Twilight Zone Manicure

This manicure was inspired by one of my favorite old TV shows, The Twilight Zone. I’m way too young to have watched the original series but between New Year’s marathons and DVDs, I’ve seen a good portion of the original episodes. For you youngsters or non-Americans who don’t know what the Twilight Zone is, here’s the intro that inspired these nails.  

It’s not techinally Halloween, but it is kinda creepy, so here’s the mani for you:

I made a gray base from black and white and then painted items that appear in the Twilight Zone introduction. Index finger is the door, middle finger is the hypnotic swirly bit, the ring finger is the eye with the fringed eyelashes (I preferred it without but that’s the way it actually appears), and the E=mc2 equation.

I used a nail art pen for the swirl, everything else I painted with a tiny brush.  I then applied a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust (a clear polish with tiny silver holographic microglitter) and one coat of Seche.

But here’s my favorite part:

The tiny head of Rod Serling, the Twilight Zone narrator.

It was hard to capture the photo since the nail was so glossy. I gave myself one try to get it right since I knew I’d be at it all day otherwise. He looks a bit like a Muppet but it’s identifiably Rod Serling, so I feel pretty satisfied with it.  He just seemed so darn likable!- and those dimples! What can I say, I’m a sucker for dimples.  I felt happy the entire time the tiny head of Rod Serling was on my thumb.

I know I’ve been doing more nail art than frankens lately. I will be back to frankening again after Halloween, but there’s just so much weird nail art floating around in my head that I feel I have to get it all done before I forget!


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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14 Responses to Twilight Zone Manicure

  1. April Brooks says:

    This is beyond amazing! Unique, awesome and perfectly executed!

  2. impyroghea says:

    Really incredible! I love the little Rod Serling portrait.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      He was my favorite thing about the whole show. I don’t know why I love him so much, but there he is, captured on a thumbnail!

  3. Zara says:

    I love it! I’ve never watched Twilight Zone, but your nails look great.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Thanks- give it a try sometime if you’re bored, it’s really classic TV though some episodes are better than others.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Once again, your skills amaze me!

  5. Jackie S. says:

    Spooky cool! 🙂

  6. Lucy says:

    You really captured The Twilight Zone. I would know Rod Serling anywhere! You constantly amaze me with your art and frankens. You could probably sell those nails to a Twilight Zone fanatic. Great job.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Thanks as always, Lucy! I’m glad you liked R.S.- I might make a full set featuring some of the famous characters like the gremlin on the plane and Talky Tina.

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