It's Close to Midnight

and something evil's lurking in the dark...

Thriller is, and always will be, my favorite music video of all time. FAVORITE. When I was younger, we had the thing on BETA MAX tape. Yeah, that's how we roll. The damn video was pure genius, as was all of Michael Jackson's stuff. His life was marred with controversy, plastic surgery, criminal allegations, you name it, but dude defined the word 'entertainer'. One year ago today, the media was sent into a frenzy, and the world mourned one of its greatest known entertainers. You may not agree with him, like his music, or give a rat's ass about him, his life, or his death, but you have to admit, he changed the face of entertainment as we know it. Reader Geraldine E. requested today that I do Michael Jackson nails, and I thought and thought about what I could do- there are so many sides to him, but i decided to choose my all-time favorite to focus on– Thriller. I did the werewolf eyes from the end scene of the video, the zombie face/eye, the werewolf fur, the red leather jacket, and on the thumb, his iconic white sparkly glove (even though it wasn't part of Thriller, it is one of his signatures, so I had to include it). I love the zombie nail, it's my favorite! I wish I could keep it on for more than a day!! :/


I used:

Thumb: Iconic White Sparkly glove

Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with Zoya Luna over it, and American Apparel Hassid for the black.

Index: Michael's face/eye from the last scene of the video, where his face is normal except his eyes

Zoya Dea mixed with MAC In the Buff as a base, Zoya Dea to shade, then mixed with American Apparel Hassid to do the darkest shading and the eyebrow, and then Zoya Dea mixed with MAC Abalone Shell to highlight. American Apparel Cotton for the base for the eye color, then CND Bicycle Yellow over it for the eye, topped with American Apparel Hassid for the pupil.

Middle: Michael's Zombie face/eye

Sally Hansen Trendy Creme as the base, then mixed with American Apparel Hassid and American Apparel Mount Royal to shade, and mixed with American Apparel Cotton to highlight. For the eye, I used American Apparel Cotton with black for the outline and the pupil/iris, and a few dots of American Apparel Cotton for the reflection.

Ring: Werewolf fur

Zoya Dea as a base, then mixed with American Apparel Hassid for some of the fur, and MAC In the Buff for some, and mixed with American Apparel Cotton for a few highlights.

Pinky: Michael's Jacket in the beginning when he is on his date

China Glaze Salsa as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the black diagonals, then mixed with China Glaze Salsa for the jacket seams and details, then American Apparel Cotton to highlight in places because the leather was kind of shiny.

Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'alls neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
and rot inside a corpse's shell

The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the Thriller.....


Which reminds me, I also love Vincent Price, that part makes the whole damn song.

Check out the iPhone case I sewed this morning for my new iPhone 4, its fleece-lined, canvas duck exterior with a elastic hairtie/button closure. Hell yes for good old-fashioned ingenuity! (and cheapness) :-P


  1. Amen sister! Changed music, dance, video, all entertainment forever. There will be no one greater.

    You rock! And thanks again for you commitment to this project and giving us followers our own lil form of entertainment every day. You're the MJ of the nail blog world!

  2. Wow. This is very inspiring! I come here and check out your blogs every day now! :) Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more!

  3. And again, this is damn amazing.
    Good job! Love it!

  4. Awesome as always...I love the pinky so much.

  5. I knew this was happening! =D
    Great job <3

  6. Amen to this. MJ was one of a kind. Great nails.

  7. hi i was wondering if you would follow my blog?

  8. Amazing! Thriller is one of THE most incredible and monumental things ever put on this earth
    RIP Michael

  9. Has it really been a year? Wow. It seems like it was only months ago. I have to agree with what you said. His personal problems aside, professionally he was a total revolutionary. He inspired a ton of people, and he really influenced and changed music and dance. All for the better. :)

    I love your phone case! I really enjoy sewing up little things like that when I can. It's so much more satisfying to make it yourself!

  10. Awesome design, I love MJ. I have this shirt I wear all the time:

    And I've tagged you for this award:

    And the word verification for this comment was "PANIS"..hehe....

  11. you're so cute. i can't even deal with it.
    the zombie nail is nice but i don't know...i think the sparkly glove takes the cake on this one!!

  12. very creative, besides being a beautiful tribute.

  13. no. this could've been so much better. the only thing that's good are the two eyes. but you can't even tell that's a glove, or fur, or the red jacket really. thumbs down.

  14. can you do a zombie nail before october 31 for halloween pretty pretty PLEASE


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