Pitbull is in the House!

So on Wednesday my friend Magda and I went to the Pitbull Concert (if I sound like a broken record, feel free to scroll on to the manicure photos- it is ok, I won’t hold it against you πŸ˜‰ ).

Even if you are not a Pitbull fan, or if you don’t even know who he is (though, at this point in time I’d be taking your home addresses and paying you a visit with a playlist of his songs – and head bobbing would be mandatory), you must know what it is like to go to a concert where the performer gave his/her all and you really feel a ‘part’ of the concert experience.Β  I am STILL on a concert high!

Pitbull’s songs have a really awesome tempo, each of his tunes is a hit in my books, and I don’t mind the raunchy lyrics (aka the “dirrrrty dirrrty dog” part) because I can’t help but tap my foot, bob my head and bust a move when I hear his work.Β  That’s it in a nutshell.Β  Add to this that Mr. 305 is a really Charismatic performer and you have a successful evening πŸ˜€Β  You can tell that he is in his element when he is onstage! He doesn’t need backup dancers or other onstage gimmicks, he is always dressed in a suit and rocks it every time (yes… I have seen him on stage before…).

I would like to share with you my Pitbull-inspired, concert-ready nails as well as some footage from the concert (all taken by my poorly charged camera- yup, that sums up how electronically prepared I was) πŸ˜‰

Manicure first:

Base: three coats of Models Own Juicy Jules (which I got from Harlow&Co)

Accent Nail: two coats of OPI Funny Bunny, Swarovski gems, and bigRuby tattoo

I know this nail tattoo is actually of a bulldog (but really, pitbull vs. bulldog… one and the same to my uneducated eye πŸ˜‰ ).

I can’t get enough of Juicy Jules… It is SO camera shy, but in real life it is BLINGTASTIC x1,000,000! The medium sized holographic glitter catches the light and just radiates awesomeness!

(thank you Carolina for sending me a sample of the bigRuby tattoos! I really wish you could have joined us at the concert too!)

And this is how I wore it πŸ˜‰

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Here is the best photo (on dying batteries) that I was able to get of Mr. 305:

I also recoded two Videos and I have them here for your viewing pleasure πŸ˜€

This is Pitbull’s newest hit: “International Love”

And this is one of my favourites: “Pause”

It’s ok… go ahead and watch those again πŸ˜‰ I’m not going to tell πŸ˜‰

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So tell me, are you a Pitbull fan? If not, did you at least enjoy my Pitbull inspired manicure?

Is there a performer you saw (or would love to see) Live on stage? Would you paint your nails specifically for the concert?

PS. I’m trying a new commenting system… I would love to hear your feedback (please be patient with former comments being uploaded onto the site).



  • AdelinaRadu

    Love theΒ manicure, loveΒ pitbullsΒ (dogs), but I really can’t stand the singer

    • I’m glad you like the manicure πŸ˜€
      I have heard a lot of people say that Pitbull (the performer) is really a Hit or Miss type of guy (You either love him or hate him)… his lyrics make him less popular with many (I overlook those, don’t take them seriously and get jiiggy to the Latin-style vibes) πŸ˜‰ But I am glad that there are so many many various artists out there- that way we can all find someone that makes us happy and want to get up and dance πŸ˜‰

  • Love the mani, the bulldog was a nice touch, I have yet to acquire this models own may sometime soon!
    OK I must say that until your post the other day on twitter (hangs head in shame ) I had never heard of Pitball, in my defense I am usually drawn to rock music πŸ™‚ So I decided to find out about him , my kids were in the room whilst I watching, my son says you know him!Β  The dance one you always dance to on Dance central(x-box), to which i promptly began singing and dancing around the room ‘I know you want me, You know I want cha, much to the embarrassment on my kids lmao!
    My favourite concert was Hyde Park Calling with Aerosmith headlining it , OMG awesome I think I would have to paint my nails to match his pants!
    Sorry this wa a long post!

    • Oh, if you stumble upon this shade Joanne I strongly encourage you to pick it up. This is not a linear holo, but gives you so much more because of the scattered medium glitter!
      Ha! You had a little bit of Pitbull in you (without even knowing it) πŸ˜‰
      I would have loved to see your rendition of that song (and the looks on your kids faces- I bet deep down they were proud πŸ˜‰ ).
      Oh Aerosmith must have been INCREDIBLE onstage! Wow! That sounds like a fun manicure idea! πŸ˜‰

  • Carolina

    Β I love everything on this post, your nails, pictures, videos and of course Pitbull!
    Oh Marta, I wish I was there with you and Magda singing and having fun.

    • Hey Carolina,
      I’m so glad you liked this post!
      I have a feeling that there may come a day where we enjoy a concert together! πŸ˜‰ just a hunch, wouldn’t that be fun!?

