Sunday, September 29, 2013

31DC2013: Day 22 - Inspired by a Song

So, there are technically three days left of this challenge, I have nine prompts to do before it's all over. We'll see if I catch up before it's all done, hopefully! This challenge has definitely burnt me out, and hopefully next year, since I will be all graduated and what not, I will be able to paint my nails once a day, no problem.

I sat for a really long time trying to figure out what to do for today's prompt, it's actually one of the reasons I am so far behind. I finally decided, since I had just seen Ke$ha I should paint my nails inspired by one of her songs. I chose warrior.

Essentially, I decided to take aspects of her album cover and translate them into nail art.

My middle finger is a neon green and white galaxy nail, my ring finger is based on her outfit and the rest is the neon purple/pink galaxy within the word "Warrior."

I really like how these turned out except I couldn't get a decent photo to save my life. My camera saw that neon green and was like "nope." Trust me, the green is much darker, much more neon, and actually looks like a galaxy in real life. I spent all last night trying to figure out how to color correct that in photoshop and just gave up. The rest of the nails are color accurate though.

For this manicure, I used Finger Paints Pop Art Purple, Finger Paints Silkscreen Green, and Finger Paints Art of Theft as base colors. I sponged on OPI Planks A Lot, Zoya Rocky, Zoya Josie, and Zoya Darcy for my thumb, index finger, and pinky. I sponged on OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on my middle finger and used Windestine Asbestos on all of my fingers except for my ring finger. I also added larger dots using a dotting tool with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. For my ring finger, I individually placed loose glitter from the Born Pretty Store.


  1. Ke$ha is my guilty pleasure :) And this is one kick ass mani <3