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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Time Nail Art Challenge Day 1: Bright Colors





     Hello everyone and welcome to the first day of the Summer Nail art Challenge hosted by the face book group Challenge Your Nail Art. This is a short challenge lasting only 3 days. The prompts are fun and we welcome anyone to join us. Like all the nail art challenges this group puts together there is no pressure. You can do as many or a few of the days as your schedule allows.

     For today's theme I wanted to try out the dry brush technique. Of course I had to pull out my neon polishes. Nothing says summertime quite like Neon polish am I right?


     I started with a base of Milani White on the spot. For the neon colors I used Milani Totally 80's, Pink Hottie, Awesome Orange and, Fresh Teal. I like the bright yet grungy look this has.


     My nails are not in the best of shape right now after making the poor decision of having acrylics put on for a friends wedding. After removing them the surface of my nails is slightly uneven. You can see how it affected this manicure in the pink portion. But I think it had a positive affect, helping to break up the nail polish instead of leaving a solid strip of color.  What do you think? Have you tried the dry brush technique yet?  Now let's see what the other challenge participants have come up with for today.





12 comments :

  1. I love this, I think it looks great! Maybe the dry brush technique has helped minimize any unevenness?

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    1. I think you're right. It's not as noticible here as it is with other manicures. I just hope it doesnt take too long for my nalsl to get back to normal. I knew I shouldnt have gone with acrylics but I needed them to look good for the wedding and they were splitting on me. I only wanted a thin overlay, but ended up with almost full on acrylics instead. Live and learn I guess.

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  2. Love the colors you used here in the dry brush technique. Its so fun!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I almost added a few more colors but didnt want it to look too muddled. Im happy with how it turned out. I think I'm goign to try one like this with a black background too. See which one I like better.

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  3. I love this manicure!
    Your nails look amazing ;)

    xx julia

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    1. Thank you Julia. I didnt want to take this off to do tomorrows prompt but alas it had to go. I do like tomorrows look also so thats a plus. =)

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  4. This looks lovely! It is very summery! I love the colours you have used.

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    1. Thanks Emma. I do love a good neon manicure in the summer and this one is no exception. =)

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  5. Love the neons! This looks great, I really need to try this dry brush technique!

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    1. Thank you. It was really easy to do and I love the results! I think it would look amazing with a black background and some of the foil polishes too. =)

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  6. This is very interersting techinque! Great manicure and perfect for summer!

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    1. Thanks. Its a fun technique to try and you never know what the final result will be.

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