Saturday, June 2, 2012

Week 21: Fruit Manicure

Welcome back to Week 21 of the 52 Week Challenge!  This week the challenge was fruit and it seemed like a good time to create some free-hand nail art.  I picked watermelon as my fruit since we're heading into summer and I think of watermelon and picnics when I think of summer fruit.

For my base I used one coat of Zoya Areej.  I was really pleased that I was able to get almost full coverage with one coat of Areej.  It wasn't perfect, but since I would be painting over it one coat was plenty.  I then used striping tape across the tip of each nail and painted my tips using OPI Stranger Tides.  I didn't use top coat below the tape, but I was mostly successful letting my base polish dry for about an hour before using the tape.  On two nails I didn't get the tape up fast enough and some adhesive remained on the nail.  On the very very tip of my nail I used Zoya Shawn then created lines with Stranger Tides and a tiny dotting tool.  To create the seeds I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.  I don't like the watermelons I eat to be so seedy, but I think the extra seeds help get the point across than it's watermelons on my nails.

Be sure to check out what others have done for this challenge by visiting their blogs:
LizMarie at I'm Simply Complex • Jenna at I'm Still Thinking... • Caitlin at Addicted 2 Nails • Sarah at PrncessSarah02 • Charlotte at Charlotte's Nails :) • Shally at Polished & Not Quite Put Together • Rachel-Karina at Polished Criminails • Liz at Nothing But Nail Polish • Fun With My Nail Polish • Operation: Nail It! • Lauriestrodes Fun With Nails • Square Polish • Only Always Soccermom  • Hurr Did, Nails Did • Olivia Writes • The Dragon Lady • Kaki at Glitter Obsession • Isa at IsaBella's World • Gypsy at Gypsy's Glitter • Jackie at MeMa's Mani's  • Lissa at Lissa's Nail Blog  •  Marie at Polish, Polish, Polish...  • ChiChi at... •  Esra at Oje Sihirbazi (Wizard of Polish) •  Nails, Actually • Treselaine at Tres Chic Nails • Carol at Nails by Carol



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