Friday, September 21, 2012

30 Day Challenge Day 21-Inspired By a Color

So I'm still not sure if "inspired by a color" means a nail polish specifically or just color in general, so I'll put my little twist on it, as I always do and hope it works out.  I didn't have to think about this one for long.  As soon as I heard the word inspiration, I only thought of one thing.  Allow me to explain....My sister in law Cary passed away 2 years ago at the age of 34 from a nasty form of Leukemia.  I won't go crazy into detail, because after all we are here to discuss nails but I will give you a little...She was my husband's only sibling and they were very close.  She fought like hell, always with a positive outlook, even at the very end.  I miss her like crazy but I know she is up there laughing her infectious laugh and making everyone around her better just for getting to be in her presence.

My inspiration color is orange....that is the color for leukemia awareness.  Cary's favorite color was purple so I combined the 2 and this is what I came up with....



My whole mani was basically untrieds.  The purple I used is China Glaze Grape Juice.  I've had the color forever and never used it.  What was I thinking?  It's gorgeous!!  The orange accent nail is done with OPI Are We There Yet. Another beaut!  I think both colors work great together!  I did a dry marble on my ring finger.  I have a mini tutorial in an earlier post.  Basically you put a thick coat of your base color, then a few tiny drops of your accent color and swirl the 2 together gently with a toothpick.  It's very simple to do, although I haven't quite mastered it yet. 

I hope you all get to, at some point, come in contact with someone as inspiring and beautiful as my sister in law was.  I am a better person for the short time I got to spend with her.

Happy Polishing lacquer lovers!!


  1. I love your inspiration! Great mani and nice share buttons! ;)

  2. I agree, your inspiration is wonderful :) great mani!