Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Inspired by Music

Hurray, another Artsy Wednesday! I have so much fun designing and painting my nails for AW every Wednesday, and seeing what everyone else came up with :)

This week the theme is inspired by music. My nails are inspired by Die Antwoord, a South African "rap-rave" group who are an incredible mix of hilarity, sex and politics. They're a bit offensive and not for everyone. Here are my nails:


And here is the video that inspired them:


For my nails, I started off with a base of ulta3 Lily White and sealed it off with topcoat. Then I drew all over my nails with marker and finished with more topcoat. No smudges, win! :)

I also performed a ninja-inspired dance to this song at a recent amateur night held by my dance studio. I'll be posting my makeup look and a video when the professional photographer there on the night uploads his photos :)

Wonder what the other girls did...


16 comments:

  1. Oh wow, they are so cool! I hated the song, but the nails look awesome :P xx

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  2. looks awesome!!! curious what kind of marker do you use?

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  3. So using markers and sealing them with a topcoat works? This'll make me much more prone to doing nail art!

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  4. This is brilliant Michelle, in every aspect - love it!

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  5. I didn't listen to the song but the nails look really cute! I've never seen anyone use marker on their nails! Awesome!

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  6. That's so cool...I can't wait to try the Marker method! Great manicure

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  7. Aaaah I love this! I recently started listening to Die Antwoord and I am hooked :3

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  8. OMG you did Die Antwoord! I love them!!! I bought tix to see them in Aug! love the mani!

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  9. This is awesome! Love the inspiration and the video. I can't wait to see your dancing too!

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  10. I must know because I was discussing this with my trainer the other day, did you use a regular permanent marker?? We were totally wondering if that would work and stay when we add a topcoat lol. Oh and I totally need to check out this music...when I'm not at work. Never heard of rap-rave before...

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  11. The ninja inspired dance sounds incred! Wish there was a video of that :P xxx
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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  12. never heard of them but detail and monochrome design is fab! xxx

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  13. @Natalie - Thank you! :)

    @Kerker - non-permanent water soluble marker, I'll do a post on it soon!

    @Leah - it actually depends on the marker and topcoat... took me a while to find a good combo!

    @Maria - Thanks lovely :)

    @Polish AMOR - Glad you liked them!

    @Elissa - I haven't either, and when I tried on a nail wheel it smudged something horrific, but I found a marker which works now :)

    @POLiSHED*GENiUS - Thanks! :)

    @Lexie - I couldn't stop listening to them for a month when I found them!

    @Jacqueline - Hee! I can't take credit though!

    @Ms Lizard - That sounds awesome! I hope they come back here soon, I've heard so many good things about their live show!

    @PrettyPurplePolish - Thank you! I have no idea what half of them are though... marshmallows on sticks?

    @Lacquer Lockdown - Thanks! I have one video but the quality is terrible, hoping that the second video is a bit better!

    @sandipalien - All the permanent markers I tested smudged like crazy! I used water soluble marker.

    @Pickle - There is, but I'm hoping a better one will surface soon!

    @Catrine - Thanks hun! xx

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