All Tangled Up

All Tangled Up

This manicure started out life as an allover floral design in celebration of the first glorious days of May (5 Days in May, perhaps?  That’s a Blue Rodeo joke, and I don’t think I could possibly be more Canadian than I am right now.)  Anyhow, after I had pulled out an assortment of polishes in the exact same hues as Rapunzel’s dress in the animated movie Tangled, I decided to go with that instead.  I always think the scene where Rapunzel and Flynn Rider go to the lantern festival in the kingdom is very May Day in its depiction, so this fits.

And because it’s my blog and I’ll talk about Disney if I want to, here’s a photo of Mr. Finger Candy posing in front of the Tangled bathrooms (yes, bathrooms, and they are the loveliest lavatories on property) during our Halloween 2017 trip.  Turns out both he AND Vladamir enjoy collecting ceramic unicorns, who knew?!

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Green-Eyed Monster

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Although…with the colour-shifting base polish I chose here (Polish Me Silly’s jade green multi-chrome, Dreamer) this manicure looks less like evil peepers and more like Pascal the chameleon from the animated Disney musical, Tangled.  I don’t think Pascal would ever look so evil, though (unless he was in the midst of delivering yet another tongue-based wet willy to Flynn Rider, that is!)

Disney Girl Challenge: Rapunzel (Also Again)

Rapunzel HandInside Out is getting all the Disney love this weekend (I know they’re sitting atop that large and glittering heap of Marvel movie money, but how badly do you suppose they want in on all that sweet, sweet Jurassic cash?) but I thought when it came to some nail art, I’d take another run at a slightly older Disney property, Tangled, and its heroine, Rapunzel. I love Tangled – there’s phenomenal songs, Zachary Levi Flynn Ryder is a big time cutie and Maximus sets the standard for wise-beyond-his-looks animal familiars. Mother Gothel’s a stone cold bitch, though, even if she does have the movie’s best song (when do the villains not have the best song?) The only thing that’s missing here is Rapunzel’s trusty frying pan, every princess-and-doesn’t-know-it’s greatest weapon!

Jumpin’ Jelly

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It was only after I had removed this cute pond manicure that I realized that with its lush magenta hue and floral sun design, it would have made the perfect background for a bit of Tangled-inspired nail art. I seem to recall Rapunzel maneuvering her impossibly gigantic ‘do around a kingdom celebration festooned with flags bearing purple and yellow sun designs.

Pond manicures look impressive, but really only hinge on two simple factors: A not-too-opaque jelly polish and a steady hand for detail work. For this manicure, I painted my nails with two coats of China Glaze’s Are You Jelly? Then, using a detail brush and an assortment of dotting tools, I painted on the floral design, filling in all the gaps to create a sort of mosaic tile design. Then I painted on one thin, even coat of Are You Jelly?, taking my time to ensure I wasn’t covering up too much of the floral sun design, before topping off the whole works with one mega light-reflecting coat of Seche Vite to make everything smooth as the surface of a (jelly-filled) pond.Jumpin' Jelly 2

Disney Girl Challenge: Mother Gothel

Disney Girl Challenge: Mother Gothel

Also known as the woman absolutely no one is nominating for mother of the year. Yeesh, is Gothel unpleasant, although she gets the greatest song of Tangled, a kind of raunchy ode to all things Mommie Dearest.

Here I attempted to capture Gothel’s gold-trimmed burgundy gown and rapidly graying hair, although the gown bits really come off more “lighted makeup mirror.” Well, if ever there were a lady who wouldn’t mind spending her days gazing into a mirror, it’d be Gothel…provided Rapunzel was nearby for a quick song and a de-aging boost, but of course.

Disney Girl Challenge: Rapunzel

Disney Girl Challenge: Rapunzel

Tangled was a such a great movie, one of the better Disney releases of the past few years. You have to love a girl who wields a frying pan like a weapon (something I have thankfully never had to press into action, but still, it’s nice to know debilitation is but a cast iron pan swing away; take note, thugs and ruffians!)