Friday, July 15, 2011

It All Ends 7/15.


I’m totally writing this blog post in the theater waiting for the Harry Potter movie to start. I’m sitting on the stairs next to the wall because my laptop is too low on battery otherwise. As you might have surmised from other posts and if you follow me on Twitter, I am a 100%, bonafide, Harry Potter dork. No, I don’t dress up for the midnight showing, and some might argue that negates any credibility that I had as a Harry Potter enthusiast, but I tend to disagree. I wear my robes on the inside, and my insides are hearty shades of crimson and gold. I’m SO excited for this final chapter in the Harry Potter series, but it is, as is it for many of you, bittersweet. I think, as disturbed and sad as it may sound, that I’ll feel a little hollow (no, not Hallow), as I did after I finished the last page of the final book. A twinge of sadness, knowing that there won’t be anymore to read or watch of the adventures of our dear Harry Potter, Hermione, and Ron. I’m SO looking forward to Molly Weasley screaming the line we’ll not shortly forget, departing from her usually jovial, friendly self to take her revenge on Bellatrix. (If you’ve read the books, you know what I’m talking about) It’s going to be amazing stuff.

For today’s nails, I knew that I had to do something to say goodbye to the series, since this is the last midnight showing that we’ll get to partake in for our beloved Harry Potter movies. I wanted to do something that I haven’t seen someone else do, something that I myself haven’t done either. I settled upon the amazing poster design for this 8th and final installment, with Harry and Voldemort head to head, with only the elder wand to separate them. I also did the Deathly Hallows symbol on the pinky, as well as the HP of the Harry Potter logo on the thumb. I photographed them, then splattered red polish on the ring and thumb to simulate the blood that was splattered on the series of posters, then photographed them again. :)

After the movie edit: Holy crap. That movie was incredible. 






I used CND Oilslick as a base, with China Glaze Millennium for the silver in the HP and the Deathly Hallows. For Voldemort, I used American Apparel Cotton, Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver, and A Beautiful Life Poison. For Harry, I used American Apparel Cotton, CND Oilslick, Zoya Helen, A Beautiful Life Poison, and American Apparel Raccoon (for hair). For the background on the Harry, Voldemort and Wand nails, I used Nicole By OPI My Lifesaver in different opacities, as well as American Apparel Cotton. For the Wand, I used American Apparel Raccoon, the CND Oilslick and American Apparel Cotton for the hands at the base of the wand. For the blood splatters, I used A Beautiful Life Poison. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche vite top coat.

NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!

50 comments:

  1. Criiiiiied like a baby, I did! LOVE this mani, the blood stains are awesome.

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  2. Such a great design!!! I definitely haven't seen anyone do it :)
    I didn't get to go to the midnight showing but I can't wait to see it lol I'm secretly trying to put it off for as long as I can cause it's too sad that it's the last Harry Potter movie :(

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  3. I cried so much! It was AMAZING! My nails sucked compared to yours btw! Here they are if you want to see them! http://blingedoutlemons.tumblr.com/post/7614559989

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  4. This is amazing! I just keep on wondering how you managed to do that... :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that! I'm with you on the costume bit...it doesn't take a fake wand to make a Harry Potter nerd. :) I didn't get to go to a midnight showing, but I'll be seeing it tonight, and I'm sure I'll be filling my popcorn bucket with tears. :)

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  6. Hahahaha LOVE IT, it's been great seeing all the HP nails this week, but your treatment is definitely uniquely cool. :)

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  7. Epic. That's all that needs to be said.

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  8. DUDE THE MOVIE WAS AWESOME.

    I agree about wearing your robes on the inside. HP FOR LIFE.

    Your nails are incredible! I can't paint that well on paper, much less on my fingernails. You're amazing!

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  9. The nails are AWESOME!! What a tribute! Don't know about the theater you were in for the movie, but our errupted in shouts and applause for Mrs. Weasley.

