June 6, 2013

DEXTER Week: A Little Slice o' Life

Hey hey party people, I've got some kinda wacky nail art inspired by....DEXTER DUMPING BAGS OF BODIES! This week is seriously so weird, but I'm loving it! Anyhoo, Dexter's boat, Slice of Life (punny punny) is an integral part of the show because he uses it in his freetime - both to dispose of his victims and as a means of bonding with important people in his life (family fishing trips, etc.). In the second season Dexter's first dump site is discovered and the FBI is called in to hunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher!! I remember that as being one incredibly tense and fantastic season. Check it out!

Manicurity | DEXTER inspired nail art - Slice of Life

Manicurity | DEXTER inspired nail art - Slice of Life

Manicurity | DEXTER inspired nail art - Slice of Life

While I had thought of doing something inspired by La Guerta or Batista's goofy outfits (apparently Florida = crazy fab clothes), I didn't want to do one mani that sort of stood by itself in a week of very similarly focused Dexter nails. This one was a challenge because I did the boat first in 2D and then didn't like it, so tried to fake some perspective. I knew the boat would be hard, and it was, but I think it looks like a boat? Without me having to say, do you see the boat? So I'd say it was somewhat successful. I did 'sky' gradients on my four fingers and a sandy gradient on my thumb, then painted the details with acrylic paints and polishes (clouds on pointer and pinkie, bags on ring and thumb, and boat on middle). Then I mixed Revlon Royal with clear and globbed it on the ends so it looked like water. I like the contrast in textures and materials in this manicure and I did not top coat it for photos. This is probably my most artistic manicure to date in terms of really making conscious choices about layering up from background to foreground, etc. Makes me wonder a little bit why I don't paint larger canvases?! Oh, probably the cost. Fingernails are free!

Manicurity | DEXTER inspired nail art - Slice of Life
detail of the thumb before I layered blue over it


Manicurity | DEXTER inspired nail art - Slice of Life
here's a Pin-able version, if you want something like this on your Pinterest ;D

Check out my other partners in crime this week below:

And come back again tomorrow, I did a lovely morbid photoshoot with a certain signature nail look that I'm excited to show you!

12 comments:

  1. your dexter nails are certainly the best i've EVER seen!

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    1. Aww Briana, thank you SO much!! So sweet of you!

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    1. Haha thanks girl! I felt bad trying to cover it with 'water' because I thought it was pretty cool :p

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  3. Wow this is both morbid yet cool!

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  4. Emma this is just incredible. Total skills xx

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