15 August 2013

Alphabet Challenge: U is for... Umbrellas on a Rainy Day

Hello, beautiful people! How are U doing? :D

Yep, today's installment of the Alphabet Challenge features the letter U! It's reaching that part of summer where the heat and humidity give way in the afternoon to a nice, violent-but-short rainstorm. I just love watching storms, and painted this manicure inspired by them (as well as meeting the letter requirement):

Umbrella half-moon-ish mani!

I wanted the background to be reminiscent of a rainy day or cloudy sky, so I chose two of my very favourite polishes in the world--Soulstice Spa Manchester (light grey creme) and OPI Pirouette My Whistle (silver microglitter + white satin hexes). This is such a dreamy combo, and I wore it alone for a few days first...

So lovely and delicate :D

I wanted my umbrellas to have a cartoony look, so I took a small brush and black acrylic paint, and made the outlines of the whole shape to start:

Then used red to carefully fill in the panels of the umbrella...

Index finger is my favourite, middle is least >.< I wish I'd re-done that one, it's all straight and unrealistic compared to the others. But I didn't notice this until after topcoat.

...and topcoated with Seche Vite for shiny!

At this point the thumb was blank. I wasn't sure what to do... but then inspiration struck. Wellies!

Very close-up. This was so tiny in real life, I couldn't even do the other one!
We'll say it got stuck in a mud puddle.

So there U have it. Rainy umbrella nails :D  Hope you enjoyed today's post! Thanks for stopping by. See you next time! xoxo


  1. Awesome! I couldn't love these more. I'll definitely have to use Pirouette as rain. So pretty!

    1. Thank you! Isn't it just perfect for rain? Could be snow too, maybe over blue instead :D xx


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