Friday, September 28, 2012

NOTD: CGC Retro 80's manicure!


Today I'm starting a twin-challenge with a friend of mine, Dina from Secretary's Nail Art. We both bought the new set of Cheeky plates (you can see my review of them by clicking here), and decided it would be fun to pick an image from each plate, one plate per week, and each do a manicure with that image. We decided to call it the 'Cheeky Girl Challenge', and we'll be posting our manicures together every Friday. Dina made a graphic of the images we chose, which I'll put at the bottom of the post, if you want to see what we'll be doing ahead of time. :)

For the first plate, Cheeky plate CH30, we agreed to use the cassette tape image. This is not an image I probably ever would have used on my own, I have to admit. But that's what I love best about these images, when I'm pushed to create something I wouldn't normally create. It helps keep my perspective fresh and keeps me out of that creative box I put myself into when left to my own devices!

So here is the manicure I came up with...I took inspiration from the cassette tape and went for a retro 80's look:

Close up in the shade

In direct sun

Here's how I did it.

1) Started with a base of Sinful Colors Cinderella, to get that 80's pastel feel.
2) Stamped using Wet n Wild Black Creme, Cheeky plate 30, and Cheeky XL plate N
3) Using the purple, pink and blue polishes from my Migi Nail Art set, I drew over parts of the overall nail design, and added accents to the other nails.

The cool part of this is, I really, really love how this came out! Even though I never would have put this together had it not been for this challenge, I fell in love with this and didn't want to take it off. I almost wanted to throw an 80's party just so I could wear it!

Thanks for taking a look, and don't forget to go see what Dina did with the same image over on her blog!




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