NOTD: The Last Unicorn

This may be my Pièce de résistance manicure. Inspired by my favorite cartoon from my childhood, incorporating all nail art techniques I’ve tried my hand at, and despite the art not turning out perfectly I am so pleased! Stamping, water marble, precision brushes, dotting tools, crystals, and taping–oh my! This was one epic manicure. 27 colors, 2 stamping plates, 3+ hours, and years of nostalgia at my fingertips.

The Last Unicorn is one of my two favorite movies from my childhood, the other being The Labyrinth (and later in life, The Nightmare Before Christmas, which will most certainly get its own manicure come October). It’s one of those movies that I could watch every day and never get tired of it. I’m 24 years old and to this day I still tear up during the movie, especially at the end. I even have the book, er, somewhere.

Neverland Nail Blog is having a nail art contest with the theme “Do you believe in magic?” I wasn’t entirely sure of the specifics for what I wanted to do but I knew I needed to do it based on The Last Unicorn. I love the idea of having a theme and doing each nail with a different character/aspect. The Unicorn/Amalthea and the Unicorns got two nails each because I love them so much!

Now, I know my art isn’t amazing but please indulge me–I’m proud of this and my ego is fragile 😉 Click the pics for larger versions!

  • Sally Hansen Purple Potion
  • Custom franken Merry & Pippin
  • Konad special black
  • Sally Hansen Whirlwind White
  • Deborah Lippmann Prelude to a Kiss
  • Revlon Pink Freeze
  • Sinful Colors Midnight Blue
  • Anise Urban Jungle
  • NYC Cashmere Creme
  • Wet n Wild Red
  • Wild n Crazy Pierre
  • Wet n Wild 9.0.2.1.Orange
  • Sinful Colors Dancing Nails
  • Sally Hansen Celeb City
  • Milani White Canvas
  • Milani Black Sketch
  • Diamond Opal Glitter
  • Hema 10
  • Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl
  • NYC Flat Iron Green
  • Sally Hansen Green with Envy
  • Orly Luxe
  • Orly Sweet Peacock
  • Art Deco silver
  • Orly Fowl Play
  • Sally Hansen Rose Wine
  • Sinful Colors Pinky Glitter
  • BM-215
  • BM-222
  • Nail crystals

My first Nail Mail post!

*Singsong voice* It’s nail mail tiiiime~

I’ve been entering a ton of giveaways recently (I think I’m waiting on about thirty to end) and I’ve even won a couple of them!! I got two packages in the mail today and I’m so excited to try them out :3

The first three I got from Nails Adored. First is Revlon’s Whimsical which is a dupe of Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in the Air. Next is Scandalous, another DL dupe, this time of Bad Romance (I just love that name!). The last Revlon is Popular which as far as I know isn’t a known dupe but it is gorgeous!

My second package was from Crazy for Lacquer. She had a great flash giveaway on her Facebook page and I was one of two lucky winners! I got Deborah Lippmann’s Prelude to a Kiss! It’s my first Deborah Lippmann and I’m almost scared to try it since it’s such a fancy and expensive brand 😡

Thank you so much to both Nails Adored and Crazy for Lacquer! Please check out their blogs/FB pages and show them some love 🙂