Monday, August 13, 2012

Geek Nail Challenge #2: Movies & TV

The second challenge in the fabulous Geek Nail Challenge created by  girlonashoestring, we are drawing our inspiration from Movies &/or TV.

Like the the 1st challenge, comics & animation, there are just too many fantastic choices & one does not have enough time to do every single art design she would like. But, I knew what I wanted to do from the start, it actually covers both Television & Movies & the winner is...drum roll ... Firefly (the series) & Serenity (the movie). I love everything about this show/movie, the setting, the plot, the characters. I'll watch this about twice a year & enjoy it just like the first time. I've added some pictures of the characters along with some favorite quotes for all to enjoy:
"Take me sir, take me hard"

"I can also kill you with my brain"

"I am a leaf in the wind, watch me soar"

You don't play a player
Don't damage his calm, lol!
"The Bible is somewhat fuzzy on the subject of kneecaps"

I would just die to be part of this crew

Here's some of where I got my inspiration, partly from the settings of the film with Serenity flying around the verse, partly from the song & then I copied the Serenity logo on my thumb:


Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me

Take me out to the black
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I found serenity
But you can't take the sky from me 

Here is my design using EYEKO Cosmic Polish for my base, than various acrylic paints for the galaxy design which I dabbed on with a makeup sponge, I did a glittery top coat on the galaxy nails for sparkle using Sally Hansen Disco Ball. I also used acrylic paint for the Serenity Logo:

I added a brown film to make it look more like the tone of the show.

"No power in the Verse can stop us!" Have a SHINY kind of day!


  1. WoW ~ Great Job on the logo nail. The whole look is wonderful. I like the added touch of your photo tone.

  2. Thanks! I tried painting the firefly but it came out crappy, i wasn't happy so I just did the galaxy nails.

  3. I love this one! You did an amazing job on the logo. At first, I thought it was a transfer!

    1. Thank you! I got it right on my first try, I was ecstatic! I'm actually not very happy with the rest of the nails, but those weren't the ones that mattered, I would've been devastated if I didn't translate the logo properly.