Chicken Marsala!

Chicken MarsalaWeek one’s challenge prompt in the Nail Art Ideas Linkup was marsala, Pantone’s recently-anointed colour of the year (that would be an earthy, brownish-red to all you philistines.) Being one to never let a horrible groaner of a pun go un-punned, I decided to combine the colour and the concept, adding some holographic chicken drumsticks to Contrary Polish’s “Okay, so it’s not quite marsala, but I swore off brick red makeup back in 1993, so close enough” Beach Blanket. Not quite genuine chicken marsala either (hey look, it’s perfectly good chicken and pasta you destroyed with cheap wine!) but yummy-looking all the same given that it’s nail polish. 😉Chicken Marsala Bottle

Orange is the New Mystical Chicken

Orange is the New BlackOne of my favourite bits from the first season of Orange is the New Black is Red’s monologue about the rarely-sighted wild chicken that once came to her in a dream wearing a black top hat set just jauntily so. She rhapsodizes about how all she wants is to eat the capture-alluding chicken that’s smarter than all the other chickens (she plans to turn it into a nice Kiev) to absorb its power. It’s a wistfully batshit moment in a show that specializes in such charming inanities, and touches off a fun, albeit unhinged, poultry hunt amongst the residents of the Litch, much to Alpha Red’s annoyance. But not to fear, foul favourers, the chicken lives to see another day, disappearing into the the foggy fall mists surrounding Litchfield Penn. I hope we get to see her again, if only so Red can get a decent home cooked meal.

These Orange-inspired nails draw inspiration from the chicken episode and Red in general (you know she’d paint her claws a vampy crimson like this one), with a wee nod to the prisoners’ neon Department of Corrections togs and the ladies’ usual grey civvies.