Friday, August 22, 2014

O Captain! My Captain!

As I'm sure many of you now know, last week we lost a legend. I have to say, it's the first celebrity I've felt truly saddened about losing. I mean usually, when a celebrity you like dies, you're sad at first, but it passes quickly. You didn't actually know them, you just knew the characters they played on the big screen, but this time, it's different. Whether it was watching him as Genie, helping to turn Aladdin's life around, making us laugh as he masqueraded as Mrs. Doubtfire or encouraging us to "seize the day" as Mr. Keating in the Dead Poet's Society, Robin Williams will be missed greatly. And so, today's manicure, pays tribute to Robin Williams.

My pinkie is High Line Green from Sally Hansen, and represents the movie Flubber. On my ring finger, I used a base of Sure Thing from Revlon and then painted the quote "O Captain! My Captain!" in black acrylic, which is from the movie Dead Poets Society. My middle finger is a base of Sure Thing, followed by a gradient of Frostbite from China Glaze and Casino Royale from OPI, then the Genie from Aladdin painted in acrylic. My pointer finger is flowers painted in acrylic (representing Mrs. Doubtfire's floral print dress) on a base of Sure Thing. Finally, my thumb is a base of Sure Thing, then I sponged on Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii and Unplugged from China Glaze. Then, using acrylic, I painted on Hook.

As a second tribute to Robin Williams, I doodled with some Sharpie and created a fake tattoo.

So, Robin Williams, you will be greatly missed.

Hope you guys enjoy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So Sharky

Well kids, it's Shark Week (on Discovery Channel) and I just had to paint some nails for it. Keeping it simple for this manicure. They're not exactly scary shark nails, but hey they're still sharks.

The actual shark designs were based off of the Scratch nail wraps created by Nina Park. My pinkies are a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, then I used Dreamer from Revlon for the dots. My ring fingers and thumbs are a base of Sheer Nude from Orly. Then, I used Dreamer to make the shark and added eyes and teeth with black and white acrylic. My middle fingers are a base of Sheer Nude with stripes painted with Sure Thing. Finally, my pointer fingers are a base of Dreamer with Sure Thing polka dots. 

I hope you guys are enjoying Shark Week, and if not, why aren't you???!!! :p

Anyways, see ya guys later this week with more designs.

Hope you guys enjoy! Nail Guru out.