June 19, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge! Day 1: Grill Master

I stumbled upon this nail art challenge late yesterday afternoon and asked to join in right away. I know it's last minute but I love challenges because they give me plenty of inspiration :)

I'm quite happy that this challenge won't be as intense as the 31 Day Challenge. It's sweet and simple. There will be 8 posts total, 2 per week for 4 weeks. The lovely Lindsey over at Neverland Nail Blog created this challenge. I'm a little late with this post, but from now my challenge posts will be on Tuesday and Thursday each week. And here are the themes:

To check out this challenge at any time you can click my new 'Nail Art Challenges' tab under my blog header and go from there :) 

So, today is Day 1: Grill Master! I have to admit I had a lot of trouble getting inspired for this mani. I resorted to google images and found this:

I used Finger Paints Paper Mache for my base. 
All the rest was painting using various nail art brushes and the following polishes:
Orly Coffee Break (Letters)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed & Mellow Yellow (Flames)
& Finger Paints Black Expressionism (Outline)

Like I said, a little uninspired. Good news is I am looking forward to all of the other days of the challenge, I have all kinds of ideas running through my head. Stay tuned for Day 2 on Thursday :) 


  1. LOL! YUM... I bet my hubby would love this one... I can smell the steaks already ;)

  2. Wow! This looks exactly like your inspiration pic. I love it!

  3. Mandy at Chameleon StampedeAugust 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    So cute!

  4. Them's some crazy brush skills!! Amazing work as always!

  5. This is so awesome, great work =]!

  6. your blog is awesome!!!! I soooooo following you! I am new to the nail blog world :)

  7. stephanie gillespieAugust 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Wish I could do letters as good as this xo

  8. I definitely want to try grill marks when it gets hot out xD That sounds like it'd be amazingly cute. Btw, you have a VEERRRYY neat freehand. I'm envious.

  9. Kat Hooked On PolishAugust 21, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    I resorted to google too! But most of the images were beyond my abilities, much like the one you chose :P. It looks great, so clean and well done!

  10. Yes, it was a little hard for me to come up with something too. Can't wait to see more of yours

  11. weeee!!! sizzling hot brats definitely come to mind!!! what an awesome job, Kelsie!!!

  12. psh, uninspired. Yours is actually my favorite! You did a great job.


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