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December 11, 2012
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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?!

betty blue poster

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.

Betty Blue nail art

Essie Aruba Blue


ZOYA Creamy

movie nail art

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”.

11 Responses

  1. gottwinkies says:

    Wow! I love this, and you just made the colors & image POP!

  2. nail crazy says:

    i saw this movie ages ago, great movie indeed :D
    but your nails… are amazing, you never cease to amaze me *.*

    • admin says:

      Right?! I totally forgot about the rollercoaster that IS this movie, but glad I took the time to re-watch. And thank you!!!

  3. This is soo neat – I love the gradient.

  4. Helga says:

    Seriously. This mani is awesome! I remember someone from my internship talking about this movie. Haven’t seen it tho.

  5. Nora says:

    Need tutorial please. This would be really amazing to do with the poster for Les Miserables. <3

  6. Nora says:

    Need a tutorial video please. This would be wonderful to do with the Les Miserables poster. <3 Also how do you do a gradient?

    • admin says:

      Hey Nora! Good call on the Les Mis — still haven’t seen the movie, but not hearing great things from those that have yet… the story’s got a weird place in my own history, I’ll probably save it til it’s available for home viewing.

      Here’s a quick tutorial I did ages ago for the gradients: http://www.nailnerd.com/gradient-nails/

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