Thursday, September 24, 2015

#31DC2015 023 // Inspired by a Movie

There haven't been too many movies that I've watched since last year's challenge. I was torn between going with an oldie, but then I remembered a great movie Mr. Sparkle and I have watched with Sparklegirl over and over and over... She likes it so much I bought the soundtrack so we can listen on my iPod in the car. It's the story of a girl named Tip and how an alien invasion by the Boov turns her world upside-down. She befriends a Boov named Oh after he upgrades her mom's car from frugal to fabulous! Slushious, as he calls it, is where I drew my inspiration for today's MOVIE manicure...

Nails Inspired by Slushious

Nails inspired by Slushious

Manicure Inspired by the movie Home

Nails based on the movie Home

Slushious Nails

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
OPI Pirouette My Whistle
Pure Ice Busted
Pure Ice Rose
Pure Ice Twisted
Rainbow Honey Juicy Orange Pop
Rainbow Honey Just Sugar Coat It!
SinfulColors Amethyst
SinfulColors Dream On
SinfulColors Feel the Vibe
SinfulColors Happy Ending
SinfulColors Just Glisten
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Slushious is powered by three different slushy flavors, Grape Escape, Tangerine Twist, and Busta Lime. My neon collection is lacking a little, so I tried to pick the closest purple, orange, and green shades for my principal colors. Those polishes were SinfulColors Amethyst, SinfulColors Feel the Vibe, and SinfulColors Happy Ending.

When I originally brainstormed this look, I was thinking that I'd do gradients on all of my nails. At the same time, I wanted to add a little bit of the bubbly fun of Slushious by way of shimmer and glitter. It seemed like a lot to have going on over all of my nails, so I decided on accent gradients instead. One on my left hand, two on my right. That would leave me with three skittles on my right hand and four on my left. I decided to repeat purple on my left hand, because I love purple and SinfulColors Amethyst is an almost-perfect match for Oh's shade of purple!

Once I had the base colors down, it was time to paint and gradient. I think I sponged over each gradient nail five or six times before I got the opacity I was looking for with Amethyst and Feel the Vibe. I did have to dab a little Happy Ending on my tips. My VNL was a little too visible for my taste!

After that, it was just a matter of adding in coordinating shimmer. For my skittles, I cut up cosmetic sponges and used those to dab coordinating shimmer polish in random patterns. For the gradients, I used the same cosmetic sponge I used for the base colors. I painted the coordinating shimmers directly on the sponge, then dabbed the polish onto my nails.

Finally, I was happy with the amount of shimmer and brightness of the color. I topped everything off with a coat of Pirouette My Whistle. That was followed up with two coats of SinfulColors Clear Coat and Seche Vite for some serious shine!

I didn't really realize it while I was painting, but this is a very Halloween-esque manicure. I like it well enough, I just wish my green were a little bit closer to the neon green of Busta Lime...

Slushious - Tangerine Twist, Grape Escape, Busta Lime
c/o strivia.tumblr.com

If you haven't seen this movie, you should definitely watch it. Whether or not you have kiddos, it's a great movie! Singer Rihanna voices Tip and Oh is voice by Actor Jim Parsons. I love him on Big Bang Theory, and he's equally great in Home!

Next on the schedule... Nails Inspired by a BOOK will blend with Fishbowl Friday 047... I've got a couple of ideas in mind, but it all depends on which prompt I pull! Fishbowl Friday has been a fun wild card to throw into the mix so far. I'm hoping that trend will continue!

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