Sunday, 11 March 2012

Take That Inspired Nails

So I'm not sure if you've figured this out yet but I sort of like boy/man bands.  Especially Howard Donald of Take That.  Anyhoo I've been wanting to do this mani for a while now and I noticed this competition going on over at More Nail Polish.  And even though I know I probably wont win I figured I might as well do this now.

I began with Nailene's French Manicure polish as a base.  And I let it dry completely. I like using it as normal polish because it's such a pigmented nude and it goes on like a dream.

Next I knew when I did music nails I wanted to have actual music on them.  Now I've seen music nails before but most of them consist of like 3 lines and random notes.  Which I get is cute but the music nerd in me could not do that.  I needed the whole staff, the treble clef, the key signature, the whole party.

I actually did this a few times.  At first I tried a striping pen.  But unless you have really long nails or can do uber skinny lines it's super difficult. Next I contemplated using some string of sorts, but that proved tricky as hell to get it exactly how you wanted it.

Finally I found something that worked. A rollerball pen. Now here's where the matte comes in. I mattified my nails so they were easier to draw on.  Then with Rembrandt's guiding hand I freehanded the whole thing.  When I was done I finished it with a coat of topcoat.

In case you didn't know I used their classic song "Back For Good". If you haven't heard it before I suggest you go listen to it.

Close up of the treble clef and key signature.

What I used

The only thing that kind of irks me about this manicure is it's missing rests :/ Oh well I will be doing this again for sure!... Both musical manis and Take That manis :D 

20 comments:

  1. Omgosh, I'm inlove with this idea, never seen a hand-drawn music mani before and I love that you actually picked a song and didn't just do random notes. Makes it so much more personal.
    It's funny too, because my mum met Mark Owen on Friday, she was collecting money for breast cancer and he donated £5 lol, how sweet. x

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    1. Well that's nice of him :P Your mum's lucky... she would have been far luckier though had it been Howard :P Excuse me while I fangirl.

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  2. Those are so cool! And I love the song choice, as I was reading the caption I started singing it :)

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  3. wow this is amazing!! what a great idea

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  4. I LOVE Take That! Such a great idea for musical nails!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that you LOVE Take That :) Because there will be more :P

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  5. This is great! I play piano, guitar, and ukulele so I am a bit of a music nerd myself...and I approve of all the details lol

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    1. Thank you! And apologies for not being able to put in the rests :P

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  6. This is brilliant! Also the idea of putting the matte coat to draw on is such a great idea. This is so beautiful :)

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  7. I'm always impressed by pple doing free hand nail art! This looks great!

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    1. Thanks! This is actually the first time I've really ever tried to do free hand so I'm glad you like it :)

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  8. Wow, these are amazing! I love the personal touch of choosing a specific song. Wonderful!

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  9. These are great! & i love Take That so it makes them even better!

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  10. This is one of my favourite musical manicures out there! I will definitely be attempting to recreate it..

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    1. Thanks!

      Wow this reply is wicked late :P

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