Thursday, February 26, 2015

A2Z Challenge: P is for Pale


I am a pale person myself – and I’m not just talking ordinary pale. I’m white – almost literally. My legs look as if I put chalk on them! Perhaps my own paleness does that I don’t want pale on my nails too. I knew for sure that I didn’t want to do ordinary pastel nails for this “pale”-challenge.

So I sat down and thought: What’s pale, besides myself. I though of many pale things: Casper the friendly ghost, Dracula, vampires… And then it struck me! Geishas! Geishas are really pale – and beautiful too.

I let this picture inspire me:



And here’s what my nails ended up looking like:


The pinkie is the umbrella, the ring finger is the pattern on the umbrella. The middle finger is obviously the red lips and the index finger is the flowers in her hair.


Now that’s the kind of pale that I like!


Here’s the gradient alone. It’s made of NailNation3000’s White and H&M Berry Love, which is a bright red crème. The red turned pink when I mixed it into the white, but oh well.


Here are the four polishes I used: 

NailNation 3000: White, H&M: Berry Love, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri: Rapid Red (for the stamped lips), Moyou: Pink (also for stamping).

The challenge next week is Quirky. I don’t even really know what it means, so let’s see what I can come up with.

You should also check out what these super cool girls did – I can’t wait to see it myself:


30 comments:

  1. That's a really sweet mani, and I love the inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you, I was quite pleased with this myself :)

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  2. Pretty - and I like your ideas a lot!

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    1. I am so thrilled to hear that, thank you :)

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  3. Think my jaw dropped a little bit! Gorgeous nail art, so so pretty!

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    1. Aww, that's fantastic to hear, thank you :)

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  4. Every week I am waiting to see your latest ideas. This one is great and sweet as always.

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    1. Thank you, that's really sweet of you! :)

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  5. I love Asian nail art, and your came out very nice!

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

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  6. the idea of this mani is very interesting! i like how you made it :)

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  7. Great inspiration and interpretation.

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  8. I pretty much understand you, I'm very pale myself :D This mani is so pretty, great idea :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I think it's great to hear :)

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  9. VERRRRY PRETTY! I love the idea and the final mani :D Yay for pale.

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  10. wow, I love your interpretation of pale!!! and you know, you guys have to do another go of this challenge when you reach the end.. I must say, I really dig the themes!!! and I want to join this time of course ;)

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    1. I think the themes are getting harder and harder, so I'm looking forward to the next ones :D
      And yay, please join next time!! :)

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