Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mmm, Lilacs

Hey everyone!

So I'm done with school now and I moved out of the dorm today. It was a bit sad to leave, but I'm home for the summer now which means I'll be figuring out what I need to pull out of my totes for the summer. I'm a little mad though because I bought a bottle of OPI Silver Shatter almost two weeks ago along with a bottle of Planks a Lot and Sparrow Me the Drama. The PaL and SMtD came last Thursday when they were expected to come, but the Silver Shatter hasn't come and it should have about five days ago. Grrr. If it does come to my college mailbox, it's going to end up sitting there all summer which sucks since I want to use what I bought! Okay, the rant portion of this post is over now.

Last week Fiona and I were tagged by The Kiwi With The Crazy Nails in a challenge post. What this challenge is is that you blindly pick three polishes out of your collection and with the three polishes you pick you have to come up with a nail design. We both accepted the challenge. When I picked my three colors, I got Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver, Sinful Colors San Fransisco, and Color Club Fashion Addict. I had picked a creme, a shimmer, and a holo polish. All I could think was 'what the hell am I going to do with these colors?'. I thought that I'd try doing some branches with dotted flowers on them, but them I ended up going a totally different way once I started.

I used My Lifesaver as the base color, and then borrowing Fiona's nail art design brush and painted San Fransisco on to make some leaves. I was going for branches, but once I started to use my dotting tool to try and make the flowers, I decided to try and make lilac flowers at the last minute. And I actually ended up liking it for three colors I thought for sure this wasn't going to work!

Close up of my pinkie nail, it really does look like a lilac flower!

And if you didn't know, the Purple Lilac is the official flower of New Hampshire. But now it's time to pick three other people for this challenge: Amber at My Nail GraffitiWhitney @ Elemental Styles, and Annelise at No Naked Nails!. Good luck ladies, and pick your poison well!



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  2. Cute! It really does look like a lilac! What did you use for it? And you should complain to the sender. That's what I did and I got another set free. :)

  3. Oh wait Color Club -_- Sorry about spamming your comment section. I think my head just went blank after seeing the gorgeous lilac flowers. :P

  4. Ahhh! Thanks Amanda :) I'm so scared to do this because I have very little creativity when it comes to nail art! I'll try it tomorrow maybe!

  5. PS: congrats on being done with school. I NEED to be done soon or I may die.

  6. Thanks Whitney! I'm so glad to be done as well, and I'm sure that you'll do a great job with the challenge! And Liz, the spamming is fine. I don't think the lilacs would have worked if I didn't use a holo polish. And thanks for the advise, although knowing my luck I'll get back in August to school and find the polish is there waiting for me!


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