Monday, March 3, 2014

Musical Mani Monday, week 3: Aerosmith ~ Pink


Here is a song I really like: Pink with Aerosmith.

When I created this challenge I knew exactly which polish I was going to use as my base colour. It’s the pinkest colour I own: “The Pink One” by Pretty Serious. It’s shocking pink, loaded with beautiful blue shimmer!

The formula is great, like it has been with all my other Pretty Serious-polishes. It takes two coats to make this look really cool, and the drying time between the coats is average. I did in fact add a layer of Ellagee’s topcoat “Glass” before I took my pictures.

Behold and put on your sunglasses girls – here are two coats of The Pink One and a layer of Glass topcoat:


Isn’t that just amazingly bright and beautiful? I love it!


At that point I decided to make this a tape mani. I taped my nails with masking tape in various patterns and painted the unmasked bits with Julie G Gumdrops “Ho ho ho”, which is a dark pink texture. Here’s that step:


And another shot. This is pretty cool, actually!


I considered keeping it like that because I didn’t want to screw it up by trying to outline the texture. But hey, this is a challenge after all! So I grabbed a black striping polish, and outlined the textured areas. And I’ll tell you what! It went well! Hurra!!

I topped it with another layer of Ellagee Glass topcoat, and here, sweet ladies, is the final result:


One last picture of it:


And the polishes I used:


This came out just as I wanted it to! I’m so glad to have made a cool tape mani that isn’t “just” a piece of tape down the middle – even though that can look pretty cool too. But I want this challenge to push me a little bit, and this one did!

Here's Aerosmith with Pink


Mmmm... like candy for my ears. And speaking of candy: Stay tuned next week to see how I interpret Robbie Williams’ Candy! 




18 comments:

  1. wow, cool and simple mani! this hot pink polish is simply stunning!

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    1. Thanks! The pink is amazing - it's perfect! :)

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  2. I really like this! Good on you for challenging yourself :-)

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    1. I hope to find my inspirational muse by challenging myself :)

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  3. I LOVE The Pink One, and in my stash it's my all time favorite hot pink!
    I love this triangle mani, it's a perfect match!

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    1. I know you do - I think it was you who made me buy this! :D And thanks, I appreciate it :)

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  4. What a great pink shade, glossy and bright, love it, but I like the design better witouth the black lines :)

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    1. I was unsure if I wanted lines or not, and I like the mani both with and without :)

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  5. That is a really fun and bright pink polish! Love your nailart on it and I like Aerosmith.

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    1. Thank you. I really like Aerosmith too, and Steven Tyler!! <3

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  6. I love this song and your mani too!

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    1. I am so glad to hear that, thanks! :)

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  7. Such a vibrant mani. I am in love with this high voltage pink.

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  8. I love this mani! Looks so cool and I love that it's not a "normal" tape mani :)

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    1. Thank you, that's fantastic to hear! :)

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