Here we have my first ever Artsy Wednesday post! I was amazed and delighted when Catrine at Unnaked Nails invited me to join the Artsy Wednesday gang. I've always enjoyed her posts but never dreamed that I might be joining in!
Funnily enough, the first challenge takes me right back to the beginning of my blog. It's quite appropriate really, as I'm nearly at my blogs first anniversary. My first nail art post, which was my second ever overall post, was Nails Inspired By My Garden (link)
There were three nail art looks there. One was just a skittle, one was a gradient, and the third was actual nail art. Here's the picture from the original post:
Well, I remember quite enjoying wearing this one, so this was the one I picked to recreate.
In the picture above I used Collection 2000 Mint Mojo as the green, but elsewhere in the post I had also used Dior's Waterlily which is a very similar colour. Well, I've been wanting to do a review on the Dior polish for a while, so I thought I would paint my nails in that, review it in a blog post, and then use it for the base for the manicure for this post. Multitasking!
So here's how it came out:
As you can see, the main difference is that I've got a better camera now. I only bought a better camera because I was frustrated at how my blog pics were coming out. It's still just a point and shoot, but a bit better quality than the previous one. I actually don't think the manicure looks any different one year on! At least I'm consistent.
Here's another pic:
This white/yellow colour combination always reminds me of fried eggs, ha! I'd forgotten how much I like this green, I hardly ever wear it, what a waste. The white is OPI Alpine Snow, and the yellow is Rimmel Sunshine. The dotting tool was a Cheeky one, you can get the whole set super-cheap from Amazon UK (here)
And just to show I did both hands for a change, here's my 'Cinderella' hand. It's not used to modelling:
And there we have it! My first Artsy Wednesday post, I hope I can live up to the high standards of everyone else! I kind of wish my first blog post had been a bit more demanding haha.
It also means I have to be disciplined and make sure that my posts are ready to be scheduled on time, which is a challenge all of its own. I'm excited and a bit daunted to have joined such a talented group of girls, but who knows, it might make me raise my game! Have already got some excellent ideas for the next Artsy Wednesday posts, so watch this space. And I am going to try scheduling this post to publish automatically, which I've never done before, so it will be interesting to see if it works.
I hope you've enjoyed this, I certainly have enjoyed recreating and reminiscing!
Check out all of the other super-talented girls recreations:
Michelle - Lab Muffin http://www.labmuffin.com/
Alanna - Pretty Purple Polish http://www.prettypurplepolish.com/
Maria - Maria's Nail Polish Blog http://mariasnailpolishblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Melanie - Nail & Polish http://nailandpolish.blogspot.co.uk/
Jessica - Beauty Gnome http://beautygnome.blogspot.co.uk/
Emily - An Accent Nail http://anaccentnail.blogspot.co.uk/
Ameerah - Valiantly Varnished http://www.valiantlyvarnished.com/
Until next time...
MASPOOASE x x x