Thursday, 25 September 2014

"It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how"

For the past two weeks I've had Dr Seuss nails stuck in my head, so some reason I've been absolutely desperate to do them. Unfortunately my artistic ability doesn't really stretch to the same level as most of the books illustration, so I have a couple of complete nail fails along the way. Eventually I settled on a fairly simple The Cat in the Hat inspired design.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. 
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Dr Seuss

I focused the design on Thing One and Thing Two, the identical, blue-haired troublemakers! My two middle fingers have the Things name badges, as worn on the chests of their little red suits. My index and pinky represent the Things' mass of messy blue hair, and my thumb has the Cat in the Hat's trademark red and white stripes.

I used all Barry M polishes for this bright and fun mani, their colours are perfect for it! The polishes I used were Blood Orange, Blueberry Ice Cream, and White, along with black and white nail art pens. I think the simplicity of this colour scheme really helped bring it together. Some of the Dr Seuss stories are full of clashing colours which might not have transferred well across to nail art. White, red and blue come together to create a bold and fun design that doesn't make you feel queasy!

I love the story of The Cat in the Hat, it's so chaotic one minute and the next it's like nothing ever happened, if only it was that easy to clean and tidy in real life! Dr Seuss is an inspiration to many people and his books will continue to entertain (and educate) children for many generations to come. I'm sure we all have our own favourite, and could probably recite at least a few lines of his rhymes from memory. What's your favourite Dr Seuss story?



  1. These look awesome! Great job :)

  2. I don't know anything about Dr. Seuss so I don't really know what your nails are referring to, but I love the little blue fuzzy balls that are "Things"!

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