Wednesday, August 22, 2012

flip flop inspiration

Good morning lovers!

I've got more nail art to show you guys today! I'm so happy to be doing nail art again on a regular basis and I love all your amazing comments, it's great to know you guys appreciate what I'm doing. Thank you! I will try my best to keep posting as much art as possible! (And holy crap I have a lot of swatching to do too!)

Today's mani was inspired by a pair of flip flops!

Love! This color combo is kinda kooky but I really enjoyed wearing these nails.
As I said, they were inspired by flip flops! Here's a pic of the mani and the inspiration together:

We had these Billabong flip flops at the store I work in, and I knew they would make an awesome manicure. We sold out of my size before I could snatch a pair for myself, but I snapped a picture on my iPhone with them to make sure I could show you guys how good it matches!
(I was pretty impressed that I managed to match the colors so well, despite not having the flip flops for reference at home when I was doing my nails.)

The striped nails started with a base of Orly - Dayglow.
Dayglow was the white polish included in Orly's summer collection. It has blue shimmer in it but that doesn't really translate to the nail. I like the formula of the polish, it covers in 2 coats and it doesn't look chalky like some white polishes do.

I stamped the chevron image from Bundle Monster BM-201 on top of the white with Sally Hansen Insta Dri - Lickety-Split Lime. I love bright Insta Dri shades for stamping! They work really well.

The accent nail is Barielle - Do Unto Others, a great turquoise creme that covers in 2 coats. It does have a tendency to leave behind some blue stains though, so make sure to wear basecoat.
This reminds me, I have some Barielle swatches to post! Maybe tomorrow.

What do you guys think? Do you find inspiration in random things like flip flops?
Hope you have a great day!


  1. Such a fun manicure. I get inspiration from many random things: shoes, dresses, shower curtains, lol!!

  2. This is so summery! I love it, and love that so many of you find inspiration in the most random things.. I need to start thinking outside the box!

  3. Adorbs as usual Rebecca. I am so glad you are doing nail art again!

  4. This is super cute! I love the chevron design!

  5. This is gorgeous! I'm so glad you're all better now :)

  6. this is so awesome! i love how well it matches

  7. This is so cool ! I prefer the slightly muted colours on your nails to the brighter ones on the flip flops ! Such a great colour combo !

  8. mmm chevron makes me happy and so do these colors together!

  9. looks so good! perfect summer mani :D

  10. I love the look of this! The colors go so nicely together :)

  11. Cuuuuuuute! I am always struggling over WHAT to paint my nails....just plain color won't do it for me...unless it's a skittles. And I loves me some skittles!

    So I'll have to start looking around for inspiration (um like HERE!!)

    Great job, and I think the colors look great together! I think nailpolish is the only thing we get to wear that doesn't have to be perfect matchy matchy, kwim?

  12. Really like this, Rebecca! It's so cheerful. ^^