#31DC2015 022 // Inspired by a Song

by - 9/23/2015

When I like a song, I typically listen to it non-stop until I learn all the words, melodies, everything. My brain is seriously full of song lyrics. I don't really forget them once I learn them! This particular song has been on heavy rotation lately. It's been one of my faves for a while, and it's the perfect inspiration for SONG nails... Beam Me Up by Cazzette.

Tractor Beam Nails

Beam Me Up Nails

Nails Inspired by Cazzette's Beam Me Up

Tractor Beam Alien Nails

Polishes Used: 

1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler
2 Coats SinfulColors Hit the Dance Glow
1 Coat OPI Indigo Motif
1 Coat Seche Vite
China Glaze Deviantly Daring
Essie Leggy Legend
KBShimmer Pigment Of My Imagination
Pure Ice Oh, Baby
1 Coat Seche Vite

Since the song title is Beam Me Up and mentions going "higher than a supernova," I figured tractor beams set against a nighttime sky would be appropriate. 

Hit the Dance Glow has been staring me down since I brought it home, and it looked like just the right amount of sparkle for my base. Two easy coats and done. Really nice formula for such a loaded shimmer polish! Next, I added one coat of Indigo Motif. It really popped over the sparkles! I looooove how it glows!!! I topped everything with a coat of Seche Vite and waited for my polish to dry. 

After about 10 minutes, I applied skinny nail vinyls in an upside-down V on my left ring and thumb fingers, and on my right pointer and pinky fingers. Commence tractor beams! I dabbed on a coat of Deviantly Daring, but that was a bit too green. So, I tried to mute it down with KBShimmer Pigment Of My Imagination. That worked a little too well, so I needed to add contrast. Oh, Baby from Pure Ice wasn't enough, Leggy Legend from Essie was a little bit too much. Finally, I mixed Pigment Of My Imagination with Leggy Legend and got a fun rusty colored sparkle that I dabbed on with a sponge, creating my beams. Then, I removed the vinyl guides from my nails. 

As my tractor beams dried, I noticed that my other nails seemed a little sparse in comparison. I added random dots around the edges of my nails. I'll let you decide if they're constellations or some sort of alien code! My tractor beams were nice and dry by the time I was done dotting, so I hit those nails with a thick coat of Seche Vite. After waiting about 10 minutes for my dots to set up, I added Seche Vite to my remaining nails and called it a night. 

Up next... nails inspired by a MOVIE. Hmmmmm...


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