Monday, July 1, 2013

Despicable Me 2: Minion Nail Art

Hi!

I know, there are minion nails everywhere. I was going to wait until they died down a bit, but when I saw this tutorial from Cutepolish and then this tweet from Kirstie of Beaut.ie fame and fab new website Frillseeker (there's a linky button thing over there on the sidebar, give it a click if you like to peruse all things fabulous), I had to do my own take on them.


Unfortunately, I only copped a particularly silly mistake as I was editing these photos, but I'll rectify that in a moment, for now - more pictures.






I used 2 coats of China Glaze Sunshine Pop on all nails, then left it to dry completely. I added a topcoat, then I had fun with striping tape and Essence Grumpy from the Snow White LE a while back. (Similar blues: Color Club Bright Night, Nails Inc. Baker Street, Essie Butler, Please). The minion was pretty easy to do, just tape off the parts you want blue and black, then fill in the colours, use a cotton bud dipped in grey and then fill in with white and add a pupil with a  dot of black. I topped everything off with a layer of Poshé and cleaned up with Acetone and a lip brush.

Now for the silly mistake - don't do what I did and forget to give your minion a mouth! I went back and added one with a small striping brush.


I still haven't seen the second movie, but it's on my to-watch list!



35 comments:

  1. Love these! Definitely one of the better ones I have seen so far.I can't wait to see the next film. The first was so lovely.x

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    1. Thank you! I loved the first one too, hopefully I'll get to see this one in the cinema :)

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  2. I actually am convinced I am a minion. Have loved them for years!

    These are amazing! x

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    1. Haha they're great, you'd be in good company! xx

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  3. aww, cute, great job! I love 'em! :)
    Can't wait to see the second movie!

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  4. I'm on my own right now and when i saw this picture i'm sure the whole neighbourhood heard me go "Oh my god, They are SO cool!)at the top of my over excited voice ha ha xx

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  5. First of all, these are so cool.
    Second of all, YES to entering cross stitch into the Quirky Crafts challenge, you can enter anything you like: embroidery, cake decorations, cards, painting, ice sculptures, nail art, tattoos... go wild!

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    1. Thanks Daire, and YAY!! I'll definitely take part in future ones, such a great idea :)

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  6. Super duper cute! Can't wait for the new movie to come out!

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    1. Thanks Alexandria! I can't wait to see it either :)

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  7. I think I just died. These are beyond cute!

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  8. This is so coooooooool! I can't wait to see the movie and think I might have to do this mani myself for the craic :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I can't wait to go either, might do them again for the cinema! x

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  9. These are so freaking adorable!!

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  10. Sharon you are just crazy talented! These are fantastic, love them!!

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  11. Awww they are the cutest!!

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    1. Not really, I feel like such a fake when people say that because it's really only using striping tape but thank you so much for saying so! x

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  13. LOVE THESE.. I'm going to see it tonight and I've my nails prepped in yellow, ready to be transformed once I watch the film :)hehe, wouldn't have thoguht to use the striping tape, clever you.. these are fab, is there no end to your talent xxx

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    1. Woohoo! Thanks Vicki, hope the movie was good x

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  14. This post made me so happy lol! love despicable me! You are so amazing at nail art! :) x

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    1. They're so cheery aren't they?! Thank you Hannah x

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  15. Amazing! I love it Sharon :)

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  16. This is the cutest thing ever, omg im in love with the minons i waaant one so badly :) little cuties!
    this has made my day :)

    rose
    xo
    http://roseeandbeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  17. Carrell's almost better this way, with his mugging fully abstracted by animation, whereas we start to miss Wiig's actual face.

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