Thursday, September 13, 2012

31 Day Challenge - Day 13: Animal Print

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Day 13 of the challenge! Today is animal print day and you all know how much I like animal print! Today and rainbow day are probably the most "me" days of the challenge.

Since I love animal print manicures so much, you've seen plenty of them from me. So to switch it up, I went for an unconventional animal print today - the clownfish.


Obviously, it ended up looking very much like a Finding Nemo manicure, which actually wasn't my original intention. But once I realized it, I ran with it, which is why I added the ocean gradient/bubble accent nail. But don't worry, I still have something really awesome planned for the "inspired by a movie" day of the challenge!


The base colour for this design is China Glaze Surfin' For Boys from the Summer Neons Collection. For the print details I used two of the It's So Easy Stripe Rite Paints in Black and White. I can't say enough good things about these stripers - they're definitely the best ones I've ever used and they've made their way into my regularly used nail art tools.

For the ocean gradient, I used OPI Teal the Cows Come Home, OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It! and Illamasqua Phallic. I then used a dotting tool to add some bubbles with Wet 'n' Wild French White. The final details on the bubbles were also done with OPI Teal the Cows Come Home and a small detail brush.


I feel like I cheated on this day a bit because this definitely screams "movie manicure" before it screams "animal print" manicure. But it still counts, right? Haha!

See you guys tomorrow with a floral design!

24 comments:

  1. I seriously didn't think of Nemo before you mentioned it! For me, it read 100% clownfish print! It's darling :)

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  2. I love Finding Nemo :) And you've made the perfect nailart!

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  3. Awesome! I just did fish print nails for my challenge too, clearly great minds think alike ;)

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  4. Such a cool idea! I love how creative people get with animal print!

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  5. I think it's my love for Finding Nemo that makes me automatically associate anything clownfish with it hahaha. It's refreshing to see such an unusual animal print, awesome job! :D

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  6. This is really clever! I never would have thought to do a fish print.

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  7. This is really creative and totally out of the box! I honestly would never have thought of that for animal print. GREAT job!

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  8. I didn't think about movie when I saw the photo :)
    bubbles on accent nail are so accurate! wow)

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  9. AH! I love this unique take on the animal print idea! I didn't think of that film until you said it, I just thought clownfish, so I think you're spot on. Ooh... animal print is next up for me too. I need to think of something more out-of-the-box...

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  10. This is SO cool! My 4yr old immediately said, NEMO!!!

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  11. You're so talented for nail art!!!
    I love this.

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  12. I really like it, this manicure is very pretty!

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  13. Ficou perfeitoo, eu amo suas unhassss!!
    Beijos linda
    http://esmalticesdajaque.blogspot.com.br

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  14. Great inspiration, love your manicure! My daughter favorite fish is the clown fish, I will show her this manicure, I am sure she will love it too. Your super talented, love all your designs!

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  15. Love this whole things, the print is great, but the accent nail makes it one awesome manicure!

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  16. Love this whole things, the print is great, but the accent nail makes it one awesome manicure!

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  17. Love it! pretty awesome, especially when the movie is being re-released in 3D here

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I didn't think Nemo either, I just though you were genius for doing something other than leopard/tiger/cheetah!

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  19. This is AWESOME!! So creative for an animal print mani too rather than the usual big cats! And the accent nail is perfection!

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