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  10. Holy crap - that's some really intricate nail art! Incredible, Melissa! :O
    - Mary

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  11. This is amazing. Melissa you are awesome at freehand nail art

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  12. I just came from the movie, it was absolutely amazing, just like your nail art! :)
    I also had to do Harry Potter nails for the movie, I'll post them on Tuesday. :D

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  13. These are so awesome! Can't wait to see the film.

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  14. Awesome design :) (I´m not a Harry Potter-Fan ;) )

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  15. These are AMAZING, you are so talented! I'm so upset it's over, well it isn't. But yeah, I went to see it today and cried, a lot. xxx

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  16. OMG you are amazing.
    And I completely cried when I read that line in the book. :P

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  17. not my daughter, you bitch!! lullz. lovely mani

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  18. omg this turned out great! you did an amazing job

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  19. Thanks everyone! :-D So glad everyone liked this manicure! :-D

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  20. BEST HARRY POTTER NAILS I HAVE EVER SEEN.

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  21. AMAZING NAILS! OMG! Second, the movie was also amazing. Perfect, was all I had to say about it. We all started cheering when Molly got her final word in. Epic.

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  22. awesome mani! i love the thumb nail especially!

    i havent seen the movie yet hopefully soon

    shel xx

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  23. Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in The Butterfly Award. I don't want to link spam you, so if you're interested, there is a link to my blog on my profile. :)

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  24. I love this! I went to the midnight showing too. The movie was truly spectacular! I'm one of those people who do dress up haha. But with epic nails like this I see no reason why you would have to dress up to show people you're a fan! Awesome work!

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  25. Wow! These nails are totally awesome!!! I saw the film last night and it was so good! I'm so sad that there will be no more Potter films!

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  26. The movie AND your nail design were both FANTASTIC!

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  27. Hidear, I suppose you already know, someone is stealing your posts,and it's doing it to other bloggers too!! I don't know what to do, so I left comments denouncing this. I'd like to do more but don't know how to. If you need it I could sign or e-mail anything in your support.
    http://acrylic-nails.blogspot.com/2011/06/opening-nail-files.html

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  28. Lindo!!
    teu blog é muito lindooo..

    tenho um selinho pra vc no meu!!

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  29. The METTETALS are TOSSING KARL ROOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!
    And the IRA is tossing the METTETALS!!!!!!
    JOHN COLES - EL SALVADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!

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  30. I realllyyyy like it!!
    I designed mine when the first half of the 7th movie came out.
    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/149215_1476318023076_1087476227_31054271_1357145_n.jpg

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  31. Oh WOW - that's the most amazing mani I've ever seen!! And DH pt. 2 was easily the best of the series!! <3

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  32. Love these!!! Amazing!! Haven't seen HP yet but I hope it's as good as everyone says!! Can't wait!!

    XOXO

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  33. Your nails are amazing!!! I loves the movie too!!!!
    xoxo

    http://anascloset.blogspot.com/

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  34. Oh my god, this is amazing! Could you do a tutorial? :p

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  35. OMG! Those nails are so epic! I love HP and tried doing DH nails but epically failed.
    Also love that blood appearance. I also cried..

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  36. Wow. Those are the coolest nails I've seen on the internet to date. Amazing job.
    (I loved the movie too!)

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  37. Wow, great mixed colors here. I love it. It really looks very beautiful. joomla development

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  38. This is like a work of art, seriously.

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  39. These Nails are absolutely awesome!!! I saw the movie last week and it was so good!

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  40. You have presented this particular information right here. in fact you have picked up a great and attractive way.keep posting and bundle of thanks for bringing smile on our faces…thanks.

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  41. I am very glad that I find your regular post here. Which seems to be very important and it made good time pass for me. I will always give a nice thrust look in to you from my bookmark feed.

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  42. very interesting color and design of this nails I have a friend that she is gonna love this pictures because she likes this style

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  44. HOLY HARRY POTTER! Thats just amazing, I love Harry Potter and just cant believe what you did there just art where can I find you I need you to do my nails for life! :

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  45. HOLY HARRY POTTER! I just cant believe what you did there is just art a GREAT TRIBUTE TO THE LEGEND, THE BOY WHO LIVED, just awesome whereee can I find you? I need you to do my nails forever and Always :')

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