Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Blue Eyes And Onions

Have you seen Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery yet? I have. And, as much as I’d like to say it wasn’t as good as the first one, which is the knee-jerk reaction to a sequel, it really kinda was. I watched it a second time, and a second viewing revealed that what felt like missteps the first time through were actually clues.

My only problem with it was Benoit Blanc’s penchant for wearing neckerchiefs that totally did not match his outfits. Given that the writer says that Blanc is gay, one would expect better of him. But, as they say in The Good Place, pobody’s nerfect.

Given my enthusiasm for Glass Onion, it isn’t surprising that my nails this week are a tribute.

The BB and the heat refer, of course, to Benoit Blanc, my imaginary gay detective boyfriend.

The gold base color is Maniology’s Lost Gold. The gray base coat is Maniology’s Folklore. The gold crackle is Sally Hansen’s Antique Gold Crackle Overcoat. The red stamping polish is Maniology’s Toy Soldier. The box is done in two or three shades of Maniology browns. The blue of Blanc’s eyes is Maniology’s I See Blue, and the flames are Maniology’s Fireside and Orange Burst. The images were scrounged from ever so many different plates.




I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Blue Eyes And Onions

  1. Ray Van Horn, Jr.

    January 9, 2023 at 8:12am

    We totally loved Glass Onion having totally loved the original Knives Out. It’s just so impressive a British actor pulls off the most convincing Southern gentleman. I always say the British can pass for Americans in acting far better than vice versa. Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond and anything I see him in radiates from his presence. Glass Onion indeed drops clues galore and I’m impressed how much money went into a Netflix direct production. It was great, ascots and all, lol…

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      Marian Allen

      January 9, 2023 at 9:43am

      //grin// I never cared all that much about Daniel Craig until I saw him in Knives Out. Now I’m ALL ABOUT HIM. Same thing with Pierce Brosnan: I happily ignored him until I saw him in The Matador, and now I’m impressed.

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      Marian Allen

      January 10, 2023 at 9:59am

      Knives Out and Glass Onion are both mystery movies. Very Agatha Christie, very light on blood and heavy on twists and turns. Just my taste.

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      • Dan Antion

        January 11, 2023 at 7:11am

        Hmmm, I make have to give a look. I don’t watch a lot of movies (attention span of a flea).

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