July 8, 2013

Around the World Challenge: Athens

Only four weeks to go for the Around the World Challenge and it's also my countdown to vacation!! :)

Today's challenge location (or rather Saturday's - I'm a tad late) was Athens! And what better manicure than a goddess??

I thought about choosing a specific greek god (i.e. Athena), but eventually settled on a generalized goddess manicure, inspired by the very talented Robin Moses (on youtube)

I started with a base coat of OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and then added some loose Sally Girl glitter in gold and silver. Next I added some splotches for the sky in Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Gun Metal. The goddess, her hair, and stars were painted on freehand using China Glaze Icicle and then layered over with Finger Paints Paper Mache. 

I like how this one turned out, but I think I would make the sky more purple if I were to do it again. 

Don't forget to head over to Guilty as Charged and check out the other challenge entries! :)