Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 1 - Bees

Theodora from Red Hair and Black Nail Polish and Kaki from GlitterObsession  put together a Summer Challenge for the month of July! They came up with some fun ideas and it's an every-other- day nail art challenge. I'm pretty excited as this is going to be the first nail art challenge I do where I have a deadline. I'm not very good at those when it comes to nail art (I'm sure you have noticed my Copy Cat Sat's are Copy Cat Sun's a lot of the time), so we'll see what happens. :)

Day 1 (July 1st) is Bees. Here is my take on Bee Nails.
So what do you think? I didn't even know where to start on this one, but I always like to use new polishes that I haven't tried yet. This time I started with Sally Hansen Pixel Pretty for my base - it was one of my only untried blues, so I felt the need to use it.  After that, I painted on my flowers and bees with a small paint brush and my new dotting tools. I used so many colors for this, I'll just list them out:
  • Sally Hansen Pixel Pretty
  • Pure Ice Super Star!
  • Sally Hansen Lite
  • Spoiled I Only Eat Salads
  • NYC Taxi Yellow Creme
  • NYC Uptown
  • NYC High Line Green
  • Spoiled Pretty In Punk
  • Julep Brooke
  • Priti NYC Red Ace Rose
  • Salon Perfect Tangy Tangerine
  • COS BAR (no name purple)
  • Pure Ice Black Rage
Here is a photo of Sally Hansen's Pixel Pretty all by itself.
As always, thank you so much for looking! A full outline of the challenge can be found here. Please be sure to check out the other participants in this challenge!

  1. Theodora from Red Hair and Black Nail Polish
  2. Kaki from GlitterObsession
  3. Cuti-CLUE-les
  4. Whimsical Glam
  5. Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue
  6. Sangy from Lipgloss Affairs
  7. Taya from Taya
  8. Kelly from Adventures in Nail Art
  9. Diana from Nails by Diana
  10. Alexis Leigh from -XOXO Alexis Leigh
  11. Namira from Namira Rahman
  12. Chiro from Nail of This Week
  13. IsaBella at IsaBella's World
  14. Beautilicious Blogger
  15. Nikki from Little Green Heart
  16. Peace Love and Polish


  1. This is so pretty and bright, perfect for summer! Do you need the code for inlinkz to add?

    1. Thanks! I was able to add my link to your page. Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun painting them. I layered a bit too much on my index finger. You can't see it in the photo, but it sticks up a bit too much. :P

  3. Awh!! I love this. You did an amazing job :D

  4. Oh gosh I love it! The flowers are so colorful and that base color is gorgeous! Email me so I can send you the link to get the code to put the tool in your post!

  5. this is just gorgeous... colors, combinations everything so perfect!!

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! I really appreciate that - I did spend a lot of time on it...maybe a little too long...haha. :)

  6. I really love your work! I made a bee inspired design too Like a Bee :)

  7. Oh wow, the flowers are so beautiful!! Love this mani! And the Sally Hansen polish is gorgeous :D

    1. Thank you, Theodora! I am really pleased with how my flowers turned out...honestly I just kept painting layers until I got them to a point where I liked them. And I totally agree about the Sally Hansen polish - I have a green one too called Hi-Def and I can't wait to find an good way to use it.

  8. this is beautiful beyond words!!! *whispers* i think this one may be my favorite yet! :x

    1. That is so sweet, thank you! I am pretty proud of this one...I don't want to remove it to do my next mani. Thank you so much for the kind words!


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