#21 Europe (Crumpet’s 33Day Challenge)

Good afternoon! I’m finally back on track with the 33 Day challenge. Today’s challenge is to create Europe on nails! I decided to do iconic images that you think of when you hear the word “Europe”: the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Coliseum, and La Sagrada Familia (this one is a bit of a stretch, but I needed a fourth image!). I wasn’t really looking for color-accuracy with the “real” monuments, because of course the Eiffel Tower isn’t blue! LOL.

I started off with 2 coats of Pahlish “Electrostatic Ghost”:

Pahlish Electrostatic Ghost

Pahlish Electrostatic Ghost

I then used Fingerpaints Ease-ly Entertained, OPI Black Onyx, Alpine Snow, Nein Nein Ok Fine, Berlin Done That, Goldeneye, and Just a Little Rosti At This. (For the Eiffel Tower, I actually used Fairly Charming’s tutorial.)

Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Coliseum, La Sagrada Familia

Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Coliseum, La Sagrada Familia

Close-up:
Eiffel Tower, Big Ben

Coliseum, La Sagrada Familia

What do you think? The only one I’m not really happy with is La Sagrada Familia, but oh well!

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Fashion Friday: Angles

Fashion Friday is back! Whoo hooo!! 😀 I really love doing this series – it pushes me outside my comfort zone, for sure. Today’s design is a shirt from Fendi:

Fendi fashion shirt

I’ve used 2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow as a base, then using LA Splash in Blowfish, I created a yellow stripe on each nail. I then used Finger Paints in Warm He-Art-Ed for a triangular shape on each nail. Lastly I used essie licorice to create another triangle and a stripe down the middle and a stripe at the edge of each nail.

OPI Alpine Snow, LA Splash Blowfish, fingerpaints Warm He-Art-Ed, essie licorice

OPI Alpine Snow, LA Splash Blowfish, fingerpaints Warm He-Art-Ed, essie licorice

I love that Warm He-Art-Ed has this pink shimmer to it – it’s a gorgeous polish (and one I got on sale for $1.50 I think).

Here’s a comparison to the inspiration:

OPI Alpine Snow, LA Splash Blowfish, fingerpaints Warm He-Art-Ed, essie licorice

What do you think? I should have done the yellow stripe the opposite direction, but other than that, I really like it. It is definitely bold!

Don’t forget that You Pick Tuesday is coming up – let me know what nail polish combination you’d like to see on my nails, either in the comments here or on my facebook page. 😉 Until tomorrow,

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