09 October 2012

Challenge Day #22: Inspired by a SONG

"...karma chameleon,
you come and go, you come and go.
lovin' would be easy if your colours were like my dreams,
red, gold and green; red, gold and green..."

Hi everyone! Today's challenge is to do nails inspired by a song. As you can see, I chose Karma Chameleon, a Culture Club song from the early '80s. I like this song for many reasons--it's catchy, it has a great meaning, it involves Boy George, and the nail design version practically invented itself!

Swirly! Shiny! Fun! :) (totally mis-lined-up the french tip with my actual nail line, ew. ignore that.)

Fun design idea aside for a second--seriously, the song has a great inspiration behind it. From the Wikipedia article on the song,
In an interview, Culture Club frontman Boy George explained: "The song is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. It's about trying to suck up to everybody. Basically, if you aren't true, if you don't act like you feel, then you get Karma-justice, that's nature's way of paying you back."
So basically, just be yourself and forget about trying to please everyone. You never will anyway, and you certainly won't be truly happy yourself!

Oh man, this blog just got all preachy and inspirational. And educational. We better get on to the nail design before someone starts taking me seriously!

This look was pretty simple to do. I taped off the tips, and did a swirly, 70's-80's-ish water marble design with Revlon #680 Revlon Red, Revlon #571 Posh (the green), and China Glaze Champagne Bubbles (the gold). I then used Konad Special Polish White and Bundle Monster plate BM15 to stamp the little chameleon image. (OK, so I'm not sure it's actually supposed to be a chameleon specifically, but for the sake of this design it sounds better than "generic reptile and/or amphibian-esque thingy".)

A rare right-hand shot. Pros: I got the images placed better, and the french tip actually covered the whole visible nail line. Cons: My right hand does not know how to pose well, and the marble itself was not as clear. OH WELL. (Indoors with flash.)

Indoors, no flash. Couldn't get any good outdoor shots because it's been raining all day. I liked this pic, though. Posing with the iPod, because that's where the inspiration song lives. :D

Better pic with the iPod, so you can see the engraving I chose. \m/ Also I just love how the pattern came out on the index, middle, and ring fingers.

That's all for now! Next post will be a little break in the challenge--I just got a great new polish I have to show off, plus I'll be travelling for work the next 4 days, and I won't be able to change my nails. (Let's hope I survive.) But after that, I will get through the challenge ASAP--I have so many Halloween ideas to get to! Until then, take care and rock on! xoxo


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