Care Bears: A Then and Now Post


So it would seem that the third week of November is apparently the time when a nail blogger’s thoughts turn to Care Bears, because the last time I did a Care Bears manicure – just a few months after launching this blog – it was the third week of November immediately after the year’s first snowstorm, and oh look!  Here we are again.  So much snow and cold today, icicles have already formed on my balcony.  What. the. frig?

There are approximately 3,000 different Care Bears, once you start factoring in Cousins, friends and casual acquaintances, but for this updated manicure of an earlier design, I went with four of the originals, Grumpy Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear, Good Luck Bear and Funshine Bear, the Care Bear I was pretending to be when I inadvertently got my tongue stuck to a frozen metal well cover when I was a kid (and I know I’ve mentioned this incident before, but getting your tongue stuck to a dirty old metal well cover – face down in the snow, you guys – tends to be one of those formative life experiences, you know?!)  Silly old Bear.

Care! Bear! Stare!!!

Care! Bear! Stare!!!

Gotta say, as cute as they are, Care Bears received the WEAKEST attack move in the history of talking, animated cartoon animals. Glitter beams that shoot out of their cute, fuzzy wuzzy widdle tummies? What, were they late the day defensive gestures were being handed out?

Here I tried my hand – pun intended – at all 12 of the original bears, from Tenderheart to my personal favourite, Grumpy Bear.