Having thrown my back out (this, I suppose, is the downside of aging), I’ve been spending a fair bit of time in bed with a heating pad plowing through my Netflix queue, and yesterday was digging through the back seasons of Peep Show. When I got to the University Challenge episode, I got all distracted by the Betty Blue (37°2 le matin) poster — really, how lovely is that design?!
So after a hot soak I set in to do my own little homage to the movie/poster, starting with a white base coat to ensure the yellow and lighter blue really popped. With that dry, I pulled together (from dark to light) SHANY #10 (aka black), Essie Aruba Blue, OPI Fly and ZOYA Creamy to create the gradient on my nails — really happy with how these colors played together, it’s a stunner combo. Afterwards I used a light blue acrylic paint to add in Betty’s silhouette on the ring finger.
If you’ve not seen the movie/read the book, check it out sometime (ended up re-watching it early this morning too); certainly not a feel-good happy flick, but still a touching love story twixt an incredibly unstable yet passionate woman and an infinitely patient and caring man — the picture of “love is madness”.