Nail Art: Counting Sheep

There are reasons why it took this long for a new nail art design. A hectic work schedule is my primary excuse. But the real culprit is lack of inspiration. For more than a week, ideas for a nail design comes but never stays. So last night, I was trying to sleep early because I needed to wake up early the next morning. But I wasn't sleepy. What do you do when you want to get sleepy? As for me, I often play a game on my mobile phone or watch a movie until I fall asleep. But before I even started to play, I had an inspiration for a nail art -- counting sheep! I don't really do that to fall asleep but I thought it was funny I thought about it just when I wanted to sleep.

Counting Sheep Nail Art Design
Counting Sheep Nail Art Design by Simply Rins


Creating this nail art design is somewhat ironic. I wanted to fall asleep and I ended staying up late because I got excited to do this Sheep nail art. Initially, I wanted to paint 10 sheep but since I still need to wake up early, I decided to do accent nails instead. Nevertheless, I think this turned out well and I still smile whenever I look down on my nails as I remember how this design came to be.

Counting Sheep Nail Art Design


There was no deliberation on what color I wanted as base for my Sheep nail art. I wanted a dark blue color that would mimic the color of the night. So I searched my stash and decided on Misa A Sin Worth Committing and I just loved it. This is 2 coats and there's no problem with the application. It has a glossy finish even without a top coat.

I hand painted the nail design using acrylic paints. I painted a sheep on each hand on my ring finger and painted numbers in random order on my other nails.

Counting Sheep Nail Art Design


Perhaps I could try to stare on my nails tonight and see if it could help me fall asleep. But I feel I would be smiling instead. I found it amusing what prompted me to create this Sheep nail art design.

Do you count sheep when you want to fall asleep?




P.S. Did you know that sheep is singular and plural at the same time?

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28 comments:

  1. Those sheep are so cute. I really like them against the dark blue, too. You're so creative!

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  2. This is adorable. The color you used for the base is beyond perfect. And I never really realized the word sheep was singular and plural...weird.

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  3. Hahaha, sooo cute, a great idea :)

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  4. fabulous idea, love your nails... this is beyond perfection :-D

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  5. These are adorable!!! I would have never thought of doing a counting sheep nail design but now I think I might try it because it is so cute!!! And how do you get the numbers on there? They look so perfect so I was wondering if you used a stencil or something or if you are just really superly talented.

    P.S. Could you maybe think about doing a Winnie the Pooh design?

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  6. This is such a good idea!! I love it :)

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  7. Hahah these are SO cute!! I love the little sheep! I always get lots of great ideas for nail art when I'm lying in bed trying to sleep. I keep my phone by my bed and make a note of any ideas I get!

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  8. LOL I design rubber stamping projects or (more recently) nail art ideas while waiting for the sand man to visit. Whatever works, ya' know?

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  9. That is adorable! You are so creative, you think of things that no one else does. :)

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  10. Absolutely spot on with this design once again!!!! Love the choice of colors and the end result. Maybe in a few years time mine will look a little bit like yours????? Ha...dream on, I just tried the heart patches and it was.....an abject fail. I'll keep trying though, my left hand was ok, but my right..I'm still laughing at the shapes that was supposed to be hearts. In the mean time, I'll just ogle yours Rina!!!

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  11. @Minty
    Thanks, I love the base color too! I can't believe it took me this long to use it. It has been on my helmer for ages! I also just found out about the plural equivalent of the word sheep when I was writing the post.

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  12. @Marias Nail Polish Blog
    Thank you! I guess it is really true that inspiration comes from everywhere!

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  13. @Nail Stories
    Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. I tried staring at it the night after and it failed to put me to sleep because I was really amused! Haha! :)

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  14. @Kayleigh
    Hmm, come to think of it. So do I! I mean, I have been getting ideas for nail designs when I am about to sleep or just laying in bed. Does that make us weird? :P

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  15. @Sarah
    Thank you for the compliment! I believe every nail artist has her/his own uniqueness when it comes to nail designs. As for me, it seems that my being a cartoonist has extended to my nails. :)

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  16. @EllaLan
    I'm sure your heart patches were more than fine. Keep nail painting until it becomes as if you are just handwriting a letter. ;)

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  17. no I don't. But this nail design is definitely worth all the sleepiness. :)

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  18. fabulous idea, love your nails... this is beyond perfection :-D

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  19. omg that's SUPER CUTE!!!!! i love how the sheep looks like he's also counting the numbers on your other nails :p

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  20. so adorable, I love sheep in any form & this is just such a brilliant idea. I don't think you could possibly ever run out of ideas, even as you are saying you don't feel inspired, you go ahead & make yet another fantastically original piece of art that I could only dream of coming up with. You truly have a mind filled with art & a heart good enough to share.

    thank you.

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  21. @Bo
    I think so too! I had such a wonderful time wearing this nail design. :)

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  22. @coat stand
    I'm glad you feel that way. I only wish I had more time to paint more sheep. :)

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  23. @Unknown
    I didn't notice that until I read your comment. Now, it looks even funnier! ;)

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  24. @GelaNails
    That's really sweet of you to say. I am sometimes in the loop when it comes to nail art ideas. I am thankful that inspiration only takes a vacation and comes back eventually. :)

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