Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 17: Animation

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme for the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge is animation. I had a million ideas for this theme because there are so many great animations, but in the end the one I went with is quite a stretch of the theme… but I liked it anyway!

sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsAny guesses what animation this could represent? One of the animations I really wanted to do on my nails was The Little Mermaid, both because the type of characters in it are ideal for nail art, and because I loved the movie as a child. However, after I put on my base coat of Sally Hansen Fairy Teal, I honestly didn’t feel like doing freehand nail art. sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsOriginally I was planning on doing glitter placement on 2 nails with Aerial, Flounder and Sebastian on the other three. I wanted to incorporate glitter placement because whenever I see it it just makes me think of mermaids! sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsI started with the glitter on my thumbnail and then I liked it so much I ended up doing it on all my nails. I know it might be a bit of a ‘cheat’ for the theme, but it really does make me think of mermaids! sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsMy placement isn’t perfect – especially at the tips of my nails – but I think I did a pretty good job for my first try at glitter placement! sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsAll the pictures I’ve shown so far were taken in my lightbox, so now you get a huge bonus for reading this far… non-lightbox pictures! I had to include a few because the sparkle of the glitter pieces is incredible. sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsSee??! It was like a glorious colour-fest on my nails! sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsI hope you can also see at least a little bit of the mermaid-iness of this! sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsWhat do you think of my first attempt at glitter placement?

sally-hansen-fairy-teal-glitter-placement-silver-mermaid-nailsHere are the rest of the challenge themes: nagg-igDon’t forget to check out the rest of the animation nails at the link:

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    WOW. Looooove

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      😀

  • http://fingercandy.wordpress.com Sandra Lewrey

    These are great – super job on lining up your glitter. I did my first hand-placed glitter mani the other day and it was ARDUOUS. Super cool looking, but so fussy. Yours are so nice and tidy!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I did it while watching old episodes of Friends to make it more enjoyable 😉

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    *gasp* wow this is gorgeous. You did a fantastic job!
    I also have that polish. Do you also find it stains like *bleep*? *sigh*

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      It stains SO badly. I was honestly shocked when I removed it. I had smurf fingers for hours (it took several washes to get rid of that) and my nails are actually STILL stained. It’s such a pity because I love the colour!

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