24 April 2014

The Neverending Pile Challenge: Day 5, Jelly: Sunsational Spring Flowers

Hi everyone! I sort of fell off the wagon last week when it comes to the challenges I'm participating in. I find it difficult to do five posts for the Digit-al Dozen, plus do additional posts on top of that. So I'm playing a bit of catch up. Tuesday, I finished a bunch of work that had been hanging over my head, so yesterday I took the day off and got some swatching done, plus I was able to do two challenge manis. It felt really good.

Sunsational Spring Flowers


For the Neverending Pile Challenge, I skipped day four, which was frost. I only have one, maybe two, polishes with an actual frost finish, and I just wasn't feeling it at the moment. Perhaps I'll go back and do that one later. Instead I decided to move onward and do the jelly prompt. I have more jellies than frosts, but still not that many. I much prefer full coverage polishes, so I tend to stick to cremes and shimmers.

Sunsational Spring Flowers

About this look: In my pile of untrieds, I have the China Glaze Sunsational collection from last year. I had bought this to review, and never got around to it. You may remember that this was a collection of six bright cremes plus six jellies. So I decided to use some of the jellies and do a fun flower design. Thanks to my friend Google, I found a fun flower print on a website called Lillybit.com. I don't like that's it's for a diaper bag, but it's so gosh darn cute, I think I can get over it.

Source

To get this look: I started with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff. Then I did the light brown flowers in the background with MViB and OPI You Don't Know Jacques. Then I sealed it with top coat, so the base wouldn't get mixed in with the jellies when I did the next step.

Sunsational Spring Flowers

The flowers were painted with five of the jellies from the China Glaze Sunsational collection: Keepin' It Teal, Isle See You Later, You Drive Me Coconuts, Are You Jelly?, and Shell-O. I really like the effect the jellies have, the flowers have almost a watercolour look.

Sunsational Spring Flowers

I painted in the lines with Cult Nails Fetish and a fine detail brush. I was using two new brushes for this design, and it felt a bit awkward. I find there's a "getting acquainted" period when it comes to new tools.

Sunsational Spring Flowers

Even though the Inlinkz is closed and I can't add my link, I've included it before so you can check out the other talented ladies participating in this challenge.

What do you think of this design? How did you feel about the China Glaze Sunsational collection?

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22 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, I love all the colours!!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Gillian - one of the benefits of using polishes from a single collection... the colour always go well together! ;)

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  2. What a great floral manicure! Your inspiration is spot on with what you did on the nails too!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feedback Lisa! :)

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  3. I love how this print turned out... so pretty!

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  4. I passed on the sunsational collection last year because I didn't understand jellys in part, but this year I get it and now I really have a use for them. Thank goodness they are available on Amazon! And for the whole set, it is half of what I would have paid buying them when they were fresh on the market.

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    1. I'm glad you were able to find a good deal on them! Some of the jellies in this collection are pretty thin. I don't know if I would want to wear them on their own, but they are great for nail art.

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  5. I love this so much! Your interpretation/execution of the design is perfect.

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  6. OMG! This is perfect, I love it, Meghan you're so talented girl!
    I've been away from bloggin for a couple of months, and I just saw this challenge now. Is this a closed challenge? can anyone join? could i join you girls?

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    1. Thanks so much Natalia! And yes, you are more than welcome to join the challenge. It's open to everyone but it's run through a group on Facebook called the Glittah Pirates (arrr!) https://www.facebook.com/groups/polish.passionistas/
      And welcome back to blogging! I hope you can join in the fun. :)

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  7. So very cute! so creative, I really love these!

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  8. this mani just exudes squishy! i love it so much, all the depth, from the flower doodles under the colored ones to the sheer colors of the jellies...awesome stuff.

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