Mini Challenge #4
For this week’s Mini Challenge, the queens had to create a nail art look based off of their personal style icon.
Gentlemen, start your engines, and may the best woman win!
My muse should be pretty obvious. I chose to model my nails after my biggest drag inspiration: Manila Luzon.
My thumb nails are cute little caricatures of the queen herself. They were harder to do than I expected on such a strange, tiny canvas.
My pointer fingers are model after her I (mush) Manila tee shirts.
My middle fingers portray Cookie Monster to commemorate her Cookie Couture look from Drag U. (Did someone say mangina?!)
My ring fingers show a king from chess. The most important piece. This is a reference to her “One Night in Bangkok” cover in which she sports a chess-inspired head piece.
And lastly, my pinkies are little flags of Philippines!
I kept the colors minimal as I felt the basic primaries complimented each other well and kept them all tied together despite being so different.
My muse for creating these nails was Raven, one of my all time favorite drag queens. I incorporated both grungy and elegant elements into them, two things that remind me very much of her. I used a black nail polish along with black/purple glitter, rhinestones, chains, and black feathers to construct five pairs of unique nails. I personally love them and I hope that you do too! This queen is ready to take flight and soar over the competition!
Let me just start off by saying this is the first time I have painted my nails or anyone’s for that matter! I’m proud of it and I think it’s cute!
I have quite a few drag inspirations but the person I chose was Detox.
When I think detox, I think black and neon colors. That’s why I went with black and hot pink. And also I get a reptilian feel from her so that’s what I tried to incorporate in the glitter, blue and green.
(btw I would have used fake nails but I couldn’t find any that weren’t already painted.)
My nails were inspired by my muse Jer Ber Jones. Jer Ber Jones was one of the founders of the drag movement “tranimals,” along with Squeaky Blonde and Fade-Dra. Jer Ber is known for her mormon indian dollar store chic, and her original spin on everything she does. One of the more prominent features of her look is her nails, which are often smeared all over her fingers as well as her nails. She is one of the main reasons I ever became interested in the drag culture and is my unofficial drag aunt. Imperfections are perfections tbh. I decided to troll just a little and paint my entire hand because priorities. Paint the skin gold, plop some pink, and HiGhLigHt with some white sorry bout it. Nails are obvi my NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AND YOU CAN OBVI TOTES TELL YEAH YOU’RE WELCOME I SPENT ABOUT 16 HOURS PERFECTING THIS CRAFT JK ILY BAI
My inspiration atm is Iggy Azalea. I wanted to create 5 different nails and just duplicate them to the best of my ability for each hand. The first nail symbolizes her album cover for her song Work, which I am in love with. She features a palm tree bathing suit in it and ever since then I wanted one for myself. Another iconic look from her is her ombre purple outfit which is why I attempted to create that with my middle finger. As for the one with all the crazy colors, Iggy wears some crazy things sometimes, i.e. patterns, prints and I wanted to show that. For my pinky, I wanted just a simple glitter nail with a nude base because even though Iggy is a crazy bitch she is still glamorous at the same time.
One of my icons is the ever fabulous, Dita Von Teese. So for my nail look I wanted something that emulated her, elegant, stylish, but with a slight edge. So there’s white, lace, purple glitter, sequins, gems and chains. An eclectic mix, but still quite stylish, and definately something I would wear.
My Celebrity idol for this week was Lady Gaga! My nails include, a purple leopard spot to represent her outfit during Glitter and Grease, Just Dance, and Beautiful Dirty Rich at the Monster Ball. A Nail based on the single cover for the song Judas. A nail based on the Pokerface outfit from the Monster Ball. A nail based on the red lace outfit from the Bad Romance music video. And a nail based on hair from the fame gaga, with straight bands, and blonde hair that fades into lavender blonde.
My nail skills aren’t the best, but I enjoyed this challenge (:
For my nail art I was inspired by one of my drag muse and inspiration , my favorite singer : Katy Perry !
Her aesthetic is so colorful , I chosed to focus on one of her most known music video which is California Gurls . I think it represent a huge part of Katy Perry’s world .
On my left hand I represented Katy on my thumb with the blue wig and red lips . Then I did cute things like a glitter heart , Xmas sugar cane , cupcake and ice cream .
On the other hand I did the pink candy floss cloud , candy , a cookie and a rainbow .
I think my muse is very well represented in my nail art !
Ultruh B. Violet
My nails were dedicated to my drags original inspiration herself, Ursula the Sea Witch. I did have a vibe that the judges were hoping for living style icons, but Ursula is timeless and will live on forever in our mothafukkin hearts <3. I tried to tell Ursula’s life story with the nails. Ursula is in the middle, formed by the two thumb nails coming together and the index tentacles. On my left hand is what Ursula covets most, the trident, and on the right hand is the shell Ursula used as a vessel for Ariel’s voice.
The inspiration I based my nail look off of was Salvador Dali, my favorite painter. He made surrealist paintings, so I used the same colors that he used in many of his paintings: blue, yellow, red, and orange. He also had a really sweet mustache which is why i have it extending out of both of my pinkies. This was the first time I’ve ever painted my nails, and it was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be lol but I really wanted to do Dali because he had such a huge mind and was very talented, and I admire that.
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