June 15, 2023

June was a quick month but that doesn't mean our BSTies didn't knock out some amazing manicures inspired by the "Misheard Lyrics" theme. All of us over at HQ are just continually stunned by how fantastic each month's showing.

Big congrats to Bevin, our big winner for June!


Danielle H

My misheard lyric is Madonna: Last night I dreamt of some Pedro. PPU products used are All Mixed Up Lacquer Fur-ociously Cringy and Anchor and Hearts Sea Glass matte top coat.

Faith S

"We found dove in a soapless place" -Rihanna
Blueberry lemonade 2.0 (Noodles) from rewind last year reminded me of one of our Buff City soap bars
Angie G
Misheard Lyric- Really love your beaches want to shake your tree. Steve Miller Band - The Joker.
PPU - Pahlish Catbus
Annie M
Based on the misheard lyric "Starbucks Lovers" in Taylor Swift's song Blank Space, here is my green and white coffee mani using two past PPU purchases, Apipla Smudge Free Top Coat and Glisten and Glow Quick Dry Top Coat.
Bevin B
In Mr Jones by Counting Crows I thought he said flamingo dancer but alas it is "flamenco" . I used Cuticula Mic Drop base and Limitless top coat from PPU. The polish is WFL Mind Your Own Biscuits and Life will be Gravy
Crystal S
Polishes used- Atomic polish sour apple rings and cuticula gummy bears mic drop. Theme- mine isn't so much as "misheard" as "my husband is a weirdo" lyrics lol. When I first met him, he used to sing "scoop the cat box, scoop the cat box, the kitties really like it" instead of the chorus to Rock the casbah by the clash lol. I didn't really know the song, and I thought that was how it went and thought it was really weird for a song to be written about scooping a cat box. So my nails are happy kitties lol
Fergie F
Misheard Lyric - "It doesn't make a difference if we're naked or not". Which the correct lyric from Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ is “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not”.
Polish- Pink, Pink Sugar by Lumen Nails
Jessica R
Based off of the GREAT Janis Joplin’s “Me & Bobby McGee.”
Actual Lyrics are: “Windshield wipers slappin’ time, I was holdin’ Bobby’s hand in mine.” I hear: “Windshield wipers, turpentine…”
Used Lumen Pink Pink Sugar until I realized that I needed to jazz it up just a little to represent Janis’ fun, eclectic beauty. So, I added Phoenix Cotton Ice. Both from PPU May ‘23. Also, big shout out to Lumen for switching to a wide paddle brush—game changer for me!
Laurel S
Inspired by the actual lyric "excuse me while I kiss the sky" Great Lakes Lacquer Come Again (March 2023)
Melissa H
Song: Do Not Disturb
Misheard Lyrics: Do like the stars
Originally Lyrics: Do Not Disturb
Jan23 PPU Strike a Pose-idon
Jan 23 PPU Blacksmith to the gods (middle and pinky)
In my head I decided to combine both the lyric and misheard lyric. Which in my mind made it dark and moody with ever changing skys with sparks of stars. (redo forgot pic last time)
Anya B
"Sherry don't like it. Rock the cat box." (The Clash - Rock the Casbah)
Fancy Gloss - Just Be Happy
Polish Pickup December 2020
Megan D
Using Stella Chroma Oh Crikey
My husband sings total eclipse of my fart instead of my heart. Our daughter thought those were song lyrics and sung it out loud when the solar eclipse was a big thing a couple years back
Brittany R
I was inspired by Jason Waterfalls (chasing waterfalls). I've never done waterfall nails before, and I'm kind of obsessed now.
PPU polishes used: Cadillacquer- lord of the sea, and Whatcha- frozen orchid
Bec F
Black widow by Iggy Azalea but I hear (as if using a baby talk voice) "like a black widdle, baby"
Used Fair Maiden 'Dilly dahlia'
Samara H
Fair Maiden - Limey Bean
Inspired by “I Like Big Butts and a can of lime” (I like big butts and a cannot lie) - Baby Got Back by Sir Mix A Lot
Leah M
I just found out the original lyrics to Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” were “Tutti frutti, good booty” but they changed it to “Tutti frutti, oh rootie” to be more family friendly. But now when I hear the song I can’t unhear “good booty.”
This mani is Dany Vianna’s Pebble Road (PPU May 23) over Fancy Gloss Bunny.
Nicole A
I went with Closer by the Chainsmokers… my lyrics:
So, baby, pull me closer
In the back seat of your Rover
That I know you can't afford
By that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of that mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain't ever getting over
But instead of by that tattoo is bite, and instead of getting over is getting older. Not a big change but yeah haha
I used Anchors and Heart Lacquer - Mermaid tears base coat
Ethereal - Sakura
DRK - Prince
Cutícula - QDTP
Amanda B
Inspo: Blood, Sweat, and Tears by BTS
Misheard lyrics: MONEY MONEY MONEY
Actual lyrics: Want it more and more and more (but in Korean lol)
First I decided gold would be good for the misheard lyrics "money" theme. Then I figured purple would be a good pairing to make it look regal. THEN I remembered that purple is the BTS fandom color, so everything is really on theme to the inspo lol
Thumb/ring: made a decal using Baroness X fluid art polish in Vermeil and Specter, and Holo Taco - Glamethyst and Indigo Away
Index: Holo Taco - Glamethyst
Middle: Wildflower - Pretty Puddle
Pinky: Baroness X - Vermeil
Kitty L
Cupcake bathhouse.
Song prince "raspberry beret/raspberry mermaid"
Patricia V
Treo - Exhilaration. Musical nails because English is my second language and I pretty much mishear all songs.
Kayla C
When I was little a favorite giggle was to change the words of “achy breaky heart” to “achy breaky fart” soo here are some hearts, not farts! To celebrate lol
I’m using the last PPU, GLL- “documentaries till 4am” here
Alyson B
Statler Brothers' Original lyrics "Counting flowers off the wall. That don't bother me at all"
Misheard lyrics "Eating flowers off the wall. That don't bother me at all"
Kathleen & Co- Winter's Dusk
Vibrant Vinyls base & top coat in Chocolate
Sarah S
Fair maiden sweet tooth
Teri B
The most common misheard lyric that comes to mind (and considering that several makers used T-Swift as inspiration, her lyrics must be misheard often enough, lol) for me is “All the lonely Starbucks lovers” instead of “Got a long list of ex lovers”. Figured this mani went with that theme, lol.
Polish is Pahlish’s Delivery by Broomstick from September 2021’s PPU.
Si Y
Misheard Lyrics: Mr Blue Sky-y
Correct Lyrics: Please turn me over
from 'Mr Blue Sky' by Electric Light Orchestra
Used Wildflower Lacquer Arctic Passage
Liz R
Im.late but I still want to do my 2 chicken in paradise
Do you have a favorite? We just can't choose!