      • Carolina Garcia

        I would love that!!

  • love Pitbull’s rhythm,Β although hisΒ lyricsΒ are sexist and degrading forΒ womens… but i can resist to move when i hear his voice ;-D
    definitely would love to see him alive *.*
    lovely manicure πŸ˜€

    • Hi nail crazy,
      I agree with you! The Latin style rhythm of his sings are what attract me to his music. Yes, I cringe at times at his lyrics (and agree that they are often treating women as objects)… but just like you write, I am able to not take them seriously (standing firm in my beliefs and values) but that Voice is quite something eh! πŸ˜‰
      I hope you do get to see him onstage. His opening act was Flo Rider (you also may know him), who littered the stage with scandalously clad women, sprayed champage, took off his shirt, and wore a lot of diamond bling. Then comes on Pitbull (who’s lyrics are yes, sexist), but he was on stage alone, in a nice black suit, just loving what he does- very worth watching

  • Hey Melissa,
    Age is just a number πŸ˜‰ I felt like one of the older ones in the crowd too (though I will tell you that I was surprised with the GIANT age gap at this concert!!! There were a lot of 50+ year old and a LOT of little kids 8years or so!). Really wide range of fans- which was kind of neat! (a lot of men too)

    I think a concert manicure is so much fun! I am so very sorry to hear that you missed out on a recent concert bc of pneumonia πŸ™ I hope you have recovered/ or are on your way to recovering very quickly.

    Glad you enjoyed the videos πŸ˜‰

  • Love Pitbull!! The concert looks like it was awesome! Glad you had a great time πŸ™‚
    The mani is so cute! I’m a big fan of the Pitbull sticker (In my eye’s its essentially the same too) The holo glitter really is stunning on you!

    • Sincerely Stephanie,
      High five to another Pitbull fan πŸ˜‰
      The concert was great! We had really decent floor seats and I really enjoyed the show!
      I wish I was better at photographing this sparkly holo polish… Though it is not a linear holo, I feel that it catches the light much better and just sparkles all the time (sun or shade). πŸ˜€
      Thank you for your comment πŸ˜€

  • Love the manicure Marta! (I have never heard of him I’m afraid, googled a pic of him & up popped a pic of him practically giving it to JLO on stage doggie/Pitbull style! :-O )

    • LOL! I’m glad you like the manicure.
      Yes, he calls himself Mr International or Mr. 305 and his lyrics are a bit “dirrrty dog-ish”, and yet on stage he is quite well put together and has this super charismatic presence…
      But yes… Pitbull has some pretty raunchy lyrics and videos…

  • Your manicure came out great! Though I am a metal girl through and through, I really like Pitbull. Love the mix of hip-hop, Latin and reggaeton. Plus, I’m a sucker for a guy in a suit!

    • Hi Heather,
      I’m glad you like the blingy-manicure πŸ˜€
      Yes, Pitbulls music is quite a skip from the metal genre but it sure has it’s charm and you certainly defined his music well by calling it a mix of “hip-hop, Latin and reggaeton) πŸ˜€
      I have yet to see him in a video/stage performance without a suit (and that definitely gets a two thumbs up from me too) πŸ˜‰

  • Love the switch to Disqus! πŸ˜‰ Altho I’m biased but I hope it works out for you! (I’m still trying to figure out how to get blasted Blogger to use it for the mobile theme as well, but that’s another story)

    Yay for awesome concert experiences! Seeing your fave artist perform live is definitely a high! You guys were so close to the action. Those were great vids! And wow, how super appropriate is that mani? Bring on the bling with an adorable pup decal, amazing as always, Marta!

    • Hey Carmela,
      Thank you! I love getting comments and enjoy replying to them a lot (and my old method of replying was a little all over the place and you had to search out your reply etc). This is much cleaner looking (except I lost all of my previous comments and the comments don’t show up on mobile… but hopefully Peter can help me with that)… sorry for venting.

      Yes, we originally had assigned floor seating, and arrived right on time, but they went with an open-floor concept and no seats… I was impressed that we were about 8 ppl away from the stage (8 rows of people I guess)… but close enough πŸ˜‰
      Glad you like this πŸ˜€

  • Shannon,
    I really like how we are surrounded by various types of music – so that each one of us picks the genre/style that makes them happy πŸ˜€
    I can relate to Josh Groban… His voice is very powerful. He has been to London once and I regret not snatching up tickets before they sold out.
    Good on you for quitting nail biting and now having a lovely canvas for future manicures and concert manicures πŸ˜‰
    I’ll have to look up Alice in Chains (I’m afraid I’ve heard of them but never actually listened)… off to youtube πŸ˜‰

  • A new commenting system! I hope it posts comments faster than the old one did – that one took forever! By the way, this is NuΕ‘a typing, I have no idea how my nickname is gonna show on this new thing πŸ˜€

