Saturday, April 17, 2010

Third Eye Blind Mani (on not-Nine Inch Nails)

I love Third Eye Blind.  I loved their music back in the late nineties and I've kept some of those songs (Semi-Charmed Life, Never Let You Go, Jumper, How's It Going to Be, Losing a Whole Year) on my iPod top list.  Even if they haven't produced a ton of CDs or a boatload of hits, I've enjoyed their first album for a long time now.  So when I discovered that my undergrad was having a Third Eye Blind concert, I was was excited.

I'm so excited, I already did my Third Eye Blind mani.  Yay for concert time!

Third Eye Blind Nails
I started by painting my nails with two coats of China Glaze Recycle.  When that dried, I Konaded plate M73 using the music notes design (glad I finally have something to use this one for!).  Using my black and silver stripers, I painted an eye on my third finger (aka my ring finger).  Then I topped it all with some Seche Vite!

Although I really debated about it, I decided to clean up the lashes (they would wash off anyway before tomorrow night):
I like it better with short lashes!

China Glaze Recycle
And a rather blurry but very color-authentic shot of China Glaze Recycle.

And my Third Eye Blind CD!  I got this for my 14th birthday - along with a CD alarm clock.  It has lived in my CD alarm clock since (and I hate to admit, but this CD alarm clock is still my only CD player.  It works just as well as the day I got it!)  I listen to Third Eye Blind on my iPod now though.

and a totally unrelated Delilah being the Karate Kid (yes, she's excited about the remake too).

Hope you like my concert mani.  Have a fun Saturday everyone!!


The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

I can't help you with what to wear since I don't really go to concerts much either, but I really love the manicure!

Skye said...

this is so cute and creative now you have a evil eye for protection lol

Unknown said...

Thank you so much The Student's Guide - I appreciate the compliment!

Skye - thank you!! haha, I didn't even think of it looking like the evil eye! that totally cracks me up. Hope it does give me protection - you never know what kind of hoodlums will be hanging around my undergrad (kidding, kidding of course). Thanks :)

Susie said...

Super creative. PRETTY.

Green Stone said...

Oh my god I LOVE THAT CD. I still have the original CD from when I was a teen too!

The nails are fantastic!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Susie!!

Unknown said...

ahh, Kate, I'm so glad to hear from a fellow Third Eye Blind lover!!! I knew we had a lot in common (aside from polish love, of course! lol). Glad you love the nails :D I am stupendously excited about them.

ShortAndSweetNails said...

I'm loving this mani!!!
Unfortunately I'm not a fan of that particular band but so cool you get to go and enjoy. I do go to concerts a lot but I don't wear anything special...jeans and something black on top...LOL

salla said...

Just wear something light and comfortable. I usually wear just a band t-shirt and jeans because the show room always gets heated up. That's what I always wear to concerts and I go see concerts as often as possible (aka as often as there's any good bands coming to Finland :D)

I love the mani and I love the band. I got the chance to see Third Eye Blind live about a year ago and their set was amazing. Hearing Semi-Charmed Life live was a moment I thought I'd never get to live :D I do love their first album the most even though I was only 8 years old when it came out and I took years before I get to know to the band :D

Kelsey said...

I'm so jealous you're seeing Third Eye Blind!!! It's going to be such an amazing concert :) Is J going with you?

And I love this mani, how'd you paint the eye? It looks so cool!

Cyan said...

What better excuse to do a manicure than for a concert?! First off, I love the colors you used for the manicure. Great choice! But besides that, what a creative design! Love the eye as an accent nail, with the subtle music notations on the other nails - perfect for the concert you're going to. Hope you have a great time!

Leanne Lai Ying said...

i wanna see them ): AIYOO ><
those nails are love <3

Heather said...

I love that cd <3 I listen to Jumper almost every single morning. Blink 182 was the last concert I've seen as well, this past summer.

Sara Elizabeth said...

i gave your blog an award!

Liz said...

When I first saw the photo, I thought the eye must have been some kind of konad stamp! It looks like the type of thin you'd see in a comic book or graphic novel. Very cool!
Hope you have/had fun at the concert!

ch3rryco1a said...

Love Third Eye Blind! Love this mani! (Need Recycle.. haha) And I think you should just wear jeans and your favorite t-shirt! Concerts are casual and I bet you'll have a pretty cool crowd at a third eye blind show. :)

Rhea said...

I love the manicure, but I can't help with what to wear, since I've never been to a concert :L

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