Monday, September 13, 2010

Blood in the Water


A while back, I did a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds', and new reader Carol P. suggested that I do a Psycho themed manicure. Of course I thought this was a great idea- so I did it!! :) 2010 marks 50 years since the release of this iconic movie, so it's a great time to do it- plus, since it's not too long until Halloween, so what better time? Fun fact: The 'blood' that goes down the drain in the shower scene is actually chocolate syrup! Should I have used brown polish instead of red?! :-D



I used Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with China Glaze Millennium for the drain, and American Apparel Hassid for the hole in the drain. For the blood, I used A Beautiful Life Poison to marble over the white. :) Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

REE! REE! REE! REE! REE! REE!

19 comments:

  1. This is really cool! I love your marbling - I tried marbling for the first time yesterday, and while it turned out fairly cool it does not look quite as much like real marbling, as yours does. I love the effect. Very nice!

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  2. this is amazing. I remember when I first saw Psycho- what a great horror flick, and so much to dissect in terms of literary meanings. Sometimes water marbling is just the right way to make a theme work :-)


    Did you see my DOTS design? dunno if you've been on but I figured it might go hand in hand with your Nerds one .... :-) http://www.ForYourNailsOnly.blogspot.com

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  3. luv this! Psycho is one of my favorite horror movies. <3<3<3

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  4. OMG I was totally playing the "REE!REE!REE!" in my head as I was looking and then there you had it! Very cool concept!

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  5. I love this! Your website is so inspiring to me, i love painting my nails and i thought i was pretty good until i saw how amazing you are haha.
    http://naildiary.tumblr.com/
    heres my website that has a couple of the designs ive done if you wana check it out.

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  6. hiya u realy need to goon line to this website u would love itttt

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    its a nail art products try it on


    xx

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  7. Hi my name´s Adriana
    I liked very much your blog and your challenge.
    Was wondering if you accept that I make a post about you? and one could also answer some questions if so send me the answer if I do not understand.
    How did the idea of challenge?
    What was your favorite design?
    What design the most work?
    What changed in his life after the blog?
    Won a gift or partnership with a firm glaze?
    What will you do after the challenge end?
    My blog is called Chocoladys would ask for a design made specially for us?
    Thousand kisses and much success!!

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  8. what will we do when your 365 days are up :( first thing I check in morning and last thing at night!! Thank you for all the pleasure you have given!!

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  9. I would love to see a movie theme, popcorn, admit one ticket etc. do you think that is possible?

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  10. btw..I just found your site over the weekend, it was on the msn today site, I have scoured over ALL the pics, and am sad that the year is almost over for the pics, any idea what you will be doing after the 14th of oct?

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  11. This is so smart! I loove this mani. Great blood effect!

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  12. I was just wondering...um...how do you do marbling?

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  13. hi! i think you should make a bloglovin' account so that people can follow your blog through that website too! i loooove your nail art :)

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  14. how do u marble.. i can never get it right.. pls help :(

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  15. this looks cool

    http://i-love-nail-art.blogspot.com/

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  16. Gross!! I didn't know the chocolate syrup fact. Now I'm going to want ice cream when I see that scene...

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  17. no offense, but i sort of thought it was a bloody fish. i think it's because i just haven't seen psycho. (even though my godfather's dad was Anthony Perkins- no lie)

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