Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Fun Challenge, Road Trip, ARGH Mateys!!

Hey guys! Back today with post (or day) 5 of Lindsey from the Neverland Nail Blog's summer fun nail art challenge.  Day 5 is "are we there yet" so road trip or vacation mani. I had planned to do some map type thing with Route 66, but then I changed my mind, big surprise there huh?! :P

My monkey butt's (Brendan) 2nd birthday party was pirate themed, so I had actually come up with this idea back for his party but didn't have time to do it, due to the fact that I was hosting his party. So now is the perfect time!!

There is a little bit of a back story to get you in the mood ;) You and your partner go on a vacation alone to the beautiful beaches of Maui, while you are building a sand castle, you come across an old tattered piece of paper, and this is what you find!

I used Zoya Shay as a base color then I sponged on Nubar Spark and Sinful Colors Mercury Rising around the edges to get the old paper feel. I used a dotting tool and a skinny nail art brush to freehand the skull and crossbones on my thumb with black, then did the eyes, nose and mouth with Zoya Shay again to match the background. I used OPI The Color of Minnie to do the dotted line and X, and the the SC again for the trunk of the palm tree, and the green is in this little nail art pen thing my mom gave me.

What do you guys think?

Until next time! Happy painting!

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  1. This is adorable! And I love how you made your nails look like old parchment paper, very clever.

  2. I love these - such a cute idea and so well executed :)

  3. This is the coolest mani EVER

  4. Wow, this is so so cool!! You mind if I try this? There is a Buccaneers Cruise I'm going on next month where everybody is supposed to dress like a pirate AND there is a treasure hunt. This would be perfect for that cruise if I could manage it. I haven't done any nail art in a few months though.. haha.

    1. Go for it! It's pretty simple, I just had a bunch of cleanup to do from the sponging lol. If you do it I want to see! :D

  5. This is so unique. Love the faded border.

  6. WOW WOW WOW ! that sponging is sheer perfection. This isn't "Amber did it" it's "Amber outdid it" xxxx

  7. This looks great! I really love it!!!


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