Howdy, everyone, hope your weekends are going well. Mine is shaping up well, went to see Pitch Perfect this afternoon and was thoroughly entertained. I highly suggest it if you're a Glee fan. I thought I was going to be able to type this post up on my shiny new SmartPhone, but apparently the phone is smarter than me and I couldn't figure out how to Enter to start a new paragraph. Quite frustrating. Anyway, I'm already a day late on this post so we shall get down to business :)
Today's challenge was to design a manicure inspired by a flag. Being in love with me city as I still am after almost 5 years, I chose to use the Chicago flag for my inspiration.
There's quite a bit of symbolism involved in this flag, if you're interested in it, check out the wikipedia article here. I thought it was a great design to reproduce in a manicure. The colors and the simple shapes translate well in polish. Here's what I came up with:
I started with one coat each of Wet 'n' Wild's Wild Shine in French White Creme and MAC's Vestral White. For the blue stripes, I used China Glaze in For Audrey. The stars are done with a red striping polish. I got to wear this out and about in the city today and I got a lot of compliments on it. I applied my Seche Vite a little too soon though, so there are some spots in the white where it turned a little pink. Other than that, I'm really happy with it. Here's another look:
I'll be posting my supernatural challenge nails here in a bit, so check back to see them! Thanks for reading!