Step into Summer: Inspired by the Pool

by - Friday, June 21, 2013


It's officially summer! That means I have beaches and parties and barbecues and sun to look forward to! In celebration, I'm starting the Step into Summer Challenge for June and July that's being hosted by the Hobby Polish Bloggers group that I'm a member of. Exciting! Check out the Inlinkz list at the end of the post to see all the other great fills so far!

I like this challenge because you can do all or some or even just one of the prompts created by the group. They're also really general prompts, so there's lots you can do with them. I decided to start with "Inspired by the Pool," which I did by doing a saran wrap style mani with a few shades of blue.That's my pool water! I put a little bit of silver on at the end to imitate the sun bouncing off my nail pool, and then added a beach ball to finish it off and make it a bit more interesting. Simple, but cute!



Here's the colours I used to get this look (L to R): China Glaze Fade Into Hue, OPI's Silver Shatter, Rimmel London French White Nail Tip Liner, OPI's No Room for the Blues, OPI's Into the Night and OPI's Red Lights Ahead... Where?



Also, exciting news! I fixed my lightbox and got some new lights! That means that I'm going to be able to use it for pictures again, which makes me very excited. While I had it out I took a pic of this mani. (And switched up my watermark again, oops.) So in the future my pictures should go back to looking like this:


Much better, in my opinion! :)

Thanks for visiting! xx



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15 comments

  1. This is cute! Love the little beach ball :)

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  2. The silver on top of the blue really makes it look like water, so pretty! Think you're gonna keep this watermark?

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    1. Thanks! Agreed. :) And I'm thinking probably... I might tweak it a bit more in the future, but I've already queue'd up the next post using the grey version of the watermark on all the pics, so I seem to be committed. Thank you again for your input on in! :)

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    2. Haha good, I like the grey one better =)

      What did you think about my blog? Any criticism is welcome!

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    3. It's good!! I was going to comment on your Urban Decay Basics Naked palette but I got distracted because it reminded me that I have the Naked 2 palette and then I started playing around with it. lol. Needs nail polish though!! :p :)

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    4. I need to get my hands on Naked 2 as soon as I can, I love the other two! I keep meaning to do a nail post but they never seem to be in good enough condition to be photographed and all I wear lately is red polish xD Also, I really suck at taking pictures lol

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  3. So cute! I love the beach ball accent nail :)

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  4. Wow! It really does look like floating water. Great job! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. :)

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  5. Such a beautiful and fun idea! I love how the silvery marbled blue could be so multipurpose, but the beach ball brings the theme across wonderfully!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, I knew I needed to do more than just the "water" but didn't want to commit to intense nail art time... So beach ball it was! :)

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  6. Really cute nails! I love the beach ball! :)

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