Happy MANICure Monday everyone! Lately the little Minions have been popping up everywhere! Hubby took the girls to see Despicable Me 2 a few weeks ago and I just knew I had to recreate the minions. And boy was I happy to discover it was easy! I did a search on Pinterest and found so many cool ideas!
For this week’s Manicure I used 2 primary colors. For the yellow I used NK’s polish in Amarillo and Rush’s 60-second high-speed polish in Earth. For the smile and hair on my minion I used a Nail Artist Pen from Kiss in Black.
I hadn’t used this yellow since I did my little baby chick during Spring Break. What’s great about this yellow is that it is very opaque and only requires 2 coats. It seems like it took me forever to find a yellow that wouldn’t require a white base coat and 5 coats! The blue I’ve had forever and seemed to work better than my denim color blue that I typically like to use.
I’m still shocked at how easy it was to create the minion! I painted all of my nails yellow and then used my Sally Hansen quick-dri polish before working on my minion. I used my black nail art polish to make the mask then I used the end of a match stick to add the grey for the goggles. I placed one more dot on top of that with the white and then finished it off with my dotting tool (smaller tip) with black polish for the pupil. I painted the tip blue and drew a smile and 3 little strips of hair with my nail pen.
For the polka dots I painted on 2 thick coats of the blue then put yellow dots all over in different sizes and added white on top of the bigger dots. And viola…my minion mani is complete!
This is my first character design and I just love it. I’m hoping to try a few more and can’t wait to share then with you all. What’s your favorite character that you’ve created? Please share!