Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Just Keep Swimming!


I have wanted to do this manicure for nearly the entire time I've been doing this blog, and since tomorrow is the last day of the 365-day project, I did it for TODAY's manicure! Finding Nemo is one of my favorite movies. It's hilarious, the art is incredible, and um, hellooooo, it has Ellen Degeneres, who is one of the funniest people alive! (She totally made the movie as 'Dory') I also LOVE the seagulls...MINE! MINE! MINE! MINE! :-D Anyway, included in today's manicure, on the left hand, the 'Finding Nemo' logo on my thumb, Squirt on my index finger, Dory on my middle finger, Nemo on my ring finger, and one of the seagulls on my pinky. On the right hand there is Deb/Flo on my thumb, Pearl on my index finger, Bubbles (BUBBBBBLLLLLEEESS!!) on my middle finger, Gill on my ring finger, and a few of the 'jellies' on my pinky. :) I won't lie, this mani took forever, and I will not want to take it off tomorrow, but I will. :-D




I used:

Left:

Thumb: Finding Nemo logo

Zoya Robyn as a base, with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base for the orange, with CND Electric Orange over it.

Index: Squirt, sea turtle

ALDO Sea You in Ibiza as a base, with ULTA Moody Blue sponged on the tip end. For his body, I used Sally Hansen Trendy Creme, then mixed that with a little American Apparel Hassid to shade. For his spots, I used American Apparel Pinto, which I also used for part of his shell, along with Barielle Unravelled Rust, butter LONDON Minger and American Apparel Manila. For his eyes, I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud, OPI Ginger Bells and American Apparel Hassid.

Middle: Dory, regal tang

Zoya Yummy as a base, with ULTA Moody Blue for the dark blue of the body, shaded with American Apparel Hassid, which I also used in the background and pupils. For the tail fin, I used American Apparel Manila.

Ring: Nemo, clownfish

Zoya Robyn as a base, with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base for Nemo's body, topped with CND Electric Orange, then shaded with American Apparel Pinto, then outlined the stripe with American Apparel Hassid.

Pinky: seagull

Zoya Yummy as a base, with Orly Mirror, Mirror for the head, shaded with Orly Mirror, Mirror mixed with American Apparel Hassid, which I also used for the eyes, then highlighted with Essie Bone Chilling White. For the beak, I used butter LONDON Minger, shaded with OPI Ginger Bells.


Right hand:

Thumb: Deb/Flo, 4 striped damselfish

Orly Gumdrop as a base, with ULTA Moody Blue for the main blue, mixed with Zoya Yummy to highlight, and American Apparel Hassid to shade. For the white, I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud.

Index: Pearl, Flapjack octopus

ULTA Moody Blue as a base, with Orly Lollipop for the body, with Barielle Grape Escape to shade, Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud and Zoya Yummy for the eyes.

Middle: Bubbles, yellow tang

Zoya Yummy as a base, with American Apparel Manila for his body, butter LONDON Minger to shade, Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for the eyes, and American Apparel Butter to highlight. There is a few lines of Barielle Unravelled Rust in there too to define the fin and belly.

Ring: Gill, moorish idol

Zoya Robyn as a base, with Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud for his face, shaded with Orly Mirror, Mirror, American Apparel Hassid for the black, and American Apparel Manila for the yellow on the white stripe, and on his 'nose'.

Pinky: jellies

ULTA Moody Blue as a base, with Orly Lollipop for the jellies. :-D

Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

PHEW!

Don't forget... P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.


55 comments:

  1. hey :)
    i am not a person to comment on blogs etc, but finding nemo is one of my favourite movies and this design is divine... it is wonderfully done!! i'm impressed :) keep up the good work!!
    greetings from germany

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  2. oh sooo cute! I love Finding Nemo and I LOOVVEE Ellen!! I'm excited to see your last manicure! It will definitely be a bitter-sweet experience for me..

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  3. This is beyond cute. Your artwork is amazing!!!

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  4. This is awesome. You're so talented! Will you still be blogging after your 365 days are up? I hope you continue to 'cause I love seeing your work!

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  5. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!

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  6. AMAZING!!!!!!!! I'm a HUGE fan of Finding Nemo and especially the 'just keep swimming' line and couldn't stop screaming when I saw this design! I'm a definitely going to try this out! I love it!

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  7. Aw Finding Nemo! The movie is amazing!

    You did an AWESOME job on this mani, I love it! Is it day 365 tomorrow already? I hope you'll keep doing designs like these, maybe not every day since it's a lot of work but on a regular basis, your manicures are pretty much a piece of art :) x

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  8. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Finding Nemo. Great Mani for me to wake up to. Thanks hun! Now I think I am going to have to watch this today.

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  9. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! TOMORROW CAN'T BE THE LAST DAY!!!!!!!!! SAY IT ISN'T SO!

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  10. Finding Nemo is my favourite movie everr!
    That is the cutest mani everr!
    I can't believe that tomorrow's the 365th day already! Geez, time flies!

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  11. :O Amazing!! Please don't take it offffff tomorrow!! At least peel it carefully and glue it back on later :)

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  12. I dont like your news daily nails because it was too difficult for the people that wants to catch your ideas...I dont like it... :(

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  13. WOW, your talent keeps me completely in awe! AMAZING!

