True Blue

Disclaimer: Some press samples. See bottom for more.

True story: When I was a child, I wanted to be Madonna when I grew up.

It was the 80s, and Madonna was my JAM. I didn’t understand what “Like a Virgin” was about, or “Papa Don’t Preach,” because I was just a kid. But her pop music was everything to me! In fifth or sixth grade, I used an old, lace party dress from a relative and paired it with some jelly bracelet arm candy and lace gloves with no finger tips and went out as my pop icon for Halloween. I danced around the house to her music when my mom put her Madonna albums on the turn table, and sang along when her songs came on the car radio.

Obviously, I didn’t grow up to be Madonna. And truth be told, I lost interest in Madonna’s music in the 90s when she did the album “Erotica.” I did enjoy “Bedtime Stories,” but didn’t buy another new Madonna album after that one.

So what does this all have to do with my nail art today?!

My mom has the 45-inch vinyl record of Madonna’s single, “True Blue.” The record is a translucent, pretty blue hue. I loved that record – it was my favorite color! It’s a happy childhood memory, thinking of my mom putting “True Blue” on the record player.

When I saw the MoYou London stamping plate with the image of Madonna from the “True Blue” album cover, I had to have it! I ordered a few plates about a month and a half ago, and this was the plate I couldn’t wait to use, to think about my childhood, my love for Madonna’s music and dancing around the house with my mom.

So that’s the inspiration for this nail art post – my childhood obsession with Madonna!

Here’s what I used:

  • Beautifully Disney Off to the Ball on all nails except the pinky
  • Jesse’s Girl Julie G Sleigh Ride from the Holiday 2013 Frosted Gum Drops collection as an accent nail on the pinky.
  • Blue and green foil used on the thumb
  • Spike cones and chains used on index finger
  • Adoro Precious jewel in Tear Drop – Light Yellow (although these are clear, must be a misprint!) and other rhinestones from various wheels on middle finger
  • Image of Madonna from MoYou London Time Traveller Stamping Nail Art Plate Collection in Back to the 80s – 01 on the ring finger

When I think about Madonna, the way I remember from my childhood, I think of edgy clothing and bling, and lace and teased hair. I couldn’t help but use rhinestones and of course, spike cones! The mani was both delicate but edgy at the same time – perfect Madonna!

I used to tease my mom that I wanted to inherit her vinyl records someday. I might have moved on to digital music, but there’s always going to be a place in my heart and mind for Madonna and that “True Blue” record.

Do you have a story like this? Who was your music icon when you were a kid?! And I mean elementary school – because my music tastes changed in middle school and high school. And I’m sure that’s a story for a whole other mani, lol!

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Disclaimer: I received the Adoro Precious jewels for review as part of being a Renowned Artist for Nail Art Society. All other items purchased by me. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!