Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…blue

If you’re thinking that I am about to share some more Doctor Who nails, you are absolutely correct.  That Doctor Who wedding that I’ve mentioned in a few past posts finally happened, and even though I was scrambling to finalize some centerpiece and chocolate nibbles details–I made TARDIS vases and TARDIS and Dalek chocolates– I did make time to do some quick nail art.

The first time I did Doctor Who nails, I did ‘good versus bad’ hands that overall didn’t look so great.  Now, about 9 months after that first attempt, my skills have improved dramatically and I thought I would try again.  Even though this mani was a rush job, it is infinitely better than that first attempt, and was a hit at the wedding.

On my thumb nails I have one of the Doctor Who logos, but from there I have the ‘good versus bad’ theme going.  My right hand is the good side, featuring three Doctors (9, 10, and 11) and a close-up of the TARDIS.  Colors used:

Thumb- OPI OPI…Eurso Euro, FingerPaints Paper Mache

Index- FingerPaints Paper Mache, Kleancolor Red, Zoya Carey, Barry M Lychee

Middle- Zoya Louise, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Barry M Lychee

Ring- LynBDesigns Purple Polish of Sex, Model’s Own black striper, Barry M Lychee

Pinky- OPI OPI…Eurso Euro, Model’s Own black striper, FingerPaints Paper Mache





My left hand is the baddies, with Dalek and Cybermen nails, tally marks to represent the Silence (since they’re hard to do), and “Don’t Blink” for the Weeping Angels (since they’re even harder to do).

Thumb- OPI OPI…Eurso Euro, FingerPaints Paper Mache

Index- Kleancolor Concrete Gray, black permanent marker

Middle- Kleancolor Silver Spark, Kleancolor Black, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue

Ring- Charming Charlie Metallic Metal, 365 Days of Color The Locket, Pure Ice Jaguar, Model’s Own black striper, Kleancolor Black, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Kleancolor Pastel Blue

Pinky- Barry M Lychee, Model’s Own black striper






I really like these!  I took the easy way out on some of the nails, but considering the preparations for the wedding were a little higher on my priority list than nail art, I think that’s kind of understandable.  The nails still look good.  And, big surprise here, the Dalek nail is my favorite of the bunch.  Again.  I think I might be a little obsessed.  I prefer the baddie hand overall too.  Sorry, Doctor.

I am so glad that I took the time to do these nails.  I was easily the most decked-out guest at the wedding, with my Doctor Who nails, TARDIS dress, and TARDIS earrings and necklace.  I had fun with it, and the wedding overall was one of the most entertaining ones I have ever been to.  So that day, despite my soaring stress levels, was pretty great!




2 thoughts on “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something…blue

  1. A Dr Who wedding? How fun!!! And your nails are stunningly detailed! Love everything about it! I have to get back on practicing my free hand skills. Isn’t it funny how if you just keep doing it, no matter how bad they might look, your skills improve quickly?

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    • It is funny how that happens. During my try at the 31DC, I completely stopped doing nail art on my right hand, so coming back to it after such a break was really hard. But the skills did come back pretty quickly. The Tenth Doctor was the first nail I did on the right hand, and by the time I got around to working on the others, my left hand had steadied out quite a bit. It was really weird how fast it happened!


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