Wednesday, November 23, 2011

31 DAY CHALLENGE -- Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

Hello, everyone! Today is Day 23 of the challenge, which means INSPIRED BY A MOVIE NAILS

The movie that inspired me is Enchanted. It's one of my all-time favorite movies because I'm completely in love with everything Disney and I love that they completely poked fun at themselves throughout the whole movie. Plus, Giselle is just SO darling and Amy Adams is precious, perfect and amazing.

Singing and dancing aside, as much as I love Giselle's endearing, eternal optimism.. this is my favorite part of the whole movie. It's that pivotal, defining moment where she turns into a real, relatable character. She simultaneously experiences anger and love for the first time.. and it's such a brilliant piece of writing and acting. Watch..

Gah. I love it. Gets me every time. And here's some fun trivia: Have you ever wondered why Giselle never became an official Disney Princess? The Disney execs had planned on having her be one and even had Giselle dolls made back in 2007 with packaging that said she had Disney Princess status, but they ultimately decided against it when they realized that they would have to pay for life-long rights to Amy Adams' image. What a bummer.

There are any number of things that I could have picked from this movie to do for my nails, but I chose the dress that she makes from the curtains in the picture above. If I was a legit princess, I'd totally wear a dress like that every day! It's so pretty!

Here's my take on it:

I picked up the background color of the dress and did some flower detail. I know it doesn't technically have polka dots, but I had originally wanted to do pink lace tips like her dress.. they just didn't work out so well and I went with polka dots instead. Plus, it's "inspired by" and that's what I was inspired to do.

Sinful Colors' Savage is the background, ChG For Audrey made the turquoise flowers, Pure Ice Love was used for the polka dots and pink flowers, Pure Ice Wild Thing was used for the stems and leaves, Color Club Almost Famous made the yellow flowers and Color Club Pucci-Licious made the heather (middle finger) and purple centers to the yellow flowers.

And yes, I totally watched the movie while doing these nails! :D


  1. Cute manicure! I love this movie! I need to watch it again soon. Thanks for sharing that tidbit of info I had no idea about that.

  2. Thanks! Yea, I read that when I was looking at the IMDB page and thought it was pretty interesting. :)

  3. I love this manicure! Can you believe that I've never seen this movie. I need to get on that! 

  4. AMAZING JOB!!!!  I thought this movie was super cute too and must say that your detail (on nails) has become fantastic.  Great job love 


  5. One of my favorite movies!  lol  I like SC Savage.  I need to look for that one!  Kind of reminds me of ZOYA Robin?

  6. :O YOU WOULD LOVE IT!!!! Please please please promise me that you'll rent it ASAP!

  7. Thanks, love! I've definitely had a lot of chances to practice this month, lol! And I have to agree.. the movie is SO fantastic! ♥

  8. Thanks! I don't own Robyn, but I can see it being quite similar to Savage. However, I think Robyn leans a little more blue and Savage is more green. The swatches of Robyn online look like they'd be different enough to justify having both! :)