I Am Sherlocked

I’m not going to lie, I couldn’t wait and watched season 3 of Sherlock when it aired on BBC.  But I am re-watching it when it airs in America on PBS, because, lets be honest, you can’t really get sick of Sherlock.  So I decided to do some Sherlock nails.


I used OPI Black Onyx as a base, and Sinful Colors Snow me White for the designs.  From thumb to pinky: 221B (Holmes & Watson’s address), Moriarty’s apple, Irene’s phone, my favorite Moriarty quote (“honey, you should see me in a crown”), and Sherlock’s initials (how he signs his text messages).


If you’re a Sherlock fan, what do you think about these?  Are you excited for tonight’s episode?  It’s pretty different from the other episodes they’ve done so far, and there’s a bit of a surprise at the end.  And if you haven’t already seen it, do not miss the third episode of this season.  Trust me.

And if you haven’t seen Sherlock, you need to go watch it (the first two seasons are on Netflix), because it is pretty much my favorite thing ever.



It’s no secret that I have a (slight) addiction to Netflix.  My most recent choice for a watch-the-entire-series-in-a-weekend binge was the BBC series Sherlock.  I think it took about two minutes for me to become obsessed.  I’m actually reading the book at the moment because I am so impatient for the next season to start.  So, naturally, I had to find some way to put it on my nails.

sherlock wallpaper

For the first time ever on this blog, I did photoshop the pictures (clearly) to make them look more vintage-y.  But, I figured since it’s nail art, and not a swatch, it doesn’t really matter.  I think it they look pretty awesome this way.

I used Bundle Monster plate 312 for the stamping and freehanded the happy face.

sherlock wallpaper

If you’re already a Sherlock fan, you know which scene this is from, and why it’s a favorite.  But if you haven’t seen it, here’s the clip I was inspired by:

Mother of Dragons

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know I am slightly obsessed with Game of Thrones.  I just caught up with the show this past weekend, and have recently started reading the books.  If you’re a fan, you know that you must choose a House, and I am definitely Team Targaryen.  Danaerys is totally badass (and definitely going to end up on the Iron Throne), and I thought I’d pay tribute to her, the “mother of dragons,” with a dragon scale mani.  It is almost as badass as Dany.

dragon scales

There are already quite a few tutorials on dragon scale nails, so if you’re interested, you can easily look them up.  Basically, what I did was quickly apply two coats of Essie Dive Bar, and then I used a straight pin to scratch the outline of the scales.  You have to work kind of fast, but it’s totally worth it.  Bonus: these are textured, so they’re definitely on-trend right now.  I skipped the topcoat to keep the cool, scaly texture.

dragon scales

You might remember me previously mentioning Game of Thrones in my post on Dollish Polish Cold Winds are Rising, which you can check out here.

So tell me, which House are you?

dragon scales

P.S. Without giving away any spoilers, how insane were the last two episodes? I just finished watching them and while there weren’t really any major cliffhangers, I need to know what happens next!  So good!