Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Challenge-Bugs.....Lightning

The spring challenge's next doozy was to do bugs.  I am left with yellow and green as my color combo.  I hate how my nails look in yellow.  My skin is way too pale Irish to pull off yellow.  And, I could not imagine a design that I would like using bugs.  Turns out, it was a good thing I saved a litle bit of green for last.  I decided it would be cool to do lightning bugs.  I love them.  Who doesn't????  They are just the most amazing things.  I painted a base coat with Orly Spark and found some great glow in the dark polish from OPI called Zom-body to love.  So then I went to work......

I wanted one cartoon like bug on the accent nail and the rest to look like lightening bugs in the distance.  Of course, you all know what I planned on doing next.......

Only one problem....the polish is kept in a dark room with no sunlight and it needs sunlight to activate the "glow" feature.  This made it impossible to take a picture because.....THERE IS NO SUN OUT TODAY!!!!  How could I make sun???  Many of my fellow bloggers would think the same way as me, I am sure.  I got out the gel UV light and stuck my hand in for a minute.  Voila....

Not the clearest image in the world but it worked.  I think it is really cool.  I may try this again in the futue with a funky stamp pattern. 

The Spring Challenge is being hosted by Mateja at Purple Glitters. You can read more about her VERY creative challenge and the rules here.

Please stop over to see what the other ladies who are in the challenge are doing...

Taya from Taya
Kat from Hooked on Polish
Kelly-Ann from Nail Art By Kelly-Ann
Riley from Pinky to Thumb
Aylin from Posh Nail Art
Brianna from Welcome to Brianna's World
Aurora from of World of Happy Nails
Mateja of Mateji Ustvarjata
The Nail Buff
Colorful Bottle
Thalie from Glazed Talons
Hema from Rainbow Nails
Lady-flower 123
Nail Crazy
Mimi's Vanity Box


  1. That is soooo cute love the bright.yellow. And the glow in the dark photo.

  2. Awww, he's cute! The glow in the dark picture came out really well.

  3. Cute! I love that it glows in the dark!

  4. i'm loving your blog and your is inspiring me, not to do complicated nail designs...just to shop for more polish and supplies (so far).

    1. Need to research more inexpensive polish stores in NYC for the next trip.

  5. This is adorable, love the bug!!

  6. yes, I agree I am too, milk bottle white. Yellow is'nt for me. But, I love your wee bug. I got to do me some bug nails soon.

  7. The design is very cute and the result is impressive!

  8. Very nice. I love, how it looks on second photo.

  9. such a cute manicure... love the glow in the dark effect :-D

  10. The bug looks so happy :-). The glow is the dark effect is fun.

  11. This was such a brilliant idea! It reminded me I haven't used my glow in the dark polish in such a long time. Super cute bugs and lights, great job!