Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer- Beach Theme

We joined up with a group of bloggers who are doing a nail art challenge for the summer. This is my kind of challenge because we get to go at our own pace! The first theme is Beach Theme. Looks like a lot of us had a similar thought process for this theme. It's cool to see the different versions of the beach on everyone's nails!

I did a sponge gradient starting with a base of Sinful Colors Morning Star. This blue has a gorgeous glass fleck and it's definitely one of my favorite blues now. Then I sponged on China Glaze Sea Spray and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I painted OPI DS Classic on the tips to make sure the sparkles showed.




I loved the way the gradient turned out but when I sent it to my cousins Robin told me one of my nails needed an umbrella or beach ball. She was right. I checked my stamping plates for anything relevant but I didn't have anything. So I tried free-handing it! It's not perfect but it's my first time trying a free-hand design. I didn't have any acrylic paints on hand so I just grabbed some bright colors, a black polish, and a really thin brush. I can't wait to try again!




Check out the other blogs participating in the challenge!
  
Victoria



Alyson
Amanda
Hannah
Sue
Katee
Charlotte-Louise
Jessica
Karine
Jen
Jessica
Ashley
Pryanka
Maribeth
Kayono Lan
Sharra
Amanda

4 comments :

  1. This is so much fun! LOVE Morning Star! My Walgreens needs to hurry it up and get built! :o)

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  2. Very pretty! Screams beach fun to me :)

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  3. This looks really neat! I love the colors you chose!

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