Thursday, 15 March 2012

Girly Girl #4: Inspired by the Runway!

Hello Everyone!

I have another challenge design for you.
The challenge today is...  Inspired by the Runway!

Personally, I love that fashion is cyclical.  Everything old becomes new again.  Recently, some older fashion houses that had, to different degrees, fallen out of favour are back.  Pucci and Lacoste come to mind.  Halston is also making a comeback.

I've always loved the bold patterns of Pucci.  I found this dress as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

I thought a water marble might capture the spirit of this dress.  I'd never done a water marble before either.  I love a challenge!

So, here are my results.

I'm pretty happy with that for a first try!  The thumb and middle finger definitely turned out best.  I can't wait to try it again.  For colours, I used China Glaze - White on White and Liquid Leather and Color Club - Shabby Drab and New Bohemian.

Also, I need to admit that I cheated a little bit here.  I loved my St. Paddy's Day mani so much that I don't want to take it off yet.  Therefore I used some loose fake nails for this.  You didn't really think my nails had grown half an inch overnight, did ya? 

Anyways, what do you think?

Please check out the designs the other amazing ladies in this challenge came up with!

Oooh, almost forgot!  I was nominated for a Liebster Award by  Cee. Yay!  I'm going to do a whole post about that tomorrow but just couldn't let it slip by. :)

'Til next time,
Amanda ,

Challenge Creator: Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog
Ashley of Follow The Yellow Polish Road
Stephanie of A Little Polish
Kelly of Devilish Polish
Jodi of Captivating Claws
Danielle of Polish. Glitter. Rock & Roll!
Elly of Polishable
Olivia of Unprofessional Nails
Kate of This Charming Kate
Bethany of A Plethora of Nails
Lizzy of The Do It Yourself Lady
Eugenia of Talon-ted
Johanna of Neues vom Kellerkind
Ashley of Smashley Sparkles
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Emily of The Lacquerologist
Jess of LuvMyLacquer
Tressa of O' Natur Nail
CR of Color Me Silly
Amanda of Berry Polished
Robin, Erin, and Anna of Polished Cousins
Bonny of Over Stuffed
Taylor of REJOICE!
Jess of Nearly Natural Nails


  1. That looks great! I tried to water marble today, and it was a major fail. My colors didn't even spread.

    1. That happened to me at first too! I put the water in the microwave for about 5 seconds to get it slightly above room temperature. Then everything was spreading like butter!

  2. Your nails are awesome! I Love your inspiration! It looks so comfortable and still fashionable :)

    1. Aw, thanks! The dress did look super comfy and flowy!

  3. Wow, I wish my first try had turned out like this. Good job! I love the color combination.

    1. Beginner's luck probably? I'm sure my next effort will crash and burn and my little watermarble happy bubble will burst. :)

  4. are you sure you've never done a water marble before? this is perfection. ♥

  5. Beautiful water marbling, it definitely captures the dress, which is beautiful too! I love the colors!

    Congrats on the Liebster Award, I've just tagged you for another! See my post here

    1. Thank you!

      I still need to do the award post! (Thanks again)

  6. o.m.gee!!!! i've only attempted a water marble once before & it did not look like this!!! ammaazzzzzing!!!

  7. Your first water marble? You did lovely. Captured the dress well...

    And oh yes, I definitely wondered about the nail growing overnight. lol...


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