Monday, 29 July 2013

Mani Monday: Minions

Hello lovlies! Today I have a film inspired nail art tutorial for you all. Last Wednesday I was watching Despicable Me with my son, and decided that I was going to do a little tutorial for you guys as I think everyone likes the Minions.
Funnily, on the same day my good friend and blogger Francesca had the same idea and she did her own tutorial on her blog which you can find here - pretty cool huh?

So for this tutorial, I tried to make it as simple as possible, but after looking at Fran's tutorial maybe I did mine the hard way... 
Anyway step one, apply a yellow base coat. This is the main colour of the minions body. I used Maybelline MNY which I picked up in Tesco.

Self explanatory really. This is to represent the pants that the minions wear.

This one will be tricky if you don't have a nail art pen. However you could always use a cocktail stick or something similarly pointy and dip it into the nail varnish and draw that way.

Carefully fill the glasses with white as these are now the eyes (you don't have to draw two eyes, one will do as some of the minions only have one eye)

Dotting the eyes was easy. Drawing the mouth was a little trickier. You need a steady hand if you want an open mouth (otherwise just draw a line for a mouth). It's easier to draw a banana shaped mouth - leaving run for a tongue... if you wish.

Fill in the mouth with black, and add two lines either side of the eyes.
The hair can be practically anything as the minions all have different hair. 

And finally, colour in the tongue using a red, and apply a clear to coat!

Draw the rest of the minons, and remember that they don't have to look the same. Mine all have different hair and eyes. It's always good to give them different expressions too.

And if you've watched Despicable Me 2 then you'll know what the purple one is. I did this as an accent nail to make it a little different.

And there you have it! Minion nails.
I hope you like this tutorial, and remember if there's anything you'd like me to try, just let me know :)

What do you think? Will you be trying these?

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  1. Oh my god at these! I really need to try and do them! Love the minions!!! Great post :)
    Rebecca-Louise: Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

  2. Hi lovely!
    I have nominated you for a liebster award!

    Come check it out on my blog...

    louise :) xx


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