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The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk

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I saw Into the Woods over the weekend – and… um… I’M OBSESSED. The timing was perfect, watching a movie about fairy tales, leading up to a full week of fairy tales nail art! One of the main themes in Into the Woods is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk – about a boy who sells his beloved cow for some magic beans, which grow into a huge beanstalk that leads him up to the giants in the sky. Anyways, I thought it was cool how the movie never actually showed Jack in the sky. He climbs the stalk, but you don’t see the classic depiction of a giant’s castle. It’s about Jack’s experience, and how his story intertwines with the other tales. For this nail art, I decided to show you the magic beans (on my thumb), the giant beanstalk with its leaves in the sky, and the aerial view of the farm that Jack sees as he looks down on his home.The DIgital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk | The Dalai Lama's Nails

The DIgital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk | The Dalai Lama's Nails

You can tell that these are magic beans because GLITTER.The DIgital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I’ve always loved the view from airplane windows – you can see the interesting patterns of farm and land from a vantage point that you can’t normally see! Do you think that this view is what Jack saw, up up up high on the beanstalk?The DIgital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I used a bunch of polishes for this look!

  • Shimmer Alice (thumb background)
  • Jessica Mad for Madison and Sinful Colors Snow Me White (beans)
  • Essie Mojito Madness, Sparitual Eye of the Beholder, Nubar Wildlife, China Glaze Holly Day (beanstalk and leaves)
  • Essie Mesmerize, Essie Strut Your Stuff, Sinful Colors Snow Me White (sky gradient)
  • Essie Mojito Madness, Sparitual Eye of the Beholder, Nubar Hot Yell0w (aerial view of the farm)

The DIgital Dozen does Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk | The Dalai Lama's NailsI hope you all enjoyed my Jack and the Beanstalk nail art – I really thought outside of my comfort zone with this one!! Please visit my friends to see some more creative fairy tale nails.

The Digital Dozen does Fairy Tales | The Dalai Lama's Nails

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  • Great nail art! When I saw your manicure I was really puzzled with your ring and pinky nail. After reading your inspiration my only thought was: why didn’t I see it before?! Of course that’s what Jack saw from way up in the sky 🙂

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      haha – my husband said the same thing. He was like, “what is that??”

  • Victoria Oen

    This is so beautiful! I think your middle finger nail is my favorite! And the idea for your ring and little finger nail is totally genius!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      aw, thank you!

  • I love this manicure! I saw Into the Woods a few weeks ago and I’m also 100% obsessed. SO GOOD. Love how you made this manicure of a beanstalk!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      oh my gosh, it’s so good. I kind of want to go see it again!

  • Cheyenne

    These are so great! Bright and fun!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thanks!

  • wow such an elegant and stunning manicure!
    Like all the details as well! <3

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      so glad you enjoyed it!

  • craftynail

    i can’t wait to see that movie!
    i love your magic bean nail

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      it’s so good. I loved it!

  • “You can tell that these are magic beans because GLITTER.” That made me laugh out loud! These are absolutely amazing! I love the way you did the beanstalk and leaves on your pointer/middle fingers! They’re stunning.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      I mean… you know… GLITTER xx

  • This is such a cool interpretation of Jack and the Beanstalk! I love the leafy nail the most 🙂

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      that’s my fave, too!

  • Kelly R

    What a great take on a classic fairy tale! I love these!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you so much!

  • Bee Justice

    I love the colors you used here! It’s such a happy mani! The finger with the stalk on it is just stunning!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      I think that’s my favorite nail!

  • Vic

    The artistry on your nails is amazing!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      wow, thank you, Vic!!

  • “You can tell these are magic beans because GLITTER!” ROFL! I think that this is such a fun an creative take on Jack and the Beanstalk! I love your aerial views!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      MOAR GLITTER PLZ

  • I love what you did with this! I love the beanstalk nail.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you! I think that’s my favorite 🙂

  • I LOVE your middle finger! The detail of the leaves is gorgeous over the sky gradient. And the patchwork look of the farm nails – beautiful! Great mani 🙂 I really want to see Into the Woods now!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      you should!! It’s so good

  • These are awesome!! Gah, I love everything going on here!!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      gah! gah! <3

  • Dem beans tho! Haha you’re so talented Hannah!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you! That’s so nice 🙂 dem beans dem beans

  • These are cute! I love the beanstalk beans!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!!

  • This is freaking insane, Hannah!! You did an awesome job with this nail art.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      hahahaha. Insane 😉

      • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

        but also – thank you <3

  • I love your bean stalk. There’s so much detail in the leaves.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      I just added lots of layers 🙂

  • Thinking outside your comfort zone definitely paid off! I love how the little beans came out on your thumb, they’re very cute.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      Who knew beans could be so cute?

  • Oh Hannah, these are so lovely! Especially your index and middle finger have me mesmerized.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      aw, thank you!!! Glad you enjoyed them.

  • So neat! Love all the different greens you used here. That viney design the ring nail looks so good too.

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      I love that one! thank you 🙂

  • I am dying to see this movie! Those beans!!!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      It’s so good! I hope you see it

  • FYI, I adore your nail art!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      hehe!

  • I must say I recognized the beans immediately! But my favourite nail is the ring 🙂

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!

  • I loooove this! You’ve been doing really great freehand work recently, it’s really inspiring!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      what a nice comment! thank you!

  • Sheila Gage

    This. Is. Awesome. I really love your take on this story!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      <3 <3 <3

  • A Girl and Her Polish

    Oh my goodness! This is flippin awesome! Those vines!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!!!!

  • This is adorable! i love the beans over the glitter!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      maybe I should do an entire bean-icure! lol

  • I am obsessed with this one! OBSESSED. I love the mix of glitter and cremes and love that you did the view of the fields from the sky – just awesomeness on your fingertips!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thank you!! High praise 🙂

  • Amanda Young

    The stalk with the sky! Such an amazing look!

    • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

      thanks!

  • This is so brilliant!!! Nice job!

  • Of course glitter makes it magical! I love this mani a lot, it’s perfect!