Saturday, July 17, 2010

Challenge Accepted - Part 5

It's the weekend!!! I hope it's cool where you are, because it's not here in Albuquerque. I'm hiding out in the house with all the shades drawn and the cooler on high and it's still super hot in the house. All I want to do is lay on the couch and veg, but two little kids make that a little more than impossible.

Today I bring you Polish Hoarder Disorder's weekly challenge. This week, it's Fashion Inspiration: Betsey Johnson. She gave us a link to Betsey's collection and we had to pick a dress we could replicate the pattern or style of one of the dresses. Hmmm...for me, this was going to be a little more difficult that the others because I don't have a Konad. After going through page after page, dress after dress, I finally decided on a dress. I *almost* didn't want to do this challenge because I loved the mani I had on at the time. But once I got into this one, I really liked it. The dress and the resulting nail design really remind me of the 80's. So do most of Bestey Johnson's designs. LOL

I started with Loreal Waters Edge as the base on all my nails. It's a pretty minty blue creme that applied really easily. I had initially tried this over white because I felt the blue wasn't quite light enough, but with all the decoration on top, I think it really was the perfect blue.

To make the splashes of color, I used a fan brush and randomly brushed on acrylic paint in Canary Yellow, Licorice and Valentine Pink. Since the dress is made of jersey material (ie: t-shirt material), I opted to use ChG Matte Magic to dull the finish. I had just gotten that in the mail from 8ty8beauty.com earlier in the week, so of course I had to play with my new toy!

And here's the finished product. I was really happy with this one. It's actually a design that looked just as good on my nails as it did in my head (that doesn't happen often).

This is my submission collage. After seeing all the great entries, it made me realize that I need to take a little more time with the collage because there are some great ones this time around. Like every week, I'll be anxiously anticipating PHD's next polish challenge - they're so much fun!!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

16 comments:

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

EFFFING AWESOME! I love that challenge mani. Love. It! I'm wondering what you had on that you didn't want to take off for this and now I'm wondering if you don't want to take this one off? LOL

B.A.N.C. said...

Oh man....I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS!!!! Man, I wish my naisl grew like yours. Good job Meg!!!!

Megan Harmeyer said...

LOL I had on my Dark Faerie look for Makeup Zombie (I liked to that in this post). I didn't want to take this one off, either. But I had a new ChG holo calling my name. :)

Becky said...

ooooh, those look awesome!!

milan and vanaily said...

Awesome job! looks just like the dress!

Makeup Zombie said...

I totally thought of Bethany when I first saw this. I think this is my favorite so far! So freaking cool.

B.A.N.C. said...

This one is the BEST one you've done...in my opinion.

susies1955 said...

SO very cool. :) Sorry if this is a repeat but I can't remember who has entered.
I'm having a new giveaway: http://susies1955.blogspot.com/2010/06/enter-my-kiss-giveaway.html
Susie

Jen said...

Well done! I really like this mani :D

Danielle said...

Your mani for this challenge was defiantly my fave :)

Megan Harmeyer said...

Thanks for all the great compliments, girls!! I am super happy with this one.

Danielle - Thank you so much!! There are so many good ones on that collection and for you to say that makes my day. :)

Brooke said...

very cool!!! wow!!

shortmama said...

That is amazing!!

Linda said...

I'm late on this one, seemed to have missed the original posting. What a fantastic job you did on this mani! You are sooooo talented.

Britt Morgan said...

WOW! That's amazing!

kelliegonzo said...

freaking amazing!