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

3 comments:

  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)

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

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