It's Monday! That means it's time for Aussie Nails Monday! I know I've been a little slack lately, but apparently Monday is a pretty terrible day for me to try and do nail art (can anyone say Mondayitis?).
I did want to join in on this week's theme however, which was Scary Movies. I really enjoyed last year's Halloween manis I did, including the Evil Dead mani (click here to check it out), so I was thinking of doing some nail art of another of my favourite horror comedies - Demon Knight. Then I realised how late it was and I was just sitting here perving at Billy Zane... Woops, I won't tell you how long I just got distracted with that again.
"Do something easier!" my brain cried out to me, so I thought about what horror movies I've watched that I actually found disturbing. One stood out, as it was so strange, unique and just plain crazy. Tetsuo, the Iron Man. I won't be sharing any clips of that little gem of a movie, as Japanese cyberpunk is an acquired taste to say the least and is definitely "Not Safe For Work". I will include some links below if you'd like to check out more about the movie though.
I based my mani off an image I found on Deviant Art by user Hartter (included below), and I used the glorious Mystic Souls from Sayuri Nail Lacquer as my base. The details were done with Sinful Colors in Snow Me White and Ruby Ruby, and Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Black Out. To give my pinky "gears" nail a bit more holo sparkle I used a coat of Butter London's Dodgy Barnett.
My brother hired out Tetsuo, the Iron Man one weekend from the local Video Ezy, and I think it has to be one of the most memorable movies I watched in the 90s. Certainly not the best movie, easiest to understand, or well made, but definitely memorable, in the way Japanese art house movies are.
|Click here to read Toronto Film Scene's article on Tetsuo|
And the original artwork which I based my nails off, by Hartter
I'm off to bed, happy polishing!!
Aussie Nails Monday
Ann - @annvsv
Astrid - @lovessweetas
Briana - @briemmara
Carly - @_makeupbycarly - blog coming soon so watch this space!
Christinemay - @xtinemayyy or Nails at 2am http://nailsat2am.blogspot.com/
Elissa -@tenlittlenubs and Ten Little Nubs http://tenlittlenubs.blogspot.com/
Erin Wu - @erinzi and Erin Zi’s Nails http://www.erinzi.com/
Holly - @nails_by_holly
Jasmyn- @jasmsb or Jas's Blingtastic Nails http://blingtasticnails.blogspot.com
Julia - Fancy Nails and Cups of Tea http://fancynailsandcupsoftea.blogspot.com/
Kate - Pimped Out Nails http://pimpedoutnails.blogspot.com/
Kate R - @katersnails
Kelly - @kellyskolors and Kelly's Kolors! http://www.kellyskolors.com/
Lily Jinks - @lilyandjinks
Loz - @polish_patterns and http://polishpatterns.blogspot.com/
Tamie - @misstamie73
Tracy - @oliviajade19
Naomi - @nadeekay and Nananaisnails http://nananaisnails.blogspot.com/
Natalia - @cats_n_nails
Nicki - @celestialcosmetics
Relle - @lazylacquerista or Lazy Lacquerista http://www.lazylacquerista.com/
Sarah Claire - @shattermeclaire or Shatter me Claire http://shattermeclaire.blogspot.com/
Sylvie - @smudgedpolish
Tara - @lokislacquer or Loki’s Lacquer http://www.lokislacquer.com/
Tash Birch - @tashisdead
Theresa - @itsallaboutpolish or It's All About the Polish http://itsallaboutthepolish.blogspot.com.au/