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.



  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!

  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 .... :-)

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

  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!

  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.
    heres my website that has a couple of the designs ive done if you wana check it out.

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

    its a nail art products try it on


  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!!

  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!!

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

  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?

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

  12. I was just do you do marbling?

  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 :)

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

  15. this looks cool

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

  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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