It’s August already! It seems like July went by so quickly. August ushers in another theme from the Nail Challenge Collaborative – Tea Party! I can’t wait to see what everyone does for this challenge.
One of the first things that came to mind when thinking about tea parties was a fancy lady in pearls and a bright, colorful Lilly Pulitzer dress. Why? I think my time as a sorority girl in Virginia influenced that – every spring/summer meant that all the Lilly dresses came out to play.
So here’s my first manicure for the Tea Party theme inspired by a print by Lilly Pulitzer:
Lilly, to me, is always bright and colorful. My manicure was inspired by the pattern, Reef Madness. Here’s a pic of it I found on a tumblr account, Pulitzer Prints:
And since I equate Lilly with monograms, I added one of those on my ring finger as an accent. Here’s a pic where you can see the monogram a little better:
My freehand is still just ok, but I really like my middle finger (hehe naturally). I think it’s the only one that even slightly resembles a coral reef pattern. And my monogram definitely could use some work!
- Base color: Julep Lani, a beautiful bright teal.
- Coral pattern: China Glaze Purple Panic, a great purple-pink shimmery polish.
- Monogram: Sephora by OPI A Ha! Moment
What do you guys think? Do you have any tips for doing freehand? Check out the other NCC ladies’ manis here: