22 June 2013

Tweed Nails for Giles

Rupert Giles, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is my biggest TV boyfriend in the history of ever. Recently my friend Mabel and I started watching the show from the beginning because she'd never seen it before--never even heard of it before!--and so my love affair with that shy, bespectacled, surprisingly dangerous librarian has been rekindled. And in the spirit of that reignited flame, I decided to try some tweed nails because nothing says "Giles" like tweed.

tweed nail art

I found a tutorial for these here, at Nails In Nippon, and I wish I'd done this adorable design a bit more justice. Unfortunately what I thought were a nice, rich burgundy and forest green when I mixed my acrylic paints dried a lot brighter than I'd intended, and I need to work on getting narrower, more precise lines with my paintbrush. Still, these were so cute IRL!

tweed nail art

The base for these is OPI San Tan-tonio, and after painting on my acrylics, I topped them off with butter LONDON matte top coat. Wish I had more time to wax lyrical over Giles and tweed, but I'm supposed to be out the door in about 3 minutes. Nutshell, I will be doing these nails again, and those will also be for Giles because Giles.

13 comments:

  1. I love Buffy! I've actually been thinking of watching the entire show again too, now I want to even more ;)

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  2. This is stunning, and the matte finish makes it even more perfect!

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  3. How fun for you that you get to introduce what is one of the VERY BEST TV shows of all time to someone and see them experience (and hopefully LOVE!) it for the first time!! The best gift my father has ever given me was the year at Christmas when he gave me all 7 seasons on dvd (and all the Angels as well). My husband likes the show but he doesn't understand how I can keep watching them over & over!
    p.s. the mani is FABULOUS!! :)

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  4. shut up, i love rupert giles... and the whole bunch of characters from this show, one of my favored of all times <3
    cool mani :D

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  5. OMG, hahahahahaha! excellent indeed :) I watched the show too and was crazy about Angel but if I had to do an Angel manicure, I wouldn't know what to do and how to paint my nails. I guess than you liked Giles more than I liked Angel and that's big :D Awesome!

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  6. I love these even though I know nothing about Buffy...sorry :P

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  7. Ooh how fun! Unfortunately, I didn't watch that series! I kind of want to go back and watch it now...
    This tweed mani looks awesome!

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  8. Love these! Totally the essence of Giles! I loved Buffy. I started re-watching it and it brought back so many memories!

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