Thursday, 22 November 2012

31DC2012 Day 24: Inspired by a Book

Like last year, I've gone with a children's book again. There aren't a lot of books for grown ups with pictures in them so kids books make for way more interesting nail art!
In case you couldn't tell, these nails are based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I remember loving this book as a kind but my copy is long gone.

We're postponing the challenge a little this week because we all have super busy schedules but we'll be back on track next Tuesday with Day 25. I'm feeling the pressure following the completely unexpected and overwhelming success of last year's Inspired by Fashion mani

Pop over to Cris and Rie's blogs to see how they're getting on with the challenge!



I used Barry M White as a base colour. The caterpillar is made up of Barry M Watermelon, Barry M Spring Green, Essie Navigate Her and a dark green Sinful Colors polish that I can't remember the name of and I'm not at home right now to check!
Also mixed in there are W7 Coral, NYC Lexington Yellow, Essie Glamour Purse and a blue Rimmel Polish that, again, I can't remember the name of!
It's all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.




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42 comments :

  1. Oh myyyy goodness these are absolutely AMAZING :D I loved that book when I was younger xxx

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  2. I LOVE it! Great job!

    I loved the book too, I still have a copy and there was a "production" of the Very Hungry Caterpillar in myelementary school waaaay back in the day...my little brother was the cheese ^^.

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  3. Oh my gosh, adorable!! I used to LOVE that book! :D

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  4. Brilliant :-) Currently my daughters favourite book.

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  5. This is so cute! I loved that book too!

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  6. This is just too cute for words--I love it, Sammy! ^_^

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  7. Your caterpillar nails are very lovely!

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  8. I absolutely frickin' adore this!!! I love the Hungry Caterpillar :D

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  9. That is sooooooo good! Lovely work!

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  10. omg this is fantastic! it's so neat :)

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  11. So cute! This is the first book I ever "read"...in reality, I wasn't reading, I just had it memorized. :) What a great mani!

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  12. This is soo cute! I remember this story!

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  13. I did the challenge in September (I'm not a blogger, I just did it for fun on FB). This is the book I did too! Yours looks better than mine though! Bang up job!

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  14. I did the challenge in September (I'm not a blogger, I just did it for fun on FB). This is the book I did too! Yours looks better than mine though! Bang up job!

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  15. Omg, so cute! That used to be my favorite book as a child! ♥

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  16. Super duper cute! I really liked the book Chica Chica Boom Boom when I was a child XD

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  17. I love this. It was one of the first books I picked up in Finnish to help me with the language. :)

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  18. My favourite book growing up! I'm going to have try this!

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  19. Aww too cute, I just read this book the other day :)

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  20. This was my very first school play in first grade almost 25 years ago! I was the orange ;-)

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  21. I recognities it immediately. It's do cute.

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  22. I knew exactly what it was! Love it!

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  23. too cute :) the book was a favourite of mine as well when I was little...I could actually recite it word for word and turn the pages at the right time which left people astohnished that I was such an excellent reader by the age of 4 :D

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  24. I don't know the book will have to look at it next time I am in the book store - I am older and never had children so missed this one - but not knowing of the book, still can love the mani!

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  25. You're so talented!! I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Such a sweet book :)
    <3

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  26. Amazing job! I love last years inspiration and this years...you have great taste in children's books!

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  27. i love this book! you did an amazing job!

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  28. Brilliant mani, perfectly captures the charm of the Hungry Caterpillar illustrations!

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  29. Awww I loved this book too!! Great mani!

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  30. words fail me - these are A-mazing:) Love them

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  31. OMG! That is just too cute. I love the ideas that you come up with, I'm going to have to try out a few for myself. :)

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  32. Awesome mani! I used to love this book as a kid. Looking at your manicure seriously made my day!!

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  33. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I loved this book as a kid. Amazing! :)

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