Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It Was a Massacre

OK, now for the non-lovey dovey Valentine's manicure...

I'm a bit of a history dork, and I remember Valentine's Days past watching the St. Valentine's Day Massacre documentaries and specials on the History Channel. Pretty romantic, right?  If you're not familiar, the St. Valentine's Day massacre occurred the morning of February 14, 1929, in Chicago as part of a conflict between the Italian gang, led by Al Capone, and the Irish gang, led by Bugs Moran. The 7 victims were all Moran's men (not all gang members, but affiliated with Moran), though the believed target, Bugs Moran himself, was not harmed.

Anyway, a somewhat grisly Valentine's Day manicure. Enjoy! :)

I used Essie Barefoot & Topless as a base for the flesh colored nails, and American Apparel Hassid for the pinstriped nails. For the stripes, I used Nubar Stronghold, and for the bullet holes, I used American Apparel Port, and then American Apparel Port and Nicole by OPI Redy to Runaway Love for the blog drips. I also used American Apparel Port and Nicole by OPI Redy to Runaway Love for the blood splatter on the 'suit' nails. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite topcoat.

Happy Valentine's Day! :)


  1. cool Liss!! The Manicure and the history lesson - love it!!

  2. I adore these! =D So violent! =D

  3. Now that's a Valentine's Day mani I really enjoy. :D

  4. This is awesome! I'd love to have your talent and creativity!

  5. I love this sooo damn much!
    Anti-Valentine's day, AND a homage to the 1920's?!?! Too much perfection! The bullet wound heart is my favorite!

  6. Hey considering I'm single this seems to be just about my mood today ;) hahahah! LOVE it!

  7. AKA Reader Rita
    Oooooo, the blood looks real! Like there are holes in your fingers....eeeewwww! (in a good creepy special fx kinda way)
    Plus, here's a tidbit- the Chicago garage where the massacre happened (on Clark street, between Dickens and Webster) has long since been torn down, but because of Chicago's ex-mayor Daley's hatred of Chicago's "Capone connection", there is no plaque or marker for those who lost their lives there. There is only lawn and fence.

  8. This is so freakin awesome. I really don't know which v-day mani I like more haha.

  9. was it especially for the valentine's day??? well really nice design but still it looks like drops of blood.... ;)


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  10. I am following your blog regularly and got great information. I really like the tips you have given. Thanks a lot for sharing. Will be referring a lot of friends about this.

  11. LOL this is amazing... just made my day.

  12. This is awesome! My best friend and I (back in college) used to celebrate Valentine's day with a big bloody cake, and a tribute to the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Last's year's party was huge considering she and her husband had split the previous fall.

    She'd love this!


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