31DC2015 Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

Painted Fingertips | Secret Garden nails

Hi everyone!

Today I have tried something totally new to me. I not only painted my nails, I also painted under my nails! For a good reason though, just keep reading to see what I came up with πŸ™‚Painted Fingertips | Secret Garden nailsAbout a year ago, LadyCrappo posted these nails. They were hugely popular, and for good reason! As I was thinking about what movie I could use for this prompt, I remembered her idea and decided to do my own version. The movie is The Secret Garden. It’s a children’s movie, but if you never saw it, you should!

Painted Fingertips | Secret Garden nailsThe movie features a big stone wall, and behind it, the children discover an absolutely beautiful secret garden:

Painted Fingertips | Secret Garden nailsThe space under my nails was teeny tiny so I just managed the best little flowers I could!

Painted Fingertips | Secret Garden nailsFor the stone wall, I started with a base of Rimmel Man Overboard and sponged on Sinful Colors Slate and Ciel, and Essence Grey-t To Be Here. I used acrylic paint to outline the stones. Then I climbed over the wall…Painted Fingertips | Secret Garden nailsAnd into the garden, which I did with acrylic paint. I just loved this idea, even if it’s not the most practical, it’s just so cool!

In previous years, I did Finding Nemo nails and Rango nails. I’m not even going to try to pick a favourite out of these three. All 3 were awesome looks that I worked really hard on. I think my Rango nails were the hardest to do so I was very proud of them BUT I was also really proud of my Nemo nails at the time and the Secret Garden nails are just such a cool idea! Can you pick a favourite?

nemo2Painted Fingertips | Rango nails for day 23 of the 31 Day Challenge - inspired by a movie

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  • Annette H

    Awww I love this year’s nails the best just because that’s such a lovely idea.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! It was so much fun to do πŸ™‚

  • Cheyenne

    These are so cool!! I love that movie! Watched it so many times as a kid!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I loved it too!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    Oh. My. Gosh. These nails are so freaking hot! I love the double face which is so different. Actually I know the book/movie even if I have never read it. Love, love, love!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! It was really cool to do for something different πŸ™‚

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    The fact this design is double sided makes me love it so hard, really really gorgeous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    This is amazing and so creative!

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  • belgijska

    this is awesome <333

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Amanda LovesPolish

    Love this!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    Oh my gosh you’re a freaking genius!! These are so creative and cool, love it.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Shawna Harrold

    How totally cool!!! I painted under my nails once, but it didn’t turn out so great πŸ˜›

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! It’s hard! I was just glad my flowers at least had coloured petals and a yellow centre, that was the best I could do πŸ™‚

  • http://www.spilledpolish.blogspot.com/ Maddy (spilledpolish)

    Omg this is so creative!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • Nichole C

    This is fab. I remember reading the book in gradeschool

  • Amy L

    Love! I remember her original ones being awesome. This is a great recreation.

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    This is so amazing. I LOVE the secret garden, I watched that movie all the time when I was a kid!!!

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    These are so cool!! What a great idea!

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    Oh this is just genius! What a creative take on The Secret Garden!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    This is amazing! Love how you pulled this off!

  • http://thepolishedhippy.blogspot.com/ Polished Hippy

    This is just way too cool! Back in the 1980s when I had longer nails I used to paint the undersides as well, but never anything except one color at a time

  • http://schette08.free.fr/essaisbeaute/index.php Schette EssaiBeautΓ©

    That’s a great idea, and I love your mani πŸ™‚

  • http://www.frompolishwithlove.blogspot.com/ Dani FromPolishwithLove

    What a genius idea!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!! Especially since the flowers tie right into the “secret” πŸ˜‰

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