May Challenge, Part One: Inspired by Fashion


Hello all! I’m doing a May challenge from the Hobby Polish Bloggers. The first one is “inspired by fashion”. I subscribe to Elle magazine, so I went through the past few issues looking for inspiration. I found so many, that I needed my sister’s help in narrowing the field. (More on that later.) We both chose this one:
What a fun design, right? I thought it would be a breeze. Oh, how wrong I was. After 4 tries, with blobs too big or not spaced right or both (urgh!) I decided to bring out my striping tape and try the design that way. Bingo Bango! Much better. It’s a big outside my comfort zone, but I really like the abstract-ness to the design. I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Green With Envy, Zoya Amy, Zoya Ali, and essie aruba blue. What do you think? If I do this again, I’ll be centering it a bit more on the nail, as that’s the one thing I don’t think turned out well.


What do you think? What would you have done differently? I would love to hear your tips! Be sure to check out the other links in the collection:

Oh, and about finding all those fashion ideas? I think I’m going to do a semi-weekly challenge of fashion inspired nails! I had so much fun finding ideas, and I think it will be a good way for me to grow and challenge myself. After this crazy week is over, look for more fashion inspired nails coming soon! As always,


17 thoughts on “May Challenge, Part One: Inspired by Fashion

  1. I was curious to see which way you’d go with this! I like it 🙂 I would have done my pinky and thumb green, and then the middle 3 the color panel colors.. possibly with green as the base and then big strokes of the other 3 colors in the center of each of those nails. Is that confusing? lol

  2. This looks great! I love the colors you used, especially the sparkly orange and the lime green base! Cool inspiration too. =)

    Also, on the Hobby Polish Bloggers fb page, there’s an HTML code that you can add to your post so that you can set up an InLinkz link with other bloggers’ posts for this challenge. You should also add your post to the inlinkz that’s been set up. You can find that at the bottom of my post on my page for the Fashion-Inspired challenge. Just a head’s up =)

  3. Derp…when did this challenge start and how did I miss it in the group? LOL I don’t k now if I’s be able to stick to a challenge, though. I remember when I did the 31 day challegnge it was so stressful.

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