31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 27: Movie Inspired Nails

Ok my nail peeps, after my previous royal screw up which ended up with me not even posting any challenge nails, I had promised that I would post my manicure no matter what. I am still on the fence about my mani but let me tell you a little bit about why I chose the movie I did. Some of my fondest childhood movie/book memories revolve around Dr. Seuss. Even as an adult, my love for his work has not diminished. In fact, I credit Dr. Seuss for getting me my first Au Pair job when I was in France. My first interview was with a family with two little girls and after my interview with the parents, I was introduced to the 2 young girls. I talked to them and one of them demanded that I read a book to her so I looked at her little collection and zeroed in on The Lorax. I new I had them. Once I opened up the book, I remembered how much fun I had reading that book so I shared that with them..even singing some of the song from the movie version. Of course they loved me and I got the job.  So while I racked my brain to figure out what to do for today’s movie inspired nails challenge, I knew I had to find a way to use How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Hey, it’s nearly December, and I just bought my Christmas tree today. I was telling Nicole that I got a tiny tree and that it was still $30. $30 for a sad little Charlie Brown tree!!!! I don’t care how tiny it is. What counts is that it’s mine and that I’m going to have fun decorating it.

So without further ado, here is my How The Grinch Stole Christmas manicure:

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Nails

Do you want to know how I created this manicure and what products I used? Read on…

All the polishes I used are from China Glaze: White Out, Emerald Fitzgerald,Westside Warrior, Sunshine Pop, Adventure Red-y and Liquid Leather. I found that Westside Warrior was a little too dark so I lightened up the color a bit with Sunshine Pop. The only other tools I used were dotting tools and a very thin nail art brush. I can honestly tell you that doing free-hand nail art is getting a tiny bit easier and I am so glad to have participated in this challenge because it pushes me to try things I normally wouldn’t. I’m totally not happy with the clean up on this mani, but I was tired and just wanted to get them done already!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Nails          How The Grinch Stole Christmas Nails

So what do you think of my Grinch nails? Do you have any fond Dr. Seuss memories?

Don’t forget to check out Nicole’s nails–they are super cute. Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me.

18 thoughts on “31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 27: Movie Inspired Nails

  1. Wow wow wowwww!! These are perfect. They’re so cute, the perfect skittley nails, right in season and I absolutely love them! Despite being a bit snippy fishjesus definitely blessed your nails tonight! You definitely work well under pressure. These are adorable. Gooooooood job!!!
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    1. LOL…Fish Jesus is very kind. Thank you! And you are correct–I have always worked better under pressure. Am I the only one that keeps hearing Queen’s Under Pressure right now? The main thing that is bugging me is how messy they seem to me. 🙁 But I guess overall, I’m ok with them.

  2. Hi! They don’t look messy to me at all, they look beautifully hand painted. I am so impressed with your story of the au pair interview, you were so clever, no wonder they loved you.

    I wore grinch green nails for a week last year. I adore the grinch nail!
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    1. Thank you so much! I am satisfied with how they turned out but sometimes I just like to pick on the little things. 🙂 I secretly always loved the grinch even though he wasn’t that nice. 🙂

  3. I really like these! When we do our own art, it seems like all we can see are the flaws, but I think they are adorable. I joined the 12 Days of Christmas challenge and may have to try my own hand at The Grinch for the movie inspired nails. Every year I look forward to watching The Grinch. In college I cancelled a date just to watch TGTSC. That was back in the days before they showed it multiple times. The guy couldn’t understand why I would rather watch a Christmas special than go out with him. I should have know that this was foreshadowing that the relationship wouldn’t last 🙂

    1. hahaha…I love your story. It’s funny that we get these early signs when we should know things aren’t going to go anywhere. 🙂 I guess he was pretty confused. lol Oh yes, you should totally do Grinch nails…I’d love to see your interpretation.

  4. Aw! So cute! You are really excelling at the end of this challenge and at some freehand nail art! My favorite is the grinch himself.
    I am going wine tasting on Sunday and it’s the same “ugly Christmas sweater”-ish attire theme as last year. I almost bought a Grinch shirt at Walmart last night (which smelled like McDonald’s and cigarettes, barfola), but decided against it because last year no one really “went there” (plus I just wanted to get the eff out of Walmart). I think I’m just going to wear normal clothes with some kind of red/green theme and go over-the-top with make-up & accessories, instead, but my point is these nails are making me re-consider the Grinch t-shirt!
    That’s a really cute story about your Au Pair job in France. I remember my brother and I liking The Cat in the Hat and particuarly One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish a lot.
    And also, because I can’t leave a comment without being inappropriate – “I don’t care how tiny it is.” That’s what she said.

    1. At least I know I can some some freehand stuff now because I was so worried about the challenge. Eeek…wine. I HATE wine. I think it tastes so bad–and yes, I have had “good” wine. People always tell me that if I had really good wine, I’d change my mind. Nope. One of my previous employers was a total booze hound and one time he brought in some fancy schmancy wine to celebrate and I had some. Gross city. And the bottle was supposedly like $400 or something like that. I’m a cheap drunk–I only really like beer. But the wine tasting sounds like a fun thing to do with friends.

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