Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Nail Art 2013

I love movies and award shows with every shred of my being [Tangent: I'm definitely not all Joaquin Phoenix about it. IT'S IMPORTANT, DAMMIT!!], so every year I vow I am gonna throw an Oscar party...yet I never do.  The prospect of rewearing an old bridesmaids dress and completely film geeking out excites me to no end. [Tangent: Every year, I make it a goal to try to see all of the nominees before the broadcast. It is hard, so I usually don't accomplish it. This year, due to my inordinate free time, I saw about half...Django Unchained....Argo...Beasts of the Southern Wild...Lincoln....Silver Linings Playbook.] However, I didn't attend a glam party and instead opted to eat hotdogs and watch it with Jamie and my family. Since no one wants to see photographic proof of that...I decided to show off how my friend Laura celebrated. [Tangent: As you will see, they are destined for internet celebrity!]

Because she is a manicure master and was attending a thematic gathering, she decided to give herself a fun Oscar mani by honoring each best picture nominee with their own nail homage.

 (1) Les Miserables- French Flag (2) Zero Dark Thirty- night vision scope (3) Life of Pi- tiger stripes...duh. (4) Amour- heart...because old sad people are not as easy to fit on a thumbnail (5) Lincoln- stovepipe hat (6) Django Unchained- Bloody-ness (7) Argo- sci-fi theme because the Iran Contra Affair was harder to depict (8) Silver Linings Playbook - with a silver lining. (9) Beasts of the Southern Wild- sparklers and outline of lil Hushpuppy (10) Oscar statuette...because there are only 9 noms.


I am seriously so excited and not-so-secretly jealous of her fun nails...and her ability to do her left hand as well as her right. Such skill.  If I have to award statuettes to my favorites, it would be a toss-up between the Life of Pi and the Beasts of the Southern Wild nails, so I think they're ready for their close ups,  Mr. Demille.



Also, its semi thrilling to see an idea come to fruition so picture-perfectly so don't mind helping them fulfill their destiny of being Rebecca Black level famous.


Also, I can't neglect to mention that her ever supportive and ridiculous husband, my friend Brandon, built a mani-cam for the party they were attending so that they could feel akin to Kelly Osbourne and Julianna Ransick on their red carpet. [Tangent: Just need some foam core and some obsessive compulsion to produce something awesome!]




Because I wasn't there in person, Laura sent me lots of pictures of the mani-cam in action in Huntsville. Now I feel like I need one at every party I will ever attend from this moment forward in my life. Without it, you would miss out on opportunities for moments like this.





It's always fun seeing how other people celebrate and refreshing to find that I am not alone in my commitment to ridiculous pursuits. I love the Oscars and am sad to say goodbye to award season. [Tangent:....only my nails aren't as festive as I wave.]  Thanks Laura for letting me showcase your handy-work [Tangent: PUNS!] and here's to making them internet famous!

Because she is the foremost nail expert I know, I got her recommendations for products that can take your nail art to the next level:

The must have top coat: Seche Vita Dry Fast Top Coat; For intricate nail art: Revlon Nail Art Expressionist Nail Enamel, Monet, Monet; Best black polish: Essie Licorice; The best stamp on the market (used in the tiger stripes); Stamping starter kit: Konad double ended stamper kit


 

8 comments:

  1. I'm realizing my cuticles look pretty rough when blown up to larger than life size. No time for routine nail care, too busy having awesome ideas.

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  2. You crack me up! "Argo- sci-fi theme because the Iran Contra Affair was harder to depict" almost made me spit out my coffee. :D

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    1. It's true. When I was text brainstorming with her Argo seemed like the hardest.

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  3. I think I love those people. And I'd hate for her to see my nails. I *did* briefly think that #10 was a penis but that might just be where my head is at. I'm also amazed that she can do cool patterns with both hands. I can't even paint my own toenails and that involves both hands at once - plus a spare foot. I've shared too much but I DO love that he built her a little mani-cam.

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    1. No. i made the penis comment to her too. Haha. Our heads are in the same place.

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    2. Oscar is not unpenislike, so I understand that's an easy mistake to make.

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  4. next year lets watch it together. travis isn't interested so i never do, but i'd love too! also, i love mani cam! did you see jennifer lawrence on one, it was an earlier award show this season and it was hilarious! she made her hand walk.

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    1. You should have come over!!! If ever you wanna watch am award show or any event for that matter...call me. And yes. We will make a mani cam even if its just us

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