Tuesday, 24 March 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race Nail Art Eleganza!

Hola guapas,

Ok, anyone that follows me on Twitter will know that along with my obsession with having perfectly painted nails, I have also developed a complete obsession with reality show extravaganza that is RuPaul's Drag Race; it's actually not even funny anymore. To anyone that's never seen the show before, think of how much better Top Model would be if the contestants were hilarious men that sew their own dresses, paint their own faces and can lip-sync to any 80s pop song like nobody else you've ever seen, because that is basically it in a nutshell; this is what you've been missing out on. It's probably not the sort of thing you'd want your kids watching as the humour is, shall we say, 'adult', but if you're into a bit of crude humour and are just as obsessed with makeup, dresses and being a straight up Glamazon as I am, then you need to abandon this post right now, go watch it and then report back when you're done and tell me yourself how fabulous it is.

With the seventh season having started a few weeks ago, I'm in full-on obsession mode right now; each season seems to get better and better. Tons of people are jumping on the bandwagon too. I mean, did anyone see Jessica Alba as a guest judge on there this week?! If that's not going to make you tune in, I don't know what will. As you might have expected, with such a heavy focus on makeup and fashion, I'm constantly inspired by the show when it comes to manis, so today I'm sharing with you my current Season Seven inspirations.

Episode two's theme was Jetset Eleganza, which saw an array of absolutely phenomenal runway looks, but the one that completely stole the show was from one of my favourite contestants, Katya

I mean, LOOK AT THAT! And you know what? She made that herself! HOW?! I'm gonna say that this is one of the best looks I've ever seen, not just in this series, not even just on this show, but in the entire history of clothing. Obviously, I needed to recreate a mani using that pattern and this is what I came up with:

Not bad, huh? I wasn't sure how the yellow flowers would come out, but I was pleasantly surprised. 

My next mani was inspired by the latest evictee, Trixie Mattel. Don't even get me started on why she was eliminated, because it's beyond all level of explanation. The best thing for me is that being as my hometown of Manchester is super on it when it comes to drag culture, I was actually able to meet her this past week. Not only was she an amazing performer, but she was also super sweet and friendly when we met. I'm determined to meet her again, I may have even fan-girled really hard and told her that I'd find her at the upcoming Drag Con event if it was the last thing I do, so watch this space. 

I guess I'd describe her look as Lunatic Barbie; I mean, look at her makeup (just to clarify, she's the one on the left...). Whilst the makeup is just a *tad* heavy for daily wear, I thought her pink, plastic fantastic style would translate really well into a mani and so for the last few days I've been wearing this in her honour:

I must confess, I don't wear a lot of pink, but I love pink gradients; I'd go so far as to say that they're my favourite kind of gradient and pairing them with the gems was a fabulous idea, if I say so myself.