Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Lips Are Movin

Meghan Trainor Lips Are Movin Nail Art
 

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Meghan Trainor sings the most catchy songs ever. Fact. That, combined with the radio playing her new song at the same time each morning I've had 'Lips Are Movin' stuck in my head for days! There's an old wives tail that states the only way to get a song out of your head is to get it into someone else's so here goes!

The inspiration for these nails came from the cover art for the single. Can we still call it cover art now? Do shops even still sell single cds? Anyway... the 'cover art' shows Meghan wearing a cute monochrome lip print tshirt with an overlay of pink dots. I loved the pattern combo and that sort of things tends to work well on nails so I gave it a shot!
 
I used brand new Gelly Cotton* for the white base. It's opaque in two coats and doesn't take forever to dry so works well for nail art! I then used a really small brush to add on the lips. Instead of using a normal black polish I used a blob of the Barry M nail art pen polish as it's thinner and easier to do detailing with. It also dries really fast so that's helpful! My lips were pretty uneven so I had to go over them again in an attempt to even them up a bit! I used the same small brush and polish from the white nail art pen to add the opening between the lips. I only drew the lip pattern on half of my nails as I wanted to create an overlap effect between the two patterns.
 
To create the right shade of pink I mixed Barry M's Ballerina* and Strawberry Ice Cream together. I then used a large dotting tool to apply the pink spots. The spots overlapping the lips needed two coats to cover the black polish underneath, in hindsight I should have added a white dot first as a base for the pink.
 
 Meghan Trainor Lips Are Movin Nail Art
Meghan Trainor Lips Are Movin Nail Art

This mani encompasses two things we love, mixing patterns and adding pink to a monochrome design. We tried the pink, black and white look recently (Charlotte Love - Colour Pop) and you guys seemed to love it as much as us, so expect a few more appearances of this colour scheme in spring!
 
We've been inspired by music before, for example Emma created nails based on Katy Perry's Dark Horse video and I've recreated a number of Iconic Album Covers. Visuals are really important to musicians so we've found that the music industry is a great place to look for creative inspiration! Do you ever feel inspired by your favourite bands/artists?

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