Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Clockwork Orange Nails Did

I was watching the classic Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick the other day for the first time in a long time and it really dawned on me how much I do love this movie. Not exactly sure why though. I mean, the main guy is such an anti-hero, the movie is filled with gratuitous violence and in the end its like no one really learns anything or changes for the better. But there is just something about the aesthetic of this movie which makes it one of my all time favorites. And so I decided to do a homage to it with nail art of course!


I used Billy Burning Hot for the orange, tried to be patient and let it dry completely, then used Nailene straight nail guides (I gave it another shot!!) to guide the tips that are in China Glaze Solar Power. I used nail art pens for the black lines, and Alex the Narrator's green and blue shirt and eye. I frankened Sally Hansen Satin Slip Frost and Elegance French White together to get his flesh tone.

I kinda love it.

And JUST in case - here is a little snippet from the movie. WARNING: this movie was considered "banned" for a reason

14 comments:

Evil Angel said...

I love Clockwork Orange. I was a teenager when it came out (yes I'm old) and my best friend David and I went and saw it at the tivoli in West Port about 30 times!
The mani is awesome!

Dudis said...

Olá, acho que nunca vi o filme, mas as unhas estão impecáveis, bjos doces

April said...

Wow!!!

WizardsOfBling said...

That's so funny! I just watched this movie a few months ago! Awesome job! Groovy!
~Sylvia

jo.frougal said...

He IS cute, I totally agree!!! Awesome skills you have!

Rebecca said...

Argh I need to see this film! It's on my "to watch" list.

Ayuu said...

I need to see this movie, too !
Your mani is great, origial and very well done :)

Methadone Pretty said...

That is amazing! Clockwork orange is my favourite book, and film, and I WANT to have the beautiful alex on my fingernail too!

Brooke said...

You do the coolest nail designs :) such great inspiration too!!

ART OF NAIL said...

aww, amazing freehand design! thumbs up! =)

Alisa said...

Nice work Niki! I love this movie too. It's crazy and that's why I love it.

Kanji said...

Lovely inspiration for your nails! :P they came out just awesome as always ;)

Niki* said...

Evil Angel - LOL I'm sure you're not that old! It must have been awesome to see it in the theatres!

Dudis - Não estou seguro se o filme está em português, mas se recebe uma chance que você deve observá-lo. Espero que minha tradução é lol bom


April, WizardsofBling, jo.frougal, Brooke, Art of Nail, Kanji - Thanks lovlies!

Rebecca, Ayuu - its totally one of those films you have to see before you die...so hopefully you still have lots of time ;)

Methadone Pretty - You know I've never read the book! I really need to though I'm sure its better than the movie and I have heard its different.

Alisa - Thanks! Yea one of the best things about it is definitely the fact that its so nuts!

Jackie S. said...

This movie was banned for a reason, but it was an awesome movie, and your nail are equally as good! Love them!

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