Gaaah! I just love how this mani turned out. And I am psyched that I get to wear it longer than 24 hours, LOL! The 31 Day Nail Art Challenge was fun, but it was heartbreaking to remove some of those designs so quickly.
I started with two coats (two MESSY coats) of Wet n Wild Ready to Pounce, from the On the Prowl collection. This is a really gorgeous shimmery dark plum color. I could easily have just used this for the Maleficent manicure.
But it does look amazing with Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia layered on top! This is one coat of Facets of Fuchsia, yum. At this point in the process, I did two coats of Seche Vite to give me a smooth surface to draw the evil Maleficent.
I painted Maleficent with acrylic paints. I started with a black outline of her head, which was actually really hard to see on the polish, then filled in a light green for her face.
I added her purple collar, the light grey lines of her headdress, her eye makeup and nose next. If you look closely between this and the next shot, you will see how I adjusted the shape of her eyebrows. This is the magic of using acrylic paints. You can really rework areas with the paints.
Here is Maleficent before topcoat. I thought about adding her pet crow, but I got tired. Plus he is almost all black and would barely show up.
Both hands together! Sorry this pic is a little blurry. I have to use my self timer for these shots. It is no use asking my husband to help me take pictures of both of my hands together, he invariably aims the camera at my boobs. Sigh....
Polishes used in this manicure: Wet 'n Wild Fastdry Ready to Pounce, Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, Cult Nails Get It On Basecoat, and Seche Vite Topcoat.
Soooooo.... who wants to win some free polishes from me?!?! I just passed the 100 follower mark on Sonoma Nail Art, and I want to celebrate by giving you some free nail polish! THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ME! Here are the lovely prizes you could win:
All of the polishes are brand new, never used: Revlon Facets of Fuchsia (yes, I am the person in Sonoma County who keeps buying all of the bottles up), OPI DS Sapphire (sheer linear holographic polish!), and Sinful Colors Daddy's Girl (this is a dark purple jelly polish with teeny glass flakies. I lurve it!). You will also win:
...this set of Wet 'n Wild mini color icon nail polishes! There are nine mini bottles in the set. They are really cute! I bought another set for me, so I will try to play with them in the next few days to show you what they look like.
Here are the rules: You MUST be a follower of Sonoma Nail Art to enter the giveaway. That's pretty much it. You can get additional entries for following my tumblr account, or following my facebook account, but really you can just enter as a follower of my blog. Deadline for entries is Monday, November 14th, 2011 at noon PST. One person will be selected randomly from all entries and notified via email on November 15th. You will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be selected. The giveaway is open to all, international entries are WELCOME!
Thanks so much for your interest in my blog. Good luck! NO MORE ENTRIES PLEASE! I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011. Thanks so much!
Maleficent is my favorite Disney character of all time. Yours looks great!ReplyDelete
Love it! You rock at nail art and I love looking at your bento blog too, I really want to start making bentos :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Shally! She's one of my favorite characters too. :)ReplyDelete
Oh thanks, I'm obsessed! I have been slacking on my bento blog, but I will get back to it soon now that my 31 Day Challenge is over. Bento are so much fun! Another creative outlet.ReplyDelete
OH EM GEE you did an amazing job! :OReplyDelete
:-) Thanks so much Kate!!ReplyDelete
If you ever stop posting these I will be SO SAD! So please, never stop. :)ReplyDelete
Aww, thanks Rachel! I plan on doing nail art at least twice a week. It's very relaxing and makes me laugh. :)ReplyDelete
amazing job, looks just like her!ReplyDelete
Thank you, SheerBeauty!ReplyDelete
JUST...JUST... ugh. I'm so so in love with this and jealous. I can admit it! lolReplyDelete
:) thank you Sarah. Have you picked up some acrylic paints yet? I KNOW you could do this too. You are very talented.ReplyDelete
Awesome nails. That is the perfect color for her! Cool giveaway too, congrats on the followers you deserve every one and so many more!ReplyDelete
omg you amaze me!ReplyDelete
Thanks Leslie! One of my friends said the Facets of Fuchsia looks like a bubbling cauldron that Maleficent would stir. I like it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nail Art Epicness!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sandra!ReplyDelete
Love love LOVE! Maleficent was always my favorite villain, I adore her. She pairs perfectly with Facets of Fuchsia.ReplyDelete
Oh thank you so much Lex! She's my fave, too. I immediately thought of her when I saw this polish.ReplyDelete
Wow, girl, you can REALLY draw! And then you put it on your nails <3 Your blog is awesome!ReplyDelete
I hope I didn't enter this already, please ignore one if I did (If that's possible) I need to find a good way to remember which giveaways I enter.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sarah S.! I notice that it is getting easier to do with each manicure. I appreciate your kind comments!ReplyDelete
Ha ha, Shopping Addict! I totally need a system to keep track of my entries too! I will make sure you get the right amount of entries. :)ReplyDelete
More Power! Thank you for sharing your Blessing ;)ReplyDelete
LOOOOVE this mani. Mad skills.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much AandW!ReplyDelete
Heh heh, thanks K8theCurst!ReplyDelete
Amazing manicure :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Yasinisi!ReplyDelete
you are a genius!! thanks a lot for this amazing giveawayReplyDelete
Thanks Julie! Good luck. :)ReplyDelete
Great job and that nail polish from revlon is amazing! :) xReplyDelete
Thanks Stavroula! Facets of fuchsia is soooo pretty!ReplyDelete