Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Countdown to Alice in Wonderland: 3 Days of Wonderland Inspired Nails

Day 1 of 3: "Through the Looking Glass"

So this manicure begins the three day countdown to the release of Disney and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie! As a product of the Nightmare Before Christmas Era, I tend to like most of Burton's films, but I am especially excited for this one. Doesn't it look magical?

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So another name I call this mani is "Johnny Depp as the New Mad Hatter". From the commercials it looks like Depp makes an amazing (and crazy!) Mad Hatter. And, since the main focus of this mani was to use an OPI Alice in Wonderland nail polish, I used Mad as a Hatter.

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So here are the two colors used: OPI's Mad as a Hatter and Sephora by OPI's Queen of Everything. Mad as a Hatter is a multi-glitter and Queen of Everything is a goldish-silver foil.

For this design, I wanted Mad as a Hatter to stand out and be complemented by the silver foil Queen of Everything, so I used ND1: Half and Half that I showed the tutorial for Here, though it is quite self explanatory - just layering one color over the other, the glitter over the foil.

Queen of Everything came out a little streaky as most foils tend to (this is only one coat, with Mad as a Hatter layered over in one coat, followed by Seche Vite as a top coat), so if you ever use or plan to use Queen of Everything, I would recommend two thin coats to even out the look.

Below you can see all the lovely colors that are in the multi-glitter Mad as a Hatter. Silver, purple, gold, green, red, orange...the list is endless, and it's almost hard to tell where one color ends and another begins. Perfect name for a lovely dense, fine glitter.

This concludes Day 1 of the Countdown to Alice in Wonderland: 3 Days of Wonderland Inspired Nails.

Thanks for looking. Bye for now.


  1. I love that these look "encrusted" - like you dipped them in some fabulous crystal dust or something. Nice!

  2. You're right! I never noticed that, thanks for commenting and pointing that out. That gives me an idea for another mani....

  3. Very lovely manis, you really did justice to the movie!!!


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