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Thursday, September 6, 2012

31DC2012: Day 06, Purple Nails

I'm gonna go ahead and apologize ahead of time to any of you that know the song these nails are based on... you're almost definitely going to have the song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

He was a one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater...


Well, technically today is "violet nails" but I say violet, schmiolet. Purple it is.

And of course, when I think purple, I think of purple people eaters. If you'll please note, mine is anatomically correct, having only one eye, one horn, & a set of wings for flying, as well as a pile of human skulls from all of his people eating.


The purple of the eater was done with Lime Crime Lavendairy. His horn was done in Lime Crime Milky Ways, and the outline of the horn was done by mixing Milky Ways with a bit of OPI Wooden Shoes Like to Know. His purple spots are China Glaze Coconut Kiss, and his tongue is LCN Some Like It Hot.

The purple base of all of the other nails is Illamasqua Baptiste.


This manicure was freehanded using, you guessed it, my favorite medium length striper brush. The spots on his skin as well as the skulls' eyeballs were done with a dotting tool.


Fun fact about the song "Purple People Eater": Sheb Wooley, the guy that wrote it, finished it in less than an hour! 

ANOTHER fun fact, according to the song lyrics, the purple people eater in the song is not necessarily purple himself, but rather eats people that are purple. Of course, he could be a purple colored people eater that eats purple people, too. According to Wikipedia, "In responses to requests from radio DJs, listeners drew pictures that show a 'people eater' colored purple."


Boy he sure looks happy about eating people, huh?

Check out last year's purple nails here, and get a feel for what's on the horizon by checking out the prompts here.

45 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this nails... it is such a cute design.

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  2. Haha that last bit was funny...what a cute idea!

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  3. stop it! this is the most adorable thing i have ever seen!!

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  4. This i adorable and fun, and as always I love your amazing nails and designs!

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  5. I think this is probably one of my favorites from the 31 day challenge so far! Haha I love that song and seriously I don't care if he eats people, he's adorable and I want one.

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  6. OMG OMG CUTE

    Alexis, he only eats *purple* people. You're safe as long as you're somewhere between pink and brown like the rest of us :)

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  7. your nail art is always amazing, and this one is so adorable

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  8. Hahaha oh my god these are so funny. His face, I can't. He just looks so PLEASED for such a theoretically terrifying monster. I just want to like, I don't know. Hang out with him. Have a stuffed animal in his likeness.

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  9. how cute is that??? amazing! :)

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  10. adoreable, especially those tiny skulls. love it

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  11. So funny, and so cute. This is great. :D

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  12. Your purple people eater is so awesome!!

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  13. when you showed a sneak peak of this on your twitter, I would have never guessed it would of been this! Maybe i've been living under a shell but I've never heard of this purple people eater before lol but nonetheless it's super cute! :D

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  14. Omg So cute!!!! I'm definitely going to try this out soon <3 What a brilliant idea!

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  15. Way too cute! Love love love it, especially the skulls -- fantastic job! (And I'm successfully keeping the ear worm out of my head; mainly because I don't remember the whole thing. Yay.)

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  16. You did such an amazing job! The "pile of human skulls". XD And I love this song-- a Halloween classic!

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  17. Nice work. The people eater is done so well it looks like a decal!

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  18. Awww, I love this! Thanks for great nail art and an awesome story :)

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  19. This is so awesome!! How long did this take?

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  20. I love this!! Awesome idea, you are so creative!!

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  21. Sooooo cute ! The colors are beautiful, and the litte character is exactly as I like it : cute, perfectly painted and... purple (my favourite color). Love it ^^

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  22. This is so adorable! Made me smile (and sing a little). Love it!

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  23. Hahaha oh my goodness I LOVE this!!! My dad always used to play me a cover of this song, it was a later rock n roll version but I can't remember who it was by, but I loved it! Totally a part of my childhood! Awesome mani!! :D

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  24. You're amazing and I adore that song. This is the cutest design ever. I can't even say this enough, you rock!

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  25. So cute! And I'm loving the little skulls.

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  26. haha these are so cute and quirky, good work!

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  27. Never heard about that song, but I adore the nails! Cute is the word :)

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