Saturday, August 18, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 25: Inspired by fashion

Summer Challenge Day 25: Inspired by fashion
(- or “The Purple Bomb”!)

Following other people’s fashion just isn’t my kind of thing, so I had to depend on Google for this challenge. Again :D

I managed to find a picture that I could use as inspiration for this challenge. I forgot to write down where I found it – so proper credit will be given once I’ve found the pic on its original place again.

I started out with a gradient using three different purple polishes. I used Herôme “Canberra” as my base, as this was the lightest polish of the three. The other two polishes were L. A. Girl “Groupie” and E.L.F. “Party Purple”.


And from a different angle:


I’m wearing a coat of Poshé top coat on these pics.

And here are the polishes I used for the gradient: 

E.L.F. – Party Purple, L. A. Girl – Groupie, Herôme – Canberra

Then I took a thin brush and three different purple OPI polishes and started making brushstrokes of purple on my gradient. I used OPI Temptation first because I didn’t want the glitter to be prominent, then OPI Ink and OPI DS Original as the final holographic touch.

And here’s the result – after adding another coat of Poshé top coat.


And from another angle:


And a sunshine pic, to show off the holo: 


The polishes: 

OPI DS Temptation, OPI Ink, OPI DS Original

Here’s the picture that I got my inspiration from:



Can you see the resemblance? The mani didn’t quite turn out like I wanted it to, but I am quite pleased with the result anyway. Do you like it?



There are other Danish girls who also did a “inspired by fashion” mani today. I am very curious about 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 a pattern!

32 comments:

  1. This is awesome and I am so jealous you have DS Original. ;)

    The only thing better than one purple is a whole bunch of purples.

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    1. Thank you. Purple is my favourite colour nail polish so I thought it would be fun to use a bunch of them for one mani :)

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  2. It's so beautiful, well made, it's a shame you couldn't wear it with the dress :)

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    1. You're right, that would have been even more awesome! Wow, just the thought of that!! :)

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  3. Very pretty! Love the way you did the gradient and added the extra purples!

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    1. Thank you. It's nice when manis come out the way you want them to! :)

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  4. I like it. It turned out great. The polsihes are really great as well :)

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    1. Thanks! :) I love my purples a lot! :)

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  5. Oh my god, the OPI DS Temptation is beautiful!!. Love the mani and the dress ;)

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    1. Yeah, it is, isn't it! I love that polish!
      It would be cool to have a dress like that too. :)

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  6. Årh, de farver! Er helt forelsket!:-D

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    1. Haha, ja, lilla er en vildt smuk farve! :)

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  7. I love how this turned out! Beautiful gradient!

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    1. Thank you so much. I love the gradient too! :)

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  8. Just gorgeous! One cannot have too many purples!

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  9. This looks so amazing!!! Love how you used DS original for the bottom part. So cool!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Sometimes I even surprise myself :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm so happy over the positive responses :)

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  11. Oiiii den kjole er flot!!! Og det er din mani også!!!

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    1. Tak!! Jeg synes selv, at jeg slap ret godt fra det :)

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  12. I think this turned out great! I love the holo as one of the colors in the gradient! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you. I was *so* pleased with it myself. And happy that the sun would come out so the holo really showed. :)

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  13. Oh how I just love the rainbows from holos!!!

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