I went to my son’s bookcase for the idea behind today’s post, Day 24 of the 30 Day Challenge, inspired by a book. The book I chose is one we’ve been reading a lot at bedtime lately, Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire.
If you’re not familiar with it, it’s about a spotted creature who wants to live in the zoo but is rejected by the zookeepers. He meets two children and tries to show them that he should be in the zoo because of all of the wonderful tricks he can perform with his spots (changing color, putting them onto other things, throwing them up in the air). But in the end the children tell him that maybe the zoo isn’t the best place for him afterall. With all of his talents, he should be in the circus instead.
My manicure is based on the scene in the book where, after changing his red spots to blue, orange, green and then violet, he turns his spots to all of those colors at once.
For the base I used three coats of The Nail Junkie’s Daffodil, followed by one coat of Poshe quick-dry top coat. Daffodil was an untried for me, for the 30 Days of Untrieds challenge I’m participating in simultaneously.
For the dots I used the head of a pin as my dotting tool with the following colors:
- Blue: Nails Inc. Baker Street
- Orange: Kiko 359
- Green: SInful Colors Last Chance
- Violet: A-England Elaine
I finished it with one coat of Poshe.
“With all the things that you can do, the circus is the place for you!”
Have you ever based a manicure on a children’s book?
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