Monday, June 17, 2013
Summer Blockbuster 2013 Day 1: The Great Gatsby
Hey gals! Happy Monday! This post is late in the day and I'm sorry for that! I was out of town to see a Dawes concert over the weekend and I didn't have time to do this post beforehand. I've been a busy girl. The concert was so awesome and I was excited to get out of town to the big city for a little while. Anyway! Me and Elena from Ecklipsed by Color are at it again! Its time for Summer Blockbuster 2013, our nail art challenge based on your favorite movies/books. The first day is devoted to The Great Gatsby. Has anyone seen it , yet? I actually really loved it, despite the negative reviews it got. The story remained the same, so anyone who liked the story line should like it! I did this mani based on the awesome art deco themed the movie went for. For that design, I used the base of OPI Black Onyx and Essie Shifting power and just free handed the designs on each nail. For the accent nail, I wanted to go with the watching eyes of T.J. Eckleburg. I used Zoya dove as the base for that, the gradiented with Onyx, Zoya Kelly and Dove to give it the worn look of the billboard. I free handed the eyes with Illamasqua Scorch, Essie Borrowed and Blue and Onyx again. I used Essie Shifting Power for the rims of the glasses. I then went in with a sponge and Zoya Dove to give it more of that worn effect. I loved the end result of these so much! I also did the Jay Gatsby logo on my thumb nail! I hope I did the design justice. Stay tuned for the next design which will feature one of my favorites: Alice and Wonderland! Also, if you want to participate, everyone is more than welcome! Tag your entries on Instagram with #summerblockbuster2013!