Thursday, September 27, 2012

31dc2012 - day 27

Hello! A late post coming from me on Day 27 of the 31 Day Challenge.

Today's theme is Inspired By Art and the artist to choose is a no-brainer for me.
Andy Warhol has always been my favorite artist and he probably always will be!
I used one of his paintings for last year's challenge and I'm doing it again now!

There's a bit of a twist though - I'm taking inspiration from another thing that took inspiration from Andy. Ha!

You may be familiar with the NARS cosmetics Andy Warhol collection that came out this year.
The polishes were pretty lackluster but man, the packaging of the makeup and stuff was just phenomenal.

I can't believe the eyeshadows are actually made like his prints. I wouldn't be able to use them!
You can see the piece I took inspiration from above.

I don't think Andy's print actually came in these colors, but I quite like the combo!
(As a matter of fact, if the print does come in these colors, I'll need to order it somehow for my new bedroom. Haha!)

I know I used the completely wrong shade of purple for my nails though, it's not the same as the original. But hey, it's late and I just wanted to use something opaque and bright!

This was an all-Color Club manicure: Where's The Soiree?, Pucci-Licious, and French Tip.

I sort of did a lot of screwing around with the base of this manicure before adding the flowers... Let me show you some iPhone pictures from the in-progress look.

I started with a black base.
I then began by doing the tissue-technique in white - where you coat your nail in polish but quickly remove most of it with a balled up tissue.
It looked too white, so I did it again in black.
And that's how we got to the above photo - a fuzzy-looking gray textured base. It was pretty cool actually! But not what I was going for.

To get the scratchy look I was hoping for, I started adding white polish with a tiny dotting tool and essentially scribbling around to smear it all messy and streaky. It really gave me what I wanted!
But I think if I were to do it again, I would just do this step over a black base. It would probably look more like the original inspiration.

But hey! I still think it turned out good.

I did the flowers with a dotting tool and added the black centers with an even smaller dotting tool.

I hope these nails would have made Andy proud! Haha. I quite like 'em. Too bad they gotta come off tomorrow morning so I can get started on Day 28!

Have a lovely evening.


  1. I absolutely love these! I will definitely be copying this at some point :)

  2. I love these!

    Great art on your nails is a wonderful thing for everyone!

    Thanks for sharing some Andy love today.


  3. W.O.W.
    I don't like the flowers on top (sorry, not a big warhol fan :) ) but I want to replicate the base!!!!

  4. woo, amazing! LOVE the scratchy base, looks so cool!

  5. So clever! I love the colour combo!

    Jazz x

  6. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It's amazing! I'm in love!!!

  7. this is so cool!!!! def outside the box, love it

  8. I really like it! You are so good at recreating things like that :D
    I need to play around more with textures and those kind of techniques!

  9. i would probably use a toothbrush to get this effect - because it's rough, it gives great texture xx

  10. This came out beautiful, Rebecca! I love the black and white base. BTW, CC Puccilicious looks like it's very close to WnW On a Trip.

  11. This is so cute. :-) Excellent job.

  12. That's so cool! I have to recreate that! :)