19 Apr 2014

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents Music/Movies/TV #1 - GnR inspired

Hello everyone! I'm starting my NCC manis a little late this month - I had ideas in place but haven't had time to do them justice, so I thought it would be better to leave them for a while. Starting with a mani inspired by a bandana (why not?).

I spent my early teens obsessed with Guns n' Roses and Axl Rose and seeing them play with Soundgarden, Faith No More and Brian May at Wembley Stadium when I was 15 is still a massive highlight of my music landscape. His trademark paisley bandanas were everywhere as all my teenage boy friends tried to emulate the look (and let's face it, a bandana was more practical than Slash's top hat). Most failed miserably, but they tried... ;)

I started with two coats of Barry M Gelly Passion Fruit and then painted in the paisley shapes with white acrylic paint (Yes, you read right! I used paint for once!!!) and dotted along the edges. I went in and added inner detail using Barry M Gelly Lychee and Color Club In The Limelight before finishing with Seche Vite.

These nails have made me soooooo nostalgic and I think they are the best paisley print I've done. I'm glad I tried out the acrylic paint for the base of the print too, as it allowed me to have a clean surface to add the detail without having to wait for a layer of white polish to dry.

Here's the man himself wearing my nail design on his head ;)

So there's number one out of the way, I'm off to sing loudly along to "Appetite for Destruction" and will be back with another nostalgic TV-inspired NCC mani for you soon. Don't forget to check out all the other awesome manis from the NCC ladies below...

Sam xx


  1. Super pretty. .. like ur teen story too lol

    1. Thank you Anita! Its nice sometimes to let people know a bit about yourself (except when it gives away your age like I did lol)! :)

  2. Dying! He was sofa king hawt!

    1. "Was" being the operative word. I try to avoid seeing any pictures of him after about 1994... ;)