Monday, 23 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 21 - Inspired by a colour

Hey there guys!! Hope your start of the week has been ok. This has always been a weird prompt but I knew I was going to do a design based on a nail polish colour.
My original idea went down the drain as it was far too difficult (maybe one day though), also it was totally inspired by a song (which is tomorrow and I've picked a different song anyway). I was stuck, so I looked down on my stash and saw Plum & Get It, and I thought I'd paint a plum, then I looked over and saw Charged Up Cherry, and was like "Fruit!!". Add in Prickly Pear and we have a basket.

It's been very food based for the last couple of days but food is my favourite nail art to do so no complaints whatsoever. I tried to reflect the name of the polish onto the fruit, so prickly pear is prickly in personality not appearance.
My favourite is the cherry, I think it's the cutest. Something subtle I like about the cherry is the stem, I didn't intend for it to look "shaded" but I like the effect. Of course I also had to slam on some holographic glitter.

The plum is basically a purple apple, but trust me plums look like that too. There were probably more fruit polishes I could've used, but I like the combination of these three.
I know it was meant to be inspired by one colour, but when you have a fruit salad you can't take away some of the essential fruits. What's a fruit salad with one fruit? Just a single fruit, that's why I needed three colours (most long-winded and confusing way of explaining that).

Pink: OPI - Charged Up Cherry
Dark Purple: OPI - Plum & Get It
Plum & Get It is a truly lovely polish, the shimmer and the gorgeous shade of purple makes it so, loved having it on for this design.
Purple: Barry M - Prickly Pear
Another beautiful polish here, such a great colour.
Holographic Glitter: Topshop - Razzmatazz
I shall never tire of holographic glitter, it's beautiful and I need more.
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
White: Barry M - Matt White
Red: OPI - Dutch Tulips
Green: OPI - Jade Is The New Black

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day!! :)


  1. The cherry is so cute! Reminds me of Japanese candy packaging, they have lots of little fruity guys.

    1. Thanks!! Clearly I'm a fan of that, I need to find some Japanese candy packaging :)

  2. Hehe!! Super love this mani! Sooo adorable!! I love that you matched the colours to their personality! :D Aw, my fav is prickly pear though! XD It's just way too cute! It looks like its complaining about being paint purple instead of the 'usual' colour! Hahahahahaha!! Poor pear! XD

    1. Yay thank you!! Haha I thought I purple pear would be very irregular in comparison to the other fruits :D