Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Total Eclipse of the Heart


The first question one encounters when mentioning the Twilight Saga (after the barrage of taunting and insults) is this: Team Edward or Team Jacob?! Personally, I have to say I'm both, I am totally Team Edward in the books, but very Team Jacob in the movies. Noooo, it's not because of Taylor Lautner's 8-pack (though it certainly doesn't hurt), it's because Edward is too brooding and angsty for me in the films, and Jacob has a charismatic quality, sense of humor, and playfulness about him that definitely doesn't show up in the books. While Lautner's acting skills are not, shall we say, 'Oscar-worthy', he does bring a great personality to the screen, and honestly, they shouldn't bother with shirts for him, they're totally unnecessary. (I can say this now that he is technically 'legal' :-P)

Today's nails were much requested, and obviously had to be done. I had a few people request the very same thing... a Jacob vs. Edward manicure, so Libby P. Maria Clara, and Nikki, I hope you approve! :) (but please ignore the cuticles on my right hand- bowling and sewing are tearing them up!!)

Team Edward:


Team Jacob:


I used American Apparel Hassid as a base on all nails but the ring finger on each hand, then applied Nubar Stronghold with Bundle Monster plate BM20. For the edward nails (left hand ring finger), I used topped Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud with one coat of Zoya Alluria. I shaded with a mix of Nubar Stronghold and Zoya Alluria, used a mix of American Apparel Hassid and A Beautiful Life Poison for the lips, a mixture of American Apparel Manila, Zoya Jancyn and MAC Showy for the eyes, and a mixture of MAC Showy and American Apparel Hassid for the brow. Topped off the entire face with CND Sugar Sparkle, because I live in Las Vegas, land of sun, so Edward would look like a damn disco ball. :-D For the Jacob nail, I used Zoya Flowie as a base, Zoya Dea to shade a little for the bicep, and American Apparel Hassid for the tattoo of the wolf pack members. (or at least the best I could do on such a small canvas!! :-P) Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat. :)

Go Team everyone!!! :) (except Victoria...and Riley... and well...you get the point.)

38 comments:

  1. Girl!!!!!!
    what's this??? hey man

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's Incredible

    Congratulations

    I am Brazilian, a go to watch the Eclipse tomorrow with my friend, I am so happyyyyyy

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  2. I love your Edward eye.... fun nails! How was the movie?

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  3. *squels* I'm SO happy you did it! They all look beyond awesome!

    TEAM EDWARD!! <3
    Xx
    Libby P

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  4. You really take nail art to the highest level. You paint these so well.

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  5. O.o

    Wow. I am so incredibly overwhelmed. I wanna put my paints and brushes away, because you have just posted the best ever... I couldn't even hope to achieve this! Seriously, this is insane!!

    You have serious skills, lady!

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  6. Wow, just wow! You are amazing!

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  7. That Edward eye is so realistic! Good job :) I don't like Twilight but I can get behind this, its insane!

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  8. i'm totally in team Jacob...taylor lautner, hehe :D

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  9. This is AWESOME!!!

    **** TEAM EDWARD!!! ****

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  10. Oh I love how the nails turned out! Especially Edward's eyes it's like the same colour as the film! Thanks for the shout out, but I think we're not giving enough credit to mike, hey he still has a chance so you know what I'm TEAM MIKE! YEAH!

    P.S. I have another nail design idea! You've done strawberries dipped in chocolate but for a fast food junkie why not do fries dipped in ketchup? So cute!

    Thanks again!
    XOXO
    -Nikki

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  11. I read the first couple books at my niece's request but lost any desire I might have had (not much)to see the movies after seeing who they'd cast as Edward. Someone totally muffed that one.

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  12. Wow! Amazing nails. I love the bundle monster pattern on these. And I am Team Jacob both in the movies and books, well at least until halfway through Breaking Dawn. Edward is too serious for Bella, that girl need to lighten up! :-)

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  13. I love your nails! And you have the perfect answer for which team! I feel exactly the same way about Edward between book & movie!

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  14. These are superb, but I HATE twilight. Ah, well.

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  15. It seems like twilight is all some people can talk about right now... sigh.....
    I need to find out who DOESN'T like twilight
    (not a twilight fan in this house, but don't worry, I'm still your fan!)

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  16. I completely approve it! This nails are perfect!

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  17. Uau!! I don't like Twilight Saga, but your nails are SOOOO PERFECTT, so cute *-*

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  18. oh, gross! your right hand is so crappy! you have terrible nails on your right hand.

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  19. AHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Epic! Great job AGAIN Melissa!!!


    TEAM JACOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Amazing...did you air brush Edward's eye...ohhh..tell us houw you did that!

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  21. Team Edward!! Love the nails! Great job!

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  22. I totally agree with your "Team Edward in books and Team Jacob in movies" stance!

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  23. Showed hubby this and he went "holy shit"! :D

    Awesome job!

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  24. sorry. but absolutely no. i'm so sick and tired of twilight.

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  25. so i read your blog all the time and have not yet once commented but this post is my all time favorite post you've ever done (i'm team edward by the way, except i must say taylor does have one hot body).. love, love, LOVE your nails!! did you go to the midnight showing?! i did!.. well 12:10 showing actually but close enough.

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  26. I love it!
    I love Edward Cullen!
    I was inspired at what you do on the nail and tried to do something, but I didn't get even close!

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  27. Ok, Now that you did twilight you have to do a Lost Boys!!!

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  28. These are awesome!Edward's eye looks amazing! TEAM EDWARD books and movies!!!

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  29. edward + bella = jealous me peoples i bet if any of us met rob or taylor we would sequa our heads off i mean come on its either hot vampire with manners or hot werewolf that doesnt care if he scares you or not so im on team undecided the good thing is that either way HOTNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Team Edward and Team Jacob:

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  30. the team edward side of your nails win for me!! haha! I totally agree..edward is good in the books but not in the movies (also not because of lautner's abs)

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  31. I love these nails and i am gonna try to do them right NOW!!!! PS go team edward!!!!( and u rock to all the other team edward fans):}

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  32. how did you do this please tell me how in a video i love it sooooo very much comment on my blog if you will it would make my life complete

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