Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 8 - Beach

Day 8 (July 15th) of the Summer Challenge is Beach. I was going to do a traditional sunset mani using inspiration from our last vacation...but when looking through my photos, I found one that inspired me to go in a whole different direction. When I think Beach, I think of sand, so I decided to try to make my nails look like a sandy beach with some rocks...I went a little abstract on this one. Here is the result.
I started out with the closest color I have to sand, which is Shu Uemura Coquetttish Brown. Then I decided it wasn't quite right, so I sponged on some gold using Avon Nailwear Pro in Glimmering Gold. After that, I tried to make some 'rocks' using a my dotting tools. For this, I used Pure Ice in Kiss Me Here, Julep Kate, Townley in Mocha Chino, and the brown is from Finger Paints. Here is the photo I used for inspiration.
Here is a picture of Shu Uemura Coquettish Brown by itself.
And here it is after I sponged on the Glimmering Gold from Avon.
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. Simple but cute! I love this, it even looks like kind of office friendly nail art...great job ;)

    1. Thanks! Yes, it did end up pretty neutral. :)

  2. Love it!! I like that you went abstract. It's always nice to see something a little different

    1. I always try to be a bit different from teh crowd. It forces me to really get creative. :)

  3. It looks great! Plus that gold color is a beauty!

    1. Thanks! I probably never would have bought a gold like this on my own, but I won it in a giveaway, and I am glad I did. :)


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