Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Music Challenge 11: Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)


Music Challenge 11: Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)

Welcome to the last entry in my Music Challenge 2012.

Born to be Wild was on the soundtrack to “Easy Rider” from 1969. The movie tells the story of two bikers who travel through the American Southwest and South. The movie explores the social landscape, issues and tensions in the US during the 1960s, such as the hippie movement, drug use and communal lifestyle. Born to be wild alright!

There are two colours that spring to mind when I’m thinking of the theme, and that’s black and red. Wearing black leather and riding on red motorcycles. I decided to go with both.

I used a black glitter polish by Sabrina that hasn’t got a name, and a dark red from Essence called “Fateful Desire”. I painted my pinkie and my thumb black and the three other fingers red – two coats on each finger. Then I sponged the black halfway up on my ringfinger and my pointer.

Here’s how that looks without a top coat on: 



It was funny with the black. When I sponged it on it was as if the black disappeared, leaving only the silvery glitter. That puzzled me, but it doesn’t really matter, because I like the look of that!


Then I stamped on the middle finger. I chose an eagle design from Konad’s stamping plate M28. I used a no name black stamping polish for it. I chose the eagle because that goes so well with the spirit of this theme. Born to be wild – born to be free!

After sealing it all up with Poshé top coat, my mani was done:


I think I would have liked my eagle to show itself a bit more, so perhaps I should have stamped with silver instead. But that would have ruined the idea of just black and red, so I’ll stay happy with it as it is :)


The bottle shot: 

What do you think? Is this mani true to the theme?


Check out the other girls’ blogs to see how they interpreted “Born to be Wild”.



Bonus link to Steppenwolf “Born to be Wild!”:



That was the last challenge in this series of music related manicures. I hope you enjoyed this month’s Tour de Nail. I definitely enjoyed it myself!

Born to be wild – Yeehaaw!

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE Born to be Wild - fantastic song!!
    I also love your mani, it's great!

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  2. Really like your interpretation of the song:) And I love how that red looks!

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    1. Yeah, it's an amazing red, isn't it! Thank you so much :)

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  3. Wow, the Sabrina polish is stunning...and a perfect polish choice for Halloween!

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    1. Thank you - I'm not sure I think of Halloween when I see this, but nonetheless :)

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  4. Great interpretation of the song! I like the colors you used and the eagle you added :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you. I agree with you, I also think the eagle is pretty cool :)

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  5. I love the ring finger and the eagle stamp, it 's very awesome

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    1. Thank you - I really appreciate that! :)

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