you remember, I bought the China Glaze Midnight Mission from you in one of the bazaars that you joined.

    Hi, prinseskat!
    Nanay! You want owls on our next nail art session? Baka magalit na si Tatay nyan!

  11. Hi again, Julz!
    I'm glad my designs and tutorials are helping you. Let me know if you have other concerns. I'll try my best to help. Don't worry about being messy. That will pass when you get more familiar with nail painting. :)

    Hi, Swaafie!
    I love them too! I may be loveless but at least there's love on my nails! Haha! Thank you for the compliment. You are an amazing nail artist. :)

    Hi, nail crazy!
    I'm happy that you found this owl nail design cute. I want to do more nail art of using this concept.

  12. Hi, Jette Fromm!
    Thank you! I enjoyed doing this design as I can relate with owls because I consider myself nocturnal. I am more productive at night. I don't have big eyes though. :P

  13. This so adorable and sweet <3

  14. Hhahah....this design is so funny!

  15. Hi, Doda!
    Thank you! All comments are valuable to me.

    Hi, -Diana-!
    You are adorable and sweet! It's a nice feeling to know fellow nail artists appreciates my designs. :)

    Hi, Lady Butterfly!
    Is it because they're in love but on separate hands? :P