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Movie Nails Mortdecai Nail Art

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If you’re anything like me you’ll know the sweet agony when planning the going-out outfit but also the torments of the right nail art to wear when going to the movies! Last week we went to see Mortdecai!

Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow were husband and wife as announced on the larger-than-life movie poster, how could we ever miss out on the opportunity to see Johnny Depp in a ‘normal’ role? Did you notice that when he’s not playing Willy Wonka or Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands or any other nutcase on the big screen, Mr Depp is busy playing Angelina Jolie’s husband (The Tourist) and now Gwyneth Paltrow’s husband. How quaint! Oh, where are my manners? – onto the nail art, follow me!

mortdecai inspired nails

See also: More movie inspired nails!

After spending pretty much all the time available before the actual going-out on deciding what clothes to wear and pulling out as many nail art ideas as possible, I was literally left with 15 minutes to do my nails! Ha! 15 minutes! So here I was, all dressed up, with my boots on, painting my nails! I wasn’t going to risk smudging my Mortdecai nails when dressing up!

mortdecai nails preparations

I left aside all possible complications and ended up doing the Mortdecai mustache nails! On a neutral base (my faithful Orly Blushalicious – I promise, the day I’ll go through that bottle, you’ll see me agonizing – they discontinued it!) I went on with a shimmery ivory gradient, straight from the bottle, with the bottle brush!

neutral shimmer gradient nails

See also: More fabulous nail art using the Blushalicious base!

Yes, it works, especially with ton-sur-ton shimmers – it’s actually just a trick to lighten up the tips, add an extra sophisticated look. I then topcoated the entire nail with a bronze-y transparent coat (both lacquers from an European nail polish brand – Flormar – to my surprise, they’re really good – so I recommend wholeheartedly!). I then started painting the actual mustaches using a beautiful shimmery brown OPI Holiday Glow.

mortdecai nails moustache

Voila: my Mortdecai nails in less than 15 minutes, sealed with OPI’s Rapidry topcoat, shiny and bright, lovely and playful, hinting at the infamous mustache we keep hearing about throughout the movie! Did you see it? What did you think of the actual movie (or about Mortdecai’s mustache)? (movie posters courtesy Lionsgate)

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.

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