22 May 2012

Days 2 and 3 in the summer challenge house

Hey all,

So far so good posting wise :) Today I coincidentally managed to complete 2 challenge's in one go!

Challenge two: Chelsea Flower Show
Challenge three: Summer dots

I got my inspiration from a picture that was on google images from another site but it just vanished when I checked this post again :( I can't find the picture now so I think they took it down.

Here we have my chelsea flower show manicure. I'm not going to lie. I hate it! I hate wearing it so much that I have an "accent hand" with only the base colours on it an avoided doing this again.

I decided on doing an accent mainly because I thought the design was a bit "too" much to wear as a full mani. So glad I did because I love the combination of the green and orange on its own. I know they aren't normally two colours that you would put together but they are so bright and work so well.

 Anyway back to this "thing". I have stargazer 114 as my basecoat and 2 coats of Catrice Run forest run with and accent of Nails inc Atomic (free with Fabulous magazine around June of last year I think!) which was also 2 coats. On each nail I have alternating dots of the same colour but going in a pattern of light-dark-light-dark etc.
I used Purple,pink,green, peach, red and yellow but the yellow isn't all that visible. I created the dots using my dotting tools from ebay. I really have to work on them! it's been so long since I have dotted properly.

                                                                    Purple-light:Catrice lucky in lilac,
Dark: Catrice Plum play with me
Pink-Catrice Light:Miss piggy reloaded
Dark:Catrice raspberry fields forever
Green- Light: Stargazer 101
Dark:Catrice Run forest run
Peach- Light: Catrice Salmon and Garfunkel
Dark:Barry m Peach melba
Red-Light: Miss sporty Red tango
Dark: Catrice Caught on thered Carpet
Yellow- Light: Collection 2000 Lemon fizz
Dark: Catrice Birdy reloaded

I had visions of this coming out so much better but I am glad I found a new colour combination that I like! Always a silver lining to be found :)

What's yer favourite colour combination?



  1. WOW this must have taken ages to do :-) I love the accent colour, it really breaks it up so its not too busy! Well done!

    1. Thank you so much! It seriously takes like 5-10 minutes. You fly through them :)

  2. this looks great, like little rows of flowers=]

    1. That's exactly it! it was way clearer when I had the picture I used for inspiration :( At least you still know what it is :D

  3. I think my favourite colour combo is purple / silver. :)

    1. Oh that actually sounds really nice!!

  4. This looks great, I especially like that your accent nail is just a simple colour :)

    1. Thank you :) I never do accent nails so I'm really glad it went with it for this mani

  5. The idea with the accent nail is awesome! I really like how this turned out! I have a lot of color combos that I like, purple/turquoise is one of them :)

    1. Thanks :D

      Turquoise is one of my favourite colours!

  6. Oh I love it! Such pretty colours, it looks awesome!


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