Sunday, October 28, 2012

Music Challenge 10: Ray of Light (Madonna)



Music Challenge 10: Ray of Light (Madonna)

I’m not a hardcore Madonna fan, although I like some of her music. I like this song, but it’s not my favourite of her songs and I’m not particularly crazy about the video. There’s way too much going on in it, in my opinion.


Anyway – I started out with two coats of Gina Tricot Beauty Nails’ “Cabaret”. It’s a purple with pink, purple and blue microglitters in it. It’s almost a one coater, but I gave it two, to get the maximum beauty out of it. The formula was good, the polish applied easily. Drying time was OK, although tending to be on the slow side.

No top coat:



Here’s a pic from another angle, where the microglitter really shows itself. I’ve got a couple of other polishes from this brand, and I have to say that I’m a little bit impressed. They’re cheap, and yet the quality is exceedingly good for such a cheap polish. I like that!


I added my rays using a striper polish from Flexbrush. It hasn’t got a name, but it’s a dense silver glitter. I added three rays on each nail, except for the thumb that got four.

Here’s that step:


You can see that the brush is relatively thick for a striper, so this polish is almost impossible to apply in thin lines. This works for me though:


Then I added some depths to it. I used Essence Dance top coat “Waking up in Vegas”, which is a pretty flakie. I applied that on my ring finger and my thumb. And then I applied Max Factor’s “Fantasy Fire” on the remaining nails. Both polishes worked amazingly well for the purpose.

Here’s the final mani – after having applied one coat of Seche Vite top coat:


And from another angle to show you both shimmer and flakies:


Here's a bottle shot: 

 
This mani really works for me, and I’m happy with how it turned out. What do you girls think?

Last challenge up is in three days, and we’re going to see be “Born to be Wild”! I hope to come up with something really cool!

Check out the other girls’ blogs to see how they interpreted “Ray of Light”.



Bonus link to Madonna’s Ray of Light:


29 comments:

  1. I love this! So simple, yet so pretty :D

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  2. I love this! So simple, yet so pretty :D

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  3. I love this! So simple, yet so pretty :D

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  4. I love this! So simple, yet so pretty :D

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  5. I love this! So simple, yet so pretty :D

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    1. Thank you! :D I can see you like it *a lot*! :D

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    1. Thank you! I must admit that I think it's nice too :)

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    1. Thank you! Now there's only one to go!

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  8. I think I only like a couple of Madonna's songs too and this isn't one of them lol. But I really like this manicure! It's really eye-catching and I love the colour combination and special effects :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! Eye-catching is good, you know I really like that :)

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  9. Even if Madonna has not the best voice, I like her style a lot and this manicure represents her very well. Love the silver accents on you nails! Great job!

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    1. This looks great :-)
      Simple and shimmering at the same time. I Like :-)

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    2. Thanks to both of you! I sit here and grin because of you two! :)

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  10. I like the mani! Great tribute to the song! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Mission complete then - that's all I can ask for :)

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