Friday, June 22, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Challenge: Day 1 - Beach Themed

Yes I am crazy!  I was talked into doing another challenge for the summer.  Okay, it didn't take much talking!  I really loved completing the ASBMF Challenge because the ladies are totally awesome!!  So of course I wanted to do another challenge with them!

Here is the challenge:

As you can see it's not as large as the Summer Challenge I am also doing, only 14 days.  Right now I think I will do these challenges on the days I am not doing the Summer Challenge.  This also means that I will probably be posting twice a day because I have fallen behind on my swatch posts.  I have a bunch of polishes that need reviewed! 

On to today's challenge, beach themed.  My inspiration for this challenge came from a blogger that I came across because she started following my blog.  Elizabeth at Varnish Vixen has some amazing nail art on her page and she is also a butter LONDON lover like myself.  She had done a post with a beautiful beach scence, here.  Her design looked so amazing that I had to try it!  It is also very easy to do!

I started with 2 coats of Essence You Belong to Me.

For my water background I applied Essence Let's Get Lost in the same way I would do clouds, just didn't make the "humps".  Elizabeth actually taped off her nails for this step.

For the waves I used a striping brush and various blue polish.  First up was China Glaze Sea Spray.

Essence Walk on Air.

China Glaze Electric Beat.

For my beach I applied China Glaze Classic Camel to my tips.

I decided to not add all the extras, like a boat or grass, but I did add some clouds. I used Color Club Art Club White.

2 coats of SV.

When I look at this beach scene I feel like I am sitting on the beach looking out at the ocean and just enjoying the day! 

LDS Challenge Crew:
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Jess from Nearly Natural Nails
Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Sue from Creative Nail Designs By Sue
Alyson from Beads.Nails.Food
Jen from I Like My Polish Black Just Like Just Like My Metal
Jessica from Jessica's Nail Tales
Ashley from One Nail to Another
Pyranka from Nail Sparks
Anna from Polished Cousins


  1. aw I love this! Good job, and good luck with all of the challenges :)

  2. Your mani makes me want to go to the sea! :)

  3. Looks great! And I like how you did the step by step pics :D

  4. Nicely done! The sandy tips are an especially fun detail.

  5. Beautiful! You really did a fantastic job, makes me want to be on the beach:)

  6. Your mani looks wonderful! Love the way you did the sky with clouds, the waves, and the sandy beach. :D

    ~ Yun

  7. Preciosas! Y muy veraniegas!!! Me encantaron! Muacks

  8. This is so cool! I totally want to go to the beach!

  9. We did similar manis. I want to try mine again to look like yours though.

  10. These look beautiful, great job!

  11. Ooh I'm right there with up obs the beach hun. Thanks for the mini holiday lol x :-)

  12. pssst, I'm Pryanka, not Pryanka <3 I loves your mani though, I wish I was this good with a brush!


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