The Polish Influenza

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31DC2013 Day 23- Inspired by a Movie (Monsters Inc.)


Hi ladies!

Today I have a design inspired by one of my all time favorite movies: MONSTERS INC. I absolutely loved the movie as a child, and I still do today! Mike and Sully and Boo will forever have my heart ❤ So now I’m going to wear my heart on my nails!

I wanted to incorporate my two favorite characters into the design, Mike and Sully. Mike, I knew, would be easy to put on my nails, because he fits the general shape. Sully, on the other hand, would be a challenge. To amend the situation, I opted to pay an “ode to Sully” on my pointer finger, middle finger, and pinky, painting my nails with a mix of Wet n’ Wild Megalast in I Need a Refresh-mint and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue Me Away, and then painting on splotches of purple with a toothpick by using a mix of e.l.f. Skinny Jeans and Sinful Colors Dream On. To create Mike, I started out with two coats of Sinful Colors Innocent (CAUTION: Always use base coat with this polish, it stains like crazy!). I then drew a white circle with Sinful Colors Snow Me White to create an eye, then put a medium size dot of a mix of Skinny Jeans and Innocent to make the iris, followed by a dot of Love and Beauty Black to create the pupil. I also outlined the top part of the eye very thinly with a toothpick to create a crease. For the mouth, I used black to create a smiling face, the used Snow Me White to dot on teeth, and Mike was done! For my thumb, I used Skinny Jeans over Snow Me White to draw the Monsters Inc. logo freehanded. I SOOO love the results! Pictures below are without topcoat.

Indoor, artificial light

Indoor, artificial light

Natural, indoor light

Natural, indoor light

So what do you guys think? Are you a fan of this monstrous mani? What’s your favorite Disney/Pixar movie of all time? Let me know in the comments!

Tomorrow’s 31DC2013 challenge is Inspired by a book. Luckily, I read. A lot. So I’m sure tomorrow’s inspiration will be pages come alive! Come back tomorrow to find out what fine piece of literature I choose!





Author: The Polish Influenza

I'm a teenage nail blogger from Delaware who, among other things, loves science, music, fashion, and um, of course, nail polish! I use my blog as a means of de-stressing, but I also love that I get to share my adventures in lacquer with all of my amazing followers! Please follow me :-)

2 thoughts on “31DC2013 Day 23- Inspired by a Movie (Monsters Inc.)

  1. So cute! I love that movie 😉

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