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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Guest Post from PhD Nails - Terry Pratchett Inspired

Introduction



“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before
you die. That is true, it's called Life.” 




Hello dear readers. This nail art is very special for me, not only because it's my very first guest post*, but also because it was inspired by Terry Pratchett. Super talented and bright fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett died last week after several years of fighting with early Alzheimers disease. He was only 66 years old. 

Terry was famous for his "Discworld book series" and those of you who read these books will probably agree with me that Death was the finest character created by him. The reader could never forget that Death always speaks as VOICE in your head, has blue lights in his eyesockets, rides the pale horse Binky, loves cats, and personally comes whenever it's time for wizard to die. Terry Pratchett was definitely a wizard who created a fascinating universe with Discworld, where many things functioned in spite of any logic and were powered by magic instead. It's easy to believe that Death came personally to take Terry and now he will live forever in Discworld. Sure enough with his brilliant sense of humor and making millions of fans smile through tears his last tweets were: 

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.
Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.


Results

 Figure 1. Nail art "Tribute to Terry Pratchett and his
Discworld
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 More images with bottles.








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 And without.








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 Macro images of each nail.




Materials and Methods

Nail Polish:
  • Crows toes - Muspelheim (2 coats)
  • Crows toes - Loce stinks (gradient)
  • Picture polish - Mirage and Whimsy (details)
  • Mundo de Unas - Black, White, Forest and Fantasy (stamping)

Stamping Plates:
  • Bundle monster - BM 615 (Index finger)
  • HeHe - 026 and 059 (Middle finder)
  • Mundo de Unas - CZ08 (Ring finger)
  • Bundle monster - BM614 (Pinky)
  • Bundle monster - BM503, stretched turtle (Thumb)
  • Born pretty - BP16, elephants (Thumb)
 
* I would like to thank Katherine for this exciting opportunity to share my nail art on her spectacular blog. 



References

Inspiration: Discworld book
series written by Terry Pratchett.







From Katherine: WOW! These nails are simply stunning, don't you agree? Thank you so much for sharing these with us, Alesya. For those of you reading this, if you haven't already visited PhD Nails you need to get on that! Alesya takes gorgeous pictures and does beautiful art. And be sure to check her out on instagram and facebook, too!

28 comments:

  1. The CrowsToes base is absolutely perfect for this tribute!

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    1. Thanks, I love all my Crows Toes polishes, they are wonderful for gradients :)

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  2. Your nails are absolutely amazing. A perfectly fitting tribute.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really grateful that you shared it on your blog.

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  3. All of the designs look great! Love how whimsical and scary it feels.

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    1. Thank you. I hope it's not too scary though, his books are funny even when Death is a main character :)

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  4. This is the perfect tribute, you represented the series so amazingly! And all your stamping is on point! Perfection in every way!

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    1. Thank you so much I'm glad that you appreciate the meaning of each stamp ;) !!!

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  5. Beautiful manicure, I really like the gradient you did as a base.

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  6. I've never read these books, but this is such a beautiful tribute! That gradient in insanely pretty!

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    1. Thank you so much, Love stinks looks very good on gradients.

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  7. Beautiful! You did a great job. I've never read any of Pratchett's books but one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, was friends with them (they also wrote a book together) and recently wrote a really interesting tribute to him.

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm going to find that book and tribute.

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  8. This is completely mesmerizing! If I was capable of doing art like that I would cry when it came time to take it off!

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    1. Thanks, it was hard to take it of, especially because it did not cheap at all. I was really impressed by Muspelheim holding so perfectly. And now I have pictures to remember this nail art :)

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  9. These nails are amazing! This is a lovely tribute!

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  10. Wow! This mani is absolutely amazing! The little grim reaper is adorable, I would love to recreate him for Halloween!

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    1. Thanks, I'll be ahppy if you do it. I'm probably gonna repeat it myself, but Halloween is so far away :( So I might just use this gradient for another nail art meanwhile...

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  11. What beautiful nails and an even better tribute!! CrowsToes is one of my favorite brands so I loved how you used Muspelheim in this!!! Very beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you, I love crows toes too. Was not sure about Muspelheim, but it looks really gorgeous in this mani :)

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  12. Love this manicure! That CrowsToes is perfect as a base, and the rest is pretty great too :) I haven't read any of Pratchett's books, but they sound like something I'd like! I'll have to put them on my to-read list.

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    1. Thank you. You definitely should read his books,if you enjoy good fantasy. I love his sense of humour and charactrers are so awesome. If you want to start quick, you can watch watch movie "going postal" ;) I wish there were movies based on his books....

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