Thursday, November 21, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

Surprisingly, I don't have much to say about this manicure.  I found it to be one of the hardest of the challenge, not because it was a difficult design per say, (though the little sun was killer), but because I had a hard time finding inspiration from flags.

I finally chose to recreate the flag of the Philippines to honour those effected by Typhoon Haiyan. My thoughts go out to all of the people of the Philippines.

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Sally Hansen - 130 Blue Me Away!
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 360 Mellow Yellow
Seche Vite Top Coat

~ Becca.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 27: Inspired by Artwork

This manicure was inspired by Wu Guanzhong's piece Pine Spirit, which I came across in my art history class. Working in the style of literarati painters before him, Guanzhong was also inspired by the impressionist movement of the early 1900's.
I really like his colourful, abstract vision of the mountains in China and just had to recreate it on my nails. I used watercolours for the design so that I could achieve an effect similar to Guanzhong's.

Products Used:
Essie - 1037 Topless & Barefoot
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Sephora - Matte Top Coat
Pentel Watercolours


Monday, November 18, 2013

Halloween Nails

Hi all, sorry I've been MIA once again, I've been really busy!
With that being said, here's a masterpost of all of the different Halloween designs I did this year!

I had some fun with the Halloween designs and I think I got in a pretty good variety. Bloodsucker was probably my favourite of the season even though it was the simplest.

If you want to know any of the products used for the individual manicures just let me know ~

- Becca.