Wednesday, 29 May 2013

ABC Challenge: U is for Upcycled Umbrellas

I decided at the end of the weekend that I wanted to do something more fun with my grey gradients so I decided to incorporate them into this challenge and 'up-cycle' them. They were the perfect colours for a rainy theme, so I went with umbrellas and raindrops.

Polishes used:
Backgrounds: (as before) - Revlon-Hazy (Lightest grey), Topshop-Cloud (mid grey), Rimmel-Stormy Skies (darkest grey) and OPI-I Juggle...Men
Umbrellas: Barry M nail art pen in Black, George-Under The Sea (to get another 'U' in there), Revlon-Blue Lagoon, Rimmel-Pear Drop
Cloud (ring finger): A mix of Revlon-Hazy and Topshop-Cloud 
Puddle/Raindrops: A mix of Revlon-Blue Lagoon, Sally Hansen-Himalayan Blue, Rimmel-Aqua Cool and Barry M-Neptune Sea



Posing with my umbrella, as you do

I enjoyed doing these, they were all just sort of freehanded on. To make the water I just put a small amount of each colour on a paintbrush and painted to see what came out of it. I quite like the fact that there's a real mix of colours in there, and each raindrop is slightly different to its neighbours. Unfortunately this mani didn't last long, because my grey-dients were already in a state when I put this on, so I probably took it all off about 12 hours later. It was fun while it lasted though!

~Nail Art Novice~

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27 comments:

  1. Cute manicure for the rainy day. Its been rainy a lot in Canada so this manicure was fun to see :)

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    1. It's been raining for the last few days here (UK) too, I thought they were quite appropriate, haha! Thanks =)

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  2. How cute!! That's a neat idea!

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  3. Umbrellas! Yes I thought about doing these too...they look so cute! Especially on a Brit girl! ;)

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    1. Ha, yes, we do get a LOT of rain! Thanks =)

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  4. Cute idea! I like the color combo as well :)

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  5. Very cute mani! Great looking nail art.

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  6. That's a creative theme for a mani! I love the colours and they are unfortunately pretty seasonal :(

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    1. Thank you very much! Yeah, it's been raining lots here too, boo!

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  7. Very cute mani! I should try it, it suits the rainy weather we are getting down under at the moment :)

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    1. It suits the weather up here in the Northern Hemisphere too! In Britain at least!
      Thanks =)

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  8. Such fun, and very thoughtful.

    Nice job, Jenni! :)

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  9. That was a really clever idea! I would much rather see rain & umbrellas on someone's nails than see all the rain we've been having.

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    1. Yeah, I agree! Hoping the weather stays as nice as it is at the moment!
      Thank you =)

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  10. I really need an umbrella!!!! Here in North Italy it's been raining since a month! :(

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    1. If it's raining in Italy then Britain has no hope! We've got sunshine at the moment, hope you have too!!

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  11. This is so creative and cute! Great job!

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