March 30, 2012

Rainbow fish nails

When I first discovered nail art blogs (just before christmas actually), I stumbled upon the 31 day challenge. To be specific, I found the one that Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Rie (Nails and Noms), and Chris (Let them have Polish!), all participated in.

Looking through all the posts from these lovely ladies, I found many nail art ideas that I knew I wanted to try! I also decided that I really, really, really want to do a 31 day challenge with some other bloggers some time in the future (or near future).

On to my inspiration for today's mani...

Day 24 was 'Inspired by a book', and Sammy from The Nailasaurus decided to do Rainbow fish (the childrens book). I loved that book as a kid, and knew immediately that I wanted to recreate this mani.
Chris from Let them Have Polish loved it so much she recreated it here on Day 31 'Recreate your favourite challenge'

Here is my version...

What's more appropriate than Cult Nails Living Water as the base? :) 

I stamped with BM-209 and Nicole by OPI Give me the first dance

And used a dotting tool for the following colors on the accent nail:
Nicole by OPI Loyalty to Royal-ty (dark blue)
Finger Paints Laugh my Art off (sparkly blue)
Gosh Blue Balloon (light blue)
American Apparel Malibu Green (aqua)
Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Back to the Fuchsia (pink)
Orly Charged Up (purple) 
Orly Winter Wonderland (silver glitter)

I hope you enjoy it, I have wanted to do this one for a while now! :) 

****If anyone is interested in doing a 31 day challenge with me (maybe in May or June - or other months with few to no nail art worthy holidays) let me know!!