Sunday, September 26, 2010

He's Got a Way With Murder


We know him as Dexter, loving family man by day, serial killer that takes out the 'trash' by night. He's America's So-Called Favorite Serial Killer, and tonight IS the night... for the season premiere, that is. I'm one of the devoted followers of Dexter. Love the books, love the tv show. I actually SQUEALED when I saw the first commercial for this season on Showtime! Seriously. I re-watched the entire series AGAIN to prepare for tonight. :-D Lame? Perhaps. Awesome? Definitely. Today's manicure is devoted to the man who likes to dismember... Dexter Morgan. :) (I'd considered painting each nail a different color as an homage to the ice truck killer in the first season, but thought it wouldn't really be considered nail art, so I didn't) The cartoon Dexter on the thumb is a mash-up of Dexter Morgan, and the illustration style and some characteristics of Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory, I dug it when I first saw it, and thought it'd be a fun addition to an otherwise gory manicure. :)


and the close-up/right side up picture of Dex on my thumb:


I used Essie Bone Chilling White as a base, with A Beautiful Life Poison for the blood spatter and DEXTER logo. For the thumb, I used American Apparel Summer Peach for his face and neck, OPI Ginger Bells for his hair, Orly Snowcone for his eyes, and American Apparel Hassid to outline everything, with, again, A Beautiful Life Poison for the blood spatter on his face and collar.

Did you watch Dexter tonight? It was a good one, for sure. I freakin' love this show!

24 comments:

  1. LOL, I was looking at the thumb and thinking to myself whooh that looks like a grown up dexter's lab dexter.
    It's cute though.

    And I had to quit Dexter...Deb was just getting on my LAST nerve and she just refused to die already and it was raising my blood pressure. I may hop back on though, because I do miss Dexter's hilariously awkward ways.

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  2. That one rocks! Not watching Dexter, but sure heard a lot of it.

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  3. Im a Dexter addict. Love your nails!!

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  4. http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/2010/09/love-it-or-hate-it-the-halo-ma.html

    You Should check this out and try them for your next blog entry.

    xoxo

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  5. LOVE THESE!! I'm also a fan of Dexter, both the series & the books! :) Last night's premiere left me really excited for this upcoming season!

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  6. I love that you added Dexter from Dexters LAB here.

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  7. This is awesome, and I'm so happy Dexter is back!!

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  8. omg omg omg.... LOVE LOVE LOVE dexter and love this mani just as much. your nail designs are always fabulous!

    Also thought you might be interested to know that I have seen your nail design photos all over the web recently on facebook and a few other websites with your watermark/stamp cropped off. Honestly it has made me mad and I have contacted places but somehow I doubt that anyone is going to do anything about your stolen content. People are just rude!

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  9. This is awesome! Love what you did with the Dexter mash up as well!

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  10. this should win an award for most original nail idea ever

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  11. Love this!!! Been waiting for a Dexter one :)

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  12. Oi! suas unhas são demais, i para minha amiga colocar no seu lindo blog.Beautiful Dexter

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  13. I'm watching it in a couple of minutes! I LOVE Dexter! I was speechless at the end of last season... can't wait to see what happens next

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  14. whoa...how did you make the blood splatters???
    love your work btw! :)

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  15. Wow, this is awesome! It's probably one of my favourite nail design that I've seen you do!
    I swear I has a similar idea because I really love Dexter and wanted to do some nail art to celebrate the new season. Although, I wasn't planning on doing the caricature since it would definitely look awful if I were to try it. :P
    I might still try a Dexter themed design but I'll give credit to you for the original idea.
    Great job!

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  16. I WATCH THIS SHOW RELIGIOUSLY OMG IM ADDICTED! I LOVE DEXTER AND DEXTERS LABORATORY THIS IS JUST PERFECTION!

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  17. i dont understand how to do the blood splatters

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    1. Hi! Just dip the end of a small straw in the nail polish, aim it at your nail, and blow! Try practicing on paper a few times to get the hang of it! :)

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