Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's All on the Table


Two syllables. DEX-TER. Yep. Last season's cliffhanger was absolutely torture, and the 2 minute sneak peek at the season premiere that was released a month or so ago did very little to alleviate the OMG feeling. The funny thing to me about Deb finding him over his prey is that in the books, she is aware of his hobby, and even solicits his insight into the mind of possible murderers on her cases. Nevertheless, the books and show are VERY different, and this is one of those rare instances where the show is loads better than the books.

I actually had it in my mind that the Dexter premiere was next Sunday, but Judy (of Beautyjudy.com) posted her Dexter nails on her Instagram, and I had a panic moment. After all, it was 1:30 am when I saw it (it's 2:45 now), and my Sunday is now Monday, because India is in the future. ;D This manicure was a bit of a rush, but I'm actually fairly proud of how my Dexter turned out.

Sidenote: I had to mix two colors to get an acceptable BLOOD color. When is someone going to come out with a true blood red? This means that it won't have pink undertones to it!

So what do you think? Would Dexter be proud?



I used:

White: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Flesh: Zoya Avery
Flesh Shading: Zoya Flowie, Zoya Codie
Flesh Highlighting: Zoya Avery + Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Burgundy: CND Bloodline
Blood: American Apparel Downtown LA + Barielle Unravelled Rust
Basecoat: Cult Nails Get it On
Topcoat: Cult Nails Wicked Fast + Seche Vite

OK, you guys have fun watching Dexter, I'm goin' to bed.


33 comments:

  1. Wow, before I clicked the link to read your post, all I saw was a small picture of your mani and I seriously thought you had bought a water decal or Dexter or something, it looks brilliant and so life like! Great job :)

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  2. Seriously! LOVE it! Love the blood and the cheek cut!!! I read the books, too, and I agree. I usually always prefer the books but not on this one. Dexter hates booze and sex in the books, too. Deb's character is different. It's such a good show (even when it sucks it's good). GAH! 9 p.m. come quick :)

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    1. Thanks Judy!! (and thanks for the heads up!! Lol) I almost stopped reading the books after the Cannibal one. The writers for the show should write the books! lol

      The only time I disliked watching Dexter was for the Lumen season. I hated him and I hated her. UGH.

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  3. Totally agree with you on the blood! I thought I had the perfect blood red then I put a little on white paper and was like "Why is this pink? Wtf?" Furious!
    Awesome nails! Can't wait for Dex.

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    1. You would think it wouldn't be that HARD, right? lol Thanks! :D

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  4. Oh, I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I feel like you should sell nail polish portraits, as you're quite good :). I love Dexter, both show & books, and am SO heartbroken that I don't have Showtime. Dammit! Awesome mani, enjoy Dex for me?

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    1. Maybe I should be like those people that auction off tattoos on their body as advertising, but with my nails! lol

      I've heard a rumor that Showtime has posted the first episode on YouTube for freeeeeee!

      http://youtu.be/-S4Cn7xeiUY

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  5. Dexter would definitely be proud! Can't wait for the new episodes!!

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    1. Thank you! Don't wanna get on his bad side! :D

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  6. I love your Dexter manicures! :) Season finale WAS complete torture. Colin Hanks as the villain was a good follow up to boring Lumen's story line. Can't wait for the new season!!!

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    1. Thanks! I love making them!

      I could not BELIEVE the last few seconds of last seasons! Colin Hanks is a fantabulous creepy guy, and I agree, I hated the Lumen season.

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  7. This is amazing! Your Dexter face is totally flawless! I'm devastated we cancelled Showtime lol because now I can't watch it.

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    1. Thank you!! :)

      You can watch the first episode for free on youtube- Showtime posted it! http://youtu.be/-S4Cn7xeiUY

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  8. I think this would make Dexter cry tears of joy. Amazing work!

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  9. i love it =) Dexter would definitely be proud! Great job =)

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  10. Wow, this looks amazing! I'm a big fan of the show and your work is flawless!

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  11. we love dexter and this nails!!! <3

    nailistas

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  12. so so so great nails :O you made a perfect Dexter!!! absolutely amazing, I'm gonna show my friend who loves watching dex x)

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  13. Wow! I like it!! :D
    But it could be True Blood too (without the portrait of Dexter of course) ;)

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  14. OMG!

    I didn't know Dexter was back!!! Downloading it now!!!!

    Love the nails, btw!

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  15. Love, love, love these nails! Oh how I miss watching Dexter since we cancelled Dexter, but I'll love catching up as soon as it comes out on DVD. :0)

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  16. This is legitimate art that should be framed.

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  17. Hello!
    What kind of tools have You used?

    Greetings~ xxxx

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  18. Speechless except for TOTALLY AWESOME!

    susiefreckleface

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  19. I love your nails, but how you do the blood? because it's perfect!

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  20. OH MY GOD! It's Awesome!
    I love all your nails! You're really an artist!
    I'm Brazilian and I have a page of art nails too!

    Look That!
    http://www.facebook.com/UnhasByFerSalgado?ref=hl
    Like! :D

    Congratulations for your art! kisses

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