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Movie Nails: Pixar Inside Out Nail Art

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Are you one of those who goes out to the movies wearing the movie characters on your nails? I am! And this time, I’ll show you the nails I wore to see Pixar’s new masterpiece: Inside Out!

Because I didn’t know much about the movie (I don’t watch trailers and teasers to preserve the surprise emotion of actually discovering the movie for the first time when I watch it fully), I couldn’t decide about which character to paint so I painted two: Joy and Sadness!

pixar inside out movie nails step by step

That’s also because I happened to have the right colors to paint both Joy and Sadness! From the very moment I saw the poster announcing Pixar’s upcoming animated adventure, I knew I had to dig out my treasured Zoya Liberty to hairstyle the emotions! And so I did! Zoya Liberty Pixie Dust is the hair to go for Inside Out’s Joy and Sadness!

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I painted Joy on OPI’s I Can’t Cope-Acabana and Sadness on Zoya Robyn and used my nail art brushes to paint the faces of both emotions. I admit it was a bit tricky, but I tried my best and didn’t worry about the outcome too much as it’s all about emotions, so it’s mainly a personal interpretation of Pixar’s too-brilliant vision!

joy pixar inside out movie nails step by step

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The combo for Inside Out Joy nails was then completed with the fireworks on her dress painted on the middle fingernail using China Glaze Isle See You Later – it’s a discrete motif, although part of her sparkly personality, it’s a sort of blue takeover. If you think about it, Joy is wearing a green-ish dress with blue fireworks and both she and Sadness have the exact same hair! Also – if you mix a deep blue, like Sadness’ with a bit of yellow, you might achieve the exact nuance of the sweater she’s wearing… Won’t reveal anything else, I don’t want to turn into a spoiler, but do keep those observation in mind when you’re watching Inside Out!

pixar inside out sadness nail art

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Being a freehand design on both emotions, I think images are worth a thousand descriptive words, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, adding just that: there’s something magic with Pixar! Their movies have shaped my imagination and have voiced my inner child so many times! Their movies have turned the adult that I am completely Inside Out! For two hours (movie + short), Pixar transforms me. And it will transform you, if you let it! I started with my nails… (wink)

pixar inside out movie nails

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I’m Cecilia and I love painting my nails so much that I decided to share my passion and all I’ve learned with you on my website.

3 Comments

  1. melissa

    July 7, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Went to see the movie because of this post! And wore the nails too! Loved it so much, thank you!

  2. Mina

    August 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I loved this movie!!! Pixar does know how to do things :)
    And I can’t even believe you manage to do your Cinderella Hand like that! It’s crazy!!!
    Loved the gradient on your Sadness mani – it’s very hint, hint ;)

    • Cecilia

      August 19, 2015 at 6:21 am

      haaaa!! Cinderella Hand! I love that! I had to google it to find it what it means and I read your explanation and loved it so <3 . I didn't thought I will make it through drawing these two, but much to my surprised, I survived the entire process and cried through the entire movie. Almost. When I wasn't laughing my heart out! Lasseter&Co sure know how to turn you Inside Out, don't they? <3

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