Nail Art // Step into Summer: Inspired by a Bathing Suit

by - Friday, July 26, 2013


I realized yesterday that it's almost the end of the month, which means the Step into Summer Challenge is wrapping up. I know I'm not going to get all of the fills completed but I knew I wanted to get the bathing suit fill in at the very least. And I knew exactly which bathing suit to use as an inspiration!



I bought this bathing suit for sun tanning on my trip to Mexico this year. It's super cute, though I don't think I would risk wearing a white bathing suit in the water! When I was thinking about what kind of design to do for the challenge I knew I had to use this as my inspiration. It's gorgeous! Look at those colours!


I started this whole things off with three coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On. Once that dried I covered everything in a coat of Seche Vite top coat and then used a variety of the new nail art brushes I have to layer on the other colours to look like the bikini top. :)



I did the base of the flower with OPI Red Lights Ahead... Where? and then added a segment of Sinful Colors Boom Boom inside of each petal (which you can't see very well because the red and pink melt together). Then I used SH White On again to add some details at the centre of the flower so I could layer OPI Need Sunglasses? on top in a way that would show the yellow. Finished with marks made from China Glaze Man Hunt and Sinful Colors Rise & Shine (which came through in these pics a lot duller than it is IRL).


I'm sad my camera didn't pick up the colours for this as accurately as I wanted... They're less orange and more red IRL. If you look at the pic from my instagram they're more accurate over there.


I love love love all these colours together!! I like how the accent nails with the designs pop so beautifully off of the white.


Thanks for visiting!! xx



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16 comments

  1. Wow it looks just like it! Great job on this :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm really happy with it. :)

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  2. Gorgeous recreation - it looks just like it ;)

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  3. Great post! I'm your new follower! :)
    I hope to see you in my blog sometimes. Thanks!
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  4. Gorgeous and you matched it up perfectly! :)

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    1. Thank you! It turned out really well, yeah! :)

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  5. Wow,such a beautiful design...I really like your pretty blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets nessa

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  6. This is amazing! I love the bathing suit and you did a great job recreating the design :)

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    1. Thanks!!! I really love this bathing suit, and was really happy with how the design came out. :) :)

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  7. Your nails look amazing and I love your swimsuit, too!

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