September 01, 2014

A Pirate's Life For Me

Pirates of the Caribbean nail art

One of my favorite rides at Disneyland is the Pirates of the Caribbean.  I'm also a fan of the movies.  The idea for this mani came from a bag of fake jewels and coins I have from Disney.

Pirate Booty
I knew I wanted the coin on one of the nails, and a treasure trove nail to match all the jewels.  No pirate mani is complete without the Jolly Rodger, so that was also a necessity and allowed me to add some pirate red to the look.  For the pinky, I found a +Bundle Monster stamp that had a cross that looked like it would fit with that era.  And then I had to add the lyrics to the theme song to my thumb. 

Nail Polish
Polish Used:
  • Bundle Monster - Liquid Gold
  • Sinful Colors - Ruby Ruby
  • Revlon Dark Pleasures - Talk Dirty
  • Wet n Wild - Black Crème
  • Wet n Wild - French White Crème
Other Supplies:
  • 3mm round gold metal studs
  • Various crystals of different shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, round, and teardrop)
  • Gold caviar beads
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM01
  • Rubber stamper
  • Nail art brush
  • Base and top coats

This look uses some freehand painting, stamping, and jewel platcement.  To create this look:
  1. Apply the base colors - thumb and ring in Liquid Gold, index in Ruby Ruby, and middle and pinky in Black Crème.
    Base Colors
  2. Index: Using a nail art brush and black polish, paint a ragged Jolly Roger flag. Next, paint the skull and crossbones with white polish.  Finally, add eyes and a nose to the skull.
    Jolly Roger Nail Art
  3. Middle: Paint a gold circle.  Using a nail art brush and Talk Dirty, paint the details of the gold coin.  Lastly, paint the pointy edges of the coin with Liquid Gold.
    Gold Coin
    Gold Coin Nail Art
  4. Ring: Apply enough gold studs, crystals, and beads to cover the entire nail.  Seal everything on with top coat.
  5. Thumb: Paint "Yo Ho Yo Ho" with black polish.
    Jewel and Thumb Nail
  6. Pinky: Stamp BM01 (the Anglo-Saxon cross design) with Liquid Gold.
    Stamped Nail

Accessorize with some pirate rings, and you're done. :)

Pirate Nail Art

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