Thursday, 25 October 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 23: Inspired by a Film

It's the ciiiircle of liiiife!

The Lion King is my favourite film ever.  I don't care if it's aimed at 6 year olds rather than 23 year olds, I love it. It has the perfect combination of cheesy songs and cute talking animals.  What more could you want from a film?

So, naturally, there was no other sensible choice for today's challenge manicure - inspired by a film.  Although when I googled the picture I wanted to recreate for my manicure, I almost changed my mind to something easier lol.  But since I'd already posted yesterday that I was thinking about doing The Lion King (fool) I figured I should probably give it a go.


Since I'm aware it's not entirely (ahem) obvious who everyone  is, I shall interpret for you.  On the left we have Simba and Nala, on the middle finger is Rafiki and a little Zazu, and then on my ring finger is Scar.  Timon and Pumbaa should've been on my little finger, but I wasn't convinced you'd be able to tell the difference between my lions and warthogs, so I surrendered at that point.  I quite like the overall look though, even if my animal painting abilities are shocking.

I used Barry M Bright Red for the sky, and then painted on the sun with Barry M Lemon Ice Cream while the red was still wet, so that I got some orangey bits.  Then I used Barry M Black for the tips and the detail. Yet another Barry M fest.

Have a look at all the other film-inspired manicures:


Diana at Nails By Diana
Meredith at Perfectly Polished
Nicole at The Color Republic
Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful 
Liz and Lisa at Lozlosa 
Mari at Nailista 
Miss L at Beauty by Miss L 
Gini at Sassy Paints 
Pam at Nail-E-Glance

22 comments:

  1. Wow this is good! All the songs will be stuck in my head today though..curse you! xx

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    1. Well it's a good job they're all fabulous songs then isn't it :p

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  2. Woweeee! Frikking AMAYZING!!! Well done you x

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  3. This is one of my all time favourite film evverrrr! Beautiful mani, making the child in me very happy!

    Jazz x

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  4. I have no idea how you did this but its incredible! I knew on first glance at the thumbnail it was lion king and had to see! Its so well done :)

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  5. I love this so much! I still cry every single time when Simba's dad falls from te cliff.

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    1. Me too! A bit ridiculous when you think how many times I must've seen it over the last 18 years, but there we go...

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love the Movie, and my daughter just saw the Broadway Show Sunday Night. Very cool!

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  7. this is so awesome! I love the Lion King :)

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  8. Aw, thank you everyone! Glad you all like them :)

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  9. Omg i knew it was lion king right when i saw it! AWESOME <3

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  10. Now that song is in my head - lol!! This is amazaballs!!

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  11. The moment I saw your nails, I knew it was Lion King. Brava!!! :)

    Lisa

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  12. Gorgeous work! Also F yeah Lion King!!!

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  13. I love a mani that tells a story across your nails, fab!

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  14. Wow so creative. . I absolutely love what you did here

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