Friday, July 19, 2013

A New Challenge!

When I first started nail blog stalking, I kept seeing posts for a group called Llama NailsThey had great challenges going on all the time, so I finally decided to jump in.  One of the challenges just starting is "Inspired By Artists".  How could I NOT do this challenge?  I have always felt like my tips were my little canvases and you know how I love "inspired by" manis.  Plus, Art History was one of my favorite classes in college.  It is a once a week challenge, so I felt it was doable, even with some of my current challenges.

Week one is inspired by Michelangelo.  Although I know of Michelangelo, even know some of his works, I wasn't quite sure what to do (short of a penis, since he is well known for his male nudes).  I searched through images and decided not to go with a literal inspiration.  This is what I chose as inspiration.

Thought about doing columns, but decided to go with the scallop at the top instead.  Here's what I came up with.

This started with two coats of China Glaze Ingrid.  Let's see a flash photo in order to see Ingrid in all her loveliness.

Ingrid is a lovely brown scattered with a golden shimmer.  She is one of those complicated polishes.  She looks a deep dusky, muddy brown in some lights (as shown in the first pic) and golden brown in others.  I love colors like this, not a polish everyone would wear.  

Finally I added the scallops with OPI What Wizardry Is This, one of my favorite textured, polishes.  Simple, but elegant.  Check the other Michelangelo manis.



  1. Replies
    1. Yep! Some of the artists I may have to do more than one mani cause I can't narrow down what I want to do!

  2. Great manicure. Been struggeling with this one myself. What to paint, what to paint..