Friday, October 14, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Flower Nails

"Feed me, Seymour!" Yup, the scariest flower I could think of was Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. A man-eating (and woman-eating) plant is kind of perfect for Halloween. And it's funny, everyone I showed this to at work would quote me a different line or song clip from the movie. It was a sort of glimpse into each persons psyche to see what most appealed to them about the film. (Sickos!)

Audrey II looks really hungry in this photo... I wouldn't get too close to the screen if I were you.

I started with a purple base of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Urgent Orchid. Ha! I guess you could call an exotic man-eating plant an Urgent Orchid!

I used acrylic paints to bring Audrey II to life. I like how the shading worked on the lower jaw. 

Then some tendrils and leaves on the neighboring nails. I should have added this to the other hand as well, because Audrey II takes over the entire florist shop in the movie, but I was tired. 

See, pretty tired and uninspired. This did help though, for those who thought I had painted a dinosaur on my nails. Everyone (well, almost everyone) remembers Audrey II's special lament, "Feed me, Seymour!"

Topcoated! And yes, I am switching after this manicure back to Seche Vite for my topcoat. Sadly, Cult Nails topcoat has slightly blurred every manicure by dragging colors together. But I do love Maria's topcoat! Just not for nail art. 

Here they are together. I like the purple background for these nails, so fun!

Polishes I used in this manicure: Cult Nails Get It On basecoat, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Urgent Orchid, and Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat.

Tomorrow's challenge is a delicate pattern. How will I turn a delicate pattern into a Halloween design? Come back and find out! 

18 comments:

  1. So cool and I really like the purple you used.

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  2. Love it! Awesome play, awesome movie, awesome nails!

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  3. Thanks Sandra! I love this purple too, I use it fairly often.

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  4. Thanks Nev! I've never seen a live version of this show, but it would be fun.

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  5. Great idea! That's good to know about Maria's topcoat! I was thinking of getting it, but if it doesn't work well with nail art... That's kind of a big deal breaker for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Leslie, yeah, it pulled on the base polish color, feathering it into my nail art on 3 different manicures. It reacted this way with Sally Hansen, LA Colors, and Love and Beauty polishes. It wasn't isolated to just one brand of polish for this drag thing that happens. I do really like her topcoat though! I will use it on straight manicures that do not have artwork.

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  7. Thanks Chelsea, and thank you for following my blog!

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  8. this is heaps cool, i had a look through all your 31 day challenge posts up till now and I love that you have taken a totally different approach to the themes! Keep up the fantastic work :)

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  9. Thanks Linda! I have been having so much fun trying to come up with creative designs within the required themes. It's a blast!

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  10. wow you are amazing!

    i just spent like 30 minutes on your blog I think-
    also I'm your new follower! Hi!

    (sooo glad i didn't post my freddy krueger nails, yours are sooooooo good)

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  11. Oh wow, thanks so much imobsessedwithnails! I really like your blog too. It is nice to see what other bloggers are doing in this challenge ahead of me, it helps me figure out what to do. I love how you work the themes into french manis. Thanks for following!

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  12. Just... UGH. You are great. Let's get married.

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  13. LOL Sarah. That's my first nail related marriage proposal! :)

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