Digit-al Dozen September Spectacular - Music - Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill Freehand Nail Art
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Super pleased to share with you what I created for our Digit-al Dozen music theme today. I went through a few ideas that weren't right, and started to feel stuck. I decided to look into my own collection of CD's for inspiration, many of which are ones which I inherited from my brother. I saw a Beastie's CD and I was perfectly clear that's what I needed to put on my nails. This manicure challenged me for sure, I had no idea if I could get it done. It's also quite sentimental as well. Read on and I'll tell you why. First, a few fact, from wikipedia.com:
Licensed to Ill is the debut album by the Beastie Boys, released in 1986. It was the first rap LP to top the Billboard album chart. It was also one of Columbia Records' fastest-selling debut records to date and eventually sold over 9 million copies in the United States.In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.
It is still the only album by a white hip-hop act to receive the coveted 5 mics from The Source.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 217 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was also ranked by Rolling Stone as the greatest debut album of all time.
Vibe – Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century.
|Album cover photo credit: beastieboysgallery.com|
Here's the first look, before I top coated.
The base is Zoya Jacqueline. Sephora by OPI Going Nude, Eh? OPI mini white from neon set, OPI Skyfall, China Glaze Liquid Leather and Pelican Gray, Sinful Colors Bubble BathI wanted this one matte, so I top coated with Seche first (I've found that putting matte top coat directly over nail art has a tendency to smear it) then painted Essie Matte About You.
So, here's some background...my older brother was always very passionate about music, and never appreciated his little sister's music choices. I purchased and introduced this album to him..and it was the beginning of him seeing me as a friend, instead of just a little sister. The sentimental part is that I only learned this info, from his best friend, after he died. My brother was always a force to be reckoned with. Knowing that I influenced him is something I cherish. <3 This entire album brings back awesome memories. How about you?
What do you think? Wish I could have fit the Beastie on the tail, but otherwise I'm pretty proud of this one. :D
All the best,
I have no words. This is stunning.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Erin!! It was a labor of love for sure :)ReplyDelete
Whoa Victoria! Whoa! This is epic! Mind sufficiently blown!ReplyDelete
Haha!! Thank you so much sweetie! <3ReplyDelete
There has been so much great album cover art through all my years...I really don't ever forget the good ones.ReplyDelete
I love everything about this.. not to mention the amazing art - it's like a painting on your nails! but alsoReplyDelete
As if the Beastie Boys art on your nails wasn't enough, the story behind this makes me love it even that much more. (Aaaaaand, I just had to listen to Rhymin' & Stealin'....what a great album...not a bad song on it!). LOVE the Beasties; LOVE your nails; LOVE hearing about you & your bro <3ReplyDelete
Wow!!! thats seriously an amazing mani!ReplyDelete
This is so incredible I just can't even. Yeah, I'm pretty much just sitting here with my mouth wide open. Utterly, ridiculously fantastic. Husband actually came to see what I was looking at because he heard me gasp, and he was blown away too.ReplyDelete
So glad your brother's friend could share that story with you. This manicure is such an amazing tribute!
Wow this manicure is really amazing!ReplyDelete
I'm don't even have word's to describe my amazement! I love it!
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wonderful painting! oh my god beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is amazing! :)ReplyDelete
Great job on this!!ReplyDelete
Can I have some of your patience please? This is so amazing!ReplyDelete
Un-fing-believeable!! Such great work! I am blown away!ReplyDelete
Your post brought a tear to my eye! I will always hold this record close to my heart because it was one of the first albums that my 2 older brothers and I totally agreed on and I have so many memories of us listening to it and each singing different parts of the vocals. I was so proud that I knew all the words to 'Paul Revere' well before both of my brothers! I was deeply saddened when I head that Adam Yauch had passed because it seemed like a piece of my childhood died with him. I'm sorry for the loss of your brother, it's so sweet that you have this memory to make you smile!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely stunning Vic! xoReplyDelete
I don't know how you do it! Amazing!ReplyDelete
Amazing freehand! I hope my skills will be as good as yours one day :)ReplyDelete
Great job on this! Freehanding, especially! <3 Bravo! :)ReplyDelete
Awesome job! Beautiful inspiration and perfect manicure! :-)ReplyDelete
One of my favorite albums of all time!! Awesome skills!!ReplyDelete
Amazing manicure to go along with an amazing story. I am going to dinner in a few minutes with my only brother and I will give him an extra hug because of this.ReplyDelete
P.S. I was in love with that album back in the 80's
Talk about amazing nail art! Such a sweet story about your brother, too.ReplyDelete
Your detailing is stunning. I love the story too.ReplyDelete
WHOA...That is really accurate!!!ReplyDelete
Wow! Amazing job!ReplyDelete
You kill me with your amazingness. :PReplyDelete
I can't get over how amazing this is!ReplyDelete
ho my god that's impressive!!ReplyDelete
I love this SO MUCH!ReplyDelete
MIND blown! Same feeling I had when I saw this on IG. Looks even better on the computer.ReplyDelete
Oh My Gosh!!!! This is freaking amazing and perfect and...... I LOVE IT!!!ReplyDelete
Awwww....wow. Not only is the mani just flawless but the story is really touching Victoria. This album brings back a ton of memories for me too...man, those were the days.ReplyDelete
I can't even come up with words! Your skills constantly amaze me! Lovely sentiment about your brother! xxReplyDelete
Love the manicure, not only for the detail but also because of the story behind it.. takes my breath away!ReplyDelete
This is so freakin' cool! You did a fantastic job. My free hand skill need work.ReplyDelete
This is incredible!!ReplyDelete
Whoa!! This is spectacular! Love it! And the lovely sentiment it carries as well! :') ♥ReplyDelete
As a HUGE Beastie Boys fan I knew exactly what this was when I saw it. Amazing!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
so talented! this is fab!ReplyDelete