    I don’t listen to Pitbull because honesty, this kind of music makes me nervous – metal all the way! πŸ˜€ But I do feel your excitement! There is NOTHING like going on a concert of your favorite band – lettingΒ everythingΒ go, enjoying every second of it, let the beast in you out, scream like it’s your last day… Really, I FRIGGIN CAN’T WAIT FOR METAL CAMP this year. A week of pure heaven, pure hell, pure awesomeness. Ahhh <3
    (My profile picture is my work, taken at the Hammerfall concert – best day ever <3)

    On to the mani: I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF! This is really hard to believe probably, but when you announced that a Pitbull concert mani is coming soon, I thought: "Something blingtastic (yes, I got that word from you :D), stamping is essential and probably gems!" I absolutely love the final result, it's so awesome and so appropriate. And as far as the pitbull-bulldog thing goes: any dog would do for me xD

    I think I wrote too much, I'll stop now. πŸ˜€

    • It definitely posts A LOT faster – I LIKE! πŸ˜€

    • Nusa,
      Hey, I’d recognize you by your kind words πŸ˜‰
      I’m glad you find this sytem faster (I hope to keep it around as long as I can get back all of the other comments from my old commenting system – right now they are playing Casper the ghost) πŸ™

      LOL, yes, Mr. 305 (Pitbull) is kind of a love-it or hate-it type of guy… It is okay if we have different opinions πŸ˜€ that is what makes the world so unique and interesting πŸ˜€

      Sounds like you have something awesome to look forward to in terms of concerts πŸ˜€ how exciting! Glad you got what I meant by the ‘rush’ you get during a good live performance.

      And your comments are never too long! I love reading them and they are ALWAYS welcome.
      Glad you predicted the BLINGTASTIC πŸ˜‰

  • Alyssa Botello

    This is awesome! Idk if I’d ever pay to go to a Pitbull concert, but I really like his music πŸ™‚

    • Alyssa Botello
      I’m glad you like this manicure.
      Well, I feel sheepish… I paid for his concert twice (lol, but I like his stage presence enough to pay for it again… lol).
      I do like the Latin vibe of his songs πŸ˜€ I’m a sucker for that type of music… and Mr. 305’s voice too… I think I’m just a sucker all together πŸ˜‰

  • I’m not a super fan of Pitbull but I like his songs and all his colaborations with other singers. Everytime he made a song, it’s going to be a megahit. πŸ˜€ I love international love, probably because of Chris Brown, I love his voice. Anyway, once I saw him without sunglasses, I was like: What? This is Pitbull? πŸ˜€ If I’d meet him somewhere and he wouldn’t have his sunglasses on, I’d definitely think he’s just some random guy. πŸ˜€

    Great manicure, I love all the holographic sparkle. Perfect choice for a blingtastic concert! πŸ™‚Β 

    • Ivana,
      I have to agree with you that there are many MANY performers much easier on the eye than Pitbull, but his voice is INCREDIBLE in my opinion, and makes up for the ‘look department’… it is true, he kept his sunglasses on for the whole performance πŸ˜€

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ (and did my picture pop up?)

  • Jess NearlyNaturalNails
    Thank you!
    I think it is nice to juxtapose glitter with something more muted. I really enjoyed wearing this look.
    Thank you for the award… I’ll check it out πŸ˜€ xxx

  • Hehehe, how cute that you put an actual pitbull dog on your nails. I bet you had the best manicure at the concert! πŸ˜‰

    I like some of Pitbull’s songs, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a hardcore fan. Give Me Everything always makes me want to dance because the tempo is so catchy. And…hehe, I have a ‘voice crush’ on Ne-Yo. They collaborated well together – good dynamic with Pitbull’s raspy voice contrasting Ne-Yo’s buttery-smooth high-pitched voice.

    • Righ! I thought, when else can I take Pitbull, put him on my nail and carry him with me everywhere πŸ˜‰
      His music truly makes me want to get down and boogie (dance) πŸ˜‰ When you speak of Ne-Yo and having a voice-crush on him… I am over-the-top infatuated with Pitbull’s raspy latino-ish voice πŸ˜€ *swoon*
      Okay, I need to collect myself… glad you liked this blingtastic look. There was a girl there with NEON orange polish that was SO bright under the blue light! SO cool! I thought of your skittles πŸ˜€

  • Hi Myzeri Vishous:
    Oh, this was the second time I saw Pitbull live! I just can’t get enough of his voice and stage presence πŸ˜‰
    I like that you attend a lot of concerts. Years went by without me going to one… then I started last year and try to go every few months now- it is an awesome experience that you carry with you for a long time… it makes you enjoy the music much more πŸ˜€
    From the sounds of it, you are quite the avid concert goer! Good on you!
    Thank you for this kind comment