Monday, 22 September 2014

Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it! 31 Day Challenge, Day 22 - Inspired By A Song, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

I really liked this prompt! I've been listening to music during some of my other manicures and waiting for inspiration, and I chose to do a manicure based on the song Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend. Here are some of the lyrics:

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl's best friend.
A kiss may be grand: but it won't pay the rental on your humble flat 
or help you at the automat.
Men grow cold, as girls grow old,
and we all lose our charms in the end.
But square cut or pear shape, these rocks don't lose their shape:
 Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Tiffany's! Cartier!
 Black star! Frost Gorham! Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it!

I rummaged through my blue polish drawer and unearthed an unnamed pale Tiffany's blue by Portmans. Four coats later and I stamped some diamonds on the accent nail using Bundle Monster BM09, and stuck some little heart studs on the other nails. The silver stamping doesn't really have enough contrast but it's getting late so there you go.

As a bonus, here's Marilyn Monroe performing the song in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes:

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend from Ars Memorandi on Vimeo.

And here's an audio-only version of the cover/adaptation by Nicole Kidman from the movie Moulin Rouge:

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I'm pretty fascinated by the way that, so far, everyone has chosen to do blue nails. Maybe music is blue coloured? :)


  1. Lovely I really the interpretation of the song (: And I love the stamping as always (:

    1. Thanks! I liked the idea better in inspiration than execution :/ but you can't always get it like you imagine. I think a better contrast for the stamping would help, but I like the diamond design.