Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Disney Inspired


I am a product of the Disney generation, the generation that longingly waited for each summer to come because it meant the release of a new Disney animated feature.  While my favorite Disney movie is unquestionably Pocahontas, my first memory of seeing a Disney movie is being shifted from one parent's lap to the other in the movie theaters watching The Little Mermaid.  I was three at the time (the movie was released in 1989) and even now, 24 years later, I can still sing all the songs by heart and laugh at all the same silly lines.

For today's post, we are challenged to post a mani inspired by Disney.  In the spirit of nostalgia, I went with my first.  As we all know, I am no nail artist, and in fact, I spent the better part of one evening Google imaging and scanning Pinterest for Disney inspired manicures.  Unfortunately for me, most were way too advanced for my paltry skill set so I had to think up something on my own.

In theory, this should have turned out wonderfully.  However, I quickly learned that tape manis fail when you try to do them right after coming out of a shower and you're covered in cocoa butter lotion (I doubt the cocoa butter part played a large role in the tape not sticking properly, but the lotion part probably did).  But before I dissect my anti-masterpiece, here's my Disney inspired skittle.


Let's go finger by finger, shall we?

Index: this is supposed to be Ariel's hair.  I started with a base of OPI Red My Fortune Cookie, a fire engine red creme, and gave the texture of strands of hair with OPI Pink Shatter.

Middle: Pure Ice Nude Beach, a pale peach with silver shimmer, served as Ariel's skin under her famous purple seashell bra top, colored with Essence Oh My Glitter.  This was the first tape mani fail.  I tried to use two triangles to form the bra (I knew that that was probably easiest way for me to form any sort of geometric shape), but alas, the lotion precluded the tape from sticking properly so I had to fill in the wonky lines with the pro-wide Essence brush...not an easy feat.

Ring: Oh, Flounder.  I thought you would be the easiest to recreate!  Having had success with my mummy mani last Halloween, I thought this would be a cinch.  Again, confounded moisturizer!  I started with a base of Illamasqua Rare and tried to create the lines with Brucci Luscious Lori.  Oy, what a mess.  The blue bled and the lines didn't follow through to the end.  So, let's call this Flounder: The Sushi Years.

Pinky: Finally, a successful nail!  Simple and easy, I used Sinful Colors Mint Apple to represent Ariel's tail.  

Please Twinsies, no more nail art for awhile, k?



Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra




    

29 comments :

  1. I love the creative path you take!

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  2. Ha, you say "creative," I go with, "what the...?"

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  3. ha the sushi years :P Love that blue though. So pretty

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  4. Thanks...it'll be featured on a guest post next month!

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  5. "Flounder: The Sushi Years"= made me lol ;-) LOVE! hahahah

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  6. The sushi years!! That's awesome. I still loooove Mint Apple so much!

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  7. I love that you get my sense of humor ;)

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  8. I need to get another one actually since my bottle is about half way done and starting to thicken. First time that's ever happened to me with a polish!

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  9. lol, Flounder the sushi years. The Little Mermaid was the first Disney member I remember being obsessed with and it definitely wasn't the last.

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  10. Ha! Yup, you are the Disney-lover of the group!

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  11. I love The Little Mermaid, or anything Disney for that matter, and this is so cute! I absolutely love it.

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  12. Lol at no more nail art for awhile! Great inspiration. I had a roommate that would just let that movie play on repeat day in and day out. Needless to say, it's no longer one of my favorites.

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  13. Hahaha, that's kinda funny that she had that on repeat. Shame you had to suffer through it though!

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  14. Ah this is so cute! Love what you did for each nail!

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  15. A for effort Amanda!! It's cool how this was inspired by The Little Mermaid. Love that movie!

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  16. Haha "no more nail art for a while" this looks just fine! Very cute!

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  17. You're being way too generous.

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  18. "The Sushi Years"! You always crack me up, Amanda! I think the idea of using crackle to imitate the texture of hair was super clever! Ariel is the first Disney movie I remember really loving as a kid too. :)

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  19. In theory, the crackle was good a idea, but I didn't love how it ended up looking.

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  20. Such a cute mani! I love The Little Mermaid!

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  21. Better than my attempts! :) I love how you did her hair with a crackle, very innovative! :)

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  22. These are Sooooo cute, Amanda!!

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