Can You Paint with all the Colors of the Wind?- Disney’s Pocahontas Nail Art Tribute


Happy Friday, Friends!

I hope you all had a very productive week. I would like to close out this week with a Nail Art Tribute to Disney’s Pocahontas. Pocahontas is an animated film of a fictionalized retelling of the meeting between English Colonist, John Smith and Native American Princess, Pocahontas.
                                                   
 Disney was well into it’s animation renaissance when the film was released in June 23, 1995. Following in the footsteps of her headstrong Princess predecessors (such as Belle and Princess Jasmine) Pocahontas spoke her mind, she was fearless, and lived a full life independent of her love interest.
Pocahontas had musical gems such as "Just Around the River Bend" and the epic ballad, "Colors of the Wind". I can say that I spent all summer standing on top of boulders imagining my box braids blowing majestically in the wind.
                                              
That Summer every pool floatie was my "canoe" and I pretended to also have shamanic powers I communed with nature/ played outside.  I paid tribute to Pocahontas' iconic turquoise necklace, her red tribal arm band, and the cluster of leaves that swirls around her during key moments in her life.

                                               
Let me know what other Disney tributes that you would like to see in the comments below. Please enjoy the video of the process!

           

Slime Time!- A Nail Art Tribute to Nickelodeon Slime.



Nickelodeon and Slime go hand in hand. Slime would often make an appearance on several shows on the network as it was lime green substance that was often dumped on the heads of unsuspecting victims as was first introduced in the early 80's preteen sketch show "You Can't Do That On Television".
                                         
Whether used as a punishment or a component of an obstacle course, no one was safe from being "Slimed".
                                         
Legend has it that Slime was made out of vanilla pudding, apple sauce, food coloring, and oatmeal. As per"snick"ety(See what I did there?) of a kid as I was, I often dreamed about getting slimed. I turned my dreams into a reality by putting the design on my manicure.



I choose to add  lime green drips to a bright orange to pay tribute to Nickelodeon's signature colors.

Nail Polish Used:

"Orange You Glad"- RK by Ruby Kisses
"Mint"- LA Colors

Muy Bien,Great!-Dora the Explorer

                                    


Hello Friends,

Today's tribute goes to Dora the Explorer. Debuting on August 14,2000, Dora the Explorer follows the adventures of a 7-year-old named Dora and her automorphic monkey companion, named boots for his affinity for his choice of footwear.

The format of the show was designed to give the viewer a point-of-view experience of playing a computer game where they must "click" items that are needed to help Dora complete her missions as well as respond to prompts to shout out the right answer at their TV screens.
 

                              


Dora has a pan-Latina identity and often employs Spanish in her call and response portion of her missions (such as when she breaks the fourth wall to speak to the audience).

Dora is joined by a host of bilingual talking animals, sentient items such as Backpack and Map, as well as her older cousin, Diego on occasion.

I chose to represent Dora and the foliage that she often frolics.

*Note how I had to change to color of Dora's shirt because I forgot what color it was.


                   

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