Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rainbow Brite Nails: Week 18 of the Year of Polish Challenge

This week's Year of Polish Challenge theme was Cartoon Nails.  I admittedly dragged my feet a bit because I was lacking inspiration.  Then I thought about my favorite cartoons growing up and Rainbow Brite was just about it for me in the mid 80s...that and Carebears!  Those shows were little girl, so-cute-you'd-just-die crack shows.  So I found a reference picture on Google with Rainbow Brite, her sidekick Twink, and her horse Starlite.  The picture I used is here.

Now keep in mind that these nail are totally free-hand so forgive my little mistakes.  Overall, you can't miss the theme of these nails...Gah, I'm giddy to show you and I'm going to cry when this mani starts to chip!

So these took a lot of different polishes but who am I kidding, I have at two polishes of every shade or close to it.  I can't really explain how I did the design except to say that I practiced on note cards.  I did start off with Midnight Blue coat on my base coated thumb nail and White On on the rest of my nails.  The pinky nail was done with a gradient sponge that had stripes of Mon Cherry, Sunny Side Up, Let's Meet, Happy Ending, and Midnight Blue applied to the nail twice and then covered with Sally Girl Iridescent Glitter.  For the cartoon characters I colored everything in and then outlined what I could in Ebony Loves Chris.  The flesh color is Julep's Penelope.

Anyway, if there are questions I haven't answered, feel free to ask me them in the comments section!  Oh, and tell me what you think:)

Last but not least, I have some Indie glitter polishes that I have bought specifically to giveaway once I meet 100 GFC followers.  I only need a few more people to follow and I will have at least two winners for my 100 follower giveaway.  So...please share my blog with a friend or two and let them know about the giveaway that will be coming up.  The two bottles of polish I've bought for the giveaway are from Victoriana on Etsy and they are both extra beautiful!!!  I'll post a teaser pic soon!


  1. I love it! this is so cute :D

  2. Thanks again, Samantha!! They aren't perfect but I still think they came out sweet:0)

  3. These are great! My favorite is your Twink nail.