Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit Nails: Ft. My new brushes and a story about how I can now say I picked up John Cleese's fresh fruit

So if there is one thing you should know about me is that I love comedy.  One day in the future(as opposed to the past) I would really love to have my own show on television.  There are so many different comedians who influence me in different ways, but one of my biggest influences would have to be Monty Python.  I have always been in love with their unique brand of humor.  I have been lucky enough to have seen John Cleese perform live twice!  Once only a few weeks ago :)  Not only that but I was helping out at Just For Laughs this year and I got to go pick up his fresh fruit!  I didn't get to give it to him but still!

I sort of had these nails in mind for a while and I thought this would be the perfect time to try out my new from KKCenter HK. If you don't know what Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit is your life is missing something.   I will help you fill that void.  SDAFF is a classic sketch by Monty Python that was originally in their show Monty Python's Flying Circus.  It's exactly what it sounds like.  The instructor(John Cleese) is teaching a class how to defend themselves against fresh fruit(I used China Glaze Sea Spray as my base as it was close to the colour of the shirt he's wearing in the sketch).  All the fruit on my nails are fruit that are either mentioned(Segmented grapefruit, red cherries, apple, grapes) or shown(banana).  In his demonstrations every time someone attacks him with fruit he kills them in a violent, and unnecessary way(16 ton weight and gun).  Finally there is one student(Eric Idle) who insists on being taught how to defend oneself if attacked with a pointed stick.  Hence the pointed stick on my ring finger.  I suggest you watch the whole thing for a good laugh.  I'll post it at the bottom.

The brush set comes with 15 pieces. For this I used 5 different brushes.  Striping brush, a detailing brush, a dotting tool, and two that I don't really have a name for.  These were really easy to use.  The brushes were firm, but not stiff.  I am completely enamoured with the detailing brush.  It is perfect for not only smaller details, but also for writing on you nails.  I wish the set came with another dotting tool.  One that was maybe bigger.  As you can see my grapes are pretty small(which works for grapes), but that's about as big as the dots get.  These brushes are made out of synthetic material, which is why I suspect they say don't use polish remover on it.  This isn't a huge deal for me because when I do stuff like this 95% of it is usually acrylic paint, which easily comes off with water.  That being said I did use a bit of nail polish, and that was a lot harder to get off with just water.  So I did use remover to clean it in the end and the brushes are still fine.  If you do this be careful.

If you would like a pack of these brushes you can get them from KKCenterHk's website.  They retail for $15USD.  But you can get them for less if you use our KKCenterHk 15% off discount code! 'varnishedvalkyrieevent15off' (Valid till March 11th 2014).

So any Python fans out there?!?!  This is SOME of my collection of Monty Python stuff(Everything from the entire 16 DVD box set of the Series, to records).  And below that is the fresh fruit I picked up for John Cleese :P

Ps.  Here's the sketch.  WATCH!


  1. Oh I love this! I'm definitely going to have to get some Monty Python nails going on in my life soon!

  2. So cool. Maybe the next one could be the Ministry of Silly Walks? A personal favorite. :)

  3. Hahaha, I had a good laugh reading this - and your nails are perfect ;)

  4. As always you are entertaining and I loved the fresh fruit story. I grew up watching Monty Python's Flying Circus and I have a thing for Brit humour. Not everyone seems to get it. My hubs doesn't. I still love the spam sketch though the best. Pet Conversions was my favorite sketch where he wants a cat and the pet store is going to convert the terrier to a cat by sawing his legs down and adding some whiskers. IT goes on from there to a parrot. Very funny.

  5. Haha this is a great mani! Love your colorful fruits. :)

    ~ Yun

  6. I absolutely love Monty Python, they make me laugh every time!!

  7. I'd like to buy an argument please! I LIVE for Monty Python! But how people make such awesome designs with those weird brushes that I do own just boggles the mind!

  8. i can honestly say i have NEVER seen anything from Monty Python but these nails are FANTASTIC!!


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