Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge Day 4 - We like it Hot, Hot, Hot!

Hey all!

So I had no idea where to go with this mani. I thought of doing some type of needle marbling for a melting sunset illusion, a nighttime stars mani, but they all failed. Finally, I thought to do something with neons since they're the hot trend of the summer so, still without a plan, I got to work.

I started with a base of Essie Blanc, then applied Pop Beauty Mandarin and sponged with China Glaze Surfin' for Boys. When I was done I thought it looked 'sunsetty' so I used black acrylic paint and my new brushes and just did some palm trees. In real life, the effect is quite stunning, not because of my sad little palm tress, but because of the sharp contrast of the black on top of the neons.



Is it just me or are the edges of the palm trees glowing? They're neon I tell you!

I think my little palm trees look like dreadlocks for some reason. Makes me giggle. 

Hopefully I'll have something better for you next round, and as always, remember to see what the other ladies did! (It's most probably better than mine)

8 comments:

  1. Your palm trees are great! Much better than any attempt I've ever made.

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    1. Aw thanks! It was really easy once you have the right brush. I recently got some new ones that make all the difference.

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  2. Gorgeous... I feel the beach calling me!

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    1. Mmm...beach and some drinks on a hammock... :P

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  3. This manicure is definitely HOT, HOT, HOT.

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