Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Challege! The Lazy Days of Summer #1- Beach Themed

I knew I wanted to join up with this challenge as soon as there was talk of it in our Facebook group. The same ladies, as well as some new ones, teamed up to do a Summer themed challenge! Woo!

How fun does that all sound?! I was planning on starting the same time as everyone else, but they increased my hours at work, and my grad summer classes all had these crazy big assignments due at the same time! THEN I got sick! I'm feeling slightly better, but man- a cold in the summer is just horrible. I have a presentation in class tonight and my voice is virtually non-existent! 
Anyway, I wanted to make myself feel better, and something that always makes me happy is the beach. I love the sound of the waves, the feel of the air, the breeze....sighhhhh.

Anyway, I sucked it up and began the challenge! 

For the beach theme, I went with what I think of first when I hear the word "beach"- water, sand, and sparkle. There's just something about the way everything at the beach just glistens in the sunshine! I tried to reproduce it on my nails. I began with 2 coats of Nubar Blue Hydrangea, then went and did the tips in uneven strokes with China Glaze Fast Track. Then, on Blue Hydrangea only, I used Rainbow Honey Celestia (holy crap, this polish is amazing. I'll be doing a post on it in the near future!), and then went back in and applied a bit of All That Glitters Jean Genie. I finished the whole thing off with some Seche Vite. Have a look:

Not exactly what I had in mind, but it works just fine.

If you would like to see more designs from The Lazy Days of Summer challenge, check out these other ladies:

Victoria Vertel

Alyson Epstein

Amanda Murphy

Hannah Fabiny

Sue O'Connor

Katee Baum

Charlotte-Louise Bennett

Jessica Francis

Karine Assemien

Jen Guin

Jessica Brown

Ashley Rowlands-Vanderzande

Pryanka Arora

Anna Freedman, Erin Obriecht, Robin Storesund

Maribeth Robienczak

Kayono Lan (aka Johanna)

Sharra Farivar

Nichole Mowery

Stephanie Oblas

Thanks for reading!


  1. I think it looks cute. That brown looks really sandy... I hope I have something like that in my stash...

    1. Thank you! It looked better in my head than on the nail, but it's alright! If you don't have a sandy color, you could always go in a different direction with the theme! I can't wait to see what you do- your designs are always so nice!