29 December 2012

Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Back in town after a fantastic Christmas trip to Japan! Had a great time, but sadly, my nails decided to maintain their holiday tradition of breaking when I travel. Breaking badly, in fact. Three different times. So now they're all kinds of short and barely shape-able, even. Le sigh. I didn't feel like painting them at all after I got home, but then I sat down to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special...roll the opening credits, roll an idea I could not wait to try.

Doctor Who The Snowmen nail art

Nail art from Doctor Who, The Snowmen! The base is China Glaze Blue Bells Ring, and my ring finger is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, roughly sponged over with Zoya Dove, Orly Decades of Dysfunction, and Bandi Snow White. The snowflakes and Snowman face are Orly nail art stripers.

Doctor Who The Snowmen nails

Those tiny little lines were really fiddly to do, but the Orly stripers have a nice, fine tip that helped a lot. I can't stop wishing I'd had longer nails to do these on, but they should be back to fighting shape in a couple of weeks...I only wish we had that short a wait for the next half-season of Doctor Who!

I didn't want to drag Husband all over Tokyo looking for polish, but I did manage to get in a little bit of shopping time. I tried not to go crazy, though, since Hello Kitty swag already had dibs on most of my suitcase. ;p


Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week--I'm really looking forward to catching up on all the posts I missed while I was away!

32 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Those snowmen freaked me out, lol! I love Doctor Who... I got my husband a TARDIS robe for Christmas:)

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey! Aw, man, what a great present--I'm so jealous! :D

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  2. wow, great idea! always love to see another whovian :D

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  3. These are super cute! Glad you had a safe and fun trip!

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    1. We really did--thank you very much, Cordia! ;)

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  4. Too cool! Ahahaha, so didn't mean to pun, sorry!
    But these are so awesome! My husband and I were flipping out through the entire episode.... I can't wait to for the next season!

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    1. Haha, thanks, Jessica! Augh, I hate how long we have to wait--I'm really looking forward to it too!

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  5. YAY I love Doctor Who! Your nails are awesome :) I'm glad your trip was great!

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  6. Glad you had a great trip! :) Sorry about your nail trauma, I hope they grow back quickly. But your nails turned out great anyway. Blue Bells Ring is so pretty and I love the detail in your snowflakes. Also can't wait to see those new glitter polishes in action :)

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    1. Thanks, Brittney! I was really happy with Blue Bells Ring too. Looking forward to wearing it again on its own sometime! I would be all over those glitters already if not for wanting my nails to grow a little first. I don't know what it is about traveling, but it happens every single time! >_<

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  7. Scaryy!! It reminds me of the boogie man from the Nightmare Before Christmas too! That face is just perfect. Your snowflakes are amazing =] I'm gonna have to get a fine tip brush one of these days <3

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    1. Thank you very much, Sharra! I thought the big face did come out a little 'Jack' too...and wouldn't you know, I'd skipped trying a Nightmare mani this Halloween because I didn't know if I could pull him off. ;P

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  8. OMG I love your nails!!! :D I haven't seen any episodes of the 11th Doctor (the 10th is my fave) but I remember seeing photos for this Christmas episode. Just the fact that you have a Doctor Who mani is just so awesome!! :D
    Awesome haul, too!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Ash!! Oh, man, I was sooo in love with 10 that I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Matt Smith, but I've really warmed up to him. I just wish they'd quit rationing out the episodes in drips and drabs and show a proper season again already!

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  9. I loooooooooooooove this! :D Blue Bells Ring really is the best. I haven't seen the Christmas special yet, but what I've seen of the TARDIS' new inside? DO NOT WANT.

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Rach!! Yeah, the new inside looks a bit...I don't know, factory default? There's no personality at all to it. Wondering if that's intentional, though, given his reaction to the events in The Angels Take Manhattan...

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  10. that is one cool nailart, and this coming from someone who has never seen Doctor Who (I know, what is wrong with me? D:)

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    1. Thank you, Estivalia! Haha, it may seem like quite a bit to jump into midstream, but if you can get your hands on the start of the new era, I really do recommend it highly. Start with Eccleston if you can and dive on in--it's fabulous!! ^_^

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  11. Blue Bells Ring is so gorgeous! These are really cute, too! ^.^

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  12. Ahh! That episode was sooo good! "Pond." Ugh, I miss them so much!

    I love this mani and everything is makes me think of!

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    1. I really loved it!! They've done some fun Xmas Specials, but this one had so much meat on its bones--and aaugh, I totally crumpled into this little, whimpering ball when she said, "Pond." I miss them too.

      Thank you so much, Amanda!

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