Thursday, July 19, 2012

No Doubt Nail Art #SettleDown

No Doubt is the first real band I fell in love with. I was either 11 or 12 and in middle school when No Doubt first exploded into the music scene and they had my full attention. I remember running to the radio with my pen and paper trying to write down the lyrics to Don't speak so I could sing it in my bedroom, but somehow I don't think I was ever successful in getting all the lyrics down. Before No Doubt I was mostly jamming out to Disney songs and musicals so Thanks to them I was able to move on to more profound music! Needless to say No Doubt will always be my favorite band. I've enjoyed seeing the great success Gwen and the guys have had through the years. I've gotten to see them live twice and i saw Gwen on her solo tour twice as well so with this new Album coming out I'm looking forward to catching them on Tour once again. I did get front row tickets to one of her solo shows and she touched my hand... yes truly a magical moment! I decided in celebration of them releasing the first track off their new album (Settle Down) I needed to sport some No Doubt Nails!  It's hard to believe it's been 11 years since the last album! Come on September 25th Hurry up and get here so I can get my hands on the new album!! 

Okay so the nails.... they are not as good as I wanted them to be. I really messed up on the checkerboard pattern somehow. I didn't practice it and just winged it and well it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Should have seen if I had a stamp I could have used. oh well! Was too late at night for me to do a redo and my bed was calling my name. But overall love the way the nails turned out. They look amazing from a distance too very tribal print vibe to them. 

Any of you excited for the new No Doubt CD?



  1. Great manicure! And I am really excited for the new No Doubt CD. I love them!

    1. Thanks! we've waited more than a decade for this a few more months cant be so bad!

  2. Longtime lurker here - but this mani just compelled me to post first time... DAMN THAT's A COOL MANI!!! I love everything, from the colours to the understated sponging effect to the fact that the writing is readable but not obvious. No Doubt should put this on their album cover.

    I even love the fact that the checkerboard pattern is "somewhat messed up" - that's part of what makes it look so organic and tribal to me, and therefore more difficult to recreate. I'd be interested to know if you got this onto your dominant hand.

    Man, if I could have somewhat FAIL, late-night manis that looked half as good as this...

    1. woah thanks so much for your comment! when i saw the "anonymous" i gotta say my heart sunk a little since Anon comments tend to be not so nice but you really knocked my socks off with your love! I didn't do this on my right hand I just painted each nail either red, yellow, or green and then continued with the really badly drawn checkerboard pattern, I didn't even post it because well it was very bad. If i have a somewhat complex mani i usually just do a complementing design on my right hand, but i've been known to rock two different looks on each hand from time to time. hah today i'm wearing pink on my left and purple on my right just cause i wanted to. hah gotta try to figure out how to get use out of all my bottles of polish! Thanks for being a longtime lurker and hopefully in the future I'll create more stuff that you'll enjoy enough to comment ; ) !


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