Monday, September 10, 2012

Time Warp Challenge--Day 1

I'm doing another challenge!  Lindsey at the Neverland Nail Blog has done it again with her creative challenge ideas: "Let's do the Time Warp".  Once again there will be 8 days that feature this challenge.  The challenge posts will be posted twice each week, so look out for them over the next 4 weeks!

Today's challenge is...
Should have been born in...
This challenge is supposed to inspire us to channel the year or decade which I wish I could have lived in.  I chose...
The 1950s!
There are so many reasons I should have lived in the 1950s.  I don't even know where to start.  I love the fashion, makeup, and femininity associated with the decade.  I remember at one point, years ago, I took a quiz about what decade I should have lived in and mine said 1950s.  1950s fashion is known for its clean lines and emphasis on creating an hourglass figure with cinched waists, peplum, belts, a-line skirs, and straight pencil skirts (love it all). I tend to gravitate toward a more traditional classic style when it comes to my clothing, styling, and makeup so this is totally me.

I took my inspiration from the iconic Vogue cover that started off the decade (I actually have a couple original Vogue magazines<--LOVE) and the feminine silhouettes of the decade.  Here is my attempt at 1950s inspired nails:

I adore this!  I plan on painting my nails red, black, or navy (possibly with polka dots) and doing that stunning abstract face accent nail.  LOVE.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  I just wish I had a steadier hand:)

Polishes used: Zoya Purity, Revlon Delicious, SinfulColors Black on Black, and SinfulColors Ruby Ruby

What do you think?  What decade would you have chosen?


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    1. Thank you so much! It's my favorite too:) Kind of wanted to leave my other fingers plain but I knew I couldn't. Next time I'll stick to patterns or something. I do not have a steady hand :-o

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  2. AHHHHH I LOVE THIS. You hit the nail on the head about the 50's...I'm a huge fan of how feminine, classic, and lovely the style was, too! Awesome job =]!

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    1. I'm glad someone else views it in the same way I do! I tried not to over-stereotype by painting some object we associate with the decade even though it was nothing like that. I figured VOGUE was a pretty legit resource;) 1950s <3

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  3. This is soooo pretty and a totally different take than I did for the 50's - so chic!!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I loved how whimsical yours was. I felt like I could almost taste the ice cream!

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  4. Oh wow is this awesome! I especially love the face!

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    1. Tammy, the face is my favorite too!

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  5. I love, love , love this! And that face with the lipstick?! Totally borrowing that ;)

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  6. I love love love the design and the simplicity of the mani. Of course, my favorite is the ring finger, great job!

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  7. Your inspiration for this is so great! It looks fab!

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  8. That is so awesome. It looks perfect!

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  9. Love the nail art honey! I'm following.

    XoXo

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