Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Rest of the Year Challenge 1: Suit Up Day

Hi girls, 


I’ve teamed up in another challenge with a bunch of other Danish girls. Sweet Sonja from Sunday Manicures made up this new challenge, and all credits and kudos for this collage go to her:

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So that’s what this new challenge is about. I’m sure it’ll be lots of fun.

So here’s the first challenge coming up already:

The Rest of the Year Challenge 1: Suit Up Day

Today is Suit Up Day. It’s a phenomenon that has taken the Internet by storm.  We all have the TV series “How I Met Your Mother” to thank for this latest holiday. Fans of How I met your mother have borrowed Barney Stinson’s catchphrase “Suit Up!” and declared 13th of October International Suit Up Day. It’s really easy to celebrate the new holiday: All you need to do is wear a suit anywhere you’re going today. I’m wearing my suit on my nails!

I started out with one coat of H&M’s metallic red, “Look at me”. Perfect formula, perfect coverage, perfect price.


Then I applied a single coat of OPI’s “In a Flirtationship”, which I just realized is an early version of “Excuse Moi” from the Muppets collection. Fortunately I didn’t buy that one, but seriously OPI, you should stop (re)producing old nail polishes and passing them off under new names.

Anyway, here’s that step. There’s no top coat involved just yet:


And from another angle:


I quite like that glitter. It’s definitely too opaque for me to wear on its own, but as a layering polish it’s perfect!

Now for the tux. I used a striping polish from Claire’s and freehanded my little suits. I also made a little bow tie on each nail, to make it look more classy. It is Suit Up Day after all! ;)


And here’s another shot of the final mani. There’s one coat of Miss Sporty top coat on.


And here are the polishes I used: 

So there you have it. If it hadn’t been for this challenge, I wouldn’t have known anything about Suit Up Day. I’ve never watched “How I met your Mother”, you see. So – are you wearing a suit today? ;)
 

Check out these other Danish girls’ blogs to see what they came up with for Suit Up Day:


22 comments:

  1. I've never watched "How I met your Mother" too, but I like your tuxedo nails :)

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    1. Thank you so much. They actually came out better than I expected :D

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  2. These are so cute! I've never watched the show, but people I know who do think it's hilarious!

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    1. Thanks! I keep hearing about the show as well. At some point I need to check it out :)

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  3. Looks amazing! Barney would totally wear a red glittery shirt under his suit!

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    1. That's great to hear that it's not a totally outrageous colour combo :)

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    1. Tak!! Jeg havde lyst til lidt farver :)

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  5. Det er altså et rigtig sejt jakkesæt! :-p

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    1. Tak skal du have, jeg er også selv ret tilfreds :)

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    1. Thanks, I think they are both cute and silly!

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  7. Super cute! This came out awesome! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you, I'm so pleased to read that! :)

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  8. I love that this is so different. Well made :)

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    1. Thank you! I knew I was going for something glittery. Again. :)

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    2. There is no such thing as too much glitter (or too much pink), so don't worry :P

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    3. We're on the same page for sure! I totally agree! :D

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