19 Jan 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Weather

Hello everyone! Another week has flown past and a new theme  has started. This week our theme is weather! I had a few ideas for this but it seemed appropriate after a storm killed my laptop a week or so ago, that I go with lightning! Especially as I'm smugly typing on my new Chromebook in between extended periods of app browsing :)

I started with a black base and allowed it to fully dry, before sponging on white and various shades of blues, greys and purples (Ciate Vintage and Power Dressing, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Grape Going and Revlon Impulsive). I then added the lightning by layering French White and Models Own Sun Kissed and finished with Seche Vite.





I am so in love with these - I love the stormy sky effect! The hint of yellow in the lightning didn't show up in the pictures very well but in real life added a little more depth and crackle!

Take a look at all the links below to see all of our weather inspired manis and maybe join us for next week's theme - Sparkle!



15 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I thought at thunder too, but I didn't know how to paint it :-D

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    1. Thanks! There were a few false starts, but I love how it turned out :)

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  2. I love the lightening! the sky colours you chosen look very realistic what a fantastic mani! I was going to do lightening but then I keep changing my mind lol I still can't decide what to do I have a few ideas hopefully I will have mine sorted shortly :) xx

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Can't wait to see yours this week :) xx

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  3. What a surprise when I saw your manicure : I did the same thing as you ! This is funny :D
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  4. It looks amazing! I thought of doing lightning as well, but didn't. I couldn't have done it as well as you though.

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    1. Bet you could! I am in love with those raindrops you painted! :)

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  5. Madre mia que originales, como me gusta como han quedado!

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  6. Those purple undertones are just lovely. Great job this week Sam!

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    1. Thanks hun! I sponged so many layers of colours I was worried about how it would look, but the Seche pulled it all together when it mattered! :)

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  7. This looks amazing! You did such a great job!

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  8. This is beautiful <3 I'm always in awe of your gradients, sponging and dappling...and this is no exception. The depth of color is amazing!

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