Thursday, September 22, 2011

31 Day Challenge, Day 22: Inspired by a Song

I've had my song picked for this day for a LOOONG time. I thought it would make a really awesome mani, if I could capture both the spirit of the song and the singer in an accurate way. The song I picked was...

DRUMROLL...

Tik Tok by Ke$ha!


Now, this mani has a lot going on, so I'm gonna do a breakdown of each nail for you.

My thumb was inspired by Ke$ha's crazy eye makeup. I did the pattern by putting some black polish at the top of the nail, and then putting some clear polish on a nail art brush and then pulling the black down along with the clear. 

China Glaze - For Audrey and Liquid Leather

This photo in particular was what gave me the idea to do this nail:

source: http://www.wzip88.com/tag/keha/

My pointer was sort of just inspired by Ke$ha herself. Glitter everywhere, sort of dark and dirty, just having a fun time and partying all day and all night! The nail art glitter came in a set that I ordered on eBay for a few bucks. I stuck it on with some clear polish and then put topcoat over it.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Gunmetal + nail art glitter

My middle finger is... a GRUNGY JACK DANIELS LABEL! How cool is that? This was the genius idea of Rebecca's from Rebecca Likes Nails. I wasn't sure I could do it but her faith in me was inspiring! I know it's not perfect but it does actually look like it to me, especially from arms length. This was obviously inspired by the line in the song, "Before I leave brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack." I freehanded this with a sewing needle.

China Glaze Liquid Leather and White On White

My fourth finger was inspired by the title of the song - Tik Tok. As you can see, it's a pair of clock hands over a sponged gradient. I freehanded the hands with a square end nail art brush. The sponging was done with a triangle makeup sponge.

China Glaze Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze High Hopes
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Instant Iris
China Glaze Liquid Leather

My pinky is my favorite nail of all of these! I did a splatter mani for the first time, which involves dipping a straw into some polish and then dramatically blowing it on to the nail (which I prepped with a few coats of white). Then I topped it with Lynnderella Connect the Dots, a super special franken beauty that I got my hands on recently.

China Glaze Sky High Top
Sinful Colors 24/7
China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise
Lynnderella Connect the Dots

PHEW! That was a lot of imagery and explanation! What do you guys think? Did I capture all of the sides of Ke$ha and this awesome party song? I had so much fun making this mani and the craziness of this nail mix is just so appealing to me!


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19 comments

  1. Kesha is always looking trashy to me!! I love her music though-just don't tell anyone I said that!!! Love this mani

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  2. This is awesome. I never would have thought of something like this!

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  3. I really love this!! I love how all the nails are different but they go together so nicely! :)

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  4. you nailed it! I wish I had the time/desire to change out my mani daily, I do it twice a week but this just looks like so much fun! Maybe next year?

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  5. wow. You just get more ridiculously awesome each day. I am now off to sulk :( xx

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  6. Love the pinky splatter the best! But the Jack Daniel's is definitely impressive. I think you need to do the splatter mani in full!

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  7. Great manicure! I am unfamiliar with the song but I love the nails!


    xoxox

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  8. Thank you so much everyone!

    @Andrea, don't worry, a full splatter/Connect the Dots mani is already on my list of future manis!

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  9. Looks great! I especially loved your pinky nails design too!

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  10. this is gorgeous!! you def nailed it!!

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  11. Wow this looks great! The thump the pointer and the pinky are my favourites! And the bottle of jack is so cute;-)

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  12. Oh, this looks really amazing! love it :)

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  13. Thank you all for your kind words!!

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  14. So colorful and intricate-amazing! Great mani, I love each nail individually and it's awesome in combination!

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