Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend so far. Today I wanted to go for a very summery and bright polish, and one in a color I don’t usually wear: yellow. This is where Feel Me Up from Cult Nails comes into the picture. This is another polish from my recent 50% off haul from the Cult Nails site (celebrating her 200K likes on facebook, if I am not mistaken). So many great polishes and so much less than I would have spent without the sale! 🙂
Inspired by a movie
Hey, everybody, guess what I have for you today? Book review! No. Nail art! The movie I chose to represent my Day 3 entry in the Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art challenge is Star Trek (2009).
Colors Used (l-r)
Nicole by OPI Kort is Red-y For A Pedi
Nails Inc. Hampstead Gardens
OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook
Since I am a horrible artist, I chose to use my nail art to represent the uniforms of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. I even used my brushes again to paint the little symbols on the breast of the uniform! I tried doing them on a plastic bag like I did for my Day 1 submission HERE, but that did not work and I ended up painting them directly on the nail by hand. Oddly enough, they came off the bag overnight and now I have random gold Star Trek emblems on my workspace. Ahhh, memories.
So that’s my movie-inspired manicure, I hope you like it! Can I tell you how excited I am to see everyone else’s manis?? I think I just did! Use the links below to check them out for yourself.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great Hump Day!!
Inspired by a book
This week is my first nail art challenge, the Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art challenge. Today’s nail art comes to you with the help of a tutorial from Savannah at Oh So Pretty The Diaries. See it here if you’d like to try it yourself. Being a fan of The Hunger Games book series, I had seen many ‘Girl on Fire’ flame nails before, but never had the guts to try it myself. Until now. 🙂 As soon as I heard about this challenge and the topic of a book was included, I knew I had to participate. Below is a list of the polishes that I used to create this manicure.
Red: Mamba from Color Club
Orange: Riveting from China Glaze (Hunger Games collection)
Yellow: Neon Melon from Sinful Colors
Black: Hot Topic’s Blackheart Cursed
As you can see, I used the Blackheart Cursed as a base, then the Mamba, Riveting and Neon Melon to make the flames. Here is a shot of them pre-application. This will need more practice, but not bad for a bad artist on the first attempt, I think! First time using my brushes, so it was pretty exciting. Please ignore the chip on the ring finger. 😦
My manicure depicts Katniss’ costume at the first tribute parade. She and her partner in the games, Peta, have costumes that appear to be fully aflame but leave them unharmed. There is another scene in the movie during which she has an evening gown that has a similar effect. the ’12’ on my thumb represents their home region, District 12. The manicure shot below shows one of the polishes used in this design, China Glaze’s Riveting from The Hunger Games collection. Appropriate, wouldn’t you say?
Here is a shot of Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence, LOVE her!) in her flaming costume from the tribute parade scene. Did any of you read the books and/or see the movie? Thoughts? I loved the books and enjoyed the movie, although (as usual) there was much that they just couldn’t fit into a 2 hour movie. I still plan to see the remaining movies they will make based on this series of books.
So, that’s it folks. I hope you liked my first submission this week. Hang around and see the rest and let me know what you think. Have a great Monday, all!!