Monday, February 13, 2012

Sully from Monsters Inc. and a GIVEAWAY!

I have been meaning to do this manicure for a while now, and I finally had the perfect polish to do it. China Glaze Aquadelic from their new Electropop collection is the exact shade of Sully's fur. :)

This photo that I took outside shows the best representation of the true color of this polish. I love blue polishes so much, but sadly they do not photograph well. This is James "Sully" Sullivan from the Pixar movie Monsters Inc. This manicure has a Sonoma County connection, because the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar lives in Sonoma County! John Lasseter, director of such great movies as "Toy Story," "A Bug's Life," and "Cars," lives in beautiful Sonoma County. 

Here is a shot of the base color (again, this is not color correct, see the above photo for a more accurate pic).

I used acrylic paints to make the artwork on top of the base polish color. Sully is a fun character to paint, and I have his little pal Mike Wazowski on my list to do as well. 

Here is Sully pretty much done. His eyes were pretty hard to do since they are so tiny, but luckily I was able to manage it on the first try and not start over again. 

Then I added splotches of purple paint across the other nails to mimic Sully's fur. Or as Boo likes to call him, "Kitty!"

Ok, now for the fun part. I recently hit 500 followers on my blog and I am super thrilled! Your comments really mean a lot to me and encourage me to keep challenging myself with new nail art ideas. I would like to show my appreciation by giving you a chance to win some polishes in my favorite color: BLUE! Here are the  beauties you could win:

Sinful Colors Cinderella, China Glaze Aquadelic, Finger Paints Twisted (ok, this one isn't' blue, but it's AWESOME!), OPI Simmer and Shimmer, Love & Beauty Blue Multi, and Milani Jewel FX Teal. These are all brand new polishes, never used. I purchased all of these polishes for this giveaway.

OPI Simmer and Shimmer is from the Burlesque collection. It's a really pretty glitter with lots of blue. Finger Paints Twisted is an awesome flakie topcoat with multicolored flakes. 

Sinful Colors Cinderella is a gorgeous light blue polish with glass flecks and a pink to yellow shimmer. The Milani Jewel FX Teal glitter is incredible! There're holo glitters, multiple sizes of blue glitter, green glitter, ...just WOW!

China Glaze Aquadelic is from the Electropop collection and is much brighter and more teal than this picture shows. The Love & Beauty polish from Forever 21 has a golden sheen to it that is really pretty.

So how do you win these 6 polishes? I want to do something interactive, but I know not everyone likes to do nail art. So here's the contest: I want to see photos of your favorite color on your nails! You can submit one photo of your nails painted in your favorite shade. You can do nail art if you like, even do multiple polishes in your favorite color! Please watermark your photo with your GFC follower name. I will post all of the submitted photos on my Sonoma Nail Art Facebook page next week, and the photo with the most likes will win the polish! 

You must be a follower of this blog. Send only ONE (1) photo of your nails to me at marquesmaverick@gmail.com. Be sure to watermark your photo with your GFC follower name. Deadline to enter your photo is Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time. All entries will be posted on the Sonoma Nail Art Facebook page on Monday, February 20th, 2012. Vote for your favorites by 'liking' the photo. The photo with the most likes on Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time will win the contest! This contest is open to everyone (including international entries). 

Thanks for following me and have fun with this contest! 

39 comments:

  1. OMG! I'm in love with all the polishes of this giveaway... I have to participate!!! But I'm not sure I'll get enough "likes"... I'm gonna think this through!

    And again, love your Sully mani!!! I'm a fan of this movie. You rock!!!

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    1. Thanks Gaëlle! I really hope you enter. I can't wait to see which color you choose. :)

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    2. I did! Couldn't choose between two colors... :)

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  2. ONE colour? You want me to pick a favourite? My nail polishes are like my childrens. I love them all! (Sorry for the Strongbad reference) This sounds like a fabulous contest and I will be sure to enter once I narrow down my choices...

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    1. Ha ha, I know! I know! With over 400 polishes I had a hard time picking one color. But you can do multiple shades of that color, so you could pick a few polishes all in the same color family.

