Wednesday, September 28, 2016

31DC2016 Day 28 - Inspired by a Flag

Short post today.

I knew I wanted to base today's design on a fictional flag. With the help of my little sister I landed on the Star Trek flag of the Federation.

The base color is Cult Nails Time Traveler and the white accents are Kiss Nail Art Paint in white. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

31DC2016 Day 27 - Inspired by Art

I have a memory from my childhood of my mother doing this art project with me and my sister. We would take strands of yarn and dip them into paint and lay them onto a piece of paper in squiggly patterns with the ends hanging off of the edge, place another piece of paper on top and then squish them into a book. Then we would pull the yarn out by the ends hanging out of the book. When all the yarn is pulled out and you peel apart the paper sheets, you're left with a really cool and unique painted piece of abstract artwork. 

I thought it would be fun to recreate this as nail art and I am crazy about how it turned out!

Monday, September 26, 2016

31DC2016 Day 26 - Inspired by a Pattern

When I was trying to decide on a pattern to recreate, I started out looking through Google images for a pattern I liked (as I usually do). But nothing was really catching my eye. So what I decided to do was recreate a type of pattern on my nails that I've never done before. I went back and forth between a herringbone pattern and a houndstooth. I settled on herringbone because I thought it would be easier. HA! Joke's on me!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

31DC2016 Day 25 - Inspired by Fashion

I always enjoy this prompt in the challenge. I usually choose a Betsey Johnson design to base a mani on but I wanted to do something different this time around. I chose a design from Arthur Arbesser's 2017 Spring ready-to-wear line.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

31DC2016 Day 24 - Silver Box of Polish

I wanted to choose a classic book for today's prompt. Something iconic that everyone would know. Fortunately for the non-bookworms out there, this book also happens to be a movie. The book I chose is The Wizard of Oz. The design I did is inspired by one of the most iconic things in that book. The yellow brick road!

31DC2016 Day 23 - Inspired by a Movie

I fell a day behind on the challenge but I'm catching up today. I'll be posting yesterday's post today as well as today's.

It took me a very long time to decide on a movie for this prompt. Eventually, I decided to choose a Disney movie for inspiration. I was thinking back on some of my favorites and one that stood out was The Three Caballeros. My little sister and I used to watch this movie all the time as children. The movie is about Donald Duck and his friends Jose and Panchito.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

31DC2016 Day 22 - Inspired by a Song

I knew right off the bat that I wanted to use a song from Spongebob Squarepants for today's prompt. Some people think I'm too old for Spongebob and I don't care. Anyway, I went back and forth between a few song choices and I settled on the FUN song from the very first season. Fun fact: my alarm clock in high school was a Spongebob one that played that song.

On to the nail art!