Friday, October 8, 2010

War is Over! (If You Want it)


He was part of the British Invasion, one of those mop-tops from Liverpool that we all know and (whether you are too hardcore to admit it or not<---you know who you are) LOVE. There isn't a person today that hasn't heard of John Lennon or The Beatles, and the awesome that springs from them. Did you know that there is a little known bootleg album called 'A Toot and a Snore in '74' which is the only known recording where Lennon and McCartney played together after the breakup of The Beatles. The album was recorded during Lennon's 'lost weekend', the 18 months he was separated from Ono and was living with his former assistant, May Pang. Also on the album were Linda McCartney, Stevie Wonder (at one point Lennon asks, "You wanna snort, Steve? A toot? It's goin' round", in reference to cocaine), Harry Nilsson, May Pang, Bobby Keys, and Jesse Ed Davis. It's definitely an interesting album if you can snag it. (and if you're a Lennon fan) I have to say though, one Lennon song that I will ALWAYS love, Christmastime or not, is 'Happy Xmas (War is Over)'. I <3 that song. The title lyric is based off a poster campaign that John and Yoko did in 1969 in protest of the Vietnam War. Yoko's Official Flickr has the posters in several different languages available for download HERE. Plus- if they don't have your language- all you have to do it translate that phrase into your language and email them, and they'll make it!

In honor of what would have been Lennon's 70th birthday tomorrow (Oct. 9), I did the IMAGINE cover on my nails today! <---So you guys can do it for tomorrow!!


 I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the black, Essie Foot Loose for the hot pink hair. CND Electric Orange for the orange hair, Color Club Ms. Socialite for the mouth, Pure Ice Wild Thing for the nose, ALDO Sea You in Ibiza for the left side of the glasses, and a mix of ALDO Sea You in Ibiza and Essie Foot Loose for the right side of the glasses. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Imagine.

17 comments:

  1. I love the Beatles...great nail design!!

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  2. Great design!

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! I'm a big Beatles fan, but John Lennon, in my opinion, was the best. Thank you for sharing--- this is great. :)

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  4. I love this! Especially the colored one we went to a Lego Show by this sculptor Nathan Sawaya he does amazing things with the tiny brick! Anyway he did one of the colored Lenoon hanging from the ceiling it was so cool!!!

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  5. This is amazing! I already loved this picture on google, but it is absolutely stunning in your nails!

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  6. i loved, i loved, i loved, too beautiful, cute, cute, cute. amazing

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  7. This is so awesome!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

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  8. Owwwn,I love it,I love Lennon. (L)

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  9. This is brilliant. I love Happy Christmas (War Is Over) too.

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  10. I am a HUUUUUGE Beatles fan. Your work on the Beatles and John Lennon are both AMAZING. I am just shaking my head in such disbelief at how sickly talented you are.

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  11. I've been reading your blog ever since your were featured on The Today Show site. I went all the way back to the beginning to view all the posts and I have really enjoyed it.

    I feel like a vixen when I catch my husband looking at me when he thinks I don't see him. That's the best feeling!

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  12. Owwwn!!!!!! I love Beatles and John Lennon!

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  13. Did these a long time ago! Wow thats 2!

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