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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Aussie Christmas - 5/12 Pool Party

20 days til Christmas! :D WOO! Who else loves this time of year as much as me?!

Today for the Aussie Christmas Nail Challenge, the theme is pool party! Christmas and summer time in Australia usually involves going to the pool, or going out in your backyard if you're lucky enough to have a pool! Or running under sprinklers, which is what I did when I was a kid lol. I've never had my own pool but always wanted one and have always loved swimming at the pool. I'm not a massive fan of the beach, it's alright, but I prefer the pool!

My nail art today is inspired by my board shorts! I was going to use my tankini as inspiration but they're just blue, red and white, like the Aussie flag and I've already done Aussie flag nails before! ;) My boardies are a sunset sort of print, with palm trees all over.


My boardies
I used a base of Ulta3 Lily White, my favourite white. It's almost opaque in one coat! Perfecto. :P
I then did a gradient using Cotton On Body's Neon Orchid, Essie Fear or Desire and Ulta3 Frangipani. The technique I use for gradients can be seen in this tutorial by MissJenFabulous on YouTube. I drew a palm tree on my ring finger using my black BYS nail art striper (which I actually just dropped on the concrete outside and I'm surprised it didn't smash).


This is easily the most vibrant nail art I have ever done, haha! I love it!

Elissa xx


4 comments:

Loz said...

gorgeous! pink sky means it's gonna be hot tomorrow!! (actually it's more like winter again where I live!)
I'll be on the lookout for that Ulta3 Lily White polish... I need it!

Elissa said...

Yes you sure do need Lily White, it's awesome! I hear it also works well for stamping because it's so pigmented for a white :)

DistinKt Nails said...

I love this. Very vibrant and summery.

Elissa said...

Thank you! :)

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