Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge #6: Hot

I can't believe we are up to week 6 already!  This week is "Hot" - I was going to go with the literal on this challenge, and I had done a red-orange-yellow manicure with some glitter, but it just wasn't clicking...and when a friend of mine got a quick glance at my nails and thought I did a Halloween theme with candy corn, well...yeah, they had to come off. 

So, what to do, what to do...I decided to not do the literal, and chose to treat "Hot" as "Sexy".  Once I made that choice, a song popped into my head - "Computer Blue".  And then  "Darling Nikki", "When Doves Cry"... Hopefully you figured out who inspired my Hot-Sexy mani this week, but if not, I won't hold it against you.  FYI - purple is NOT color correct.  I took too many photos, and it just would not photograph; it is a red-purple in real life.

This is giving you a rough idea of my age, but what are you going to do?  I can't think of too many people that inspired the same frenzy that Prince did when Purple Rain came out.  Sure there are boy bands that have rabid fans, but with Prince it was different.  He was just dripping S-E-X, and he was pretty hot.  I saw the movie back when it came out - I was underage, but snuck in with a few friends.  I had watched it a few more times that year, but I don't plan on watching it ever again.  I am pretty sure it won't have nearly the same impact, and I don't want to have that disappointed feeling when you realize something that you loved at one point is really kind of lame...

I used the outfit that was famous from that movie as is a photo of it, taken from the website of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Colors used:
Sally Hansen HD - Cyber (red-purple.  Color is really close to photo above in real life)
Wet n Wild - Black Crème
Wet n Wild - A Blank Canvas (white)
Orly - Gogo (shimmery white)
Emori Nail Art - Silver Lining

It's kind of an abstract interpretation, but it was a quick last minute re-do and I kinda like it.  Now I'm off to look at the other submissions, while I listen to some Purple Rain. 

See ya!


  1. It's a nice take of the theme :)

  2. Nice take! I love your inspiration, and when I listen to purple rain I just wish I could have seen Prince live..!

  3. Great interpretation and an equally great mani

  4. I LOVED THAT MOVIE!!!!!! And soundtrack of course!!!! I went to a private school and I remember driving in with "Darling Nikki" blaring on my radio every morning!!! Of course, I didn't want to be seen with a magazine after that, LOL!

    I love this!!!!! Fabulous job!!!

  5. I wouldn't think of Prince as hot for my taste but I definitely love me some hot guys ;)

  6. I can't say that Prince was ever really attractive to me...he's so tiny! lol Love the mani though! I hate photographing bright purple-y, pink-y, blue-y polishes! They never come out quite right :(

    1. LOL! Not really for me either, but I think back then he was so different, so loud (and everywhere), in-your-face, sexy dance moves and lyrics - he just created that mood.

  7. Love it!! I love the interpretation and your nails look so pretty!! I hate photographing purples too... they NEVER come out correctly! I have one that I love, Sinful Colors Let's Talk, it's a gorgeous royal purple but it photographs almost completely blue -_- Like how am I supposed to show every one it's prettifulness?!!? LOL Gorgeous manicure!! :)