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.

12 comments:

  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!

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  2. dude, I LOVE IT!

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  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.

    :B
    ~TIffani

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  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!

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  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"

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


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

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  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!! ;)

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

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  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: nathalia_naga@hotmail.com

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  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.

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  11. On my vacation away from work-y

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