Thursday, May 3, 2012

ASBMF Challenge Day 5: A Rainbow After the Rain

I spent a lot of time thinking, agonizing over this design.  I am always looking for new and unique designs because I don't want to do something that is already all over the nail blogs!  Not that I don't try those designs because some of them are amazing!  After spending some time on Goggle getting inspiration I stumbled across a design by MaD Manis, check out the original because it is stunning!

I started with 1 coat of Milana White On the Spot. I have shown this polish many times so only 1 picture this time.

For this next set there is a lot going on!  I used one of my stripping brushes and a whole bunch of polishes to create the rainbow.  I really thought that this was going to take me forever to do, but it really didn't.  I used 1 color at a time and just filled in the nail.  Don't do one nail at a time or else you will just be wasting polish because your puddles of polish will dry before you get to each nail! 

I started with the right side, inside, of my nail and worked toward the left side, outside.  The colors were applied in the order: (sorry, should have taken a bottle shot!)

China Glaze Electric Pineapple
Zoya Tracie
China Glaze Electric Beat
Essence Let's Get Lost
Sinful Colors Nail Art Moonlight
China Glaze Strawberry Fields
Finger Paints Micheltangelo
Zoya Pippa

My next step was to add the storm clouds using a sponge and Zoya Dove.  I also pulled some of the gray into the rainbow using my striping brush, but its hard to see.

I added some sparkle with NL.  Rainbows always sparkle!!

Topped of the design with 2 coats of NYC.

I love this design! It turned out so much better than I thought it would!  

Check out how these awesome ladies are completing the challenge!
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Jess from Nearly Natural Nails
Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Heidi from DIY Polish & More!
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Kayono from Neues vom Kellerkind
Sarah from All This Polish
April from Munia's Nails


  1. This is the coolest mani EVER!

  2. Nie spodziewałam się takiego efektu. Super!

  3. That is so pretty! I want a rainbow on my nails too! :)

  4. These remind me of summer for some reason LOL. They're so creative, I love the colors and the sparkle! Rainbows do always sparkle :P

  5. Now this is freakin cool as sh*t!!!

  6. This is soooo cute and pretty!!! :'D

  7. I thought you'd done Crayola nails at first before I saw the pictures large. I really love this design. It's really pretty!! ^.^

  8. i knew that when i first opened the post i was going to love what you did! looks fantastic!

  9. I love your blog! You use such wonderful colors. I gave you an award on my blog:

  10. this turned out really cute!

  11. Wow that's so awesome! I can never keep my lines that straight! :P

  12. Lovely blog with so many interesting and inspiring posts! Love your work:) Would you like to follow each other?

  13. Pretty, pretty mani! I love the glitter as the rain! Gorgeous!

  14. this is super awesome...colours everywhere...gr8 blog


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