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  14. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    Where will my morning be w/o your brilliant designs?? Thanks for sharing your great ideas- Congratulations on all your hard work!

    Cris... so don't read them.

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  15. you better be careful mel... i think im falling in love with you. hehehehehe... :)

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  16. Sooo cute! I love the little turtle. And then I was like WOOOAH...

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  17. Wow can you please tell me how you are able to paint on your dominant hand with your non-dominant hand, or are you ambidextrous? Can you also show a picture with your painting tools? Your work is seriously awesomely amazing!

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  18. Okay, this is totally my favorite. Hands down. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  19. Love the design, and I LOVE Nemo! But, after the 360 days, are u still going to do nail designs????

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  20. So awesome! I have been so inspired by your blog this past year. I am so sad that your challenge is up and I hope that you continue to inspire and post!

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  21. My name's Dory, and here's my story:
    I come from the reef, and I don't eat beef.

    This is amazing.. I would never be able to recreate this, but wow. I love the mini masterpiece on your nails!

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  22. Noassa que pintura maravilhosa parece uma foto.fantastico e uma grande artista.

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  23. Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING! It is easily my favorite design of yours so far. It is seriously incredible. Yes, I'm biased, as Finding Nemo is also one of my top 3 favorite movies, but still...WOW. Wouldn't blame you a bit for not taking it off!

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  24. These are my favorite favorite favorite so far!

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  25. Amazing!! Love it. What tools do you use?

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  26. Que linda a unha... Embora eu precisei usar o tradutor pra vero que tava escrito.
    Adorei a unha.. ainda mais que procurando nemo era o meu filme favorito de quando eu era criança
    Depois que passarem os 365 dias, você ai continuar pintando as unhas todos os dias?
    Espero que sim.. amo os desings das suas unhas

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  27. Hi, I am Brazilian and I love your nails they are great inspirations to me! -What tool you use to do the drawings? They are perfect! Kisses!

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  28. Incredible! The seagull on your pinky is spot on! I can't believe you can do this on such a small canvas, even after seeing you do it again and again for 364 days. You are an inspiriation! What in the world could top these nails??!

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  29. Amazing, this is so beautiful! You can be really proud of yourself :)

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  30. My school is having spirit week this week and Tuesday was Theme day and our class theme was Finding Nemo! How perfect! :D
    Love them! <33 Adorable!

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  31. Amy (Fish) CardinalOctober 13, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    This is the last day?!?!? Im so sad....I LOVE YOUR DESIGNS!!! Love Finding Nemo! :))

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  32. Ooh can't believe it's your last day tomorrow I have really enjoyed your blog. You are incredibly talented and very generous for sharing your hard work with us. I will really miss your blog, it's the first thing I check on a morning. Well done and a big, big thanks! Mx

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  33. I've been keeping up with your blog, but just recently became a follower. I can't believe tomorrow is 365! Many of your designs are awesomely fantastic, but this one is great- amazing detail!
    Now I'm curious what comes next after tomorrow! lol

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  34. Amazing, as always!! It's hard to believe that your year is almost up! I hope you get to go out and celebrate - it truly is quite an accomplishment!

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  35. Wow, this is amazing. I love Finding Nemo, and I can tell you spent a long time on this because it looks awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with tomorrow. c:

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  36. this might be THE GREATEST thing i have ever seen!! you are so talented. can't believe your 365 project is almost over :(

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  37. Another incredible job.

    (How old are you Cris? 12?)

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  38. ok, 1 more hour...anxiously awaiting your last and final design for this project!

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  39. you are my idol!
    so basically i check your website EVERYDAY!
    and Ive saved all your pictures of your nail designs and well I'm really really sad that tomorrow is your last day.:O
    i try a lot of your designs and your honestly just an awesome inspiration because i do my nails every week and even though I'm only 14 I've been doing nail designs for a couple years now (:
    its probly too much to ask for you to check out my nails but heres the link anyways x)
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=35272&id=100000427153264
    its not anything bad i swearr :O ima a real person (:
    well anyways my names leslie and i think what you do is really awsome!!
    -your biggest fan :D
    ps. LOVEE the finding nemo nails (:

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  40. I LOVE how the bird looks in that dumb way like he always does in the movie!

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  41. that´s amazing! beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    u got a fan today....me!

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  42. Oh my gosh, I'm blown away, these nails are amazing!!!! I'm in love whit these finding nemo-ones..... :)

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  43. oh my gosh! finding nemo is my all time favourite film.. this design has actually made my day :O x

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  44. Those nails are amazing!!!! Finding Nemois my favorite movie and the nails just made me love the movie more! Keep up the fantastic work!!!

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  45. OMG sorry for being late to this blog party, since I just found out about it but WOW!!! These are amazing and so gorgeously detailed!!! Such a huge FN fan, just saw it in 3D a week or so ago with my gf even tho the bf was like "Didn't you already see it??" He just doesn't get how awesome this movie is...but seriously amazing nails! :)

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  46. I think you should have done this last! All that hard work and it turned out so well, I can't believe you only wore it for one day ): *sniffle sniffle* Great job as always though!

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