Step Into Summer Challenge - Inspired by the Pool

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Good morning! Here's another theme I completed for the Step Into Summer Challenge hosted by the Hobby Polish Bloggers. Today, I'm doing a manicure inspired by the pool. I had no idea what to do so I went with something simple. I decided to recreate the pool water on my nails. Here's the picture I drew inspiration from.

Pool Water

Let's see how this translated on my nails!

Saran Wrap Nails
Juelp, Essie, OPI, Sephora by OPI, Seche Vite

First, I applied Julep Nail Therapy as my base coat. For my base color, I used Essie Borrowed & Blue. After that's completely dry, I used the saran wrap method to dab on OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui and Sephora by OPI Blue Grotto. Lastly, I applied my Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to smooth out my manicure and to add some shine.

Saran Wrap Nails
Saran Wrap Nails
Saran Wrap Nails

I love how easy the saran wrap technique was! The effect it created on my nails is so pretty and it totally reminds me of water. What do you think of this manicure?

Step Into Summer Challenge - Hobby Polish Bloggers

50 comments:

  1. Lisa - seriously beautiful! I love this so much!

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    1. Very pretty! What is the Saran Wrap method??? I know, where have I been???

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    2. Here's a link to a tutorial: http://blognailedit.blogspot.ca/2012/04/saran-nails-on-going-out-chic.html

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  2. This is seriously gorgeous!! :D

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  3. Love the effect...perfect for pool party :)

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    1. That's what I was going for! Glad to see it translated on my nails well :)

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  5. I love the effect of this! It looks just like a pool! :)

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  6. Look just like the picture! Great job :)

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  7. This looks beautiful! I really need that blue OPI.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! Yeah, that color is beautiful! :)

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  8. This looks amazing!!! Awesome job!

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  9. Beautiful as always :) You chose such lovely blues for this.

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    1. Thank you Liesl! I try my best :)

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  10. I love your version of the pool challenge!! Awesome!

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  11. I've been looking for some nice and easy nail designs that I can try for my nails and I saw this post.
    I love your choice of nail polish! What a beautiful design.

    Cheers xxxx
    Desiree

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    1. Thank you Desiree!I'm happy to hear you like them :)

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  12. I was just looking in my Facebook news feed and saw OPI shared your picture on their page. I said, "Hey I know those nails!" Too cool, way to go! :-)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! It was definitely a surprise for me too but a good one :)

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  13. Lisa~~awesomeness!! I will use this look when id like a denim theme as well!! :D

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    1. Thank you! :) Glad to see you like it.

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  14. Um, yeah, assuming everyone knows the saran wrap method. If not going to show the step by step here, got a link to it?

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    1. Yeah, sorry that it wasn't a step by step. Here's a link to one: http://blognailedit.blogspot.ca/2012/04/saran-nails-on-going-out-chic.html

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    2. That wasn't your fault Lisa. OPI said it was a step by step when they shared her photo photon their Facebook page. Her original post was not a step by step. She had no idea they were going to share her photo.

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    3. Thank you Sarah! Yeah, when OPI posted saying it was a step by step, I was a bit confused since it wasn't, lol.

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    4. I thought yours was a good step by step. Its pretty and you told us how you do it. If people aren't reading it well, they might think it's a step by step of the saran wrap method. But you did a really well step by step of how are you did your manicure.

      I have yet to get suzi fung shway, but this makes me want it even more. love the marble look, and love me some pool. I was going to do a blue manicure today but I think I'll do this and add some sparkles on top.

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    5. Thank you Courtney! I appreciate that :)

      You should get it if you come across it. Its such a gorgeous blue. Post your recreation on my Facebook page. I would love to see it :)

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  15. was hoping for a step by step tutorial cos this is so beautiful! gonna try it out tomorrow!

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    1. Its super easy to recreate though. I'm sure you can do it well just by looking at my pictures :)

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  16. What a gorgeous mani! You really captured the look and depth of he pool water!:)

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    1. Thank you! Glad to hear I did it justice :)

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