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  3. Your sully mani is amaaazing! I thought sully was a decal when I first saw him. I can't believe you painted him. You are super talented!

    I entered your giveaway! :D

    xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much aimeeus! That is a really nice compliment. I planned on doing this manicure for a while, and I was so happy to find the China Glaze polish that is PERFECT for it. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  4. Nice challenge, makes mé want to go and make a new mani imediately.

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    1. Oh good! I hope that this contest will be inspiring for everyone. I didn't want to limit it to just nail art because I know some followers don't do nail art. But I certainly welcome any creativity you want to share!

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  5. Sully is bad to the bone, your shading is awesome! i've said this a million times but you are one of my biggest nail art inspirations, you rock!

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    1. Amber you are the sweetest! I love your artwork too, and it is so fun to inspire each other to try new things and keep pushing ourselves past our comfort zones. You never know what you can do!

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  6. Super cute mani! You're so talented! I can't even imagine what Sully would look like if I tried this myself. :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! No one starts out great at anything, just keep trying. :) I hope you enter the contest~ choose a color that inspires you! :)

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  7. wow you absolutely amaze me with your talent!! have you ever thought about painting fake nails and selling them? i would buy them lol.

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    1. Thanks Pink Tattoo! I've never thought of painting fake nails. Are they like nail wheels?

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  8. These are amazing....I love that movie! The polishes are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Jackie! Monsters Inc and Finding Nemo are my two favorite Pixar movies. You should enter my contest! :)

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  9. Your nails are soooo awesome!!!!! I dont think i could do that LOL! :)
    You want one color for your picture giveaway :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Yes, I'd like you to choose one color for your nails. If pink is your favorite, you could paint you nails with just one shade of pink, or lots of pinks. You can do nail art on top of the mani, or stamp, or leave them as they are. I just want to see your nails with you favorite color! :)

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  10. This movie makes me cry and I don't care who knows!!! I recently got a few shades of my favorite color in so lets see what I can come up with! Congrats on 500 Michelle!!!!!

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    1. It is SUCH a great movie. I don't blame you for crying, it is very emotional. I still die laughing every time I hear that made up song "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me!" Can't wait to see your entry Laurie!

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  11. Thanks you so much for doing a fun giveaway like this!! AHHH I don't know what color I will pick! but I'll think of something....
    How do you watermark photos? what program/website do you use?
    thanks!

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    1. However you want to add you name to your photo is fine. Photoshop, whatever. I just want to make sure I know whose photo it is.

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  12. Me encanta la manicura de Monstruos, S.A. ¡qué bien dibujas!

    Sobre el concurso, ya estoy pensando en la manicura para participar.

    Kisses

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    1. Thank you Poemas! I hope you do enter! :)

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  13. I finally encouraged myself and gave it a try!
    It was so much fun, thank you.

    ....oh and I want to see a Finding Nemo manicure next time (;

    Lyciènne

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    1. Thanks Lyciènne! I got your entry. I love Finding Nemo too, I will have to do that mani soon. Maybe a whole Pixar WEEK!

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  14. does the manicure have to be done after you announced the contest? or is it OK to submit a picture of a manicure i did before your contest date?

    btw, great nail art!! i love monsters inc.! i want to do one with boo and the orange guy who keeps getting quarantined. hehe

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    1. You can enter any manicure you have done on your own nails. I don't care when you did it. :)

      Ha ha! That poor orange guy, how many times does he get shaved in the movie?! LOL

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  15. I LOOVE Monsters Inc and was always very intrigued by his fur! I had a pencil exactly like him; the same colors and splotches and it was furry! haha..

    I love this mani!! You did a very good job..

    Unfortunately I didn't see your post until now, so I can't enter the contest :/ But I'm looking forward to seeing the result! And I'm looking forward to your Mike nail art :)

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    1. Sorry about that Swååfie! I would have loved to have you enter the contest too. I am pretty sure I will be doing a Mike Wazowski manicure very soon. :)

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  16. I wish I had known about this earlier! ^^ Oh well - I love your nails so much!

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    1. Dang, sorry you missed the deadline AikoVenus! Thanks for your nice compliment. :)

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  17. your sully nails are beyond awesome

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