Let’s Do the Time Warp Challenge – Day 1
I stupidly didn’t think about this yesterday, but I am going to be posting these challenges a day behind. I have to work for ma monies and therefore cannot spend my entire day doing my nails, so will have to do the challenges of an evening and then put them on the blog the following day (home laptop broken - meh). I have also just realised that this competition runs for 8 days, taking me to next Tuesday BUT on Friday, Saturday and Sunday I am going to be at a festival where I have to camp – I will not even be able to wash let alone do my nails, so this challenge is a write off for me really – nice planning Morsh! Still i’m going to do the exciting ones as and when I can, just to ease myself into my first nail challenge slowly... now I know that I can’t actually complete it on time I feel slightly less pressure so perhaps i’ll have more of a steady hand tonight!
So, Day 1 (or yesterdays) theme was I Should Have Been Born In... and I picked the 60’s. I wanted to do the whole neon colours, flower power thing so first up I picked my brightest colours and then set about trying to get some inspiration for the actual nail art. This is the result....
Thumb: Illamasqua Jo’mina for base, Barry M Fuschia for the petals and Barry M yellow for the middle of the flowers. Relatively easy to do but if you look closely my flowers are square – random Morsh flowers!
Index finger: Models Own Hed Kandi Collection in Beach Party for the base. Barry M Fuschia, Models Own Hed Kandi Collection in Balearic Cool and OPI Who The Shrek Are You? For the stripes, using a standard stripping brush. I initially wanted the lines to be dead straight but you know what, who cares if they are a bit wiggly - it's the 60's man!
Middle Finger: OPI Who The Shrek Are You for the base, with Models Own Hed Kandi Collection Ibiza Mix on top. I didn’t want the glitter to be too perfect on this nail as I wanted to reflect the ‘don’t give a shit’ attitude of the 60’s...
Ring Finger: Models Own Hed Kandi Collection Balearic Cool for the base and a peace transfer on top – easiest nail!
Little finger: Barry M Yellow for the base and OPI Onyx used with a stripping brush to do the smiley face.
I like the way these nails turned out – the nail art isn’t perfect, but considering this is truly my first proper stab at freehand nail art I think it could be a lot worse!
For ONCE I am staying in tonight and doing nothing, and the Day 2 theme is “It’s Vintage Darling”, basically have to recreate a look from the past that has inspired me – I have a brilliant idea for tonights one, so can’t wait to get involved in that and show you all tomorrow!
Check out Neverland Nail Blog to see Lindsey’s latest offering and the other participants designs!