31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 31: Recreate Your Favorite Mani

Well, here we are completing the very last challenge so I just want to thank Nicole for inviting me to participate in this challenge when it started–30 years ago. I Have to admit that in the beginning, I hated it because I was struggling so much trying to figure out what to do, but now I am soooo happy that I participated because I think I gained some confidence along the way. A big thank you to all of you who stopped and commented on our manicures because it made the whole process even more fun!

The day that we were supposed to create a manicure inspired by a video game, I got so frustrated with my attempts that I ended up not posting anything. I was completely in love with Nicole’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle nails so I told myself that I would use that as my inspiration for today’s final nails. Let’s look at my final mani for the challenge:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails

Read below to see how I created this mani.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails          Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails

I started out with 2 coats of China Glaze White Out because I work better when I have a completely white canvas. Additionally, the white makes other colors seem brighter. I used a mixture of China Glaze Westside Warrior and Sunshine Pop for their green skin.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails          Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails

I then used black polish to do the outline of the characters with a tiny dotting tool and a thin stripping brush. With those same tools, I filled in some of the details like their colored bandanas and eyes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails          Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Nails

Here are some final pics of my mani.

To remind you, these are Nicole’s TMNT nails. I am so glad she did this because it served as such great inspiration!

I don’t know about you, but I can still remember watching TMNT every morning before going to school. I would become so entranced in the cartoon that it would take me like 20 minutes just to get dressed. Of course my mom was yelling at me the whole time because I was late for school, but I didn’t care because I loved my morning cartoons.

Thank you so much for seeing us through this challenge. While I’m not itching to do another 31 day challenge, I will definitely continue to experiment with nail art. Now that I know I can do it, I’m going to have to invest in some awesome nail art brushes. Don’t forget to check out Nicole’s final mani over at Polish Me, Please!

Thanks for the visit and talk to you later.

13 thoughts on “31 Inspired Days of Nail Art – Day 31: Recreate Your Favorite Mani

  1. These are amazing!!! Seriously I can’t even describe how well you did. The faces are perfect yet totally clean looking, they really look like the cartoon!! Can you draw well? Or paint? (Beside your nails) I’m so glad the challenge is over but honestly when I was scheduling out posts for next week I was like whoa… what date do I do what? Cuz I’ve been on a schedule since… September?? Freedom is mine!!! Or rather, ours… Till the next big thing. 🙂
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    1. I was super nervous about doing these nails because I wasn’t sure that I would be able to draw them on such a small scale, but I think that they turned out ok. I would like to have cleaner lines, but my hand isn’t as steady as I would like it to be. Funny thing is I can’t draw/paint at all so I don’t know how I’m doing these tiny designs. lol Well, it does feel weird that the challenge is over but yay to freedom!

  2. Wow, these are really good. I could never do a 30 day challenge as I would run out of ideas by the first week. I loved that you did it and I hope you all will do another again sometime as I really enjoyed the posts and all the wonderful manis!

    1. Thank you, Cindi! Let me tell you, it was really hard in the beginning because, like you, I felt like I had no ideas but eventually it got easier. I really enjoyed it at the end, and maybe we will do something like it in the future. Thank you for your comments! 🙂

  3. I love both manis! I really loved Nicole’s take on it and I love how detailed and perfect your ninja turtles came out. I can’t imagine doing a 31 day nail art challenge. I just did the nail polish canada holiday nail art challenge and that was only 3 weeks with one mani per week and that was more than enough of a challenge for me. Taking my medical terminology final actually sounds more appealing than a month long challenge >.< …. I don't like too much commitment.
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  4. OMG!!! These are FANTASTIC! How creative! Plus, I am loving how you took this opportunity to “make up” for missing the video game nails.
    It’s fun how when you see the pics on your blog now a lot of them have nail art. 🙂

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