Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SNAAARKM Challenge: Day 2 - "The Classic"


“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
― Marilyn Monroe

Hey y'all! Day 2 of the SNAAARKM Challenge and we had to do something that is a 'classic'.  I can't think of anything more classic than Marilyn's signature diamonds & red lipstick. So I wanted to create a mani that did her justice. One thing for sure, that girl knew how to "smeyes/smize" (smile with your eyes, America's Next Top Model reference).  I have been recently inspired by Marilyn Monroe because of one of my new favorite shows: SMASH.  It's on NBC on Monday nights at 9pm. The 1st season just finished this past Monday night. It's a fabulous show! Katherine McPhee from American Idol is a main character alongside an actual Broadway star, Megan Hilty. They are both vying for the lead role of Marilyn in a Broadway musical about her life called "Bombshell".  Check it out!

For my Marilyn 'diamonds & red lipstick' classic mani, I chose to do a half moon mani.  I did 2 coats of OPI "Crown Me Already" (a stunning blend of silver glitters).  Next, I didn't have any of the little paper hole protectors to do my half-moon, so I used the tip of a fake plastic nail to make that crescent shape while I painted Essie "Forever Yummy" red over the silver glitters.  The half-moon design leaves just a small round part of the 1st under color showing by your cuticle.  I like how this turned out! 

Karen & Ivy both trying to get the lead of Marilyn....snarky

performance of "Touch Me" with clips of Karen & Derek's chemistry on SMASH

Well ladies...that's it for my snarky post on a classic mani!!! Hope y'all enjoyed! 


  1. hahaha! I'm watching Smash right now! Catching up on the last few episodes! Love that we both did half moons ;)

  2. Stunning! Love how you built a whole story around it. I can't believe you used 'Crown Me Already' - LOL I'm using that as part of one of the upcoming challenges ;)

  3. gorgeous!!!! love the red and the glitter together. and i always love your posts and how you have stories behind how you chose your mani. mine are boring. <3 you girl!