Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Double Challenge: ABC & Autism Awareness

Happy Wednesday!!  I have a really busy day ahead so I've combined my two challenges for the day, the ABC Challenge and the Autism Awareness.  Just as a reminder, for the ABC Challenge, each week we have to use a polish brand or name, or a nail art or technique that starts with that weeks letter.  This week the letter is O and I've gone with Orly.  And for the Autism Awareness we have blue ruffian nails:
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I Used:
China Glaze- Hook and Line
Orly- Shockwave
Orly- Angel Eyes

This design is called Ruffian nails and is actually pretty easy to do; it just takes a slightly ste ady hand.  For this mani, I started with one coat of China Glaze Hook and Line, a grayish silver metallic.  Then just using the brush that came with the polish, I painted two coats of Orly Shockwave, a gorgeous, almost royal blue crème.  Then, because I can't leave well enough alone, I painted my ring finger and thumb with one coat of Orly Angel Eyes.  Angel Eye's is a clear base with micro blue glitter and small hexagon holographic glitter (YUM).

I  really didn't like this design when I started.    I felt like it made my nails look shorter and my cuticles looked 1/4 inch long.  But once I added the glitter (glitter makes everything better), I kind of liked them.  I think I would like them more in a different color combination. Although I LOVE Shockwave and Angel Eyes together! I will have to try them again,  Until later, have a fabulous day and remember we are half way to the weekend!!  Be sure to check out all the amazing ladies in both challenges!!  And, as always, Happy Polishing!!
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Autism Awareness Challenge Ladies:
Alicia from Makeup and Nails, Not War
Carmina from Cubbiful
ChiChi from I’m Just Me... ChiChi
Cordia from Seriously Swatched
Dionne from Glittery Fingers & Sparkling Toes
Erin from Paint Those Piggies!
Jessica from Nail Polish Anonymous
Jillian from Jilltastic Nail Design
Kelly from Peace Love Lacquer
Laura from Little Laura Loves
Nicole from Dipped in Lacquer
Paulina from Paulina’s Passions
Rachael from Rachos Nail Love
Roxana from Beautylicious
Tammy from Lacquer and Leather