Week 02: Game of Thrones

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So right this moment, I’m missing the season premiere of Game of Thrones because my mom doesn’t have HBO and she wants me to watch The Bible with her. I have to admit, Jesus (played by Portuguese soap opera star Diogo Morgado) is really hot. Just saying that probably costs me points in Heaven or something.

Anyway, so I’ll be watching the opening of season three on HBO Go after Vikings. But in the meantime, here are my Game of Thrones inspired nails. Several weeks ago I saw this tutorial by IndigoNova and I knew I wanted to do this design for this week. I’m not a Lannister fan, no matter how awesome Tyrion is (especially after reading Feast of Crows and Dance with Dragons, where his character gets butchered). I am, however, a fan of the amazing Queen Margaery of House Tyrell. As of book five, she’s the only one winning the game of thrones. I also adore the love story between her brother Loras and her first husband Renly Baratheon, and I think her grandma is pretty damn amazing (and she’ll be played by Miss Emma Peel in the show, so she’s twice as kickass).

The House Tyrell colors are green and gold, so I adapted that medieval style design in those colors. I used the March O’Hue Collection colors from SquareHue, a new subscription nail polish service. Each month, SquareHue chooses three fashion forward colors to send its subscribers. I used Paddy’s Pint, a rich emerald green, and Blond Ale, a pale gold with a metallic sheen. I made the design with dotting tools and affixed a flat-backed rhinestone for a little extra dazzle. The pictures are pretty crap, since I’m at my mom’s house and I didn’t pack my lightbox. I couldn’t really managed to get good lighting or focus, but I did the best I could. I may update with better pictures later, if I can.

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The design wasn’t as tedious to do as I thought it would be, and it looks pretty awesome in person, if I do say so myself. Margaery would wear it and look fierce.

Bonus pic: my actual Easter manicure, which was simply Illamasqua’s lovely speckled polish Fragile. My mom hated it. “It’s got stuff in it!” she scoffed when I tried to tell her it was fashion forward. I think it looks like robin eggs, delicate and lovely.

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Bonus pic two: me and my peanut, Gabranth, just before heading to my sister’s for dinner.

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Next week: Spring! I have all those lovely China Glazes from the Avant Garden, plus some butter LONDONs and a new SquareHue in the mail, so I’ll have lots to choose from.

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