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Springtime Nails with a Cherry!


This post brought to you by the lovely Daisy Fire!
What you’ll need:
-Polish remover
-Base & top coat
-White polish (or some neutral base)
-Two or three color polishes
-Make-up sponge
-Small brush or q-tip
Step 1: Paint your base coat (my favorite is Orly Bonder).
Step 2: Paint your nails white. The whiter the nail, the brighter the colors will appear. I like to do two coats of white.
Step 3: Take your makeup sponge. Paint a layer of one color and overlap with another color. Like so:
Step 4: Line up the painted sponge to the edge of your nail, like so:
Roll across the nail once or twice and then dab the sponge a few times. The first coat will be opaque:IMG_4844
Let the nail dry for a few minutes in between coats.
Step 5:  Reload the sponge with more polish. Roll and dab again. Keep this process going until you have your desired look.
Step 6: Cover with a top coat. Sally Hanson Insta-Dri is my favorite.
And TA-DA! Ombre nails! Get creative with it!
Nails complete

Tales from the Closet: A Mermaid Story


post is brought to you by our Costume Mistresses Miss Magnolia and Lily Von Lindy!

Vintage Ziegfeld Follies & Fo lies Bergère Costumes (3)



For our performance during “nautical night” at Camp Hollywood 2015, costume mistresses Miss Magnolia and Lily von Lindy were inspired by the 1920s/1930s glamour of the Ziegfeld girls to create ALL NEW costumes for the Atomic Cherry Bombs “Mermaid Ballet”!




Starting with bathing suit bottoms and plain plastic shells as the base, we spent many hours carefully embellishing each costume with rhinestones, half pearls, and glitter fabric spray in a complementary color scheme to create a vintage showgirl look.

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And we can’t forget the mermaid headpieces! Starting with a simple headband, each piece was a unique combination of pearls, shells, and gold wire to transform each girls into a mermaid on stage – from head to toe!

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The end result! 




From glitter to rhinestones, chorus girls LOVE to sparkle. So, Nautica Nice asks the ACB’s:

What is the best way to sparkle on stage? 


1. “Glitter lips”glitter lips

2. “Sunshiny Smiles”


3. “Telling a story with your facial expressions”telling story with face

4. “Genuinely enjoying the dance”viva kick line




Show me how Cherries Burlesque!


Hello lovelies!

Did you know that the ACB’s debuted a new routine this month at the Cinema Burlesque show?


That’s right! The new number is inspired by Christina Aguilera and put together by Cherries Miss Magnolia and Betty Boo!

If you missed it, don’t worry! We will be running it again during the very special Va Va Voom Valentine’s Day performance at The Copper Door in Santa Ana! Click here for tickets and showtimes!


Hope to see you there!

Cocktails with Cherries!


(Part of Miss Magnolia’s ‘Cooking with Cherries!’ series.)

Here among the Atomic Cherry Bombs we strongly believe that cherries are the perfect way to add pizzazz to all things in life, and cocktails are no exception. From sweet, to sour, to sinfully delicious – here are a few cocktail recipes sure to brighten your evening.

 And – don’t forget! – after you test these with your friends, join us for a few more drinks at the Copper Door for our Va! VA! Voom! Valentines Day show, February 14th.

 Cheeky Cherry Cola


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz Kahlua
  • 3/4 oz cherry syrup
  • cola
  • 1 cherry

Fill glass with ice. Add vodka, kahlua, and cherry syrup. Top with cola. Garnish with cherry.

Sour Cherry Cocktail


  • 5 sour cherries, pitted (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • seltzer

Lightly muddle cherries, simple syrup, and lemon juice in bottom of highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then add gin and stir. Top with seltzer. Garnish with cherries.

Cherry Bombshell Shooter


  • 1 oz Baileys Chocolate Cherry
  • 1/2 oz spiced rum
  • 1 cherry
  • chocolate syrup

Rim chilled shot glass with chocolate syrup. Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker. Strain into shot glass. Top with cherry.



Links to original recipes

Cinema Burlesque and 2015 Dreams


10896295_10200103825075855_4899557169396153180_oWe can’t believe it’s already 2015, and what better way to start the new year than with a show! That’s right–the girls have teamed up with Yadi once again to put on a burlesque spectacular of cinematic quality in the Cinema Burlesque, happening this Saturday at the Yost Theater:

We will be showing our crowd-favorite Cell Block Tango and debuting a new number (hint: think Christina Aguilera).

