Monday, December 3, 2012

Aussie Christmas Challenge 2/12 - 6 White Boomers

I have a confession to make... I have no idea what "6 White Boomers" is. I think that's supposed to make me un-Australian. But I asked around my friends and none of them have any idea what it is either. So maybe we're just in the wrong generation, or it's not very well-known by people who grew up in the city, or something. 6 White Boomers is an Christmas song by Rolf Harris about how Santa uses white kangaroos to pull his sleigh instead of reindeer for the Australian leg of his trip.

If I was any good at nail art or stamping I would try and do a kangaroo on my nails, but I'm not, so I decided to go for something a bit more abstract. I did undies to represent a night sky, and then taped off white stripes for the white kangaroos. The night sky was created with two coats of Ulta3 Midnight, a midnight-blue crelly. I used one coat of a Japanese polish I picked up for $2.80 from Daiso, Winmax Delicia 192, a sheer grey with a dusting of tiny holo and iridescent glitter, to mimic the look of stars. It was the best I could do without having Essie Starry Starry Night!



Actually now that I listen to the lyrics again it says that they're riding through the blazing sun... But whatever :p

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    1. Thanks! Haha creative, really? Or just lazy :p

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  2. Bahaha this made me laugh. I'm surprised at how many people don't know the song. Maybe you had to have parents who bought lame Christmas CDs lol. And I love your simple representation of it, I was skipping this one haha

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    1. This is literally the first time I've ever heard of it! But my parents are Chinese and English so probably weren't very into the whole Aussie Christmas thing anyway :p I can't wait to see other people's interpretations!

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  3. Ha ha ha, I was going to ask if I could join in on this Aussie Xmas challenge but I didn't know what the 6 white boomers were and I couldn't think of anything to do for that day, so I didn't ask lol! But in my defense, I am a kiwi and grew up in NZ, but been living in Australia a looooooong time, so I feel like I should know lol. xox

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    1. You should definitely join! The other themes are a lot easier haha.

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