Saturday, February 16, 2013

Geometric challenge day 6 - 80s party nails

Hey everyone, happy Saturday! Another uncharacteristic weekend post coming to you courtesy of the Geometric Challenge. Today's theme is bent!

I had a couple ideas for this but I didn't really like them and then yesterday night when I was about to start on my nails I had the idea to do several bent lines on top of each other in pArtY cOLoRs!

Dressed Up Nails - 80s party nail art

I didn't know if they would turn out the way I wanted them to, so I started to test the design on my thumbnail, but after I painted the first line I was just like well okay let's do this. Let's just go for it. LET'S GET CRAZY!

Dressed Up Nails - 80s party nail art

I started with a base of two coats of OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!, which is a really pretty dark gray with just the slightest tinge of green that sets it apart from other dark grays. Then, using my mid-length striper brush, I painted the bent lines in OPI Fly, OPI Did It On 'Em, and China Glaze Sugar High. I just need to tell you guys that I LOVE this color combo omg.

Dressed Up Nails - 80s party nail art

These were pretty easy to do but I think they still look cool, which is... cooool. I think they ended up looking like an 80s party on my nails. The first thing my boyfriend said when I showed him was "ooh, 80s!" which makes the second set of nails I've done in like two weeks that have turned out unintentionally 80s-looking. I think that says a lot about my style sensibility (namely that I am probably a time traveler from 1988).

Dressed Up Nails - 80s party nail art

I was a little nervous about these at first but luckily they turned out the way I wanted and I think they're fun to look at! What do y'all think? I'm also pretty glad that this INTENSE WEEK OF BLOGGING is over and that I can blogchill for a couple days. Although I have to say, even though doing challenges can be sort of stressful sometimes, I'm always really proud of the things I end up doing that I'd probably never think to do otherwise. Sometimes you just need that lil extra push to be creative (especially when you're a lazy procrastinator like I am).

Don't forget to stop by and see what the other ladies did for today!

Stephanie of Sincerely Stephanie
Victoria of Manicurator
Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
Alexis of XOXO Alexis Leigh
Brittney of Precious Polish 


  1. These are so much fun! Loved your idea! :)

  2. I'm a procrastinator too! Love the challenges cause it makes you GET IT DONE! And, I always start on my thumb too, in case I mess up. These are totally tubular! :P

  3. Such a fun mani!! It reminds me of the show Art Attack!! :)

  4. LOL omg you had me literally laughing out loud with this post, Whitney. I think you need to officially coin 'blogchill'. That aside, I love this manicure! I really like the grey base with the bright colours. Grey is so unexpected compared to black and I'm liking it 1000x more!


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