Neko no hi 2014

I don’t understand or like many holidays. However, today is the holiday I love, and we celebrate it together with Kernel. I’m sure he loves it too because it’s Cat’s day! Kernel gets something yummy for dinner and we’re just happy we have a cat :)

Cat nail art in pink

Cat’s day or as they call it in Japan 猫の日 (neko no hi) is celebrated on February 22. Let me spare you the details of why this Japanese holiday is on 02/22, maybe you already know it, or in case you are interested you can just google for the Day of Cats. I’ll simply get to the point – my nails of the day.

Pink nails with stripes design

The base color is OPI You’re Such a Kabuki Queen. I chose this pink not only because of its beautifulness, but also because it was released with the OPI Japanese collection. The cat is painted with acrylic colors, and so are the light pink stripes and the “meow”.

Cat nails design in pink

The cat was inspired by a phone case I stumbled upon in Forever 21 webstore a while back. That time I saved its image in my inspiration folder for a proper occasion. Here’s the case:

Cat phone case Forever 21

I painted the cat in pink and white colors to make the design look more fun and holiday appropriate. My initial idea was to paint cat paw prints over stripes on the non-accent nails, but then I decided that the paw prints would overload the design, making the cat less noticeable, and that I didn’t want.

Nail design with cats

Ok, enough said about the pink cat nail design. I wish you and all cats in the world a happy Cat’s Day! If you have a cat, do celebrate the day with him/her, I’m sure your cat deserves a tasty dinner, right? :D
Meow and thank you for looking! :))

18 Comment

  1. Niki T. says: Reply

    Love the mani! You did an amazing job! =)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Niki! I’m glad you like the Cat Day design :)

  2. Aww, this is so sweet and beautifully painted….!
    I didn’t know of that day – now I have 3 cats staring at me asking WHY didn’t you know – can we please celebrate today in stead :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hehe :)) I’m sure your cats will understand and forgive you, just give them some extra yummy food :) as they say better late than never!

  3. I don’t have cats, but I DO like them! :-) Yes, it would be right to make them celebrate Cat’s Day with some nice cat dinner! :-) I like the colours and I love your manicure, perfect accent nail! :-)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked the cat nail design :)

  4. OMG this is the cutest I’ve seen in ages!! Very well executed too!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      :)) thank you so much Ina!

  5. I love it! you’re really talented and your work is always very clean! bravo!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you dear :) xxx

  6. You could have shown us Kernel in this post :D Manicure is really nice :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      hmm.. you are right :) I’ll make sure Kernel makes an appearance on the blog soon!

  7. I love this mani. It looks amazing :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Claudia! :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thanks :)

  8. This is so so cute! I love the pinks :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Roxy :)

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