We all know that black cats is associated with bad luck and during Halloween there are (heartless) people who find it amusing to hunt and hurt cats. Experiencing first hand how wonderful cats are, I would like to contribute to the campaign through this nail art post and hopefully help spread the word to help safeguard cats during this superstitious time by keeping them indoors or simply by spreading the word.
Here's the nail art:
Floozie does not have a particular breed. She was a street/stray cat. I didn't know she was pregnant when I adopted her. And now my new home has become a happy place with her and her kittens. And through the help of Cat Care Philippines, I am learning to how to love of my feline family even more. Let me say that this community is amazing. It is ...
A group based in the Philippines dedicated to caring for our feline companions. It is the aim of this group to build an online community of cat-caring individuals and groups where the members can all share their concerns and experiences plus any and all relevant information regarding the care and well-being of our cats. Share your health and grooming tips, photos, cat blogs and promote cat welfare & protection programs, and activities as well. (Lifted from their Facebook Page.)
They advocate spaying/neutering of cats to control the ever growing population of street cats here in the country. Almost everyday, a post is made by members on their page of abandoned kittens, wandering cats, and those badly injured. I know it is may sound cheesy but it breaks my heart every time I read them. This group has been rescuing and adopting cats, some even has more than 10 and it amazes me. I know how big the responsibility of taking care of 1 cat. What more for 10 or more felines?
However, we cannot take all the cats off the street. But we can help with the problem by being responsible cat owners. This is the reason why Floozie is scheduled for spaying when her kittens are fully weaned. And her litter is scheduled as well when they reach 5 months of age.
I really wanted to do a different design for my Halloween nails. But I can't resist not doing another black cat nail art to send my message across. But this time, I only painted one black cat as an accent nail and drew some scratches on the rest of the nails.
For base, I wore a gradient manicure using OPI Greenwich Village and OPI Do It On Em. I used the latter on my nail tips to make the scratches pop up better.
Initially, I wanted to use an orange and yellow combo for a more traditional look. But a friend suggested to use green as background for a Halloween design and I figured it might be give this a good twist. I'm not complaining. I really love how this manicure turned out. It made the nail art a subtle Halloween look.
The design was painted freehand using acrylic paint and a detail nail art brush.
I painted a peeping black cat as accent nail and decided to just paint the head. I wanted it to look more realistic. Sadly, I am not that kind of artist. But I am very satisfied with the results. I also wanted to paint a cat on each nail, but went against it because I thought it might be overwhelming? Do you think so, too?
So, what are you wearing for Halloween this year? Have you decided? Perhaps a black cat inspired nail art design as well? I have done a few more that you can view at my Halloween Nail Art Gallery.
Also, I did a little something (the photo below) that you can share with your friends if you decide to spread the word of keeping cats safe on Halloween. Thanks!
Happy Halloween everyone!
Thank you very much for supporting my Halloween nail art series this year. :)