Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 24: Inspired by a book


Summer Challenge Day 24: Inspired by a book

Those of us who can’t freehand designs ourselves have to think differently when it comes to challenges. I find it hard to make my manicures be inspired by books, but I actually had a really cool idea to defeat this challenge. I wanted to make little note book pages on my nails. But after two attempts I just had to accept the fact: I just can’t (even) draw straight lines with striper brushes! Argh!

So I had to rethink this mani. I googled a lot, but nothing interesting or usable came up. I ended up standing by my bookcases, gazing at all the books, looking for some inspiration. And suddenly I found it – my inspiration. It’s a book I bought from the library. They sometimes sell some of their book to clear the shelves for some new ones. So this book about strawberries found it’s way to me: 

Jordbær means "strawberries" in Danish
 I have the perfect polish for a strawberry mani. But first it needs some underwear, and I chose to use an Essence polish, “Fateful Desire”, which is a nice red crème. I used one coat only, because it is only underwear. Here’s a sunshine pic of that beauty: 

Essence: Faithful Desire

Now for the new polish. It’s a polish from Sation, and it’s called “Miss Popular”. It’s from their “Class of Sation” collection, and it’s a clear base packed with two sizes of red glitter, and holographic hexagons and bar glitters.

I added one coat over the Essence, and here’s how it shines in the sun without topcoat: 


And here’s an indoor pic:


I really like this. You should of course know that I love glitter by now :D
But now for the final touch, the green stalk. I used Sinful Colors “San Fransisco”, which is a dark, very shimmery green. I painted the stalk on one of the strawberries with a striper brush.


I didn’t want stalks on all the strawberries, so I only did the ring finger.


 Please tell me what you think of this. Isn’t “Miss Popular” the perfect polish for the strawberry look?

There are other Danish girls who also did a “inspired by a book” mani today. I can’t wait to see what they came up with, so let’s check their blogs out:

Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for nails inspired by fashion!

28 comments:

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    1. Tak. Det var svært at finde en bog, som jeg kunne få inspiration fra :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I ended up really liking this, and that glitter is just fab!

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    1. It's good that I'm not a nail-biter :D

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  4. I think these are the perfect polishes for a strawberry mani. I love it how it shines and that you did not add on each nail a stalk makes it much more pretty-er, love it!

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    1. That's exactly how I feel too! Thank you so much :)

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  5. I've been really impressed with the designs you've come up with for this challenge. This one is great, and that's a gorgeous glitter polish :-)

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    1. Thank you so much. I must admit that I'm quite pleased with some of the results myself. I'm working on another challenge after this - perhaps I work better under pressure :D

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  6. I absolutely adore this! Very nice :D

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy to hear it :)

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  7. Strawberries yummy :D You did a great job on this again :)

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  8. i think it turned out really pretty!
    please check out my last nail art :) http://konadnails.blogspot.ro

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  9. Your strawberry turned out so cute! I love the glitters in the red part. An awesome mani! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much. I must say, that the glitters really did it for me! :)

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  10. Beautiful! Very creative and juicy-looking!

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    1. Thank you. I thought it would be a perfect summer look :)

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    1. Thank you. It doesn't get more summery than this :)

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