Ok, so it’s supposedly summer, and I wanted to do something summery. 🙂 So I allowed myself to be inspired by one of my favourite Beatles songs…
I still wanted to keep it kinda low key (instead of psychedelic) so I started with a sort of blank canvas.
This is GOSH Miss Sweety, which is a gorgeous peachy nude and I always avoid it because I think peachy nudes don’t suit me… until I put it on for a layering or something and am reminded of how much I love it.
And then there’s a moment of regret I’m not wearing it on its own.
I went on to stamp red strawberries using China Glaze Hey Sailor and an older BM plate.
And then finally used my trusty toothpick method to add leaves and dots in Sinful Colors Happy Ending and Colorama Redcurrant Jelly to make the strawberries look more like… well, strawberries, instead of random red blobs of colour.
I wanted to practice my sponging some more, so I did and combined it with today’s challenge — stripes.
I painted my nails with Sinful Colours Mint Apple, then sponged the tips with China Glaze Trendsetter.
After that (in keeping with the task) I added freehand stripes using the BYS nail art polish in Mirror Blue.
I love the complimenting colours with the similar finishes. This is definitely my favourite mani of this challenge atm. I’m dreading the fact that I have to take it off soon to go on with the challenge. 😛
I really need to step up with this challenge. While doing this, I’ve accumulated so many new polishes this past week that I can’t wait to try that I’m a little bit frustrated…
Here’s day 9: rainbow nails!
I painted my nails with two coats of Models Own Beth’s Blue — a gorgeous periwinkle pastel creme. (I have so much love for this shade!)
Then I used a toothpick dipped in a variety of polishes (China Glaze Hey Sailor! – Alix Avien No 180 – SH Mellow Yellow – Sinful Colors Innocent – Alessandro Turquoise Ocean – SpaRitual Circle of Life – ChG Flying Dragon).
I had kids call this “rasta-nails”. 😀 I think we need to re-examine what rasta means with them. 😛
p.s. I picked up my first MAC lipstick today — Impassioned — and I think I am absolutely in love. My previous everyday lippe was Make Up Store’s Pout, but I wanted a change for the warmer weather… and Impassioned makes me so happy. 😀