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Ursula

And the second lead-up-to-my-birthday post: the villain side of Monday’s manicure! I have to say, I ADORE these. I was inspired by Hot Pink Zebra Polish and of course Chalkboard Nails. The end result is a bit of both and a bit of my own flare. These posts are making me think I should do another disney villian/hero set! If I ever have time for it…

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Colors:
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Light purple: Sally Hansen – Lacey Lilac
~ Dark purple: L’oreal – Paparazzi Pleaser
~ Grey-purple: Nails Inc – Regents Place
~ Light blue: Philly Loves Lacquer – Love Those Wildwood Days
~ Light teal: Love & Beauty – Teal
~ Dark teal: Zoya – Cecilia
~ Yellow: OPI – Never a Dulles Moment

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Any requests if I were do to a next set (with my longer nails and steadier hand? Yes, these too were from 2017). Hope you enjoyed!

The Little Mermaid

This weekend is my birthday, so I figured I would post a whole week of some backlogged manicures that I loved and haven’t posted yet! Starting with this gem…this is actually from 2017 (oops) when I went on a whole Disney painting spree! This set was inspired by The Little Mermaid. I ended up happy with my thumb, pinky, and middle finger…and unhappy with the easy ones that I stamped! You can hardly see the hair pattern on my pointer at all, and the scales are a bit too light on my ring finger. I didn’t want them to stand out too much but I ended up making things too subtle!

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I was trying to duplicate citruseyes’s mani but with more detail…and I half succeeded! I do like the way these look, I just wish I had gone for it and used darker stamps for the hair and scales. I suppose I could have gone back and stamped over what I already had, but I didn’t want to.

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My husband took one look at these and insisted I try and do a Disney villains manicure…the results of which you will see on Wednesday 😀 (He was also sad that I didn’t try and include flounder on this mani). Hope you enjoyed!

Top 10 Nail Art of 2019

My other top 10 post: nail art time! Although I did a bunch of designs this year (as I do every year), I did not like nearly as many of them. Honestly that is probably due to my high reliance on stamping, which while quick and easy, does not necessarily make for the most interesting and dramatic of nail art. That said, almost every one of my top 10 for this year has some stamping in it (but not all). Hope you enjoy, and let me know if I left one of your favorites off!

Japanese Ink (yes this is all stamping, yes it is also awesome)
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Rainbow Bubbles (wheeee!)
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Maleficent
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Jupiter in Purple
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Red Roses and Black Lace
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Cutting in with Holo
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Exploding Pastels (probably the most technically difficult of this years top 10)
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Scales of Many Colors
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Bright Teal and Dark Roses (I think this year has a rainbow and floral theme)
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Sea Storm
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Sleeping Beauty

As part of the 31 Day Challenge, I posted Maleficient nails for Movie day. They were actually painted as part of a set of Disney heroes and villains (yes, i have another pair!), so I felt compelled to post Aurora and finish the pairing today 😀

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Of all the Disney nails I did at this time, Aurora ended up being my least favorite. As a heroine, she’s just…boring. Maleficient is much cooler. Regardless, my nails are the bottom of her dress, her hair + crown, her necklace and neckline, and of course rose brambles. I didn’t try for Aurora’s face at all because I am truly terrible at faces!

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The thumb was indeed to be a wand…but I maybe should have made the stem of the wand thinner. Oops! Regardless, it is pink and gold and matches :-p

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Also, I am rather pissed. I went and watched Sleeping Beauty (all the way through, for the first time…no idea how I managed to miss this one movie growing up!) and I totally should have gone for her BLUE dress! It is barely pink at all! Why are all the google image searches pink? Silly Disney!

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I am not going to bother listing polishes, suffice to say there were a lot (and it turns out the gold I planned to use had dried out! So I tried using two others…and meh. I need to get a good dark gold metallic!). Anyway. Hope you enjoyed! and happy totally end to the 31 Day Challenge, phew!

Maleficent

This might be my favorite nail art for the 31 Day Challenge and possibly for this year altogether? I adore Maleficent as a villain, and in college my dorm hall made a meme where each of us was a disney character; they assigned me Maleficient and made a photo of my face on the character’s body (tinged green, of course). So, when Movie day came up, I knew what I needed to grab! Sadly, this one is from the unposted archives and is actually from 2017 (embarrassing, I know!). The sister post (Sleeping Beauty, of course) will go up the day after the Challenge ends 😀

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The design for this was inspired by Definitely Meg  (although her blog appears to have closed down since then) own to trying to figure out what shades of green I could combine to make that glowing background she has! It has been a while since I have tried to negative space flames, and I forgot how time consuming it was! Also, do not try to freehand a raven, it is difficult!

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Colors:
~ Neon green: Salon Perfect – Loopy Lime
~ Green holo topper: ORLY – Sparkling Garbage
~ Pastel green: Zoya – Tiana
~ Purple holo: LA Girl – Purple Effect
~ Purple creme: Formula X – Ignition
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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That is all for today, but the rest of this week should also be a bunch of impressive manicures (if I do say so myself)! Hope you enjoyed!

