Saturday, September 22, 2012

31DC: Day 22 - Inspired by a Song (Gradient Nail Art)

Big hello to you!

I feel very passionate about this one...inspired by a song!! There were actually only two songs that I thought about for this theme. The other one is Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. The one I chose is "I believe in you" by Talk Talk from The Spirit of Eden album. I find this song haunting. Words escape me when I try to describe it.
Here's the manicure inspired by this song and video. Blackest darkness that fades into a blue with depth and a hint of light at the end..at the tips.

Here's the video: 

And the lyrics:

Hear it in my spirit

I've seen heroin for myself
On the street so young laying wasted
Enough ain't it enough
Crippled world
I just can't bring myself to see it starting


Tell me how I fear it
I buy prejudice for my health
Is it worth so much when you taste it?
Enough there ain't enough hidden hurt
A time to sell yourself
A time for passing


Spirit

How long?

Spirit


(Instrumental)


Spirit

Spirit

How long?

Spirit

How long?

Spirit 

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella, Cult Nails Time Traveler, China Glaze Liquid Leather
 This gradient was surprisingly hard to do...the white was tricky. And OH the clean up was the worst. Black and dark blue sponged all over the skin and cuticles. Sigh. Worth it?? Yeah :P



 I've read that it is an anti-heroin song and that the singer Mark Hollis' brother died after years of heroin abuse.  Makes it all the more haunting.

Well...I'm almost done with this challenge but some hard ones still ahead: 


 Hope you have a great day!
~Victoria
Please check out the posts from all the others doing these challenges with me!! xo

8 comments:

  1. This is awesome, soooo pretty, love the darkness at the bottom of the gradient!

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  2. THEY REMIND ME OF METALLICA'S FADE TO BLACK <3 <3

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  3. I can imagine controlling the white WAS hard - this came out amazingly beautiful. Music has always been an inspiration to me

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