Friday, November 4, 2011

Unicorn Puke

Bwahahaha! I crack myself up. I wanted to do this manicure as soon as I got my hot little hands on Cult Nails limited edition nail polish called Unicorn Puke. Maria, the owner of Cult Nails, released a small amount of this flakie multi-hued polish in October. I was able to get two bottles. It will be released this weekend as Clairvoyant. Same exact polish, just under a different name. Click here if you want to get the Cult Nails set of four gorgeous shades, which Maria is calling the Super Powers Collection. The presale is this weekend only.

I modeled the unicorn after a drawing I found online made by Jennifer Wood. Click here to see her silly unicorn drawings. I wanted the unicorn to look really ridiculously over the top. Mission accomplished! It looks so much funnier next to that blob of sparkly vomit. 

I started with this base of blue polish. I would have used another Cult Nails polish as a base, but I only have Unicorn Puke, Hypnotize Me (a sparkle topcoat), and Awakening (a dark blue-green). I needed this to look really cartoony. 

I started the design with black acrylic paint. Yeah, it looks like a bunch of nothing right now. When I paint, I try to really pay attention to form and shape. My dad could look at any cartoon character and recreate it without tracing it. I think he used the same technique. What is the shape of the different parts, and where do those parts exist in relation to each other? It helps so much to think of an image in this way instead of thinking "What does a unicorn look like?" That kind of thinking will just will run me right off the tracks.

Next I filled in the white areas.

I got too into working on the unicorn, and this was the next photo I took. As you can see I have filled in almost all of the details of the unicorn. There is also a bit of shading with grey acrylic paint. I changed things a bit before topcoating, but this is pretty close to being done. 

Here I added the "puke" on the black areas, the gold acrylic paint on the horn, and fixed the forelock and the eyes a bit. 

Topcoated! Here is a side view so you can see the Unicorn Puke actually coming out of the mouth. Ewwwww! I got puke on my fingers!!! LOL

On my right hand I painted the letters "P U K E" in an Olde English style, to make it kind of fairy tale-ish. I think this turned out pretty well for my non-dominant hand! 

Polishes used in this manicure: Cult Nails Get It On basecoat, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (I used ONE COAT for this mani!!), Cult Nails Unicorn Puke, and Seche Vite topcoat.

Now Unicorn Puke is such an amazing polish, that I really had to do a video to show off its amazing sparkle. I give you: "Unicorn Puke: The Movie!"



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60 comments:

  1. WOW that is awesome!! Great job!!

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  2. Great job on this! I placed my order for her 4-piece set earlier today :)

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  3. Awesome! Great work on the non dom hand as well!

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  4. Thank you Crystal! I will probably have to wait on getting the Super Powers Set. I can't wait to get my hands on that dark blue jelly!

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  5. Oh thanks Leslie! I thought it turned out well. :)

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  6. Hahahahaha that is hysterical! You never cease to impress! :D
    I've been hovering over the buy button for the Super Powers set all day, lol. I don't normally even wear blue, but how can I resist Time Traveler?!?

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  7. WOW! this an epic mani I love this so much right now its incredible! you have some amazing talents!

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  8. Haha!!! What an awesome mani!!! You have a good sense of humor!

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  9. wow!! very creative and interesting.

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  10. This is simply too awesome!! You are amazing!

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  11. I hope its okay that I used one of your pics on a blog post about your blog. I linked it back here. You can check it out, and you want me to take the picture down, I most certainly will!
    http://yamismakeup.blogspot.com/2011/11/unicorn-puke-manicure.html

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  12. love the idea behind this, if i had that polish i don't think i could use just the tiny bit you used, hah i'd want it everywhere! hah i'm borderline tempted to want to swim in a batch of it!

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  13. Thanks rachlovespenguins! I know, I have been thinking I really need to get the set of Super Powers polishes. Arrg! Why is payday NEXT week?!?! :)

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  14. Thanks so much Nory! It turned out really hilarious, and I got to share it with a lot of people today, so that was fun.

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  15. Thanks Patricia! I like to make myself laugh. :)

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  16. Thanks so much Nancy and I am flattered that you reposted my pic. Thanks so much for sharing it and linking back to me, I really appreciate it!!

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  17. Ha ha Manicure Addict! I have actually been swatching Unicorn Puke on top of nearly every manicure I've done right before I take it off. I can't stop admiring how gorgeous it is!!!

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  18. Thank you Amy! I really appreciate your comments!

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  19. Thanks so much Hold Your Colour! I work hard on my manis and it means a lot that notice that effort. :)

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  20. Love this!!! It's absolutely perfect!

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  21. Too funny! your unicorn is cute haha :P

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  22. Awesome! I fell off my chair thanks to that puking unicorn :D We'll see if I have to order my own clairvoyant. Your other stuff is amazing too (read the whole blog through today).

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  23. Wow!How awesome!What a creative mind and incredible talent!I love this mani!<3

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  24. I loved this when I saw it posted, but I'm usually too shy to comment. Just wanted to say, it's awesome! You are so talented! SO jealous of your skill. ;) And how cool is it to have Cult Nails share your art on facebook!

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  25. Very cool! I went through your whole blog and you are a great inspiration! beautiful nail art!

    Lucy from Lucy's Stash

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  26. Wow, I'm speachless, I guess I could say "Très jolie" but the words aren't enough... :)

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  27. Thanks AandW, I appreciate your kind words!

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  28. Thank you Prunella! I hope you didn't hurt your bum when you fell off your chair. :)

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  29. Eeee! Thanks for commenting Midnite Echo! I just about died when Maria posted this on her page. I so appreciate your kind words. This was such a fun manicure to do.

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  30. Thank you for checking out my blog, Lucy!

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  31. Thanks Gaëlle! Or should I say, Merci!

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  32. Such an awesome idea haha. And it looks great!

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  33. Thank you funkiichiika! I'm actually surprised that someone else didn't do this before me. LOL

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  34. That is one of the most original and certainly coolest looking nail art design I've seen. You are so talented!

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  35. Thank you so much Irina! I did use a unicorn design from the artist Jennifer Wood, so I can't take full credit, but adding the puke next to it was my idea. LOL :)

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  36. you are, quite literally, amazing. first of all, the nerve to actually make UNICORN PUKE for real? i bow to you. fabulous fabulous. ps. i just found you through sarah waite's blog. i'm definitely adding you to google reader. you rock!

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  37. Oh thank you so much rae! I have a weird sense of humor and I love to laugh, so I think you will find lots of crazy nails like this in the future. Thanks for following me!

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  38. girl, i'm totally diggin all your designs. they are all spot on!
    definitely gonna be checking back often (: im looking forward to your posts--keep it up! :D

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  39. Thank you so much Sneakerette! I really love your blog too! You're an amazing photographer. That Ozotics post was gorgeous!

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  40. LOVE IT!!!! It's hilariously cuteeeeee.

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  41. seriously, come do my nails PLEAZE!

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