I have been heavily involved in a ton of different fandoms (pre-tumblr days, y’all…old lady here)(okay not really but 26 feels old often these days!!) practically my whole life. As I’m sure has been the case with most of us, the internet especially kind of made things explode, particularly for me with Harry Potter and Sailor Moon, my first two big fandoms.
Being able to go online and chat with other fans, read their fanfics, download images and fan art…it was the coolest thing! Not trying to sound like one of ‘those’ old people, but I think that’s something that kids these days will never understand, being interested in something without really being able to go online and connect with others in the fandom. The internet changed all of that!
I could go on and on about both of those fandoms at the time (including my best friend’s awful self-insert fanfiction of she and I marrying Remus and Sirius, respectively), but I decided what with the new Sailor Moon Crystal coming out, I’d focus on that! I still can remember spending hours in the html chat on usagimamoru.com, attempting to do my hair in the odango style with the tutorial on Save Our Soldiers and just connecting with other fans of the show. I remember when the manga was finally first released in waldenbooks and getting the first volume from ‘Santa’ for christmas. I remember graduating to fan-subbed VHS tapes (before they started actually airing them, minus Stars) and having to wait months to get the next few episodes.
Anyways, I truly could ramble on forever but to sum it all up, Sailor Moon has always been an important fandom for me, so I decided for this theme I had to do Sailor Moon inspired nails. In the end, I couldn’t decide out of two ideas I had, so I decided to do them both!
For the first design, I painted each nail a corresponding color glitter polish for each senshi & then painted their planet symbol on top using white acrylic paint.
Thumb/Sailor Moon – Yume Lacquer Rainbow Heart (this one was actually inspired by Sailor Moon! No pics though as it didn’t turn out right.)
Index/Sailor Mercury – KBShimmer I Got A Crush On Blue (Bubbles!)
Middle/Sailor Venus – Triple Seven Polish Miss Atomic Bomb topped with Noodles Nail Polish Girl On Fire (I love Sailor Venus but I have almost no orange polishes.)
Ring/Sailor Jupiter – Reverie Nail Lacquer Secret Garden (I thought the green & pink glitter combo was perfect!!)
Pinkie/Sailor Mars – Model City Polish Strawberry Jam (Fiery red!)
For the second design, I painted a corresponding holo polish for each senshi and then applied a corresponding colored stud and silver shape stud:
Thumb/Sailor Moon – Karma’s Kiss Hot Momma + Crescent Moon (because…duh.)
Index/Sailor Mercury – Ice Polish Mulan + Circle (Once again…bubbles!)
Middle/Sailor Venus – Triple Seven Polish Miss Atomic Bomb + Star (Because she always wanted to be an idol/star!)
Ring/Sailor Jupiter – Literary Lacquers Lake Of Shining Waters + Flower (Because of her rose earrings!)
Pinkie/Sailor Mars – Northern Star Polish Burning Embers + Triangle (Because, um….I don’t know. I ran out of shapes.)
What do you think? I like the first one a lot better but sometimes you never know what’s going to work out until you actually get it on your nails! Do you remember what your first fandom was? Let me know in the comments, and if you want to see what everyone else came up with, be sure to check out the #LLFandom tag on social media today!
|Mugen is…being cuddled!|