Monday, February 24, 2014

Musical Mani Monday, week 2: Culture Club ~ Karma Chameleon



Welcome to the second week of my new music challenge. I’ve chosen a number of songs that I want to translate into nail art. I may let the lyrics inspire me, the video or even the name of the song.

Second song up is Culture Club with “Karma Chameleon”. The song is from 1983 when Boy George was young, hot and looked like a girl, hahaha.

I took my inspiration in the title of the song, Boy George’s outfit and the chorus, that goes like this:

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon,
You come and go, you come and go.
Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams:
Red gold and green, red gold and green.

Here’s my mani:


Red, gold and green, check. Chameleon, check. Boy George’s outfit, check.
Here’s what he looks like in the video. I’ve taken inspiration from the pom poms on his scarf.


Anyway, for the red/gold gradient I used two polishes from Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure-series: Right Said Red and Gilded Lily.
The multichromatic polish is from I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) and is called Mutagen. It’s a beautiful polish that shifts from green to blue to purple to pink to red and finally to orange. Crazy colourshift. I used three coats, but two would have been enough on my short nails.


I didn’t catch all the colours in Mutagen on camera, but trust me, it’s an amazing chameleon.


I like these colours together!


Here are the three polishes I used.


I might as well link you up to the video. But do know that it’s an earworm – I’ve been humming it to myself for a couple of days now, argh! :D



That was the second challenge in my Music Mani Monday. Stay tuned next week to see how I interpret Aerosmith’s Pink! 

Here are the other cool manis inspired by Culture Club:


12 comments:

  1. It looks like it's almost glowing, I can imagine it must be really amazing in person too!

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    1. Thank you, it's sooo nice to hear. And yes, it did :)

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  2. What a fun challenge! I remember the video for that song very clearly and I think that your manicure is totally right for the song.

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    1. That's great, thank you! The song is such a happy ear worm :D

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  3. I grow up with Boy George's songs and you choosed the one I like the most and I think you created a perfect manicure for this song with great polishes!

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    1. Oh great, that's fantastic, thank you :)

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  4. I think you made a great interpretation of this song! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm pleased you like it :)

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  5. You should really show how he looks today-YIKES

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    1. I don't want to scare people off the blog!! O.o

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