Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 21: Inspired by a colour

Summer Challenge Day 21: Inspired by a colour

We’re now entering the last third of this 30 days challenge, and that means that we’ve reached the more fun and creative part of it. We’ve reached the part where it’s cool to be creative. I like that!

Inspired by a colour! I’ve thought a lot about what that really means. I mean… just slapping on one colour of nail polish is plain boring. And how can a manicure be inspired by a colour?

And then it hit me: I’ll let the colour that inspired me for this upcoming mani be: Peacock! I can hear you say that peacock isn’t a colour, but hey, peacocks are all about colour. Take a look:


I dare you to say that peacocks aren’t colours! :D

I started out by making a gradient, using Stargazer 304 and P2 “So Cool”. Stargazer is a seagreen/turquoise, very shimmery polish, and P2 is an almost metallic and very vibrant blue.

I didn’t apply a top coat, because I wasn’t done yet. But here it is, where I’m holding the Stargazer bottle: 


And here’s a pic with the P2 bottle:


I must admit that I really like this! I think I’ll actually do this again some other time. But hey – I said I wasn’t finished! :) Peacocks like to show off, so I wanted to add glitter. I chose Icing’s “Lemme see your peacock” – I mean, with that name I kinda had to, didn’t I!? It’s a very dense glitter, and I didn’t want it to take over the gradient completely, so I dabbed a bit of glitter on a sponge, and then I sponged it onto the gradient. My guess is that this glitter is opaque on its own in two easy layers!

But anyway – I sealed it all up with a layer of Poshé top coat, and here’s my mani, inspired by a colour:


And one more shot because I like it so much!


What do you think? Did you like my take on this challenge?

There are other Danish girls who also did a “inspired by colour” mani today. You should definitely check their blogs out to see what they came up with.  
Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for nails inspired by a song! It’ll not be easy to choose a song, that’s for sure. So check in to see what I come up with!

36 comments:

  1. Wow I super love Lemme See Your Peacock! The name is great and the colors are fabulous! I will for sure check out the blogs you posted! I'm new to the nail blog world and doing nails myself and finding all these great blogs is so awesome! I hope that my nails and my blog can be as good as so many as I've seen thus far! <3

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    1. Lemme See Your Peacock is truly an amazing glitter! I loved it from the day I laid eyes on it! :)
      Thanks for visiting, and I'm sure you'll pick up some of the cool tricks from other blogs :)

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  2. Cool, I like your interpretation and think your gradient is awesome.

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    1. Thank you :) I must admit that I'm pretty proud of this mani! :)

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  3. Very cool. Love all the polishes you used for this mani. I love the colours of peacocks, so it was a great choice! :)

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    1. Thank you so much - I have been thinking about what to pick for a while, and suddenly it struck me! It had to be a peacock! :D

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  4. Rigtig godt design og god idé.

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  5. Sådan, super godt gået, god indfaldvinkel :)

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    1. Tusind tak - jeg er også selv rigtigt glad for resultatet! :)

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  6. Thia is so cool, it really looks like a peacock! :)

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    1. Thank you, it's nice to hear that I succeeded! :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I was more than pleased with this!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm pleased we've entered the more creative department of the challenge :)

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  9. I love your peacock inspiration, and I think the end result came out great! I love the colors you used and the glitters on top! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much. I absolutely love this glitter, and I am utterly pleased with the mani!

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  10. Er du vimmer jeg skal på jagt efter den glimmerlak. Woof det er flot :-p

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    1. Tak. Jeg er også helt vild med den glimmer! :)

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  11. Gorgeous!! Everything works perfectly together and definitely reminds me of a peacock!! <3

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    1. I'm so happy that my mission succeeded! :) <3

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  12. Spot On! Looks just like a peacock!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Peacocks are really pretty, imo :)

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  13. Stunnin! These nails do the talking... I've just loved the polishes applied!
    =D
    Rock Ur Nails!
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  14. Den sidder lige i skabet! SÅ flot! :)

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    1. Tak! Jeg er også selv vældigt tilfreds :)

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  15. This is so gorgeous!!! I love all the colors you chose, definitely looks like a peacock! Awesome!!

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    1. Thank you, I can't express how thrilled that makes me! :)

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