Lit from Within: Nothing Funnier Than A Drunk Monkey
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Nothing Funnier Than A Drunk Monkey


Hello, Fireflies!

This month's Nail Challenge Collaborative challenge is 'Inspired by a Tutorial'.  Well, that's my specialty, isn't it, since I'm not creative at all, and most of my looks are inspired by someone else's mani?  This one was inspired by this tutorial from Adventures in Acetone.

I started with Nails Inc Swiss Cottage, a metallic yellow-green.  It's actually a great metallic, a thin formula, but it doesn't need much manipulation - and that means fewer brushstrokes.  It's kinda hard to photograph because the light just bounces! In the end, though, I felt it was a bit too yellow for my skin tone.

Nails Inc Swiss Cottage

You can see how much Swiss Cottage was fighting me, here!  I tried a half-dozen ways to get a good photo, but it just teased me.  You can still sorta see the outline of the monkey's head that I painted with China Glaze Prize Winning Mare, a lovely shiny brown.

China Glaze Prize Winning Mare, a lovely shiny brown.

The monkey face is starting to take more shape with China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, a yellow-tan color. It really isn't opaque enough for nail art, but works with a few coats.

The monkey face is starting to take more shape with China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, a yellow-tan color

Sally Hansen White tip and a dotting tool for the eyes.  Zombie monkeys...  maybe next Halloween?

Sally Hansen White tip and a dotting tool for the eyes

And, the devil's in the details.  Finally, they look like monkeys, and have some personality to them.


 Topcoat seals in the design! oooo-oo-oo-ooo! aaa-aa-aaaa! *scratches*


Bottle shot:  Nails Inc Swiss Cottage, China Glaze Prize Winning Mare and Kalahari Kiss, Sally Hansen White Tip, and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.

Bottle shot:  Nails Inc Swiss Cottage, China Glaze Prize Winning Mare and Kalahari Kiss, Sally Hansen White Tip, and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme

Anyone else hankerin' for a banana?  What say you to monkey nails?





36 comments:

  1. Aww how cute! The monkeys turned out great ;)

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    1. Thanks! Not a mani I could easily do on both hands, but so much fun!

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  2. This is absolutely adorable.. love the personality that just jumped off the page once you added the black! Fab job Nidia! :]

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    1. I love having them look all over the place. lol

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  3. Aww those are cute little monkeys :) I think you recreated that tutorial really well.

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    1. Thanks! I haven't done videos yet, but I like breaking down manis into easier steps.

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  4. omg those are SO stinkin cute!! I disagree, you are creative!! I love seeing what you come up with! :)

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    1. Thanks - but is it really creative if I use someone else's idea? I do expand on it a little, change the colors, a few details. I guess I'll take credit for that much! lol

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  5. Oh goodness, those are adorable!! Wishing I had some similar colors to make monkeys on my nails...

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    1. You can use whatever colors you want. Call them alien monkeys if it makes you feel better! lol

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    1. Wow! Don't let the originator hear you say that! lol

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    1. It is fun to do something silly once in a while, no?

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  8. This is my favorite look you've done yet, sooo adorable!

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  9. OMG SO CUTE! This is so my fave & I may have to do one too :)

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    1. I hope you do! Please post on my FB page if you do - at least a link if you post on your blog. I'd love to see and share it with my readers.

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  10. I bought a box set of Five Little Monkey Jumping on the Bed and read at least one a day to my grandson. I'd love to have my nails look like this. How adorable.

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    1. I don't know that book. I wish I could do your nails with this mani, but I think it's not too hard to recreate - I'm sure your grandson will love them however they look.

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  11. Great tutorial! So cute!!!!! (Sheila, Painted Ladies)

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    1. Sometimes, I gotta let the 12-yr old in me shine. :)

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  13. So cute! I love the one on the middle finger :)

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  14. Thanks! I think the cross-eyed one on my index is my fave. LOL. They're all pretty silly.

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  15. THIS IS SO ADOOOOOOOORABLE!!! You did an amazing job, seriously!

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    1. Wow, thanks! You're going to make me blush!

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