Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New31DC: Day 29 - Inspired by a Blogger

Good evening, darlings!  (Or good morning, depending on where you are!)  We are almost finished with the New 31 Day Challenge now... I'm both relieved and sad about this, haha.  Today's theme is to be inspired by a blogger, and I chose the amazing Sarah from Chalkboard Nails!  Sarah does some seriously kick-ass manicures (Have you seen her bacon portait of Ron Swanson?! I freaking died over that one!) and she is such a sweet, funny, and down-to-earth girl.  I am lucky enough to have become friendly with her through one of my polish groups, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to get to know her.

I chose to recreate her Betsey Johnson style skittle nails.  I love Betsey as well, so this one has always been one of my favorites from Sarah.

The base color for this mani is Depend Nr. 346, which is a medium pink cream from their new spring collection.  The nude color is OPI Let Them Eat Rice Cake, and the black accents are MASH Nail Art Polish in Black.

I didn't have any round black rhinestones, so I subbed in my square ones from Cult Nails, and I am really loving the look of those.  The rest of the nail art was freehanded using my dotting tools and a small paint brush.

This was such a fun theme for me, and I hope you think I have done Sarah's work justice in my recreation!

Check out what bloggers inspired everyone else!


  1. I'm loving the colors in this! And those flowers :)

  2. Wow!! It looks amazing!!!
    And I so much agree with everything you said about your inspiration!!! ;-)

    And so nice colors <3


  4. Looks so good Ash!! I recognized a couple of your manis as inspiration too! <3

  5. OMG!!! This mani is so pretty. Love the combination of colors and designs. You def did a great job on this mani. Keep it up. Love it!


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