Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 16 - Recreate Your Favorite Manicure!

Day 17 (July 31st) of the Summer Challenge is Recreate Your Favorite Manicure. For this one, I chose Chiro's mani from Day 8 - Beach. This manicure just jumped out at me, and since I have only done 1 water marble ever, and I have never tried anything like this, I just had to give it a go. I just got a new polish called China Glaze Ride The Waves with my last Copious credit, which just came in the mail yesterday (perfect timing!!), and also used Pure Ice Super Star!. For the base, I went with Wet n Wild Lost Love, which took 3 coats (it's very thin). Here it is.


I ending up doing this mani with tape in order to get clean wavy lines. I used a pair of craft scissors to cut the wave, and then added the white. After that dried, I used the same pieces of tape to mask off the area for my water marble. This is only the second time I have done a water marble, and it went pretty well, but it was difficult to clean up the water, so I had to worry about getting smudges. For the water marble, I used China Glaze Ride The Waves, Julep Jessica, and Pure Ice Superstar!. After I finished the water marble, I added the silver using NYC Tribeca Silver. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, except for my middle finger. Oh well, perfection is always hard to achieve. :)

Well, this is the end of the challenge, and I have to say, I am surprised I made it to the end without missing any! It was so awesome to be a part of this challenge with all of these fabulous people, so I want to thank Kaki and Theodora for making it possible for me. I had so much fun and really learned a lot. I'm taking a little break here, because I have a lot on my plate right now, but I will be back this weekend. :)
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


    As I did NOT do this design by water marbling, I'm happy to see it's possible to do by it; and you really did super awesome job!
    Thanks for recreation :)

    1. Thanks! I wasn't really too sure how you did it, so I just gave it my best shot. So how did you get the marble effect?

  2. Absolutely amazing! I love the color combo and the marble looks great.

    1. Thanks! The blue is actually a bit darker in person, but the flash washed it out. I think I might take some pics in the daylight today and post them later. :)

  3. Love this mani it really represents the beach

    1. Thank you - I loved the design as soon as I saw it on Chiro's page. I never would have thought to do something like this. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out!

  4. my favourite one- I want Holidays and going to the seside! :)

    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to the summer holiday as well. Come ON August! :D


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