Jafar

***sorry this post is late, my wordpress just broke! I wasn’t able to post this at all on either of my two browsers…apparently only chrome will work. Go figure. Hopefully chrome keeps working so I can keep posting, but it has been a painful day!***

So Jafar? Coolest villain outfit. It’s dark and creepy with lots of gold and red. Also his facial hair is EPIC. That said, it was darn difficult to paint!

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Most versions of Jafar that I could find used in nail art were either too simple, too complex (I cannot paint faces) or just boring. So, I mostly made this up!

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My pinky is supposed to be Jafar’s body, but since he is super freaky skinny, it mostly just looks like a weird hourglass? My ring finger has his hat, and the beginning of his awesome red feather. The middle finger is supposed to be his snake staff, but my snake-skin stamp was misbehaving. Pointer is the top of Jafar’s outfit and his awesome beard. The thumbs it intended to be a VERY stylized Iago, the obnoxious parrot.

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Here, again, I did not write down which polishes I was using as I painted! I can guess at most of them, but I don’t know if it matters. Let me know if there are any ones you are curious about.

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Out of all the Disney manis I have geared up and planned, only this one and the 101 Dalmatians one had better heroes/princesses than villains! All the other manis, the villains look a lot better. You can tell where my loyalty lies! Hope you enjoyed!

Princess Jasmine

This mani was painted just after I bought my newest brown (aka back in May), which I decided was perfect for Jasmine’s skin. I think this was the first complete villains + heroes mani I did, the ones I did before this were either villains only or heroes only (and I completed the set later on).

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As last time, this time, with 101 Dalmatians and Cruella daVille I am starting with the “heroes” mani for the movie Aladdin. Obviously, the focus is on Princess Jasmine: her outfit (pointer and pinky) and her hair (ring finger). I got to use one of my favorite techniques again (stamping over an awesome metallic pattern) on my middle finger to make Raja the tiger, and my thumb is the Sultan’s feathered hat.

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Some of the colors aren’t 100% accurate to the movie, for example Raja in the movie is just orange, but I figured artistic liberties would be acceptable 😀 Unfortunately, I did not write down which colors I used! I know the magnetic polish and the brown, but I can only guess at the others. I own just a few too many similarly-toned blue/teal polishes! Oops.

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In retrospect, it might have been fun to include Aladdin’s fez or outfit, but I think I am sticking to mostly princesses and their side-kicks, rather than including the male heroes in these manicures. It just seems more feminist (and they tend to wear clothing that translates to nail art better).

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Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for Jafar!

Cruella deVille

This is actually the first of the “newer” Disney manis that I did! I found the previous two (memo and dalmatians) in my unposted folder and decided to use them as the jumping to point to EVEN MORE DISNEY.

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I actually think I ended up doing paired manis for almost everything at this point (heroine + sidekick and then one for the villain). I am not shy to say that most of my villain manis came out better than my heroine manis 😀

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Obviously, this is the companion post to Wednesday’s 101 dalmations! This was inspired by Cruella deVille. You don’t get to see my thumb because it was an idea that did NO pan out properly. The rest of the mani was inspired by Hot Pink Zebra Polish!

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Colors:
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Red: Covergirl – Forever Festive
~ Beige – Zoya – Charlotte
~ Pale pink: OPI – Be There in a Prosecco

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The question becomes: do I want to post ALL THE DISNEY MANIS in a row? Or do a disney week per month? I don’t know! I guess we shall see next week :-D. Any requests? Specific movies you guys want to see? Painting disney is fun!

101 Dalmatians

Another Disney mani that I’ve been sitting on since 2016…July, actually. How sad is that? These are so cute though!

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I wanted to do each collar a different color, but when I went back and looked, only the mom and dad dog (Perdita and Pongo) had really distinct collars that were not just the same as all the puppies!

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The design itself was inspired by @banicured_. Puppies! And Disney! I’ve wanted a dog for a long time, and this makes it worse…only, I can’t imagine that I wouldn’t end up with dog hair ruining my manis!

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Colors
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Black: Wet n’ Wild – Black Creme
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling

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I thought about writing “101” on my thumb, but honestly, this was surprisingly quick and easy and I didn’t want to ruin it with trying to make words! Or numbers. Either way.

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Did any of you guys have a favorite puppy from 101 Dalmations? Hope you enjoyed!

Nemo and Dory

I painted these in May of 2016…so I should probably actually post them. I just wanted to wait until I had enough disney-themed manis to post them all in a week! Whoops.

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This mani was inspired by Finding Nemo. Yes, these are super-stylized, yes I still think it’s cool!

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I got the idea from Klo’s to me, although she used much brighter aqua for her underwater…I wish I had a similar blue but I just don’t! So mine is more of a teal-based blue. Either way, I loved her idea for the surf!

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Colors
~ Light teal: Maybelline – Green with Envy
~ Teal: Zoya – Wednesday
~ Light blue: Zoya – Rocky
~ Blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ Dark blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Dory blue: Sinful Colors – Endless Blue
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie

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That’s all for today! Any other Disney or Pixar movies I should work on painting (I mean, and hopefully posting less than a year after they were initially painted)?

