Monday, January 12, 2015

Nails Inspired by a Film: Almost Famous

So this week I thought I'd jump into another weekly nail art challenge The Crumpet's Nail Tarts! She is currently hosting a 31 Day challenge in January, and fit the weekly prompts into it. So this week's prompt is holo and film. So I combined the two!

I started out with two beautiful coats of Girly Bits More Cowbell. This is a lovely light blue-grey holographic polish with tiny blue iridescent flakies that give the polish a wonderful blue flash, making it truly unique!

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Now onto the film! I chose Almost Famous, one of my all time favorite movies! If you haven't seen it you must!

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The film is about a 15 year-old who ends up getting to write a story for the Rolling Stone following a band throughout their tour in the golden age of rock and roll. And it is one of my all time favorite performances Phillip Semour Hoffman ever played in!

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Now onto the nail art! Well, I went through all of my stamping plates and I didn't have a single musical one, which is a bit crazy. I did have type set though, which I thought was appropriate because the main character uses a typewriter for his story. I also had sunglasses, which is a homage to the movie poster (see above).

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For the background, I decided to do a flower-y (almost hippie-esque) three color background (using Zoya Kieko, OPI Eurso Euro and Essie Hip-Anema). I thought it was somewhat psychedelic if you will. I used this as the background for each nail. I used my Lily Anna 06 plate.

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I used my Messy Mansion MM24 plate for the type-set! I just love this plate, for obvious reasons, since I am journalist! For the sunglasses I used my Winstonia W109 plate.

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I freehanded the musical notes with a black polish and various sized dotting tools. Yes I know I need to work on the freehand. I think I might want to try messing around with some acrylic paint, might be easier to work with.

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So what do you think about this mani? It's a little all over the place, but I really like it because it was inspired by the movie. And yes I watched the movie while working on this look, seemed appropriate. Have you seen this movie, did you love it?!?!

And below are the links of all the other film-inspired movies of the day! Enjoy!


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