31DC2014 Day 23: Food Fight!

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The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

There are some movies that seem magical (and I don’t just mean Harry Potter – har!)  – that help you connect to characters and make you believe in another reality. When Robin Williams died, there was such a huge outpouring of emotion because his talent brought viewers into whole new worlds of imagination and humor. On of my favorite Robin Williams movies (ah – there are so many favorites!) is Hook. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen it! Whenever I see it on tv, I will always watch it. One of the best scenes in the movie happens when Pan finally believes and uses his imagination – the food fight scene! At first all he can see is a table with empty platters and serving utensils – and through the course of a food fight, he sees splats of gorgeously colored food everywhere! It’s such a fun scene, and it inspired my food fight manicure for today’s 31 Day Challenge prompt.  Can you see it?


The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

I began by applying two coats of OPI I Theodora You, for a pretty, sheer base. Then I used a brush to draw on the splats! Whenever I do a true splatter, the patterns end up being really small – I wanted this to look like Robin Williams just got hit in the face with a big glob of pretend food! I used Zoya Dita, ALIQUID Maybe Katie, Sparitual Indigo, and KBShimmer Shore Thing for my food fight splats. I top coated with Seche Vite, followed by one coat of Loreal Matte Top Coat.

The Dalai Lama's Nails | 31DC2014 Inspired by a Movie:  Food Fight Scene from Hook!

Just a few more days left in this challenge! Here are the remaining prompts. And last year’s look was inspired by the Karate Kid!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    This is such a fun mani!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      :)

  • Color Me So Crazy

    I love this! Great job! I think I like the splats with a brush better than actual splats.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      They somehow look more splat-like?

  • http://fixintofaff.blogspot.co.uk/ Fixin To Faff

    Squeee! Love this! So much fun!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      !!! <3

  • http://www.thatgaljenna.com ThatGalJenna

    You totally captured the food fight scene with the colors alone! That was one of my favorite parts of the movie because of how wildly bright and colorful it all was. I can’t believe you painted the splats…they’re so perfect I assumed they would be a stamping plate! LOVE!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      I’m not that great a stamper!! I just went for it, and since it’s a messy shape it worked out well <3

  • http://www.themercurialmagpie.com/ The Mercurial Magpie

    Hook is also one of my all time favorite movies and I love this!!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      It’s such a good movie!

  • http://thepolishplayground.blogspot.ca/ Lisa N.

    This is nice! Really like the colors in this food fight.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      hehe!

  • http://www.handtasticintentions.blogspot.com/ Handtastic Intentions

    Looks like a food fight! Great inspiration! I love What Dreams May Come, which isn’t a comedy, but has really vibrant colors. It is a movie that stuck with me.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      You know, I haven’t seen that one! Should I?

  • http://www.frompolishwithlove.blogspot.com/ Dani FromPolishwithLove

    Ack! Okay soooo don’t be mad buuuuut I’ve never seen Hook! I need to watch it and it’s on my list of one of those movies that I have to see and since I’ve seen this nail art, I totally need to see that table now!! I love this!!!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      You should! It’s so good. I love it!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    That scene really was the best and I love your interpretation of it onto nails. Perfection!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Thanks so much!

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    OMG I love love love (LOVE) this mani! The inspiration is just perfect! Hook is one of my favorite movies!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Me too :)

  • http://www.tunaynamahal.com/ Sarah Lynn Bernardo

    Gorgeous!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Thanks!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    This is so fun! I love all the bright colors!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Thank you!

  • http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com Shelby Lou Nails

    I totally see it and love it! Hook is just one of those childhood movies you can watch over and over and it never gets old.

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      totally!!

  • http://www.budgetsplurgebeauty.blogspot.com/ Ember BudgetSplurgeBeauty

    First of all I realllly love Hook also. So when I was scrolling through my reader, I saw the title and the picture and thought “food fight? yeah maybe in neverland..” then I read the first few sentence and was like doy! that’s what she was going for! 😛

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      hahaha! that’s too cute :)

  • http://bettysbeautybombs.com/ Anne S. – Betty’s Beauty Bombs

    I love the inspiration behind this mani and you executed the concept perfectly!

    • http://www.thedalailamasnails.com The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thanks so much!