Friday, February 11, 2011

Color Me Geek

I got my nails done a few days ago.  Yeah, I know you're jumping up and down at this news but stick with me for a minute.  The first thing you get to do when you go in for a manicure is pick out a polish which is a daunting task when there are roughly four gazillion shades.  I pick a color then flip it over to see it's called something like Tutti Fruitti Tonga or Kiss on the Chic and I just know there is now way I can possibly walk around with that color on my nails.  No one else may know what it's called, but I will and I'll feel like an idiot.  Nothing kills your inner credibility like looking down at your hands and thinking "I'm wearing Aphrodite's Pink Nightie" (I am not making this up, people, these are real names!)

After I left the salon, I managed to smudge a nail about thirty seconds after I got in the car, which is absolutely maddening.  I arrived home cranky and a bit stabby at the world over my now imperfect manicure and then a light bulb went off in my head and I ran downstairs to my husband's painting table.  He's a gamer.  He paints toy soldiers models and he has a million different paints.  I glanced through the impressive selection and came up with a possible solution to hide the little imperfection.  I tried it and it worked!  Then I looked at the name on the bottle.  I had just painted my nail with Midlund Flesh.  I started laughing so hard I nearly wrecked the nail I had just fixed.

Then I started looking at the names on the other bottles and they said things like Beaten Purple and Pig Iron and Brass Balls. Now those are some names!  I wish there were polishes with names like that just so I could say "Oh, I'm wearing Brass Balls today." or "Yup, isn't Beaten Purple the most beautiful shade?" Just think of the possibilities for all the Geeks out there.  We could have Dark Knight instead of black, Thor's Hammer instead of silver and what about Hoth White or Lightsaber Blue?  Unfortunately, I have never seen anything but cutesy, sing-song names involving cotton candy and sparkles on bottles of nail polish.  If only a Geek with some mad science skills could make this happen.  Imagine the possibilities.   Red Shirt Red, Dagobah Green, TARDIS Blue....

9 comments:

  1. hey, nicole...you could start a whole new line for OPI!

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  2. I know! They've got a line from Katy Perry...they need a line from me ;)

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  3. Pretty sure they made a line of cosmetics based on Wonder Woman just recently. It's certain;y showing that either, a) people are catching on to geek being chic, or b) things have gone to far.

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  4. They did, but I want a GINORMOUS line of geeky nail polish!

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  5. Privateer Press has a lot of good paint in the p3 line. But Brass Balls is one of the most amusing of the metallics.

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  6. Manic Panic has a line of non-fruity sounding nail polish and other make-up, though they are going more for the goth/punk genre of names instead of geeky.

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  7. LOVE IT. OPI and Sephora do all these movie promotions (Alice, etc etc)--BBC needs to get on a Doctor Who one! TARDIS blue, Come Along Pond red, Silurian green, Cyberman silver, Dalekanium gold! Possibilities are endless!

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  8. You really, really need to know....Shiro Cosmetics Make up and Geekery on Etsy...
    sold in heart containers. Colors named: Leeroy Jenkins, Rickrolled, Ocarina, Robe and Hat....they just keep coming.
    Bought blue eyeshadow cause it was named Ganondorf. Help.

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  9. Dear god yes i want a tardis blue, bow tie red, robin green, antmd the almighty dark knight black

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