#ablecaw14 Week 4: Play That Song

I had an epiphany one night 
Looking at the endless star-filled sky 
The world is ours 
The world is ours 
Seven billion stars 
We're all we are 
The world is ours 
Hello world, the sun is rising 
It doesn't matter who you are, the sun still sets the same 
Hello world, undivided 
Don't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game 

Why am I starting this post with song lyrics? Well of course it's time for the second Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge manicure of this week and the theme is Play That Song. By the way, do you happen to know which song that is? Keep reading and you'll find out. ;)

From the very beginning of this challenge I have known which artists music I would use as an inspiration for these music nails, I just only had to figure out which song I wanted to interpret on my nails. Eventhough I haven't been a big fan of any band/artist for quite some years, there are still some that are well above the rest for me. 

You know, I pretty much started my music listening and music fan career with Back Street Boys... Yeah, I was a huge fan, one of those cover every inch of your walls with the posters (especially Nick Carter) -type of fan... :DD After BSB I spent my teen years listening music from Placebo to Tori Amos and quite few Finnish bands like Apulanta or HIM. Getting older (not old - oldER) has meant that my music taste has become a bit more versatile and I pretty much listen to every kind of music, but there's still some that like more than others and few that are really special to me. Of course all that music from my teen years have also stuck with me, but nowadays if someone would ask my favorite bands/artists my answer would probably include Coldplay (I've actually done nails from a Coldplay song before), Florence + the Machine and Aloe Blacc - especially Aloe Blacc. And there you have it - I just had to do my nails from one of Aloe's songs!

I might even say that Aloe's I Need a Dollar is the best song in the world, it's sooooo good! If you aren't familiar with that song, you should really go and listen it! However, I didn't want to do dollars on my nails so I chose another Aloe's song.

I chose Hello World which is newer song from Aloe Blacc but just as good! I really love this song and I tried to do this earth + starry sky/space image on my nails that I always have in my mind when I listen to the song.

Love, love, love that song and also the video too! No song with the word epiphany in the lyrics can't really be bad, right?! :D

In addition to the world and the starry sky, I also wanted to include the cover picture of the song, so I did that on my thumb. I tried do make it a bit messy as the original one isn't plain white either, but I think I made it a bit too messy. Oh well, at least it looks somewhat recognizable.

I used quite a few polishes for these nails, though you can't maybe tell that right away.

Sally Hansen Nail Rehab*
Essie After School Boy Blazer* 1 coat
Essie Blanc
Essie Lapiz of Luxury
Zoya Dream*
Zoya Payton*
Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low*
Hits Phenomena Moonbow
Emily de Molly Bellissima
Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art White*
Color Club Top Coat

What do you think of my Hello World nails? And tell me, what kind of music do you guys listen to?  

Disclosure: I have gotten all the polishes marked with * originally for review. Others I have bought my self. For more information view my disclosure policy. 


  1. Mahtavat kynnet ja sopii inspiraatioonsa todella hyvin. Kappale oli täysin uusi tuttavuus, en ollut kuullut esittäjästäkään. :D Vieläkin aika rajoittunut musiikkigenrejen sisällä, metallia ja elokuvamusiikkia.

    1. Kiitos paljon! Ajattelinkin, että tää on varmaan vieraampi kappale ainakin täällä Suomessa kun ei oo hirveesti missään soinut. :)

      Tää oli muuten aika hauska haaste, pääsi tutustumaan monenlaiseen musiikkiin. :))

  2. Love it, didnt know that song though.

    1. Glad you liked this, hope you liked the song too! :)

  3. Great nail art! This looks amazing and perfect :-D

  4. Mahtavat kynnet! Ja tykkään kovasti nuista käytettyjen lakkojen kuvista ku ovat noin laitettu...

    1. Kiitos paljon! :) Koitin saada ne jotenkin kivasti mahtumaan kuvaan kun niitä oli niin paljon. Kiva kuulla, että tykkäsit! :)

  5. It's so beautiful and a really neat take on the starry/galaxy type of nail! I would love to see a tutorial for this or could you explain how you made the white and blue blurry line on the nail?

    1. Thank you so much! :) I'm not so sure if I can explain it so that it would make some since, so maybe I'll do a tutorial for you and that way it's easier to explain. :)

    2. That would be awesome! I really like the way it looks and would love to be able to recreate something like it :)