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,