Saturday, September 22, 2012
22 of 31: Nails Inspired by a Song
Howdy, everyone!! I'm sorry, I'm just so excited so please forgive any excess exclamation points :) My Kansas State University Wildcats have beaten the Oklahoma University Sooners tonight in a magnificent football game! I know that 95% of you really don't care, but it's kind of a big deal and I just had to mention it here. Congrats, 'Cats!
On to the manicure, today we're inspired by a song. Because of the aforementioned game, I had to do purple nails, so I chose Wabash Cannonball as my song of choice. Wabash is the second fight song of the Wildcats and a personal favorite of mine. I did a little research into the song and found out it was written about a mythical train that, in hobo culture (yes, I said hobo culture), symbolized that last great ride, death. Yes, I know, a little morbid. You'd never know it from the song, I'll post a link to it at the end of the post. Additionally, the sheet music for Wabash was the only saved from a fire in the KSU music department in 1968, so it's come to stand for the fight and triumph of the underdog which is exactly what happened tonight! Here's what I came up with:
I know it doesn't look like much, but I was knackered when I was painting my nails last night so my creativity level was a bit low. I started with 2 coats of Wet 'n' Wild's Fast Dry in Buffy the Violet Slayer, a rich purple metallic, over a coat of Wet 'n' Wild's Wild Shine in French White Creme for undies. On my ring finger, I painted railroad tracks using French White Creme, Sinful Colors Smokin', Revlon's Diamonds Are Forever and black striping polish. I also used DAF for the french tips on my other nails. My pinkie is supposed to look like a train coming down the tracks toward you. I've included a closer image of both accent nails so you can see it a bit better.
Not my best work, but it was a fun idea anyway! Tomorrow's challenge is to be inspired by a movie, so stop by to check out what I come up with. Thanks for reading!
Almost forgot the links!
http://youtu.be/aZiQ89_s67Q : This is Johnny Cash's version of the song
http://youtu.be/cUjQ39eTQbk : And this is how we do it at K-State!