During the “inspired by a movie day” I discovered the nail art that I just had to try myself: More Nail Polish’s Toothless mani from the movie How To Train Your Dragon. I cheated a little, using a black slightly textured base, but I love how this came out and the inspiration is awesome!
Her inspiration came from this particular picture of toothless. I tried to mimic the same one:
This mani was much easier than I though it would be, thanks mostly to a polish I was recently sent to review! Well, more to nail art with. The lovely Hillary at Mentality sent me the Textured Earth Tones collection, so I have many textured matte polishes to play with! I will open this by saying that over the course of the next two or so weeks you guys will be seeing a LOT of matte manicures! Although Mentality states that these are “textured,” I think they have more of a crushed satin texture than the gritty texture we are used to with Zoya and OPI and the like. I will be doing a comparison post between creme/matte/textured/these guys shortly so you can see what I mean. ANYWAY. The base of Toothless is the slightly textured black matte polish Asphalt.
I will be doing a full review post of all 12 of these polishes once I am doing testing them all. For now, I will just say that Asphalt is definitely a black matte polish with subtle but cool-looking texture. This is two thin coats. One warning with these polishes: you get three passes with the brush (center, right, left) before it starts pulling on the previous polish. So go fast and you will have no problems at all, but don’t try to overwork them!
The rest of the design was painted on with various green polishes, blue, and some gold and white. The scales were done with blobs of top coat over Asphalt.
I love how this mani came out! And I love the inspiration (from both the movie and More Nail Polish). I hope you enjoyed!
I am glad to be done with the 31 Day Challenge….two full challenges within 3 months is probably more than I can handle. I am very much looking forward to NOT posting on weekends, and getting to play with my new pretties! May the dragon be with you!