September 4, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Music! starring FOB My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

Ahhhhh, you guys. These nails! If you liked my ability to do semi-realistic knives and stuff during Dexter week, lemme show you these sweet nails! Today's theme for the DD September Spectacular celebration is music, and I just absolutely had to do something inspired by Fall Out Boy because I have a major spot in my heart carved out for them (not literally obviously because death, but you get the picture). I am so so glad they're back making music again, so I thought I would do some imagery from the music video for My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light em Up) and The Phoenix. Check em out!

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Music! starring FOB My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark


Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Music! starring FOB My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Music! starring FOB My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen Does it Again: Music! starring FOB My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark


I am so happy with these nails! Not only did they look exactly how I envisioned they might maybe look, they also photographed really really well. And yes, of course, they took a very long time to do so this more on the verge of 'regular art on a tiny canvas' vs. nail art (not really a design I expect people to recreate, ha). Also for some of the more nail art ~purists~ out there, I'm pleased to say this is like 80% nail polish; I used a little bit of acrylic paint (tattoo, blood spatter, and outlining the flame), but there's a ton of detail in the match nail that's all mixed nail polish :D

The smoke was done using a dry brush & thin grey polish (OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls). I really like the hand nail! I put some matte top coat on it before flicking the red onto it, but then put some glossy top coat back on top of the blood spatter dots to give it a lot of dimension. I also dibby-dabbed some flakies on to the top portion of the match nail; they're very subtle, but I love the realism it adds when they flash in the light. PS. My thumb is a pretty meh job at stamping some gold chains for 2 Chainz over some flakies.

Now check out the other music inspired nail art for today! And don't forget about the super September spectacular giveaway!!!

((click to go to the giveaway post))




41 comments:

  1. OMG i LOVE this song :) the nails do it justice :)

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    1. YAY! Thanks!! I love the new FOB album :)

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  2. These are great! I thought their other albums were ok and didn't really listen to them before. But I'm really liking their new stuff!

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    1. Thanks Kas! I really love their new album, too! I listened to their older stuff as it came out while I was in high school, so it fit that phase of my life well :p

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  3. Oh! My! God! This is absolutely perfect!

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  4. I can't even express how much I love this! I have seen FOB three times in concert when I was in High School (before they were huge).

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    1. Yayyyy! Thanks Heather! I saw them once while I was in high school in like a half-arena concert situation, twas awesome! I always tell this story, tho, about how when I was a sophomore in high school I was planning on going to see them when they were still a nobody band at this one tiny tiny venue in my home town in Illinois AND I GOT GROUNDED AT THE LAST MINUTE. It would have been a mere $5 and I would have cherished that memory forever ((but now I have this story instead, LOL))

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  5. These are absolutely incredible! I swear it's not just my intense love of FOB speaking - that flame!

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  6. These are amazing! I love Fall Out Boy, I just saw them live last Friday for the 2nd time this year hehe. But seriously, I'm in love with these nails! You did amazing! (:

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    1. Ahhhhh two times in one year?! Girl, I am so jealous! Their Atl show is all sold out :'( Anyhoo, thank you so much!

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  7. Very unique - love the flame from the match!

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  8. Oh my goodness! These are amazing! That match is....wow! And the smoke is perfect! Love it!

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  9. OMG you are talented! love love this! the smoke is amazing! xxx

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  10. Nice job girl. If you look at the flame long enough you can almost see it flicker. Love the smoke on your first finger...amazing. FOB would be proud.

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  11. Flippin' fantastic! The match is my favorite..perfect! :)

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  12. this is sweet - you did some outstanding stuff here!

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  13. i thought i had commented on this? anyway, this is just utterly amazing, your best work yet, and makes me very very jealous xx

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  14. ok these are seriously my favourite ever. This is absolutely stunning, you have completely outdone yourself lady!

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  15. These are so super duper epic that I can't even handle it!!

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