27 May 2012

Day 6 in the summer challenge house

Hey all,

Ah i messed up :( The challenge was actually Summer SUNRISE and I had surprise written down. sorry about that everyone! My next mani actually makes up for it which is a total coincidence but still very annoyed that I got so excited about this and did got it wrong anyway...

Challenge 6: Summer Surprise

Image from dan-dare.org
So I was initially going to go for Nails inc Victoria as my summer surprise. This is a vampy red polish that would definitely surprise people when worn during the summer. After challenge 5 I really did not want to remove Catrice Acid/dc and this is where my new friend comes in to play:

Incase you haven't seen the movie, this is the little Alien from the Toy Story movies! As acid/dc is really suited to Aliens I did a quick google search and this guy popped up and I was so annoyed that I didn't think of him before.

So if that wasn't enough of a Surprise I did a little sleuth work and discovered that Toy Story 3 was released in Ireland on July 16th 2010 so it really was a Summer Surprise.
 So the entire accent nail is done using acrylic paint. I used the same colours on the black background of the accent nail to bring the mani together.

Then I noticed the other nails were looking left out...
 The little alien has a purple colour that is more noticeable in real life. I thought purple tips would go nicely so I free-handed them on just using the edge of the brush. I used Catrice Plum Play with me for the purple.

I really like the comination of the blue and purple on his (I have determined that they are all boys :P ) jumpsuit so off I went to find a polish that looked similar to the acrylic paint.

 I think Catrice Blue Cara ciao is almost identical to the acrylic blue. My lines aren't perfect but I just got my order of striping tape from Hong Kong so that should sort the problem in the future.

I added on a layer of Essence Quick Dry topcoat and that's all there is to it :D



  1. OMG lol and lol again. Yes I am surprised, especially as the challenge is SUNRISE !! lol, love you LOTS xxxxx

    1. omg :( yeh I'm actually gutted! I'm so sorry!

    2. lol, don't be gutted! it's still awesome xx

  2. This is amazing! I love it. It's cute and detailed :-) great job!

  3. omg! I hope you're not still self-conscious!

    this is so awesome, I really loved Toy Story as a kid. I finally watched the third one about a month ago, and it's really hard not to love it even as an adult. Those movies are still just as funny.

    You did such a wonderful job on this little guy!

    1. Haha thank you :D I only got the chance to see half of the second one a few weeks back but I'm am definitely going to watch the whole thing again :)

  4. Very surprised indeed! :D
    He is soooo cute! Perfect for a summer surprise. :)

    1. I'd be happier if I actually got the challenge right :P
      but thanks :D

  5. This turned out fantasticly anyway! It might not be 'summer sunrise' but who cares? This mani is friggin awesome! I love the detail you've gone in to, it looks amazing!

    1. Ah I nearly died though, Felt like an awful eejit :P
      Thanks though! It was so much fun to do :)


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