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:
I found the picture of the Geisha here: http://geishaworld.wikia.com/wiki/File:Geisha_redux_ii_by_redsun.jpg
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: