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Optimus Prime-Inspired Manicure

Transformers is huge right now with the recent release of the 3rd movie installment ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. I still remember the Optimus Prime of old, though…when he looked like this.

I guess the creators of this millennium’s Transformers series thought ol’ Optimus needed an updated paint job because now he looks like this.

Well I love makeovers and I’m a fan of the red-blue flame look. The following picture (a real life rendering of Optimus Prime in his ‘disguise’) gave me inspiration for this manicure.

For this manicure I used the following colors:

Base color: China Glaze Jitterbug (gunmetal)

Red/Orange: Wet n Wild Fast Dry 9.0.2.1.Orange, Wet n Wild Fast Dry Everybody Loves Redmond, Essie Forever Young, China Glaze Phat Santa [I used 9.0.2.1.Orange as the base color the sponged on the other 3 colors one after the other in order to create that fade from orange to dark red]

Blue Flames: Wet n Wild Fast Dry Saved by the Blue

Aaaaaand it’s an Enamelista Signature mani so it looks different dependent upon the angle you view my hands. I hope I did Optimus Prime proud. Transformers was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. 😀

Flannel PJs

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I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it’s hot.

I wear my flannel nightie in the winter when it’s not.

And sometimes in the springtime, and sometimes in the fall

I jump beneath the covers with nothing on at all!

Glory, glory, hallelujah…glory, glory what’s it to ya?

Balmy breezy blowin’ through ya, with nothing on at all!

~ tune “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

Does anyone else remember this totally-inappropriate-for-kids camp song? Well it popped into my head and to honor the end of winter and the approaching balmy spring weather, I decided to do one last winter-themed manicure. I was going for that blue/green/red plaid flannel pattern that reminded me of flannel pajamas but I jazzed it up with a bit of silver.

For this look I used 3 China Glaze colors: Frostbite for the base color (a frosty, shimmery cobalt blue), stripes of Jolly Holly (a deep rich forest green from the 2010 Holiday collection), and stripes of Phat Santa (a rich red creme also from the 2010 Holiday collection). I used Art Deco’s silver shimmer nail art striper for the silver stripes.

So ready for spring’s pastels and brights!