Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 10 - Tropical Drinks

Day 10 (July 19th) of the Summer Challenge is Tropical Drinks. Somehow I got all mixed up and did my manis out of I am late on this one. Whoops. :) The good news is, I have my sea shells mani done and it is scheduled - so we know that one will be one time. Heehee.

Anyway, I thought this was a fun little theme, but was clueless about how I would actually do tropical drinks on my nails. I knew that I wanted to be really colorful with this one, so I decided to do a drink on each nail with a pretty 'ocean' in the background. :)

This blue background is a color that I mixed a LONG time ago...when I was in highschool. Somehow, it has held up really well, and is still easy to apply. I'm not exactly sure of the colors I used to make it, but I know one of the colors was a pearly white from Wet n Wild...back before they named their colors. It was just a number, but the sticker fell off a long time ago. Anyway, after that, I painted on my tropical drinks. I didn't really paint anything specific. I just picked pretty, summery looking colors and went to town.

I used a lot of colors for this, so I'm listing them out:
  • Pure Ice Super Star!
  • NYC Taxi Yellow Creme
  • essie meet me at sunset
  • Spoiled Let's Get Sushi
  • NYC High Line Green
  • Pure Ice Wild Thing
  • Misa What A Wonderful Day
  • Zoya Wednesday
  • Zoya Lo
  • my handmade no-name light blue shimmer
Here is my no-name base color all by itself.

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, too!

  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. I Love it ! You did such a great job on the stickers that for a minute I seriously thought they were stickers LOL! :)

    1. Haha thanks - I was pretty proud of myself for painting these left-handed. It was hard! :)

  2. So pretty and I love the colors!! very appropriate for summer :]

  3. This manicure is really nice. Your coctails make me to want to drink them.

    1. Thanks Taya! I tried hard to make them look tasty. :)

  4. These are so cute. They make me want to sit by a pool and sip cocktails...mmm...

    1. Wouldn't it be nice if we were doing that right now...I could really use some serious relaxation like that!


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