Tuesday 21 August 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Challenge - Pool Party

Hello everyone!
I'm back to regular posting now and I've really fallen behind with my challenge posts so I'll be posting a lot of these over the next week :) There's even talks of an Autumn challenge happening soon so I better get my skates on and finish this one :P

Today's theme was Pool Party. I found this difficult as I've done a few mani's based around pools and water and things so I really struggled. When I heard pool party though, my first thought was what water looks like when sun hits it, it's all sparkly and bright but also calm and serene, so that's where my inspiration came from...
I decided to keep it pretty simple and go for a water inspired base colour and to create the sparkliness of water reflecting light with glitter.
For these nails I used two coats of Jesse's Girl Mermaids Lagoon for the base, This colour has such a lovely shimmer running through it in the bottle but it barely translates on the nail :( apart from that, the application and colour are perfect! I then layered one thick coat of OPI Last Friday Night over the top.
I really love these two polishes together and they do remind me of water :P I really want to layer Last Friday Night over so many colours as I've only used it over blues, I think it would look beautiful over white, or even in a jelly sandwich! :P

Thanks for reading :)



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