The theme of the fifth installment of the Let’s Do The Time Warp Challenge (hosted by Neverland Nail Blog) is “We Can Do It!” Rosie the Riveter said so! Create a manicure in honor of an influential woman in history. This was a tricky one: I had lots of interesting ladies in mind for this (Rosalind Franklin and Ada Lovelace, to name a few) but couldn’t think of how to translate them to a manicure. I finally settled on Mary Shelley as my inspiration. Shelley was a gothic author best known for writing Frankenstein, and was a bit of a political radical in her day. Frankenstein is considered one of the earliest examples of science fiction, and spawned a whole genre of horror stories.
For the “monster” nails, I’ve used a base of China Glaze Concrete Catwalk, OPI Skull & Glossbones and OPI Stranger Tides as the skin, and China Glaze Liquid Leather for stitches. For the lightening nails, I’ve used a base of A-England Lady of Shalott from the Gothic Beauties Collection (eh? see what I did there?), with China Glaze Sweet Hook, China Glaze Kinetic Candy, OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips, and China Glaze White on White to create the lightening effect. I also used Gosh Matt Effect Top Coat on the monster nails.