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Is is bad that I spent forever trying to think of something that happened in the 70s? Eeesh. Luckily I had a sudden brainwave regarding cinema. So many great movies came out in the 1970s – The Godfather, Clockwork Orange, Star Wars, Live and Let Die, Smokey and the Bandit, The Rescuers, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Taxi Driver, Rocky…
Now my first instinct was to do a Star Wars mani but I couldn’t think of anything very exciting to do so whilst I was scrolling through I found another 1970s classic movie that I thought would be perfect not only for this challenge, but also for the summer – especially when the weather is so nice and everyone is heading to the beach.
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JAWS! Now I must confess I don’t think I have ever watched this movie all the way through but I have been on the ride/experience at Universal Orlando so I think that should count for something… Lots of nail polish used in this mani but I will try and remember them all.
For my sea fade I used OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui (the darkest blue) blended into W7 Sheer Blue (which is a baby blue) and a sponging of W7 Space Dust for a bit of glittery fun – all applied over white with a hunk of makeup sponge. My thumb is Natural Collection White with lettering in W7 Pillarbox Red the smudging was intentional as I was going for the gore factor although it didn’t actually run as much as I would have liked. I allowed the red polish to thicken and then using a thin brush painted on the lettering – I find writing really tricky with a paint brush but I think it is readable so that’s the main thing.
Now for Jaws, himself, I started with a white base and applied an oval in Rimmel Grey Matter, I then added another smaller oval in a mix of white and grey. The black eyes were applied with a dotting tool and the mouth is just a half crescent with dotting tool white teeth. Once this was all dry I carefully sponged the remaining white with some Suzi Says Feng Shui. I could have painted onto blue but really wanted the shark to pop so did it this way instead.
Total time taken: 30 minutes and no, I couldn’t do this complete design on both hands but I do think the fade is very pretty. The clean up on the blue was nice and easy – no staining to report (huzzah). Time to go and apply some more moisturiser me thinks.
And that’s all folks! Perhaps not the first thing that comes to everyones mind when thinking about the 1970s but there was some amazing cinema and I would take a movie over disco music most days of the week (sorry). Although, can’t say no to some old school hard rock or a cheeky bit of ABBA.
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