Season 5 is a strange beast. Ask me outright, and I wouldn't say it was one of my favourites, but once I started breaking it down and planning my mani ... well, let's just say that emotionally, it's a Season that packs a HELL of a wallop.
My great sadnesses of Season 5 are Charlotte and Daniel - I loved those characters sooooo much, and I could have happily lived with them for another 3 years. Miles, however, is one of my absolute faves, and I LOVE that he got to move centre stage.
It was the unexpected moments that gave Season 5 it's highlights - finding Jin, Rousseau, Locke (in that same relaxed beachside pose he had in Season 1), the unexpected bloom of love between Sawyer and Juliet, the Greek tragedy of Daniel and his mother and the Hitler argument, embodied by young Benjamin Linus. Oh and Sun with the canoe paddle. I loved that A LOT lol.
There is one thing though that sticks in my craw from Season 5. Remember in the first few episodes, when the island was hopping through time, Sawyer, Juliet, Daniel, Charlotte, Frank and Miles were in a giant canoe, paddling through a tropical storm, when they came under rifle fire from another boat. I was CONVINCED that was THE story that was going to break my heart more than Charlie's death once we got to Season 6 ...... and yet it never came up. I really really regret that. Oversight ? Maybe. Or maybe my mind is just too dramatic lol.
So, on to the nails, and these are pretty much all Dharma-Days related, except one.
On the thumb, we have the VW camper van that featured in so many scenes lol. This is SH Insta-Dri in Brisk Blue, with SH White On and SH Celeb City for the trimmings. The van features in an immortal moment between Miles and Hurley, where it's revealed Hurley has been writing a little story called Star Wars ..... classic.
Next we have Charlotte's nose bleed. Poor Charlotte. I really dug (fnar fnar) her whiny yet spunky character, and I didn't want her to die so soon. But die she did, and it was a gooooood death, very dramatic, lots of build up, lots of pathos. This is 2 coats of I don't know what lol - some SH that's a milky jelly, and then sponging with my favourite blood, OPI Royal Rajah Ruby.
Middle finger is the hideous Dharma jumpsuits lol, greige before such a colour existed. This is 2 coats of Nails Inc Porchester Square, with Konad White and then the octagon was made with my CG Ink pot.
Ring finger .... LaFleur. Ah, LaFleur. Just when you thought Sawyer couldn't get any dreamier or hotter or more noble or HOTTER, he went and grewed up and got HOTTER. Bless him. Sawyer, what a leader. I'll follow, me, me. This is 2 coats of Urban Decay Exhaust, and then the flower is OPI The It Color, with a CG Agro stem and a CG Harvest Moon centre.
And the little finger is Juliet. To be fair, she's a character I never really liked, and it's ironic, because it's the things she did for survival that turned me off her. Yet with Sawyer, she was redeemed, and the minute she walked onto the set of the last episode wearing the infamous Red Shirt, we knew she was doomed (plus she'd signed to star in another series, but we'll ignore that). So this is my homage to the red shirts, of all seasons, who are always bloodied, sweatied, or both. This is 2 coats of Barielle Thrilling and then my usual sponging with RRR blood.
And so there we left Season 5, on a precipice, mid-breath, waiting to see whether The Incident was THE Incident, or whether something else had happened and time would be rebooted. Little did we know that we wouldn't get ALL the answers we wanted, and yet somehow we would get answers we forgot to ask for.
Don't forget to check out what's going on with the other Lostathon Lovelies -
Emma at Manicurity
Bee at Bee Polished
Kirsten at Geeky Owl
Kerrie at PishPosh and Polish
and Sarah (stamping Sarah with all the stamping plates) at Spellbinding Nails
Until tomorrow, the final .. sob .. day - enjoy xx :) and Namaste