June 24, 2013

Around the World Challenge: Berlin

I'm extra excited about today's challenge day because in 6 weeks I will actually be on my way there!!! Today the Around the World Challenge is bringing us to Berlin, Germany!! :)

It was difficult to settle on a design for this week's challenge. Berlin is a beautiful city with lots of history... but history is a little bit difficult to portray on my fingernails. So I settled for a gradient of the German flag :)

The polishes I used are Finger Paints Black Expressionism, Sally Hansen X-treme wear Cherry Red, and Mellow Yellow. I topped it off with Cult Nails Wax That (wax-effect topcoat).

Let me tell you it is not easy to create a smooth gradient with such contrasting colors... and unfortunately the black leaked in to my cuticles big time on my middle nail. I tried my best to clean it up but you can only do so much with acetone.

Stay tuned, week 10 we will be travelling to Rome! And don't forget to check out the other challenge entires over at Guilty As Charged.