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Today kicks off Digit-al Dozen theme week. This week’s theme is geek and it was wide open for our interpretation. Today I have Soft Kitty nails. “Soft Kitty” is a song from a U.S.-based comedy sitcom called “The Big Bang Theory.” (The tune is actually derived from an old English children’s song). One of the main characters on the show, super geek Sheldon Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., is a theoretical physicist researching quantum mechanics and string theory. Sheldon’s mother used to sing ”Soft Kitty” to him as a child. As an adult, he still requests the song whenever he is sick. (image source: cbs)
I started with two coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray as the base. The stripes were created with a nail art brush and China Glaze Recycle. I used a dotting tool and Zoya Sweet for the nose.
For the face, I used a product that was new to me, a MASH Nail Design Pen. These pens come in six colors and have a fairly sharp tip for fine details. After you get the polish flowing, it’s easy to maneuver (just like drawing with a marker) and produces solid color. My lines aren’t perfect, but I’m sure that comes with practice. I have a few more colors and can’t wait to try them in other nail art. I finished the look with one coat of MASH Matte Polish because, well, kitties aren’t shiny. The polish gave it a nice flat sheen and didn’t smear any of the design.
You can find both the Nail Design Pen and Matte Polish at www.mashnails.com. If you’re not familiar with the MASH brand, they sell anything and everything nail art related, from stamping plates to velvet powder to fimo sticks. Shipping is free on US orders over $30 and they frequently have 50% off deals on featured products. MASH nail design pens are $5.99 each. MASH Matte Polish is regularly $7.99 (right now you can get it 50% off!)
Don’t forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen geeky masterpieces!
Disclosure: Some products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.