31 Day Challenge – Day 23: Inspired by a movie

Hi everyone!

Today I tried some of the most complex nail art I’ve ever done: Finding Nemo nails! They’ve been done before plenty of times, but I knew I wanted to do an animation for my movie-inspired nails, and Finding Nemo was one of my favourite animations ever. Before I show you the pictures, I want you to focus very carefully: Look at my thumb, index finger, middle finger, CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR A MILLISECOND, and look at my pinkie. Seriously, don’t even THINK about looking at my trainwreck of a ring finger! Sadly I didn’t have time to try redo it!


I used a ton of polishes for this. I started with 1 coat of Essie In the Cab-ana, which I promptly covered with Revolution Rainbow in Poseidon, which was more opaque than I was expecting. The other polishes I used were: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in White On andย Black Out, Essence Colour & Go in Wanna Be Your Sunshine, Catrice in Pimp my Shrimp, Sinful Colors – Fly Away, NYX in Matte Chocolate and Matte Sky Blue, Revolutionย Autumn in NY, and Nails Inc Baker Street.

nemo3I painted all of the characters on with a small nail art brush. On my thumb, I did the baby turtle, Squirt; on my index finger was Bruce, the great white shark; Nemo himself was on my ring finger; an abomination that you should really STOP LOOKING AT that was supposed to be Dory is on my ring finger, and on my pinkie is one of the seagulls.

nemo1I was really proud of my other fingers (besides the ring finger), and especially of Nemo. It’s the first time I’ve tried something like this and even though I clearly need practice, I was really happy with it ๐Ÿ™‚

nemo2What do you think of this type of nail art? Did you also love Finding Nemo?ย ย  31DC2013Tomorrow’s theme is inspired by a book, and I’m excited to show you nail art based on one of my favourite books ever!

Until then, take a look at these other movie-inspired manis:

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    I think you did an amazing job with this!!!! Not only with the little characters but also with the whole feel. It really feels like it was captured under the water! Love it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yay thank you! I was pretty proud of it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • http://flightofwhimsy.wordpress.com eklinman

    Mr. Turtle is my FATHER man…. ๐Ÿ˜€ looks awesome

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hahahaha! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I love the effect Poseidon gives. It’s like sparkling water. Also I love the lil seagull and turtle. It came out rocking

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! Yeah, Poseidon was perfect for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

    They’re so perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Make me smile!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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