Pokemon Theme: Articuno…

So the legendary birds from the original series form a trio, and it actually explains this in their names; articuno (1), Zapdos (2), MoltresΒ (3). How cool is that?

I wasn’t too impressed with how Articuno turned out, I wish I could have conveyed more of it’s natural grace and beauty. Instead I’ve got a sort of pudgy pigeon who can’t wait to fly off the nail…
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Pokemon Theme: Snorlax…

So this is my partners favourite pokemon. I think it’s because he sees a little of himself in Snorlax; they’re both over-weight (he’s not quite as large as snorlax obviously…) and also pretty, darn lazy. Fortunately he doesn’t read my blog so there’s no risk of offence being taken! It’s said in playful jest anyway…

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Pokemon Theme: Electabuzz…

So surely I wasn’t the only one who thought this guys name was actually ‘Electrabuzz’? I’ve been saying it incorrectly for at least like 16 years, how embarrassing. It just doesn’t sound right now! I also never really noticed it’s feline-like appearance (until reading up about it on Bulbapedia), especially in regards to it’s tiger like pattern on it’s fur. So that’s what I decided to choose as the focus for my nail art – the pelt of an Electabuzz.

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Pokemon Theme: Jynx…

So Jynx started off a little controversial as originally she was a ‘curvy’ female figure, with big lips and a black face – it was seen as a little offensive due to the resemblance to a ‘golliwog’ doll. So her face was turned to a purple colour, and that’s the colour I decided to paint with.

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Pokemon Theme: Mr Mime…

So it’s not just me that found this guy totally unsettling right? I mean I don’t even have a phobia of dolls or clowns or anything like that, but his whole appearance is just really displeasing. I certainly wouldn’t want him in my party.

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X-Men…

So I got all excited about going to see the new X-men film on Saturday and, of course, painted my nails to match!… Unfortunately all the showings were sold out (we got the release date mixed up), meaning that I then spent the day walking around with X-men nails for no reason.

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Seeing as we’d made the effort to travel through to Glasgow, we decided to spend the rest of time pub crawling and eat dinner. We ate at a place calledΒ ‘Sugar Dumplin‘ up in Princes Square, which is a Caribbean restaurant. I’ve never eaten Β Caribbean and was a little nervous as I’m not a massive fan of heat, but the waitress was very helpful and managed to guide me away from anything too spicy. I ended up eating Swordfish and Salt-fish fish cakes and a buttermilk chicken burger with plantain fries, super tasty, whilst my boyfriend chose to eat grilled prawns and curried goat – he also thoroughly enjoyed it. We both agreed we would visit again as the menu is large and interesting enough to be able to chose something else next time round. It also has a huge rum and cocktail selection (52 cocktails!) which is amazing because I fricken’ love both! For the two courses and drinks for two people the bill came to Β£52 which I thought was very reasonable, especially for an ‘unusual’ restaurant in Glasgow. I’d highly recommend it!