Sunday, May 9, 2010

With Yellow Feathers in Her Hair

Ok, so let me start off by saying that I know that the Copacabana in the song and on my nails are two completely different Copacabanas.... but I was requested by reader Joanna from Brazil to do the famous Copacabana sidewalk, and then I thought, HEY, I'm going to see Barry Manilow tonight... why not, so I combined the two. :-D Before you all judge me for going to Barry Manilow, it was great. Like really great. Did you know that he wrote the jingle for Band-Aids and State Farm?! I had no idea. (I learned something tonight!!) I got the tickets free too, which made the concert even more awesome! For today's nails, I took a lyric from the song 'Copacabana', 'with yellow feathers in her hair', and combined it with the sidewalk pattern at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. :)

I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the black design, as well as mixed with China Glaze Sun Worshipper and Color Club Volt of Light to make brown for the hair, since I didn't have any brown polish with me. I used American Apparel Cotton again applied with Konad Plate m77 with a mix of China Glaze Sun Worshipper and Color Club Volt of Light on top to make the feathers yellow. :) Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to make it super shiny, like Manilow's lapels.

Oh Margy, You came and you brought me a turkey.


  1. I am green with envy! I would pay good money to see Barry perform! Glad you enjoyed it! Hes an awesome entertainer! Also loved the job on the feathers! had too have been tough!

  2. dude, I LOVE IT!

  3. We saw him at one of his last shows at the LV Hilton in November - HE WAS AWESOME!!!! Is he now at Paris? Great nails.


  4. Isn't he the skinniest man alive? I saw him walking down the street and couldn't believe he could walk on those skinny legs! Like toothpicks, seriously! Glad you had a good time- I love the nails! Black and white is so graphically arresting!

  5. I've often heard that Barry puts on a great show!

    My fav is "Looks like tomatoes..." (he did his jingles and fav misheard lyrics on a old [in the days of cassettes] concert album"

  6. hhaah now you have to come here and visit brasil:)

    love your blog. Every day i make my dailly visit :)

  7. Lovely!!!!!!
    I also like Barry Manilow!!! 'Mandy' is a great song too... and wWhen I listen 'Copacabana' I always remember Rachel singin in 'Friends'. =P

    Kisses from Brazil!! ;)

  8. the sidewalk is pretty much like copacabana's.. lol.

  9. my god, im from brazil, and my mom told me about your blog, and iam nailpolish lover, in brazil we have 'colorama', 'impala', and 'risquè', try to search them on google ( they are tipes of nailpolish) , you'll love them! they are so colorfull. after this post, ( its totally AWSOME) why dont you come to brazil??
    my email:

  10. it's funny see how the girls have a incredible imagination, to create different styles and designs, shapes, color combinations, all that is need to look actual.

  11. On my vacation away from work-y


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