Sunday, May 6, 2012

Week 18: Cartoon Manicure

Good afternoon and welcome to Week 18 of the 52 Week Challenge!  This week (or actually last week's) the challenge was to create a cartoon manicure.  I was not inspired at all for this manicure, and that's part of the reason why I've been putting it off.  The only cartoons I frequently read are Dilbert and PhD Comics, neither of which I thought would translate well to nails.  The next cartoon I thought of was Mickey and Minnie Mouse so I decided to try to make mouse nails!

I used two coats of Zoya America as my base.  I think the formula on Zoya America is absolutely perfect.  It glides on smoothly, is nearly opaque on the first coat, and is easy to control so I don't end up with flooded cuticles.  It's the type of formula all nail polishes should have.  Using a large dotting tool, I created white dots using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On.  I really like how the dots turned out! And then I made the mistake of trying to add a mouse head and ears using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.  Oh was that a mistake!  It does not look like mouse ears at all.  I tried to use dotting tools and a little nail art brush to shape the ears but it just looks goofy (and not at all like Goofy!).  I'm going to need to stick to stamping I guess.

Be sure to check out what others have done for this challenge by visiting their blogs:
LizMarie at I'm Simply Complex • Jenna at I'm Still Thinking... • Caitlin at Addicted 2 Nails • Sarah at PrncessSarah02 • Charlotte at Charlotte's Nails :) • Shally at Polished & Not Quite Put Together • Rachel-Karina at Polished Criminails • Liz at Nothing But Nail Polish • Fun With My Nail Polish • Operation: Nail It! • Lauriestrodes Fun With Nails • Square Polish • Only Always Soccermom  • Hurr Did, Nails Did • Olivia Writes • The Dragon Lady • Kaki at Glitter Obsession • Isa at IsaBella's World • Gypsy at Gypsy's Glitter • Jackie at MeMa's Mani's  • Lissa at Lissa's Nail Blog  •  Marie at Polish, Polish, Polish...  • ChiChi at... •  Esra at Oje Sihirbazi (Wizard of Polish) •  Nails, Actually • Treselaine at Tres Chic Nails • Carol at Nails by Carol


  1. Its not bad...My rule is as long as my kids can look at it and tell me what it is, its good. Boo knew right away what this one is :O)

  2. I like it. The dots look great. I actually just did something similar but have not posted it yet.



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