Hey There Polished People!
I have a late post for you all today. I’ve had a cold/flu bug and combined with the busy Christmas season I just did not get around to painting my nails on time like I usually like to. Anyway today is day 29… TWO MORE TO GO!! Can you believe it? This was the challenge that refused to die! Haha. We did have a few casualties as several of the people in the challenge had to bow out, but hey- me and Cynthia are still going strong! Well, maybe not strong, I’m feeling slightly injured and tired. :p Just kidding!! It’s been really fun. 😀
Today’s theme was “inspired by artwork” and since I’m just like NOT that talented in free-hand nail art, I had to find something I could actually do. Also, I’m just not that big of a consumer of traditional artwork so I was devoid of inspiration. That is, UNTIL I thought about all the album artwork that I always loved checking out back in the day when we all listened to CDs… remember those days? We used to actually go to a STORE and buy a CD when we wanted new music! You’d peel off that awful security sticker carefully so you didn’t break your CD case, then pull the little booklet out from behind those tiny little tabs that held it in and always seemed to make a little indent if not a full-on tear in your booklet. And you open that up and see all the pictures of your favorite singer/band and the lyrics to the songs so you can sing along properly?!?! Ahhh those were the days. 😉 I loved seeing the pictures in there. I wonder if people even look at the digital booklets that come along with iTunes albums. Most of the albums don’t even seem to come with them, and the ones that do… I don’t think I usually look at them. Anyway- album artwork is art too! And I decided I could pick an iconic album cover to do on my nails. My first idea was to do the Sublime album cover with that big crazy sun-face, but then I quickly realized I would not be able to do that well. That’s one of my favorite albums of all time, though, just FYI. Eventually I decided to do the Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon album cover. It’s iconic, it’s an album I was obsessed with in middle school when me and my friend Michelle were into this big phase where we listened to all of our parents’ old albums, and I think I did it sufficient justice. These may not be my best nails ever, but they’re cool enough. Ready to see them after all this rambling??
Dark Side Of The Moon Nails
I think the design here is pretty self-explanatory, but here are the polishes I used:
- Julep Patti (base color)
- Silver Stripe Rite striper (silver)
- SH Eel Skin (triangle)
- SH Rapid Red (red)
- SH Heat Flash (orange)
- SH Lightening (yellow)
- SH Lickety Split Lime (green)
- SH Brisk Blue (blue)
- Seche Vite (top coat)
This late post ended up being pretty chatty! I hope you all survived it! 😉 Let me know what you think about my artwork nails, and tell me- what is one of your favorite albums? 🙂 Also, if you have any questions about the design, don’t hesitate to ask. Don’t forget to check out Cynthia’s legit artwork nails on Of Life and Lacquer! As always, thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!!