Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Guest Post: San Diego!

I'm on my honeymoon in the lovely San Diego and Cuti-CLUE-les did some fabulous nail art themed for our trip! I'm so honored that she would do special nail art just for us. Thank you! Be on the lookout for some honeymoon pics we're snapping along the way on my Facebook page. - Megan
Hey all! 
I am so happy to help out the lovely Megan while she is off getting married! She tweeted that she was looking for guest bloggers to keep her blog busy while she was away and I couldn't say no. How sweet that she still worries about her blog with all the wedding plans she has going on :P So as they are going on honeymoon in San Diego I thought a mani mimicking the skyline would be a nice idea :)
I am not familiar with American scenery whatsoever so I had to google it :P This is the picture I used for inspiration:
Here is my take on it:
For the background I used Catrice I wear My sunglasses at night. This is a gorgeous black polish that is full of glitter. This only needed 2 coats. The formula is a bit thick but I think its easy enough to apply evenly.
When the black was dry I just freehanded all of the details using acrylic paint. Acrylic is far easier to control when doing nail art. It also dries incredibly quickly so you don't have to worry about smudging your nails!
For the light reflecting in the water I just mixed each colour with a little bit of water so it was less pigmented.  This was the hardest part!! I've never done a city skyline as nail art before. 

I really hope ye liked this post! I'm so grateful that Megan let me loose on her blog today. I love doing nail art and I'm so happy with the way this turned out. Megan I hope ye have a magical day and I wish the two of ye all the best for the future :) 



  1. oh my god i love this! I've seriously contemplated a cityscape themed mani before, but you've really pulled it off amazingly=] I loooove how you were able to get the reflectivness in there!

  2. This is so cool! I gotta try thism myself because I live in San Diego!

  3. I LOVE this nail art. That's pretty much right where we stayed. This looks awesome!


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