Wednesday, September 26, 2012

31 Day Challenge! Day 26: Inspired by A Pattern

Hello! Today's objective was to create a nail design inspired by a pattern. I thought long and hard about what to do for this challenge and I decided on argyle. However, my attempt came out just awful so I caved and did the trending Ikat pattern instead. I am very happy with the results.

I've been seeing this pattern everywhere lately. It's a pretty neat design and I'm glad I decided to do it. Today's untried polish is Orly Gumdrop. I am in love with this color. I've been wanting it for so long and I was so thrilled when I was able to track it down and purchase it. Oh it is so pretty. 

 To achieve this look, I watched a great tutorial by Jen of Polish and Pearls. It's a very easy design to replicate. I recommend watching her video but if you don't have time, the idea is to use tiny brush strokes. It's very easy to do and I did this design pretty quickly. I just had a hard time using my left hand, so practice is needed. 

 What I used:

  • Base color: Orly Gumdrop
  • Kiss Stripers
    • Black
    • White
  • Sally Hansen So Sexy Red

I was very happy with the color combo I decided to use. Ikat is one of those things were it's fun to experiment with different color combos. I intend to do more ikat in the future, that's for sure. What do you think of the ikat trend? I'm loving it!

Up next, we will have inspired by artwork. Oy. I am not looking forward to this one. I LOVE art, so I don't want to mess up! Don't forget to check out the other patterns for today done by the lovely ladies of this challenge!

See you tomorrow!


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