But wait! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (I know, right?) and the Atomic Cherry Bombs have yet another special treat for you. Stay tuned for more details.

What else do we have in the works? Nothing I can officially say yet! But the bright lights that set Elvis’ soul on fire sure are pretty…;)

How a Cherry Bomb throws a Very Vintage Holiday Party!


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Theme parties are one of my absolute favorite things, and this the perfect time of year to plan one. So if you’ve been thinking of getting your friends together for a little vintage soiree, here are some tips from the Cherry Bombs to make sure your party is a hit.

 Food: A fun part of party-planning is figuring out a menu that fits the theme, but with a vintage-y party you want to find a balance between interesting and edible. People created some very odd fancy foods in the 1950s/60s (shrimp aspic, an1506773_10102338759563913_1929716343_nyone?), but if you do a bit of searching you can find plenty of snacks that are still popular at parties today (like chex mix!).

·     Drinks: And to drink, I always love sherbet punch – both easy and delicious in a variety of flavors (alcoholic or not), it’s been popular at parties for decades! Here’s one quick recipe: put 1/2 gallon of lime or pineapple sherbet in a punch bowl, add 1 (64 oz) can of pineapple juice, add a 2-liter of ginger ale.

886786_10201891642791743_1006234515_oActivities: Depending on the crowd and the amount of space you have, you may want to plan some games to keep the party going. Charades is a classic for a reason, and you can ask your guests to write down clues that fit in certain categories to go with the theme of the party. Also, this is the perfect time of year to make snowflakes, either free-form or printed from online in pre-set shapes. All you need to provide are scissors and paper! ·

Music: Even if you don’t have the space for dancing, a good playlist can help set the mood of any party. For a vintage holiday party, I can recommend several CDs of 1940s/50s/60s Christmas music – Christmas Jump & JiveChristmas with the Rat PackElla Wishes You a Swinging ChristmasA Motown Christmas, and A Merry 1940s Christmas1501619_10201891637071600_207511647_o


Most importantly, remember to have fun!

ACB Dance Movie Marathon



Today’s post brought to you by Ava J Jaye!


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Time to shake off that tryptophan-induced Thanksgiving coma and MOVE! And what better way to get inspired to move than by doing what we Cherries love to do best- dance?

There are thousands of dance movies out there. Some fantastic. Some heartbreaking. Some…. cringe-worthy. But here are just five of my favorites, which have brought me to tears (or tears of ridiculous laughter in some cases). Either way, they always make me want to get up and DANCE.

I’ll start with a heavy hitter: Pina (2011). Rotten Tomatoes says: “Pina is an immersive, gorgeously shot tribute to the people who express life through movement.” I couldn’t agree more. Be prepared to be very affected by this unbelievable film. It honestly changed my outlook on dancing and even on life.

And after that emotional drenching, you should be ready for a guilty pleasure: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1985). This is a silly, fun quintessentially 80’s movie. The dancing isn’t even all that particularly good  (SJP was more of a gymnast than a dancer, but they did what they could), but again it’s just fun.

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ACB’s performing Singin’ in the Rain inspired number

Now it’s time for a classic: Singin’ in the Rain (1952). I could fill up a list of Gene Kelly movies alone, but this one is a masterpiece. Funny, smart, and such aesthetically pleasing dancing that your eyes (and feet) will thank you.

If you’re looking for a truly wonderful movie that will charm you and make you both laugh and cry, Billy Elliot (2000) is the way to go. This one tugs easily on my heartstrings every time.

And finally, something fluffy to round us out: Burlesque (2010). This one falls into the (very full) category of Movies Created With The Sole Purpose of Showcasing Celebrities/Stars And Their Singing or Dancing Prowess But Have Little Other Redeeming Value Whatsoever (see also: Honey, Stomp the Yard). But I do love this one, whether it be for the gratuitous diva songs or the fabulous showgirl costumes. And of course, I HAD to include this one in my list.

Why? Because your very own Atomic Cherry Bombs are currently working on performing a number from this very movie at our January 10th Cinema Burlesque Show! Don’t miss it (or our TWO brand new routines coming up at our December 11th Tease the Season Show)!

And finally, a great montage of movie dance scenes to REALLY get you up and moving. Come on, let’s shake it!

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