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Aka Toy Story nails! I know I can do better than this (my proportions are off) but they make me happy, so be it!

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I got my inspiration from Trashedandlacquered, but I can’t find the original design! Oops. These are supposed to be the little green alien squeeze toys, but I made both their antennae and ears too big. Maybe I’ll try this again at some point (although I doubt it…) and do it better? I already went back and edited my nails after adding top coat. I really should have looked at a photo first!

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Someday (soon?) I’ll do a Pixar and/or Disney nail art marathon. It’ll be great. Any requests? :-p

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Colors
~ Blue: Zoya – Ling
~ Green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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That’s all for today! Beware the Claw and make sure you always come in peace 😀

Pocahontas

“Can you paint with all the colors of the wiiiiiiind”. Today is movie day, and of course I had to do something Disney (well, or Pixar) and since my boyfriend is out missing (aka at work even though I painted this over the weekend) I thought I’d do a homage to his least-favorite disney movie, Pocahontas! In his words: it’s as if someone made a movie about the holocaust where the jews and germans made friends and no one died. So, I get it, but I still think the movie is beautiful.

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Unfortunately, I don’t own a color even close to Pocahontas’ skin tone, so I went darker rather than lighter. Despite that, I think the end product looks ok!

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From pinky to thumb, we have the end of her dress, her necklace, her arm tattoo, the top of her dress, and some semblance of hair in the wind. Or maybe the branches of Grandmother Willow, I don’t actually know which! Free-form wavy things.

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Colors
~ Brown: Zoya – Dea
~ Red: OPI – Visions of Love
~ Yellow: Maybelline – Citrus Collide
~ Nude: Zoya – Charlotte
~ Blue: Zoya – Rocky
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Mint: Maybelline – Green with Envy
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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Hope you enjoyed! I was torn between Pocahontas and Lilo and Stitch, so maybe next time there will be some Stitch nail art!

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Cinderella’s Carriage

I have been staring at this bit of nail art by jamylyn_nails for months, and only now finally had the time to try it…and a new blue polish to try it with!

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The base is an OPI I got on sale at ULTA called Yoga-ta Get This Blue. I feel like I saw something I wanted to replicate that used this polish a few months ago, but I can’t for the life of me figure out where the design went! Anyway. Blue (that name is too long. Ugh. OPI, I get it, you are being cute but ENOUGH ALREADY) covered nicely in two thin coats. It was actually a one-coater but I smudged my middle finger so I did two coats everywhere! This polish is wonderfully opaque and I can’t wait to try stamping with it! Totally a steal for $4 😀

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The design took a little over an hour to complete, which was far less time than I had assumed it would take! The pumpkin coach was a pain, but the curlicues were fun! The original design had Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother on the pinky, but I didn’t have the patience to try…or acrylic paint! So, we just get sparkles.

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Colors
~ Blue: OPI – Yoga-ta Get This Blue
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Gold: Wet n’ Wild – Gold Album
~ Mint: Maybelline – Green with Envy
~ Bright green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
~ Pink: Zoya – Veronica

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In other news, the gold on the pumpkin was the wrong gold…I have two gold dense glitters and I grabbed the less dense one! No wonder I had so much trouble. Go figure. I need to label my polishes better.

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Hope you enjoyed! This has rekindled my Disney-lust, so if I get a few hours to myself I’ll do another princess mani soon 🙂

Frozen

Every year, I pick my favorite movie of the year. This year, hands down, the winner was Disney’s recent movie Frozen. It is amazing. The animation is fantastic, the singing is mind-blowing (more on that later), and the plot is awesome (and feminist!). I have been singing the songs from it for two weeks now. If you like Pixar movies, go see it. Disney took another Pixar idea and made it their own…complete with pre-movie short! My design is modeled on the clothing worn by the two main characters.

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My accent nail is Anna’s dress, which she wears for most of the movie. The rest of the nails are Elsa’s dress, from after she accepts her place as the snow queen. Although you can barely tell, underneath all that glitter is a blue-to-teal gradient! I am very proud.

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In short, Frozen is the tale of two orphaned princesses, one with power and one without, who try to save their kingdom from ice. They are both helped and hindered by men, a snowman, a reindeer, and trolls. The best part of the movie, by far, is the singing. The lead (Elsa) is played by Idina Menzel, known as the original Elphaba in Wicked and Maureen in RENT. And boy, can she sing.

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Colors

  • Pale blue glitter: Sinful Colors – Cinderella
  • Gold: Maybelline – Bold Gold
  • Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
  • Green: Zoya – Holly
  • Pink: Petites Color Fever – Raspberry Ice
  • Purple: Nabi – Purple
  • Light blue: Essie – Full Steam Ahead
  • Blue: Zoya – Rocky
  • Teal: Zoya – Wednesday
  • Large holo glitter: Wet n’ Wild – Kalidascope
  • Teal holo glitter: Orly – Sparkling Garbage

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Needless to say, I love this mani! Hope you enjoyed, and I strongly recommend the movie!

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