I’m posting this a bit later than I originally wanted to, but I put blogging to the side today in favor of packing for my move to England, which happens in nine days! I’m so excited about going back! Coincidentally, I am also excited about this challenge! Pirates! This is the challenge schedule for this month:
Fun ones, right? My mom thinks so, but since she goes around saying ‘Argh!’ whenever she is even the slightest bit frustrated, her liking this challenge isn’t much of a surprise.
But now onto my nail art! Instead of picking one sea creature, I chose four. So I have got some sharks circling the plank, the Kraken (or just a squid or octopus) about to attack a ship, a mermaid, and a parrot. Polishes used:
Index: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, ALIQUID I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac, Kleancolor Brown, Zoya Louise, Zoya Carey, Kleancolor Concrete Gray
Middle: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, ALIQUID I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Zoya Louise, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Kleancolor Black, Essie Limo-scene, Kleancolor Concrete Gray, Zoya Carey
Ring: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, ALIQUID I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Zoya Carey, Kleancolor Concrete Gray, Cover Girl Constant Caribbean, Barry M Lychee, China Glaze Gothic Lolita, Zoya Louise
Pinky: Kleancolor Beach Blue, Kleancolor Pastel Blue, Zoya Louise, No7 Beanie, Maybelline Color Show Electric Yellow, FingerPaints 15 Minutes of Frame, Kleancolor Black, FingerPaints Paper Mache, Kleancolor Concrete Gray
Ignoring my mermaid, I am really happy with these! I am especially proud of my ship and parrot. I thought for sure the parrot would be a failure, but it might be my favorite part of this nail art. I am sort of sad though that all of my hard work on the background didn’t show up so well in the photos. I used a watercolor technique on the ocean and sky on all of the nails to add a bit of dimension, but you can’t tell so much here. But look at the sparkle that I’m Heading Strait to Mackinac added to the ocean!
I hope the rest of the challenge days turn out to be this fun too. I sort of packed up most of my polishes today, so I’m limited in what I can use for my nail art. But I think that could make the challenge even more interesting!
And don’t forget to go check out the other takes on today’s theme!