Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Music Challenge 6: Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)


Music Challenge 6: Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)

This is one of the songs, I’ve been looking forward to. I love Deep Purple, and I love the song! I didn’t have anything particular in mind when I chose it for the challenge, but I knew it had to be one of the songs.

I let me inspire by this picture:



I used a new Isadora polish as my base. It’s called Silk Road and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s a dusty very dark blue with green and golden shimmer, and a little bit of purple shimmer. The formula is great, like the other Isadora polishes I’ve got. It takes two easy coats to reach full opacity.

Here’s what it looks like with a layer of Poshe top coat.


You need to see it from another angle too:


I think this is perfect as my “water”. I couldn’t find a suitable purple for my “smoke”, so I went with turquoise instead, namely Orly’s “It’s up to Blue”.

I dabbed the turquoise polish onto one tip at a time and pulled the polish upwards on the nail to create a swirly effect. I used the thinnest dotting tool for the job! When I was done I applied another layer of Poshé top coat, and here’s what that looked like:


I haven’t tried this technique before, so it’s definitely something I need to practice to get better than I am right now. But I’m pleased with how this turned out – I just wanted to add a little extra: Glittah!

I chose Risque’s “Star”, which is a clear base with holographic glitter. It’s not my favourite glitter, mainly because the drying time is relatively slow, but hey, glitter is glitter, so this is definitely a keeper!! I applied one coat of Star, and my mani was done:


Nobody would ever guess that this should be Smoke on the Water, but I don’t mind, I like it nonetheless! Do you?
I will re-do this mani tonight and post my second take on this particular challenge tomorrow, so please stay tuned! 


Next challenge up is in three days, and we’re going to meet “I’m a Barbie Girl”! I predict there either be pink or glitter, or possibly both!!

Check out the other girls’ blogs to see how they interpreted “Smoke on the Water":





Bonus link to Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water:


18 comments:

  1. Isadora is extremely fantastic!I fell in love with it ;))

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    1. Yes it is, isn't it. And I just knew you'd love it! ;)

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  2. Great song and a great mani! Silk Road is faboulus :)

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    1. I love the song too! And yes, I'm so glad I bought that Isadora :)

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  3. Oooohh I love the outcome of this, you totally nailed the drag-thing technique :)

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! You don't know how pleased that makes me! :)

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  4. Love how you did this technique! Looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you :) It is fun to do something new once in a while and learn different techniques.

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  5. Oooh I love this! The "smoke" that you added looks amazing! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you think so :)

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    1. Thanks. I like that you think it's interesting! x

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