Monday, October 1, 2012

Music Challenge 1: Intergalactic (Beastie Boys)


Music Challenge 1: Intergalactic (Beastie Boys)

Welcome to my October 2012 music challenge. I’ve been excited over this challenge for a month or so, and it’s good to finally get started. 

Here's what it's all about: 

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I haven’t picked any of the songs in this challenge particularly because I like them. I’ve picked them because I could see possibilities of interpreting them into nail designs. Whether the other girls decide to try and make the song come to life on their nails, or if they just let the title or the lyrics inspire them, I don’t know. But I do know that this song, Intergalactic, makes me wanna do galaxy nails. This is only my second attempt, and I even got help the first time. But this time I’m on my own!

I started out with two coats of Attitude’s “Night sky”. It’s a black base with silver glass flecks in it. It’s a really nice base for a design like this.

Here’s what two coats look like, no top coat yet: 


Then I started making my galaxies. I used an eyeshadow applicator for the job. First I sponged silver, then teal, then magenta. And then I topped it all with an iridescent glitter with stars.

Here’s the final result: 



And from another angle:


Here are the polishes I used:

Attitude: Night Sky, Essence: “Style for summernights” and “Style me Holo”,
Kiko: 277 and NYX: Pink Glitter

That, my dear readers, is my interpretation of Intergalactic! Now let’s head over to the other girls who are doing this challenge, and see what they’ve come up with: 


Next challenge up is in three days, and that’s where “I wanna be a rock star”! I can’t wait!  

Bonus link to Beastie Boys’ Intergalactic:


16 comments:

  1. Great galaxy nails! I haven't tried them yet but always think they look awesome :-)

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    1. Thank you :) You should definitely try, it's much easier than it looks :)

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  2. rigtig flotte negle! :D flot med glimmeret på toppen ;D

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    1. Tak! Ja, jeg synes også, at glitteret lige giver det ekstra, der skal til :)

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  3. Great inspiration and the manicure looks fabulous!

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  4. Very pretty interpretation. And that one star glitter is a nice touch :)

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    1. Thank you!! I decided to not fish for the stars and only one came up randomly :)

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  5. So awesome! Great interpretation and Intergalactic is one of my favorite Beastie Boys songs so of course I love it!

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    1. Thank you, and what a great choice of song then! :)

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  6. Great galaxy mani! And it's a great interpretation of the song! :-)

    ~ Yun

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