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Sunday, September 23, 2012

31DC2012: Day 23, Inspired by a Movie

I'm so pleased with how today's nails came out! The theme is inspired by a movie and my movie of choice is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Not technically a single movie, but if you're a stickler for the rules, just pick one of 'em!

It's the Eye of Sauron!


I started out painting all of my nails yellow with China Glaze Happy Go Lucky. Then, I started working on the nail with the pupil first. I added some strokes of Zoya Myrta, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Rapid Red, and China Glaze Prey Tell around the outside of the nail to make it look like fire emanating from the middle of the eye. I painted the pointy pupil in with OPI Black Onyx. Then, I mixed a bit of Happy Go Lucky with white and painted it around the pupil.

I experimented with a few techniques for all of my nails that weren't the pupil nail, but wasn't really happy with any of them until I just extended the emanation of the eye on my 2 adjacent nails. That left me with the problem of my pinky and thumb though. I didn't want to do anything to distract from the eye so I thought it would be best to just paint them black. It matches the pupil anyway!


The brushy effect on the pointer and ring fingers was just created by putting a very small amount of polish on my nail art brush and then doing strokes outward. The polish was mostly used up at the beginning of the stroke and then once it got towards the end it would create that dry look on its own.


My original movie day idea was Space Jam, but unfortunately my design didn't pan out like I wanted. Oh well, perhaps I will try that again another day! I really am so happy with how these turned out though that I'm not too broken up about it.


Last year's inspired by a movie nails were Star Wars! You can also check out upcoming challenge prompts here.

79 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw the pic I knew what it was - that is awesome!!!

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  2. I recognized the eye as a thumbnail! This is AMAZING!!!
    And the way you painted the sides..... I am breathless! This is one of the most wonderful manis I have ever seen!

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  3. Wow, stunning. You are so creative!

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  4. Wow! Such a great job. Perfect representation of The Eye!

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  5. Holy geekness, that is one spectacular mani!!

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  6. This is hands down the best nail art I've ever seen.

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  7. Omg, you seriously get better each day! This is intensely awesome! Gah…<3

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  8. AMAZING. I knew exactly what this was without needing to read further.

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  9. I hope to be as good as you someday. This design is absolutely breath taking!

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  10. This is amazing, youre so talented.

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  11. Looking back on your last years challenge manis almost inspires me more than this years, only because you have become insanely better and it gives me hope :). Thank you for all you do to inspire me daily. You are incredible,

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  12. First I thouth it was jurassic park, that evil eye dinosaur had. xD You're so talented!

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  13. This is such a unique design, great job; this is fantastic!

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  14. I've never watched this movie....but this is AMAZING!

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  15. That's amazing! You made my boyfriend squeak xD

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  16. Lord have mercy, that is the most awesome thing I have ever seen on a nail blog EVER. You are absolutely #1 in my books!

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  17. I am SO IN LOVE with this! I REALLY hope you know how much talent you possess, you are an AMAZING human being with an AMAZING CRAFT....don't you EVER STOP! I truely look up to you and admire you.

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  18. This is SO cool!! Perfectly executed! :D

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  19. Wow, i'm speechless!!! It looks amazing!

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  20. Stunning! I love that movie to and your nail artwork is so amazing!

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  21. Holy... My boyfriend and I are sitting here just amazed! This is seriously so f***ing cool!

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  22. OMG it's stunning!!! Makes me wanna try it myself....but the result wouldn't surely be like yours XD

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  23. wow, that's just awesome!!! Absolutely stunning desing and how you painted it!

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  24. That's just... no words for it!! Awesomeeee!!!!!

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  25. Unnft, I love them! I've just started introducing my family to LOTR so I'm in a bit of an obsessive mood at the moment, perfect timing!

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  26. Wow! That's amazing! I love LOTR so I felt in love with this design! Good job! :)

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  27. This is amazing! VERY talented, the colour is gorgeous!

    Jazz x

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  28. I don't normally comment on your posts, but I just had to tell you how freaking awesome this is! It's looks amazing!

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  29. WOW!!!! This is completely amazing!!!

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  30. THIS IS AMAZING!!! I am obsessed with LOTR and this mani is just so awesome! Well done, well done! :)

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  31. This is breathtaking. As the Lord of the Rings is my favourite movie, I was just like "Holy sh** this ist just perfect." :D

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  32. wow in a bucket ...... i wish i had 1% of your talent! xx

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  33. oh my! no words describe this; it looks so brilliant i just love the colours and how well you've done it :)

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  34. This is the awesomest manicure EVER :D and I am a huge Tolkien fan so +1 for the theme

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  35. Oooh I'm dying! I just watched the Fellowship last night, so good. Have you read the books as well? This is such great work, well done <3 <3 <3

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    1. I haven't, unfortunately! Just a big fan of the films. :)

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  36. awesome manicure, thumbs up :D
    you could just leave it untitled, i bet we would all knew what's that all about ;)

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  37. This is such a fantastic manicure!!! It looks gorgeous!! Excellent job, perfection, really.

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  38. I knew what this was the second I looked at it! Awesome!

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  39. Editing myself here...HOLY F*** that's awesome!!! WOW! Great job :))

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  40. why dont you make a tutorial?

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  41. Had to try it(again)! the result:
    http://knkunstogdesign.blogg.no/
    You truly are an artist! :D

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  42. This really is amazing! A perfect design! :)
    I hope you don't mind but I've attempted to create this myself and blogged about it. I've linked to this post too. :) I'd love if you could check it out if you have time.. http://rarareid.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/lord-of-the-rings-eye-of-sauron/
    Ra ♥

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  43. in http://www.xn--todouas-8za.com/manicura-de-sauron.html they posted your pictures of this nail art...

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  44. Andrea Cordoba MojicaMay 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    I so love this! It's perfect!!!

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  45. I know I have a dirty mind, but this looks a lot like a vagina ahahahah

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