Thursday, March 11, 2010

Alice in Wonderland semi-inspired NOTD

"`Would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, `why you are painting those roses?'

Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know. So you see, Miss, we're doing our best, afore she comes, to--' At this moment Five, who had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out `The Queen! The Queen!' and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat upon their faces. There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice looked round, eager to see the Queen. "

--Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

I was originally not planning on doing a themed mani, but my excitement to go see the movie got the better of me. (Unfortunately, my last two attempts to go see this movie have been thwarted, but I'll see it eventually) My original plan was to do a manicure with the 4 playing card suites on my fingers and then a white/red rose on my thumbs, but apparently no such Konad plate exists with spades, clubs, and diamonds..so I ended up doing red roses over white polish. I used the Wine Red Konad Special polish and the large rose pattern from plate m13 over OPI Fit For a Queensland to create this manicure.

Fit For a Queensland was semi-difficult to work with, but not terrible due the the pro-wide brush. It took me 4 coats to smooth out the patchiness and streakiness of the polish, but I feel like I'm fairly happy with the results. (I say 4 coats, but I've found that I tend to use more coats than I've heard other people say they use on other polishes, so it's possible that individual results would vary) It's a nice white/ivory color with fairly subtle pink glowiness in it. Then again I got my particular bottle at Ulta on Clearance in a 2 pack with My Big Break for $5 a while back, so my love for this polish may be slightly biased. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4Oy_7FFvAeg/SdictGf00LI/AAAAAAAADNE/EkhPJxOlofU/s400/john-tenniel-the-playing-cards-painting-the-rose-bush-illustration-from-alice-in-wonderland-by-lewis-carroll.jpg

5 comments:

  1. Pretty mani! I think if you are a big fan of the book though, the movie might disappoint you. :( It's my favorite book and I absolutely loathed the movie. But people I know who haven't read the book enjoy it.

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  2. I guess I'm in the middle ground since I haven't finished the book yet...I thought it was alright...it definitely isn't classic Alice though

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  3. Love the simplicity! Beautiful!

    Saw the new Disney movie this week- disappointing :(

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