April 27, 2013

Around the World Challenge: New York

Starting today and continuing every saturday until August 3rd I will be participating in the Around The World Challenge hosted by Guilty As Charged! :)

I'm super excited to participate in this challenge. It's been a while since I did any freehand work around here so it's time I get back into it :)

To start things off we are travelling to New York!! Sadly I've only been to one place on that entire list, Vancouver, but many are on my wish list and New York is definitely one of them!

For this design I was inspired by the New York taxi cabs, the typical "touristy" I <3 NY shirts, and of course lady liberty :)

I started with a base of Finger Paints Paper Mache on each nail. The checkered design is stamped on (not very well mind you), and the rest was done with a nail art brush with the following colors...

China Glaze Liquid Leather, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Cherry Red, & Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lightening. 

I was in a bit of a rush with this manicure because I only just found out about this challenge the other day. So I didn't bother to top coat (for fear of ruining it) and just photographed it before moving on to another work-appropriate nail design. But I have some fun ideas in mind for the rest of the challenge and I can't wait to share them with you!

If you want to check out the other challenge entries head over to Guilty as Charged! And if you want to participate it's not too late to join in!! :)