Saturday, May 19, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 1: Torch Starts Its Journey

I have signed up to complete the Summer Challenge designed through the Purple Crumpet Fairy Group.  If you are interested in joining visit here to learn all about it. But be warned!!! This is a HUGE challenge! There are 66 challenges and it runs from today until September!  Here is the whole challenge:

Today's challenge is all about the Olympic Torch that started its journey aroung England today.  I love this challenge because I love the Olympics!  They are are so fun and exciting to watch!
I did some googling for inspiration and came up with this picture:

Here are all the polishes that I used:

I started with 2 coats of Milana White on the Spot:

My next step was to draw my torch on my ring finger.  For this I used Pure Ice Bite and a stripper brush.

Next I added the flames using a stripper brush and Essence Wake Up, Zoya Pippa and OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry.

I added the Olympic colors to my other fingers using Sinful Colors Nail Art in Jungle and Time Off, Stripe Rite Yellow, Essence Walk on Air and OPI Quarter of a Cent-Cherry.

I added 2 coats of BL Hardwear, which, boo hoo, pulled the colors!

I thought the the design was missing something so I went back and added Northern Lights.  Don't the Olympics have a sparkle about them?!?!?!

So what do you think?  Have I made you excited for the Olympics???

Please take a moment to check out what these lovely ladies had done:

Debbie @ The Crumpet -

Jo @ Northern Nails -

Alyssa at Fancy Phalanges -

Lucie @ Lucy's Stash

Vic @ Glowstars


  1. i LOVE your interpretation - it really does look like the image you found xxx SO excited you are doing this :)

  2. Cool man, I'm so excited that the olympics are coming here! I love watching them, I think it'll be great for the uk too :)

  3. I'm so excited for the Olympics! Great idea! It's funny, while I was scrolling through your pictures, I was thinking to myself, "Man, if this had glitter on it..." and then *BOOM* you did it!

  4. Nice job on number one......only a million left to go. :)

  5. Wooo!! That is one INTENSE challenge!! Best of luck, and wonderful manicure! :D

  6. Hiya I'm a new follower and I'm really enjoying your blog. I'm just staying out nail art & am a bit rubbish. your designs are an inspiration to try harder! Lovely mani x :-)

  7. Dude this is freakin amazing!

  8. these are awesome! i love the glitter !

  9. Awesome! I'm so excited about the Olympics! Gymnastics are my favorite summer!

  10. I love this, it turned out great!!

  11. Massive Challenge. Just caught your Day 6 then found this... didn't realise it's a long way to go. Looking forward to seeing your designs each step of the way. Best of Luck!! Maybe next time I might join in on the side :P


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