Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Hottest 100 Day (AKA Australia Day)

OPI Skull & Glossbones, China Glaze Street Chic, OPI Mermaid's Tears, China Glaze Recycle, China Glaze Go Go Pink

Happy Australia Day everyone! My favourite thing about Australia Day, apart from the fact that you get a day off work, is that it is the day when Triple J does its Hottest 100 countdown! If you're one of my non-Aussie readers, Triple J is a national radio station and every Australia Day they have a countdown of the previous year's 100 top songs, as voted by listeners. This year there were 1,378,869 votes! It's 5pm here in Australia and so far they're up to #39 and two of the songs I voted for have popped up. Hooray!

Anyway, back to the manicure... everyone is guessing that Gotye will take out the top spot this year with his amazing song Somebody That I Used To Know. I voted for it and I really hope it comes in at #1! My manicure is inspired by the video for Somebody That I Used To Know, which you should all watch and listen to. I even stuck it in this post for you so you don't have to go searching for it! 

P.S. I have an increased level of respect for Jane from Nailside and her amazing patience for tape manicures. I did this mani with tape, and because I am an impatient lassie I took most of the sticky out of the sticky tape so I could use it over polish that wasn't 100% dry, so my lines aren't quite as clean as they could've been. 

The weather in Sydney today has been quite un-Australian. It's been pouring rain! I had planned on making a trip to the beach today, but sadly the weather's not really beach appropriate. There's also been a complete lack of sun, so my photos are a bit dodgy today. Sorry!

GOTYE got #1! Woo! And 8 of the 10 songs I voted for made it in the top 100! Woo!


  1. HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY! I <3 Hottest 100 too, Gotye will take it out this year for sure. Love the colours on your mani too :)

  2. Happy Australia day! My gosh this must have taken you AGES! It's awesome :)

  3. #1! Woo! Woo! Gotye got it!

    And yeah, it took me an embarrassing amount of time. But, when your plan for the day is to obsessively listen to the radio you have lots of time to do your nails!

  4. Happy Australia Day, your nails are gorgeous, I am definitely going to have to try this, it's amazing!!!!

  5. Very cool - Man I haven't listened to triple J for a while, now I'm feeling really old!

  6. I love this!! I saw it posted to a nail art tumblr and before reading the description stating the information i knew exactly what it was referencing! I love your nail looks and i am totally bookmarking your blog!

  7. The first time I heard this song on American radio I thought "This is that song that someone did a manicure of the video!" Awesome mani and thanks for introducing me to the song :)


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