today I want to show you a Buffy – The Vampire Slayer inspired manicure.
Well actually three manicures.
For those of you who are too young to know this show, stop everything you are doing right now and go on Netflix or whatever platform you have in your country to watch TV shows.
Buffy was the most awesome show and my personal favorite when I was 13 until the show ended.
While Buffy was on TV nobody and I really mean NOBODY, not even my best friend, was allowed to disturb me.
If anyone called while I was watching my show, my mom had to tell them I will not come to the phone because of Buffy haha
Now you can imagine how much my friends liked that…..they didn’t.
I actually pissed them off pretty badly at times.
Anyway, I loved this show so much that I got blonde highlights in my natural blonde hair, bought the same earrings and clothes as Buffy and even carved my own stake.
Did I care what people thought of me? No haha
Well one thing I saw in the show was the nice “bloody” manicure that the Vampire Drusilla had in different versions.
Usually it was a red base with white french tips, sometimes she also had a black base and white tips.
Here you can see Drusilla with her Vampire companion Spike.
Together they were quite a couple, I loved them because they were so crazy and also crazy in love with each other.
Here you can see her with the black base and white tips.
I thought it would be a fun to mix it up and leave the base natural and just paint the tips red.
I imagined her crabbing her victim so hard that her nails actually hurt the skin and turned red.
she was a very violent and strong Vampire so I thought this could have actually fit her.
For those of you who still want to see a manicure close to the original, here is the black mani with white tips.
I did not edit these pictures too much, because of the white tips. Else they would have disappeared haha
For this manicure I used Essence black (144 black is back) and white (152 give me nude, baby), as well as Essies blanc on top of the Essence white.
Who recognizes Buffy’s Claddagh ring?
Who knows the meaning of this ring?
The Claddagh’s distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). A “Fenian” Claddagh ring, without a crown, was later designed in Dublin. Claddagh rings, with or without the crown (most commonly with a crown), have come to denote pride in Irish heritage, while continuing to be symbols of love or marriage.
Claddagh rings may be used as friendship or relationship rings depending on the intention of wearer and, in the case of a gift, of the giver. There are three traditionally accepted ways of wearing the ring which may signal someone’s relationship status:
- When worn on the right ring finger with the heart pointing to the fingertip, the wearer is free of any attachment.
- On the same finger but the other way round, with the heart pointing away from the fingertip, it suggests someone is romantically involved.
- When the ring is on the left hand wedding ring finger, it means the person is married or engaged.
I got my Claddagh ring while I was in Dublin with my BF.
And last but not least here is my favorite manicure. As you can see it contains a cross, the Buffy “B”, a coffin, and Buffy’s stake as well as a dead vampire on my thumb :D
Now tell me, did you watch Buffy and/or Angel?
What was/is your favorite TV show?